28. Kykuit

Kykuit Hudson Valley estate

Kykuit, meaning lookout in Dutch, was home to four generations of the Rockefeller family. It was originally designed by Delano & Aldrich in 1913 for John D. Rockefeller. The estate has something for everyone, beautifully landscaped grounds and gardens, outstanding interior rooms, and a modern art collection worthy of a museum.

The Rockefellers actually helped to found the Museum of Modern Art, and their affinity for it shows through in the collection at Kykuit. Throughout the house and grounds, visitors will spot works by Picasso, Chagall and Warhol, Brancusi, Calder, Noguchi, and more. Historic Hudson Valley, which operates Kykuit as well as other Hudson Valley sites, runs a number of different tours of the estate and grounds.