22. Montgomery Place

Montgomery Place

Montgomery Place was constructed in 1803 and is located in Annandale-on-Hudson. It was designed by Alexander Jackson Davis in the Italianate style for the Livingston family. Chancellor Livingston, who administered the oath of office to George Washington as the first president of the United States, lived in an earlier house on the site that was razed by the British during the Revolutionary War.

The house is open to the public through guided tours. Gardens and woodland trails culminating in vibrant cascades, which are accessible to the public for free, occupy most of the remainder of the 380-acre property.