Atalanta, an irreplaceable Hudson River Mansion that was 133 years in the storied Astor/Delano family, was erected in 1851 of brick & stone to plans of noted British architect Frank Wills. On newly gifted land from father-in law Wm. Backhouse Astor, the then richest man in America, Franklin Hughes Delano (for whom his great nephew FDR was named) & wife Laura Astor Delano established Steen Valetje (little stone valley), named for the creek just south of the house. Today, after major expansion in 1881 under British architect Thomas Stent (NY Public Library & Parliament Buildings, Ottawa, Canada) & careful improvements over time, Atalanta is a gracious 145 acre River Estate with a commodious 16,600 Main House of exquisite & elegant detail, 4 Guesthouses, Pool and Doric Temple Poolhouse, Stone Gatehouse, lanes, Lawns, Gardens, Stables, Indoor Riding Arena, woods & fields, 7 barns, Tennis Court & Greenhouse. Lands north,east & south in conservation. It overlooks the River & the Catskills.
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