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- 98%Family Travelers
- 98%History Buffs
- 60%Business Travelers
- 60%Art & Design Lovers
- 50%Local Culture
User Reviews (2 Reviews)
- KykuitFirst to ReviewNov 06, 2013
'It's what God would have built, if only He had the money'. Part of a once vast and self-contained estate with it's own farming and food supplies, Kykuit (ki cut)--Afrikaans for "lookout" was built by Rockefeller dynasty founder John D. Rockefeller in 1903. The 40-room Classical Revival home, now on the National Trust, is modest by most mega-magnate standards; John Sr. was a devout tee-totaling Baptist. Though the Rockefeller name is associated with Standard Oil, the elder made his bucks in kerosene during the Civil War. This was a real family home; inexpensive reproductions of period furniture fill the rooms, though the C'hang antique art pieces are authentic and extremely valuable--son John Jr. didn't share the Baptist love of simplicity, and along with later resident former NY governor and VP Nelson Rockefeller collected numerous works of art. Still in evidence: sculptures and paintings by Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol, Marc Chagall, Constantin Brâncuşi, Alexander Calder, Alberto Giacometti, Henry Moore, Louise Nevelson, and Isamu Noguchi. The landscaping is worth the trip alone: pavilions and terraces grace a number of garden "rooms" including a Japanese garden and Italian garden, all fronted by a sizable Oceanus fountain. There's a three-story Tudor-style "playhouse" across the nine-hole golf course, with sculptures throughout the property, and it's all about the views.