|A designated historic district, Tuxedo Park retains a number of significant residences, some of which date from 1886, and exemplify
nearly every important style of American domestic architecture.
Bruce Price, a famous turn of the century architect, under the direction of Pierre Lorillard, and with a crew of 1800 immigrant laborers,
in eight months yielded 30 miles of roads bordered by possibly some of the most spectacularly beautiful stone walls to be seen today.
Lorillard encouraged Price to exploit the rough materials found in the area and to subordinate the design of the residences
in the natural beauty of the environment.
The most popular styles of contemporary architecture were built in Tuxedo Park in the 1890’s. Structures in the Tudor Revival, Spanish Mission,
Georgian, Jacobean, Gothic Revival, Queen Anne and Dutch Colonial Revival are all represented.
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Tuxedo Park, NY 10987
|In 1885-86, Pierre Lorillard IV
created his breathtakingly
beautiful sportsman’s preserve
out of a mountain wilderness.
It is an enclave of mansions
and beautifully designed
homes by the best-known
architects of the day, clustered
around three sparkling lakes
beneath the lovely Ramapo
Mountains. All this, and less
than an hour’s drive from
New York City.
“A place where a man who has to work in New York City may live year round, where there is the highest altitude for the least number of miles
from town, a place where little children may be allowed to run at large in safety. In other words, as a beautiful place of permanent homes,
Tuxedo Park is as ideal as can be found”
EMILY POST 1911
|The roads wind through 2,048
acres of parkland, charming
because of its craggy,
unspoiled beauty, intriguing in
this era of overcrowding and
because of its spectacular
Tuxedo Park is a
well-preserved village that lies
peaceful and absolutely secure
beyond a manned gatehouse
that insures privacy, security
|The architects whose work appears in Tuxedo Park read like a Who’s Who of the
times, including McKim, Mead & White, James Renwick, Jr., William A. Bates,
James Brown Lord, Richard Howland Hunt, Robert Robertson, Walker & Gillette,
D. Barber, Carrere & Hastings, John Russell Pope, William Lescaze and Bruce
Price. Few communities in the country retain such a remarkable number of these
mansions in such pristine condition.
Convenient transportation includes the New York State Thruway (I-87), and
commuter buses and trains to New York City. Complete shopping and dining
facilities are located nearby, as are both public and private schools. Recreational
facilities abound and include swimming at the Wee Wah Beach Club for Tuxedo
residents and skiing at the nearby Sterling Forest Ski Center. Golf, tennis, fishing,
hiking, boating, etc., are all nearby.
Private airports are readily accessible, as well as Kennedy, LaGuardia and
Newark airports. Stewart airport is within a half-hour and is convenient for private
Tuxedo Park’s own private police force guarantees the utmost in security and
privacy, and enables its residents to be free of modern day anxieties that plague
the vast majority of present day communities.