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Numerous modern art works collected by former governor

Numerous modern art works collected by former governor Nelson A. Rockefeller are displayed throughout the gardens of Kykuit including this sculpture "Black Sun" by Isamu Noguchi. Kykuit, which means "lookout" in Dutch, was constructed by John D. Rockefeller and served as a home to four generations of the family. The Sleepy Hollow location is now a historic site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. (May 10, 2012) Photo Credit: Leslie Barbaro

Kykuit, the Rockefeller estate, is a six-story, 40-room house that was formerly home to generations of Rockefellers. The estate lies adjacent to the Hudson River in Sleepy Hollow and houses garden terraces, ornaments, fountains and Gov. Nelson A. Rockefeller's collection of 20th-century artwork.

Kykuit, which means
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Kykuit, which means "lookout" in Dutch, was constructed by John D. Rockefeller and served as a home to four generations of the family. The Sleepy Hollow location is now a historic site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. (May 10, 2012)

Kykuit, which means
Photo Credit: Leslie Barbaro

Kykuit, which means "lookout" in Dutch, was constructed by John D. Rockefeller and served as a home to four generations of the family. The Sleepy Hollow location is now a historic site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. (May 10, 2012)

Numerous modern art works collected by former governor
Photo Credit: Leslie Barbaro

Numerous modern art works collected by former governor Nelson A. Rockefeller are displayed throughout the gardens of Kykuit including this sculpture "Black Sun" by Isamu Noguchi. Kykuit, which means "lookout" in Dutch, was constructed by John D. Rockefeller and served as a home to four generations of the family. The Sleepy Hollow location is now a historic site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. (May 10, 2012)

The views from the west terrace of Kykuit
Photo Credit: Leslie Barbaro

The views from the west terrace of Kykuit were protected when John D. Rockefeller purchased the land across the Hudson River. Kykuit, which means "lookout" in Dutch, was constructed by John D. Rockefeller and served as a home to four generations of the family. The Sleepy Hollow location is now a historic site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. (May 10, 2012)

Guide Bob Murphy prepares to lead a tour
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Guide Bob Murphy prepares to lead a tour inside Kykuit. Kykuit, which means "lookout" in Dutch, was constructed by John D. Rockefeller and served as a home to four generations of the family. The Sleepy Hollow location is now a historic site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. (May 10, 2012)

Ancient Chinese ceramic pieces are displayed on either
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Ancient Chinese ceramic pieces are displayed on either side of the home's entrance. Nelson A. Rockefeller built the cases so his children could run and play without fear of destroying for the antiques. Kykuit, which means "lookout" in Dutch, was constructed by John D. Rockefeller and served as a home to four generations of the family. The Sleepy Hollow location is now a historic site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. (May 10, 2012)

The study at Kykuit. Kykuit, which means
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The study at Kykuit. Kykuit, which means "lookout" in Dutch, was constructed by John D. Rockefeller and served as a home to four generations of the family. The Sleepy Hollow location is now a historic site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. (May 10, 2012)

The library at Kykuit. Kykuit, which means
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The library at Kykuit. Kykuit, which means "lookout" in Dutch, was constructed by John D. Rockefeller and served as a home to four generations of the family. The Sleepy Hollow location is now a historic site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. (May 10, 2012)

The music room at Kykuit features a replica
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The music room at Kykuit features a replica of Joan Mir�'s "Hirondelle Amour" that was commissioned by Nelson A. Rockefeller after he missed seeing the original that he had donated to The Museum of Modern Art. Kykuit, which means "lookout" in Dutch, was constructed by John D. Rockefeller and served as a home to four generations of the family. The Sleepy Hollow location is now a historic site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. (May 10, 2012)

The music room at Kykuit features a replica
Photo Credit: Leslie Barbaro

The music room at Kykuit features a replica of Joan Mir�'s "Hirondelle Amour" that was commissioned by Nelson A. Rockefeller after he missed seeing the original that he had donated to The Museum of Modern Art. Kykuit, which means "lookout" in Dutch, was constructed by John D. Rockefeller and served as a home to four generations of the family. The Sleepy Hollow location is now a historic site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. (May 10, 2012)

A 7th centry bodhisattva statue stands next to
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A 7th centry bodhisattva statue stands next to a portrait of Abby Aldrich Rockefeller, the wife of John D. Rockefeller, Jr. and mother of Nelson A. Rockefeller. Kykuit, which means "lookout" in Dutch, was constructed by John D. Rockefeller and served as a home to four generations of the family. The Sleepy Hollow location is now a historic site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. (May 10, 2012)

The sitting room used by John D. Rockefeller,
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The sitting room used by John D. Rockefeller, Jr. at Kykuit. Kykuit, which means "lookout" in Dutch, was constructed by John D. Rockefeller and served as a home to four generations of the family. The Sleepy Hollow location is now a historic site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. (May 10, 2012)

John D. Rockefeller's sitting room, later used by
Photo Credit: Leslie Barbaro

John D. Rockefeller's sitting room, later used by Nelson A. Rockefeller, overlooks the Hudson River. Kykuit, which means "lookout" in Dutch, was constructed by John D. Rockefeller and served as a home to four generations of the family. The Sleepy Hollow location is now a historic site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. (May 10, 2012)

A portrait of John D. Rockefeller, Sr. hangs
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A portrait of John D. Rockefeller, Sr. hangs in the dining room at Kykuit. Kykuit, which means "lookout" in Dutch, was constructed by John D. Rockefeller and served as a home to four generations of the family. The Sleepy Hollow location is now a historic site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. (May 10, 2012)

A portrait of John D. Rockefeller, Jr. hangs
Photo Credit: Leslie Barbaro

A portrait of John D. Rockefeller, Jr. hangs in the dining room at Kykuit. Kykuit, which means "lookout" in Dutch, was constructed by John D. Rockefeller and served as a home to four generations of the family. The Sleepy Hollow location is now a historic site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. (May 10, 2012)

The Stowe service (English circa 1813) on display
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The Stowe service (English circa 1813) on display at Kykuit was originally made for Richard, 2nd Marquess of Buckingham for Stowe, his principal country residence. Kykuit, which means "lookout" in Dutch, was constructed by John D. Rockefeller and served as a home to four generations of the family. The Sleepy Hollow location is now a historic site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. (May 10, 2012)

Rockefeller attire on display at the coach house
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Rockefeller attire on display at the coach house at Kykuit. Kykuit, which means "lookout" in Dutch, was constructed by John D. Rockefeller and served as a home to four generations of the family. The Sleepy Hollow location is now a historic site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. (May 10, 2012)

The guest bedroom at Kykuit. Kykuit, which means
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The guest bedroom at Kykuit. Kykuit, which means "lookout" in Dutch, was constructed by John D. Rockefeller and served as a home to four generations of the family. The Sleepy Hollow location is now a historic site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. (May 10, 2012)

The guest bathroom which features a fireplace at
Photo Credit: Leslie Barbaro

The guest bathroom which features a fireplace at Kykuit. Kykuit, which means "lookout" in Dutch, was constructed by John D. Rockefeller and served as a home to four generations of the family. The Sleepy Hollow location is now a historic site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. (May 10, 2012)

One of the series of Constantin Brancusi's
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One of the series of Constantin Brancusi's "Bird in Space" at Kykuit. Kykuit, which means "lookout" in Dutch, was constructed by John D. Rockefeller and served as a home to four generations of the family. The Sleepy Hollow location is now a historic site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. (May 10, 2012)

The rose garden at Kykuit. Kykuit, which means
Photo Credit: Leslie Barbaro

The rose garden at Kykuit. Kykuit, which means "lookout" in Dutch, was constructed by John D. Rockefeller and served as a home to four generations of the family. The Sleepy Hollow location is now a historic site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. (May 10, 2012)

The
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The "Temple of Aphrodite" in the gardens at Kykuit. Kykuit, which means "lookout" in Dutch, was constructed by John D. Rockefeller and served as a home to four generations of the family. The Sleepy Hollow location is now a historic site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. (May 10, 2012)

Tiffany torchiere in front of Kykuit. Kykuit, which
Photo Credit: Leslie Barbaro

Tiffany torchiere in front of Kykuit. Kykuit, which means "lookout" in Dutch, was constructed by John D. Rockefeller and served as a home to four generations of the family. The Sleepy Hollow location is now a historic site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. (May 10, 2012)

The Max Bill sculpture
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The Max Bill sculpture "Triangular Surface in Space: looks out over the Hudson River in the gardens off the west terrace of Kykuit. Kykuit, which means "lookout" in Dutch, was constructed by John D. Rockefeller and served as a home to four generations of the family. The Sleepy Hollow location is now a historic site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. (May 10, 2012)

Numerous modern art works collected by former governor
Photo Credit: Leslie Barbaro

Numerous modern art works collected by former governor Nelson A. Rockefeller are displayed throughout the gardens of Kykuit including this sculpture "Mouse on Table" by Karen Appel. Kykuit, which means "lookout" in Dutch, was constructed by John D. Rockefeller and served as a home to four generations of the family. The Sleepy Hollow location is now a historic site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. (May 10, 2012)

The sculpture
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The sculpture "Song of the Vowels" by Jacques Lipchitz sits above a pool in the garden off the west terrace at Kykuit. Kykuit, which means "lookout" in Dutch, was constructed by John D. Rockefeller and served as a home to four generations of the family. The Sleepy Hollow location is now a historic site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. (May 10, 2012)

The views from the west terrace of Kykuit
Photo Credit: Leslie Barbaro

The views from the west terrace of Kykuit were protected when John D. Rockefeller purchased the land across the Hudson River. The hedges in this part of the garden are sculpted to mimic the shape of the palisades. Kykuit, which means "lookout" in Dutch, was constructed by John D. Rockefeller and served as a home to four generations of the family. The Sleepy Hollow location is now a historic site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. (May 10, 2012)

Visitors stop at the alley of linden trees
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Visitors stop at the alley of linden trees within the gardens at Kykuit. Kykuit, which means "lookout" in Dutch, was constructed by John D. Rockefeller and served as a home to four generations of the family. The Sleepy Hollow location is now a historic site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. (May 10, 2012)

Numerous modern art works collected by former governor
Photo Credit: Leslie Barbaro

Numerous modern art works collected by former governor Nelson A. Rockefeller are displayed throughout the gardens of Kykuit including this sculpture "The Bathers" by Pablo Picasso. Kykuit, which means "lookout" in Dutch, was constructed by John D. Rockefeller and served as a home to four generations of the family. The Sleepy Hollow location is now a historic site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. (May 10, 2012)

The sculpture
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The sculpture "Bather Putting Up Her Hair" stands in the gardens at Kykuit. Kykuit, which means "lookout" in Dutch, was constructed by John D. Rockefeller and served as a home to four generations of the family. The Sleepy Hollow location is now a historic site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. (May 10, 2012)

Stairs lead down from the gardens to the
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Stairs lead down from the gardens to the golf course at Kykuit. Kykuit, which means "lookout" in Dutch, was constructed by John D. Rockefeller and served as a home to four generations of the family. The Sleepy Hollow location is now a historic site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. (May 10, 2012)

On display in the coach barn at Kykuit
Photo Credit: Leslie Barbaro

On display in the coach barn at Kykuit are various modes of transportation used by the Rockefeller family, from sleighs to classic autos. Kykuit, which means "lookout" in Dutch, was constructed by John D. Rockefeller and served as a home to four generations of the family. The Sleepy Hollow location is now a historic site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. (May 10, 2012)

On display in the coach barn at Kykuit
Photo Credit: Leslie Barbaro

On display in the coach barn at Kykuit are various modes of transportation used by the Rockefeller family, from horse-drawn carriages to classic autos. Kykuit, which means "lookout" in Dutch, was constructed by John D. Rockefeller and served as a home to four generations of the family. The Sleepy Hollow location is now a historic site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. (May 10, 2012)

On display in the coach barn at Kykuit
Photo Credit: Leslie Barbaro

On display in the coach barn at Kykuit are various modes of transportation used by the Rockefeller family, from sleighs to classic autos. Kykuit, which means "lookout" in Dutch, was constructed by John D. Rockefeller and served as a home to four generations of the family. The Sleepy Hollow location is now a historic site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. (May 10, 2012)

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