FDR Home Historic Site Leasing ‘Red House’


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FDR Historic Site Red HouseJust a stone’s throw from Springwood, President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s lifelong home, and the Presidential Library, sits the “Red House” on 1.5 scenic acres overlooking the Hudson River Valley.

The Red House was historically part of the Roosevelt family’s Hudson River estate and home of James “Rosy” Roosevelt, President Roosevelt’s older half-brother. The National Park Service has issued a Request for Proposals to find a partner to lease the Red House and participate in its preservation.

The main portion of the Red House was built in 1833, with two additions in the 1900s, which increased the size of the home to 5,780 square feet. The home contains five bedrooms, four bathrooms, marble fireplaces, crown molding, antique brick and woodwork and a large, updated remodeled kitchen. The Red House is at the end of a cul-de-sac with privacy and plenty of parking.

Among the residential and/or commercial uses the NPS says, in a statement to the press, that it would consider include: Bed & Breakfast; Lodging (commercial or residential); Dormitory Style Housing; Professional Office Space; Conference Center; Food Services; Retail Services; Nonprofit Uses; Tourism-Based Operations; or other uses that are appropriate for a historic mansion and compatible with the setting for the Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site.

Those interested in the leasing of the Red House can find more information and the full Request for Proposals at www.theredhousehydepark.com.

Photo of the Red House provided.

Inquires can also be made to NPS Realty Specialist Jennifer Cherry at jennifer_cherry@nps.gov or (845) 229-9115, ext. 2036.

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