Wednesday, February 6, 2013

'Fox Hollow'

 'Fox Hollow', the Tracy Dows estate designed by Harrie Lindeberg c. 1909 in Rhinebeck, New York. Dows was owner of the Beekman Arms Hotel in Rhinebeck and his NYTimes obituary called him "one of Dutchess county's most prominent citizens."  A large portion was devoted to the description of 'Fox Hollow' which consisted of over 700 acres, had a working farm and sat in a region "known as one of the most beautiful sections of the county."  Dows died in London at the age of 65 in 1937.  Click HERE to see 'Fox Hollow' on bing.

Photos from Architecture, 1912.


The Down East Dilettante said...

The Dows spent a fair amount of time up in this part of the world, in Seal Harbor, where their various Hoe and Dunham siblings and cousins all had big places designed by the likes of Atterbury and Carrere.

Kellsboro Jack said...

Is it just me or does this house seem exceedingly bland for a Harrie Lindeberg offering? The landscaping (or absence thereof ) doesn't help matters but outside of this being an almost generic colonial where is the master's touch?

JohnM said...

Here's a link to pictures where "the master's touch" is a bit more visible:

Tracy Dows Fox Hollow Farm -

And the owner thereof -