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Sunnyside, Tarrytown

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Sunnyside (1835) is a historic house on 10 acres (4 ha) along the Hudson River, in Tarrytown, New York. It was the home of the American author Washington Irving, best known for his short stories, such as "Rip Van Winkle" (1819) and "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" (1820).

This cottage-like estate, designated a National Historic Landmark in 1962, reflects Dutch Colonial Revival, Scottish Gothic, and Tudor Revival influences, with its wisteria-covered entrance and jagged crow-stepped gable.

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  • Interesting to explore Washington Irving's home - nothing grand here but you got a nice sense of life for the middle class. And it is "down the hill" so you got a nice view of the Hudson. Thanks to....  more »
  • We saw Irving’s Legend. We try enjoyed the show. The production was well done. The lead actor was entertaining - basically an hour long monologue and he did a fabulous job holding the crowds...  more »

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