Atwood-Blauvelt mansion


The Atwood-Blauvelt mansion is a historic residential building built in 1897 and home to the Hiram Blauvelt Art Museum. It is located on Kinderkamack Road in Oradell, Bergen County, New Jersey, in the United States. The mansion is a prominent example of shingle style architecture, which was popular in the United States in the late 19th Century. The Atwood-Blauvelt mansion takes its name from original owner, Kimball Chase Atwood, and from its second owner, Elmer Blauvelt who bought it in 1926.The 25-room mansion is situated on a large plot of land and fronted by a two-acre sloped lawn that comes down to Kinderkamack Road. Its location, prominent lawn, massive foundation, steeply pitched gable roof, and hexagonal towers with conical roofs make the mansion a landmark structure for the residents of the area.In 1941, the Bergen County Panorama described the mansion as “the most imposing home in the (Hackensack) valley, a 16-room replica of a Norman castle on the site of a 1700 Dutch colonial homestead torn down in 1892."As of 2015, the building has been allowed to deteriorate by its owners, Care One, raising concerns that it intends to demolishn the historic building.HistorySiteIn the late 17th Century, the property was part of a 261-acre estate belonging to an early settler from the Low Countries, Andries Tebow, whose direct 10th generation descendant is former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow.


699 Kinderkamack Rd
Oradell, NJ


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