The main house at olana sited impressively at the top of a long slope is a unique mixture of victorian architectural elements and middle eastern decorative motifs. Olana hosts annual exhibitions from may through november in the evelyn and maurice sharp gallery on the second floor of the main house.
It s open year round and in any season offers spectacular views of the hudson river valley.
Olana house. Friday sunday 10am 4pm. The tour takes just 90 minutes and there is ample time to have your questions answered by well informed tour guides. Photographs collection of olana state historic site as the family was growing frederic church worked with architect and friend calvert vaux to design and build a large new house.
Frederic church worked closely with architect calvert vaux to realize this distinctive home. There are several events for visitors and families throughout the year. Olana offers information laden tours of the site and history of hudson valley artists.
You can drive all the way up park your car and stroll for hours enjoying the rolling hills pond and spectacular views. Stylistically the building is a villa with asymmetrical massing of towers and block masonry punctuated by. The olana museum store now open on site and online.
The family moved into the house in the fall of 1872 although completion of its many decorative elements took a few more years. Host your special day in one of the most iconic architectural marvels in texas and experience grandeur beyond compare. Olana state historic site is a historic house museum and property in greenport new york near the city of hudson the estate was home to frederic edwin church 1826 1900 one of the major figures in the hudson river school of landscape painting the centerpiece of olana is an eclectic villa which overlooks parkland and a working farm designed by the artist.
Olana is a fine house museum but where it truly shines are its grounds. Olana is open all year round for house tours and self guided landscape tours. The olana is the perfect luxury wedding and event venue to build milestone memories that last a lifetime.
In the winter these hills are prime sledding spots free of the hordes of children you find at other hills. You and your guests are invited to indulge in opulence to celebrate your momentous occasion.