The National Park Service is offering a rare opportunity to lease and reside in the “Red House,” an 1830’s Roosevelt mansion at Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site in Hyde Park, New York.
The lease would be for two years of residency.
The Red House is next door to Springwood, President Roosevelt’s lifelong home, with 1.5 scenic acres overlooking the Hudson River Valley. The Red House was part of the Roosevelt family’s Hudson River estate and named for its original red color and its most famous resident, James “Rosy” Roosevelt, FDR’s older half-brother. President Roosevelt and his estate owned the Red House after the death his brother until 1963 when it was sold outside the Roosevelt family. In 2001, the Franklin & Eleanor Roosevelt Institute acquired the property to preserve the Red House. After renovating much of the interior and exterior of the home, the Roosevelt Institute conveyed this historic treasure to the National Park Service in 2011.
Now that the Red House is part of Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site, the National Park Service is seeking a tenant to be a partner in its preservation. This Federal style home balances historic preservation with modern conveniences. The main portion of the Red House was built in 1833 and wings were added in the 20th Century increasing the building to 5,780 square feet. The home features 7 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, marble fireplaces, crown molding, antique brick and woodwork, and a remodeled kitchen. The Red House is at the end of a cul-de-sac with privacy and plenty of parking.
This is part of the National Park Service’s regulatory requirement to lease the Red House.
Visit www.theredhousehydepark.com to see photos of both the exterior and interior of the Red
House. Details about the bid process and relevant documents are all attached to the website The NPS is conducting a pre-submittal site visit of the Red House on March 6th. The site visit will allow potential bidders to walk through the House so they can make an informed decision on what they would be willing to bid (pay) as rent on the House.
Leasing the Red House offers an opportunity to experience and participate in the preservation of the Roosevelt legacy and take advantage of all Hyde Park and the Hudson Valley have to offer including the Eleanor Roosevelt and Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Sites, the Culinary Institute of America, and the Walkway Over the Hudson. The Red House is conveniently located off Route 9 minutes from the Amtrak station in Rhinecliff and the Metro-North station in Poughkeepsie. Just two hours north of New York City, the Red House is perfect for full-time living or weekend getaways.
Those interested in this special opportunity to reside in a Roosevelt mansion are invited to submit a bid to lease the Red House. For the complete Request for Bids, detailed information about the property, and submission requirements, visit www.theredhousehydepark.com.
Registration by email for a pre-bid open house on March 6, 2012, is due by 4:00 PM EST on March 2, 2012. All bids must be received at the address provided in the RFB by 11:00 AM EDT on March 23, 2012.
National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site 519 Albany Post Road, Hyde Park, New York 12538, (845) 229-9115 phone, (845) 229-7115 fax.