Plans for the adaptive reuse of the Hoyt House complex, which includes the historic Hoyt House ("The Point"), designed by the important architect Calvert Vaux, a cow barn, horse stable, greenhouse, five bay and single bay garages, is to reuse the house as a multi-functional facility for educational programs, arts performances and workshops, fine culinary services, events and other activities. The grounds will be returned to their historic function as a farm for livestock and produce according to sustainable, organic agricultural principles. Programs will be held to benefit school aged children, adults and seniors of the community as part of all of these elements. Since these plans are unique to any other such historic site in the Hudson Valley, we expect to help increase tourism in the Hudson Valley Region and bolster economic activity in the region, helping to stimulate businesses and jobs. The Hoyt House site is located within Margaret Lewis Norrie State Park in Staatsburg, NY and adjacent to the Staatsburgh State Historic Site (Mills Mansion).A crucial element of this plan is the stabilization and restoration of the Hoyt House itself, an 1855 structure that is part of the Hudson River Valley Historic Landmark District. The house suffered from vandalism and a lack of maintenance since being taken over by New York State in 1962.
Historic Property Acquisition, Development and Planning