What’s The Point?

The Point / Hoyt House designed by Calvert Vaux in 1855 is a pivotal example of American Picturesque design. Created three years after the death of Vaux’s mentor and partner Andrew Jackson Downing, and two years before Vaux began the Greensward Plan for New York City’s Central Park, The Point is iconic for its success in marrying architecture with its landscape.

The latest at CVPA

Progress at The Point!

We are happy to report that CVPA is making progress on all fronts! The Campaign for the Point 2023  –  which encompasses the reopening of

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How Are We Doing?

Translated from dollars to projects that are building a future for The Point, the graph above tells an exciting story. 2018 At the suggestion of

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Meet Our Team

Architect Peter Sweeny was attracted to CVPA and The Point by the opportunity to both tell an important overlooked story and to return a potential

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The Point

The Point, and its Hoyt House mansion, located at the heart of Mills Norrie State Park in Staatsburg, NY


The Point!

Experience the iconic views that inspired Calvert Vaux and client Lydig Hoyt to situate the Hoyt House at The Point.

Discover The Point Barn Complex, remnants of lost outbuildings, carriage roads and historic trestle bridge.

Learn about the Livingston-Hoyt Family estate, viewshed restoration and plans for the future of The Point

Join our team

Become a member of CVPA’s Restoration & Sustainable Reuse Team. Be part of  rebuilding The Point. 

Board of Directors

Please join us in welcoming historic preservation professional Silvia Callegari to the Restoration & Sustainable Reuse Team and to the CVPA Board of Directors! Silvia adds youth and expertise to our work. She joins architectural photographer Pieter Estersohn, corporate production manager Brian Lange, theater lighting director Jon Lawson, preservationist and fund-raising consultant Kitty McCullough, real estate attorney Steve Paganuzzi,  award-winning preservation architect Peter Sweeny, and publishing professional Michael Mueller.

Learn more about CVPA’S Vision & Work

Vision for The Point Widespread recognition that Calvert Vaux played a pivotal role in the development of Central Park and the American Picturesque movement that influenced development of parks, country estates and suburbs across 19th– and early 20th-century America; A fully restored Hoyt mansion with one or more resident partners compatible with historic interiors restored to the Secretary of the

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