Stone Barns Center for Food & Agriculture

Pocantico Hills, NY

David Rockefeller engaged D. R. Horne & Company to recommend financially sustainable programs of development and use for his 35,000-square foot assemblage of buildings and roughly 350 acres of surrounding agricultural land. Constructed in 1929 by John D. Rockefeller, Jr., this ensemble of buildings, located approximately 30 miles north of New York City, had become an iconic expression of the rich history and agricultural heritage of the Hudson Valley.  As developer, DRH led the physical and organizational transformation of the Stone Barns into a working organic farm supporting a public agricultural education program, alongside a five-star farm-to-table restaurant (Blue Hill at Stone Barns) and conference facility.