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Russel Wright's Studio at Manitoga

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Manitoga/The Russel Wright Design Center

  • Address 584 Route 9D
    Garrison, New York 10524
  • Hours
    Friday–Monday
    11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
  • Phone 845-422-2380

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One of the few 20th-century modern homes open to the public in New York State, Manitoga/The Russel Wright Design Center preserves, interprets, and shares Russel Wright's modernist home, studio, and 75-acre woodland garden. Named Dragon Rock, Wright's home and studio is considered an outstanding example of Organic Modern architecture c. 1960 and offers expansive views of the surrounding acreage. A joint project, the exterior of Dragon Rock is credited to architect David Leavitt and the interior design to Wright himself. The surrounding 75-acres of woodland garden were acquired and cultivated by Wright and his wife, Mary. Russel Wright and his family occupied the site until his death in 1976.

The site is open May through November, with tours at 11:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Manitoga/The Russel Wright Design Center is a member of the Historic Artists' Homes & Studios program.

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