The Palladian-style Morris-Jumel mansion on Jumel Terrace off 161st Street in Washington Heights. The mansion is set on a high bluff on its own block surrounded by high stone walls and an iron fence. The topography in this part of Manhattan is stunning, the land falls away from the mansion on three sides to dramatic effect.
It is the oldest house in Manhattan, built in 1765.
The Morris-Jumel Mansion in Washington Heights. Now I know why the neighborhood is called Washington Heights. Because George Washington slept here and this section of Manhattan occupies a commanding height up on a bluff.