• In the years that followed the Revolutionary War, non-payment to veteran soldiers was partially resolved through land grants of properties that had been seized by Patriots from Loyalists. 
  • Beverly Robinson, a well known and respected land owner decided to bet against the 'rebels' and backed the British Cause. He eventually fled Garrison, and later fought with the British at Fort Montgomery and Fort Clinton. His home (formerly on Route 9D) became HQ for the Patriot Cause at West Point, and was the scene of Arnold's treason and flight.
  • Captain Denning, having received extensive land holdings that were formerly the properties of Beverly Robinson, promptly donated the land on which St Philips Church in the Highlands stands, and where Richard Upjohn would design and build the current structure decades later.
  • The View from Denning Hill, one of the most prominent natural geological features in the lower Hudson Valley, illustrates clearly the strategic significance the topography played in barricading the river from British control. 
  • The View also including a straight line year round view of the Constitution Island (east shore) anchorage of the Great Chain.
  • Uninterrupted, year round views from the Catskills to Bear Mountain 
  • Captain William Denning is buried at St Philips church in the Highlands

The Location

The Story of the Highlands

Denning Hill is one of the most prominent of the Hudson "High Lands", rising to over just over 1000' less than 1 mile from the river, directly behind Fort Hill

The Property

The Story of the Home

Built in 2005 as a weekend retreat for a husband and wife from the worlds of fashion design and engineering accademia, this home reflects the passion for both structure and beauty