Key Client—Kimball C. Atwood

Kimball Atwood was a highly successful investor and business leader. He was the head of insurance companies and other successful enterprises. Atwood was an early investor in Florida grapefruit orchards and popularized the fruit throughout the nation.

Atwood residence in the 1920s

Atwood had a passion for race horses and hired Wentworth to design a horse farm and home on Kinderkamack Road in Oradell, NJ. The grand Victorian Shingle Style home and Carriage House were built in the 1890s, early in Wentworth’s career.

The property was purchased in the 1920s by Hiram Blauvelt, a wealthy Bergen County descendent of a Dutch family that settled the area. Blauvelt converted the Carriage House into a museum dedicated to art that celebrates nature and animals. It is one of the few museums of its type in the nation.

Contemporary view of Atwood residence on Kinderkamack Road in Oradell

The property was purchased in the 1920s by Hiram Blauvelt, a wealthy Bergen County descendent of a Dutch family that settled the area. Blauvelt converted the Carriage House into a museum dedicated to art that celebrates nature and animals. It is one of the few museums of its type in the nation.