In his country houses, Schmidt often looked directly to English models, and the Peyton house uses this source to good effect.
Schmidt's third commission for the Dillon family, built in New Jersey "horse country" at Far Hills, is perhaps Schmidt's best residential work of the 1930s.
Over the course of 25 years, Schmidt executed some dozen commissions for the Rockefeller family, including country houses and apartment alterations.
Schmidt began working for the Rockefellers in 1937, executing the lavish city apartment of John D. Rockefeller, Jr., on Park Avenue.
Hudson Pines remains one of Mott Schmidt's finest country houses.