An excellent investment; a rare opportunity to own an exclusive privately owned
estate of this magnitude in the Adirondacks located in Upstate New York.
This spectacular 6,000 sq. ft. custom-built executive residence incorporates the
grandeur of American and European styling. It is nestled on 213 acres with open
meadows filled with wild flowers and trails leading through lush secluded wooded
forests and a small spring-fed pond.
Recreation is at your doorstep with cross country skiing and hiking on the
property, boating and fishing five miles away, or enjoy winter sports at one of
the nation's premiere winter playgrounds, Lake Placid, and Whiteface Mountain
only 30 miles away-- truly a paradise for all seasons.
History of Ms. Lilly,
From its inception, this magnificent residence was surrounded by mystery and the
thrill of adventure. It was custom built by Miss Lilly, an internationally
recognized figure in the film industry. While traveling throughout the United
States, she was captivated by the beauty of the Adirondack Mountains and their
similarity to her homeland in Switzerland. Her hunger for free-expression
motivated her to custom design a retreat resembling a Bernese-style Swiss villa.
This would be her romantic hideaway.
Every detail of the building project was a labor of love. She employed the
local Bryant Lumber* (still in operation) to turn her sketches into realty. She even had workers
construct a lumber mill to use trees harvested from the property for fencing .
Ms. Lilly purchased a 19th century historical stone building from which
craftsman Oliver Phinney built the fireplaces. Her earliest childhood memories were of the
mountains of her homeland, so she changed the topography to create an elevation
for the house that enabled her bedroom balconies to face the green drenched
mountains and see across cleared meadows to Lake Champlain.
Her presence is felt
in every aspect of the paradise she so carefully created.
Ms. Lilly's life at North Winds was filled with artists and celebrities from all
over the world who gathered to be nurtured by the warmth of her spirit and the
welcoming embrace of this sanctuary cradled in the heart of the Adirondacks.
The main house has 6 bedrooms, 6 baths, multiple common sitting areas, an
entertainment room, office and reading room (total of 6,000 s/f). The master bedroom includes a
private living room with a large wood burning fireplace and a balcony
overlooking the splendor of the property with views of Lake Champlain, Vermont
and the High Peaks.
Elegance exists throughout the home with vaulted ceilings, 3 hand carved
fireplaces and an 8-stall barn. There is also a caretaker/maid apartment
on the top floor with a separate entrance and balcony. This luxury home is sold
beautifully furnished, including linens and china.
The family is getting their value! A wonderful value for large family, corporate retreat,
B&B, executive fly-in estate, and more ...
Additional amenities include:
Three (3) hand carved fireplaces
apartment with balcony
All furnishing included (even china & linens!)
Spring fed stocked pond
Spring and drilled well, private septic
Heated 5-car garage
New roof (now brown)
Space for private air strip
Built in 1983 and meticulously cared-for.
Paved secluded private driveway
Tile/carpet flooring and carefree knotty
pine wall treatment.
basement w/work area, root cellar (possible wine cellar) and drive-in snowmobile/ATV entry
Rear patio and covered side patio
Two barns (6 stalls med stock barn, and 6
stall horse barn)
Founder Charles Bryant of Bryant Lumber remembers Miss Lilly's arrival.
"She was visiting with friends and decided to
building a home resembling her home land. When she came to us,
she had just a picture, sketch, and cash; giving us authority to design and
be creative. The only changes were the change from a concrete floor to
a wood floor (apparently concrete floors were common in Europe), and a
larger outside deck. We enjoyed Miss Lilly's easy going nature
and it took over a year to fulfilled her dreams."
quality builders and suppliers at Bryant Lumber.
There is so much more to explore, so please be sure to check out their gallery
(click on easel)
Offered at: $629,000
($249K below recent appraisal value, inquire about report)
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