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Inventory #RE0501 - SOLD


"North Winds" 

An Adirondack Oasis Luxury Estate

Sanctuary of the Adirondacks!

B&B Opportunity too!


No photoshop, but just lucky timing NO light pollution here.  Night skies are beautiful.  Double click picture to enlarge. 



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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.


Master Suite with fireplace and sitting area and built-in closets and cabinets.

A bedroom for lovers - complete with whirlpool tub.

Tea anyone?   Bedroom with connecting bath and large closet. Every bedroom is comfortably decorated and has an attached bedroom to accommodate all your guests.
Nifty bedroom for the children which is attached to the adults bedroom - great for guarding the little ones!.
  Sampling of the many bedrooms (each with their own bathroom) Wonderful home for a B&B operation.  Sleeps 16!


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

  • Caretaker/maid apartment with balcony

  • All furnishing included (even china & linens!)

  • Spring fed stocked pond

  • Spring and drilled well, private septic

  • Heated 5-car garage

  • Oil hot water heat

  • Cedar siding

  • 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.

  • Huge basement w/work area, root cellar (possible wine cellar) and drive-in snowmobile/ATV entry access

  • Rear patio and covered side patio w/outdoor fireplace

  • 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."  Charles Bryant, quality builders and suppliers at Bryant Lumber


There is so much more to explore, so please be sure to check out their gallery of pictures.    (click on easel)


Offered at:  $629,000

($249K below recent appraisal value, inquire about report)



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