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101 and 95 Yokun Avenue, Lenox, MA 01240

$5,900,000, 10.5 BATHROOMS, 13 BEDROOMS, 11,748 Sq Ft, Built in 1929!

The last remaining Great Estate of private residency in Lenox MA, Berkshires.

Ethelwynde is located in the breathtaking Berkshire Mountains and set on over 31 spellbinding acres. This 11,700+ square feet, 26 room, stately English manor house was built in 1929 and designed by architect James Cameron Greenleaf. The generously proportioned rooms include a 23’ x 34’ living room, library paneled in Purpleheart wood from the Amazon forest, banquet sized dining room and 3-exposure conservatory. The grand staircase leads to 7 bedroom suites most with private baths and views of the mountains. There are 6 additional bedrooms, gym, playroom, and more. The 1,800 square feet midcentury guest house has 2 bedrooms, 2 baths and is on a private 1.3 acre parcel with separate drive.

The estate overlooks the Yokun Ridge and Catskill Mountains long lawns lead to walking and hiking trails, a pin oak allee, specimen trees, a pear tree orchard and English gardens.

Robin Kencel

Compass

robin.kencel@compass.com

203.249.2943

534 & 536 Riversville Road, Greenwich, CT 06831

$9,208,000, 7 BEDROOMS, 11,017 Sq Ft, Built in 1928!

This 1912 Italian style villa, with later additions (1928)  is reminiscent of the “farm homes” found in northern Italy, in the Veneto region.  The Ludovici barrel-tiled roof, plank shutters, wrought iron grillwork highlight the thoughtful detail of this  stone and timber home. 

The front door opens to a long loggia, leading to public rooms that are generously proportioned and exquisitely detailed.  While the architect might have taken his inspiration from the informal homes dotting the Italian countryside, the careful attention paid to every element within the home is evident from the bronze casement windows, hardware, fireplaces, and finishes.  The home was commissioned by Clarence Woolley, whom the The Great Estates book of Greenwich describes as “an imaginative and prominent industrialist”.  Woolley has been deemed the force behind developing indoor heating (i.e. radiators) and founded what is now American Standard, and so, it is no surprise that the radiator covers throughout the home are particularly decorative. 

About the Guest Cottage

Just a short distance away, the guest cottage is also in the Italian style.  The first floor consists of a generous living room/dining room and a cook’s kitchen.  The second floor has three bedrooms and two baths.

Robin Kencel

Compass

robin.kencel@compass.com

203.249.2943

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Stunning 18th Century House 

18 Elm Ave, Larchmont, NY 10538

6 bd, 6 ba, 6,723 Square Feet, Built in 1797!

Grandeur meets glamour in this one-of-a-kind historical treasure, reimagined for modern living. The Manor House, a 1797 Federal-style colonial, Larchmont's most iconic and storied home, renovated like no other. Infused with a bright, eclectic vibe, bold colors and designer-chic accents that harmonize with its period architecture. One of the largest properties in the Village, 1.44 acres of manicured gardens, with a romantic double front porch and large rear porch - a private oasis. Inside, a breathtaking 6,723 square feet over 3 levels with 6 bedrooms and 4.2 baths. Sunlit with 12 foot ceilings, new picture windows and glass doors, wainscoting and gallery art walls. The grand entrance hall with geometric floor is show-stopping, graciously flowing from front porch to rear, to the living, dining and family rooms, study, and chef's kitchen. Stunning second and third-floor bedrooms, new spa-like master and designer baths. Plus, a lower-level rumpus room! Walk everywhere - shops, beach, park, schools, train.

Pollena Forsman

Houlihan Lawrence

914-833-0420

$4,699,000

4336 Monticola Road

Esmont, VA 22937

$4,995,000

4 BEDS 3.5 BATHS

6,800 SQFT

292 ACRE LOT

Website:

https://www.virginiaestateforsale.com/

Listing provided by:

JEREMY VOGAN

Marketing Executive

Dunterry, LLC

(540) 487-0480

vogan@countrysideinc.biz

Monticola is a magnificent 292-acre country estate located near popular Charlottesville, Virginia. The stately 6,800 square foot Greek Revival mansion has been tastefully redone in a complete historic renovation by Frazier Architects. It rises in three stories above a fully finished walkout basement to look out over Albemarle, Buckingham, and Nelson Counties from the cupola on the slate roof. The exterior brick is in good shape and the porches are well kept.

Inside, the glowing heart pine floors throughout the home are one of the most attractive features. Tall ceilings, original hardware, and beautifully appointed details welcome you into a unique home that has endured for more than 167 years. You have to intentionally wander through the whole floor plan just to gain a perspective on the upscale bathrooms, 12 fireplaces, mud room with boot bench, laundry room with ample shelving, dumbwaiter running up from the basement, huge pocket doors in the sitting rooms, spacious bedrooms with built-in closet space, billiard room with wet bar, and the stunning gourmet chef's kitchen with slate countertops and stainless steel appliances and a massive island.

A master bedroom suite, as discerning buyers may be aware, was not on the list of 19th-century home builders' amenities. But Monticola offers one. Just off the towering ceilings of the master bedroom is the cozy bathroom suite, with jetted tub across from its own little gas fireplace. Bowl sinks and toilet and a separate shower complete the convenience. And etched on the window is one of the more poignant historical elements you'll find on the property - but you have to come visit to discover more about that mystery.

Up a narrow staircase and through the attic, threading your way through the massive timbers of the home's framing, you can walk up a ship's ladder and out on to the cupola, where a railing surrounds the top of the roof and allows you one of the most magnificent pastoral views anywhere in the Mid-Atlantic. The 292 acres of peaceful pasture and woods stretches around you as far as the eye can see, and the James River makes its lazy way down to the Chesapeake Bay. It is here that you realize what attracted you to Monticola: some of the most exquisite solitude you've ever experienced.

Outside the home, the professional landscaping invites you to wander among the mature boxwoods and all the outbuildings (smokehouse, cottage, and various sheds) to take in the immediate setting around you. There's a private spot just off the retaining walls by the walkout basement that's perfect for a light lunch on a summer day. Just across the driveway is an in-ground pool with sparkling blue water and plenty of room for sunbathing. The gated entrance with video security, almost half a mile away through the picturesque Albemarle woods all around you, ensures your absolute privacy.

We've left out quite a bit: The Rockhouse Branch that flows through the property, the old graveyard, the secret entrance through the pines, the grand entrance down on the James that hasn't been opened up yet, the outdoor studio waiting for you to finish it out and set up shop with your favorite hobby, the pump house, the almost $1M available to the new owner in conservation easement tax credits, and last but not least, all the stories and history that still linger around Monticola like mist on the morning hills. Schedule your tour of this grand country estate home and find out if it's the one you've waiting to make your very own.

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13845 Higginsville Rd, Lexington, MO 64067

$1,995,000, 6 bd, 6 ba, 12,867 Square Feet, Built in 1853!

Holly Michael

Keller Williams Plaza Partners

512-327-3070

Discover peace and tranquility in this 1850s Italianate brick 26-room home on 10 country acres. Deemed the most intact, unmodified antebellum mansion in the midwest, Linwood Lawn is restored w/ modern kitchen/baths. Bay windows & tall, pocketed casement windows, Detailed plaster frieze molding. Pure Carrera Italian fireplace mantels w/ exquisite carvings.Masterfully hand-carved mahogany newel post, balusters, curved grand staircase. Rich in historical & architectural significance w/ all 14 ft tall ceilings.

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120 Bridge Rd, Eastham, MA 02642

$1,000,000, 4 bd, 4 ba, 2,599 Square Feet, Built in 1800!

  • Sherri Simms

  • Kinlin Grover Real Estate

  • 508-292-7264

This spacious farmhouse built in 1800 is ideally located among the 18th and 19th century homes on historic Bridge Road and has been extensively renovated over the years including the 35-foot kitchen w/ vaulted ceiling, skylights and dining area w/ an arching beadboard ceiling. The rambling interior features wide pine floors, multiple sitting areas, including a living room w/ gas fireplace, a media room and a study. There is a first-floor bedroom and 2 full baths including one w/ a spa steam shower. Upstairs are 2 more bedrooms, an open gable room, and a full bath w/ soaking tub and separate shower. The inviting wrap-around farmers porch is delightful and the perfect place to gather to wind down at the end of your day. The screened breezeway opens to the private grounds offering a multitude of rose bushes and perennial flower gardens. Meander the shell pathway from the main house to where the old barn stood on the property which was razed in 2003 and rebuilt on a new foundation utilizing salvaged barn wood to transform it into a two-story guest house with a wood-burning fireplace, full basement, wrap-around deck and separate driveway. Do not miss this rare offering rich in history! Within a half-mile is Boat Meadow Beach on CC Bay and the CC Rail Trail. Just a mile to Rock Harbor Marina and the heart of Orleans.

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68 Syracuse St, Baldwinsville, NY 13027

$399,999, 6 bd, 4 ba, 4,334 Square Feet

Robert Zaccaria

Acropolis Realty Group LLC

315-396-0493

Welcome to the Hotaling House! This Greek Revival masterpiece was one of the first homes built in Baldwinsville, with the original portion of the house constructed in the late 1790's. This expansive estate has been lovingly restored, maintaining the original character and charm while adding modern comfort and styling. Elegance abounds throughout. The stately study is adorned with a mahogany feature wall, upholstered walls, and built-in bookshelves. The family room boasts a 12' vaulted ceiling with exposed pine beams. The house has not 1, but 2 foyers, providing beautiful entryways from both the front and side of the property. The dining room and kitchen are spacious and tasteful, and the front parlor includes built-in bookshelves, a gorgeous functioning fireplace, and fashionable accent wall. The recreation room has its own wet bar and plenty of room for activities and hosting. The main house's 5th bedroom was converted to expand the master bathroom/walk-in closet. The 3-car garage and detached carriage house provide ample space for storage or workspaces. There is a 2-BR apartment above the garage with separate utilities currently rented month-to-month for $750/month.

23 Khakum Wood Road, Greenwich, CT 06831

$8,470,000, 8 bd, 13,064 Square Feet

Robin Kencel

Compass

robin.kencel@compass.com

203.249.2943

This stunning storybook property is set in the exquisite woodlands of the most prestigious enclave of mid-country Connecticut, off picturesque Round Hill. Designed by landscape architect Frederick Law Olmstead, creator of Central Park and Queens Park in London, Khakum Woods is reminiscent of Olmstead’s Manhattan centerpiece with a gently rolling landscape, two lakes, and homes perfectly positioned in harmony with the natural surroundings. Khakum Woods is just minutes from downtown Greenwich, schools, the parkway and highway. It’s transportive feeling makes it hard to believe that you are so close to shopping, restaurants and more.

Design:

A Norman French-style estate with a manor-born pedigree, this home was designed by celebrated American architect, Harrie T. Lindeberg evoking the very essence of elegance and sophistication, its timeless artistry is vividly on display at every turn throughout this property. Gracious and grand, the home is immersed in light and flowing with impressively scaled rooms, a pine cathedral ceiling and a unique and unusually large knotty pine paneled library. Details such as lead paned windows, a Ludovici tile roof, and splendid period hardware exemplify the architectural distinction of this rare pre-war masterpiece, and absolute treasure.

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607 W 1st St, Oil City, PA 16301

$1,650,000, 7 bd, 11 ba, 8,155 Square Feet, Built in 1907!

Elaine Shetler Libent

KELLER WILLIAMS REALTY

724-933-8500

This Queen Anne Revival, with Second Empire influence, has been meticulously enhanced beyond it's original glory. The estate boasts 7 bedrooms, 8 full baths and 3 partial baths. The home's grand asymmetrical façade welcomes you to the 11,000+ square feet, 3 story beauty, w/ a finished lower level. This modern adaptation brings to you all the comforts of life w/ an executive chef's dream kitchen & an open concept floor plan for the family gathering area. Electric Car Charging system, 8 stall garages. Courtyards, organgery greenhouse, waterfalls, outside kitchen, statuary & formal gardens, provides your family room to meditate, relax & enjoy the outdoors.Indoors boasts a movie theater, 200 bottle wine cellar, library, gym, & executive office. Custom floors are inlaid hardwood, marble, tile, or lapis lazuli. Custom wall finishes are marble, quartz, Venetian plaster, stone, metallic plasters and upholstered silk. Residential zoned w/ option for a bed-n-breakfast or wedding/ event center.

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512 Mcfarland St, Pilot Point, TX 76258

$800,000, 3 bd, 2 ba, 4,708 Square Feet,

Thomas Eaves

KELLER WILLIAMS REALTY

940-484-9411

Behold the Historical McFarland Mansion. Exceptionally preserved in its original condition and abound with unique features, this one-of-a-kind craftsman home is a North Texas Treasure and a Pilot Point Legend. Just off the Eastern Coast of Lake Ray Roberts, this ranch property features glorious tin ceilings, multiple fireplaces, original hardwood floors, and timeless built-in storage. Enjoy the breathtaking morning light from the master balcony or wrap around porch. The entire property is is set under the remarkable shadows of mature tree cover. With multiple additional living quarters and storage, this is a historic gem not to be missed. Available with additional acreage.

 

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