Adirondack Great Camp - Historical Luxury
Formerly Sally Miller Smith Estate
(personal friend of Eleanor Roosevelt) Franklin and Eleanor both stayed at the Smith Estate!
This Luxurious Estate is rich with architectural charm and restored to its finest detail; even down to the "hiding places," original fireplaces and woodstoves. This astute home is truly a distinctive eloquent home deserving of being a home for the distinguished. This home was published in "Gardens Adirondack Style" by Janet Lougbrey. The gardens are amazing.
This luxury colonial home has 9,100 s/f of living space and very, very unique, indeed. The ball room has the original pull-down walls which is now utilized as a library and separate bedroom. The long center hallways are a favorite of guests. During the prohibition period, the original owners created special hiding places for their liquid reserves. The home boasts six original wood burning fireplaces, plus four propane fireplaces and two original wood burning antique stoves. Wood floors of fir, pine and hemlock grace the home. There is a private tavern (a speak-easy) to entertain friends. The bedrooms have Western Cedar walls and are all of generous size. All the plumbing is designed to easily drain for the winter (brass piping) as most summer estates were used seasonally. The kitchen has been modernized to today's standards; has a nice sitting area with belly wood stove, and original ringing stations. Currently being operated as the "Silver Spruce Inn", the bedrooms are presented in first-class fashion with six generous Astoria bathrooms. In all, this luxury colonial home has 9,100 s/f of living space and is very, very special indeed.
The grounds include magnificent formal gardens, 12 +/- acres riverside on the Schroon River (at the Falls). Property has a treasure of water source; two 'forever wild surrounded' springs. Guests rave about the coffee and the owner smiles that it's all in the water! Easy access from I-87. There is a large Carriage House (again with two upscale B&B bedrooms) three stories high - expand your business, store your antique cars, hobbies, or your gallery. Attached 3-car oversize heated garage and a new '05' high tech oil furnace. Home was built in 1790 which later became a tavern, extended in 1926 and is in excellent shape with the caring hands of the current owners.
Owner wish to retire. Now is your chance to own one of the most unique historical homes in the Adirondack Park.
Offered at: $899,000