Ian Shearn explores the backstories of ten great antique homes for sale.
It wasn’t surprising that LandVest represents nearly half the great properties featured by Private Wealth Magazine in their story. With so many great New England and Adirondack homes for sale, it was hard for them to choose.
Want to know more about Private Wealth’s selections? See below:
Berkshires, MA | $6,900,000
In search of refuge from New York City in the late 19th Century, the Astors, the Vanderbilts, the Westinghouses and their peers built magnificent “cottages” in the Berkshires during the fabled Gilded Age. So too did prominent New York attorney Charles Fanning Southmayd, who purchased a tract of land called the Oxbow from Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. This 1870 Berkshires estate has been fully restored and is privately sited on 33+ acres within walking distance of Stockbridge. The 8,500 sq.ft. main house includes 8 bedrooms and is complemented by a carriage house, greenhouse, guest house, pool, studio, barn complex and paddocks, a magnificent maze, and additional formal gardens.
South Woodstock, VT | $3,900,000
The elegant 1835 brick Federal house and compound enjoy a bucolic setting overlooking a one-acre pond and meadows with views to the distant blue hills. Situated on 75± acres, the estate was once owned by Capt. Ebed M. Burk, who ran the only tannery established in the Woodstock district at the time.
Berkshires, MA | $3,800,000
The Morewood represents the design influence of the early work of Sir Edwin Lutyens, with architecture adapted from the Elizabethan period, and nestled into its incredible English gardens. Now on the National Register, the 10,000-square-foot Tudor style main house has the feel of an English country manor. It was built in 1912 by Charles Whittlesey Power, a businessman and mayor of Pittsfield.
Chester, VT | $5,500,000
The main house of Chester Forest and Farm, a 1,929-acre farm in southern Vermont, was originally built around 1819. The Classic New England homestead compound has been assembled over 40 years and carefully managed as a family retreat providing complete privacy with excellent views.