Historical Schroon River Falls Home
2003 US Route 9, Schroon Lake, NY 12870, Elevation 860'
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|Formal Gardens were published in "Gardens Adirondack Style" by Janet Loughrey|
|Huge Receiving Porch||Great Room|
|Hall of Mirrors||Much of the remaining wood work has been preserved.|
|Your own Personal 'Speak Easy'||Original Waldorf Astoria™ Bar (from auction)|
|Luxury bedrooms for all your guests||Many Astoria style bathrooms.|
Take a Tour!
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Estate is rich with architectural charm and history. The
spectacular and distinctive home has been restored in fine detail;
even down to the "Prohibition era hiding places." This home is
only part of an eye catching estate which includes an English style
perennial garden plus a large three story barn like building. The
home and garden were included in "Gardens Adirondack Style"
by Janet Loughrey and "Them that has.." by Maureen Werther.
The garden, fountain, gazebo and surrounding acres have been the
site of a number of weddings. The
huge barn and acreage behind it could be developed into a splendid
This colonial home has 9,100 s/f
of living space and is very, very unique, indeed. The ballroom's
original pull-down walls are arranged to create a library and
separate bedroom. The long center hallways are a favorite of
guests. During prohibition, 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. Stair steps of American
chestnut lead to a second floor graced with fir, pine and hemlock.
There is a private tavern featuring a mahogany bar from the original
Fifth Avenue Waldorf Astoria™ 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 as most summer
estates were used seasonally. The kitchen has been modernized to
today's standards; has a nice sitting area with a Glenwood brand
wood burning cook 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
The 9+/- acre grounds include the house, the barn, the magnificent formal gardens and three maple trees. The property includes a separate treasured 3 acre water source; two 'forever wild surrounded' springs. Guests rave about the coffee and the owner smiles that it's all in the water!
The home includes a 3-car heated garage and a new '05' high tech oil furnace. That portion of the home parallel to Route 9 was built in 1790 and included a tavern. In 1926 heiress Sally Miller Smith refurbished the 30 feet wide 1790 post and beam front section and extended the home 77 feet further west. It is in excellent shape under the caring hands of the current owners. 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. Aside: We know Sally was a friend of Eleanor Roosevelt but we do not know if Mrs. Roosevelt ever visited this home.
Now is your chance to own one of the most unique historical homes in the Adirondack Park. To learn more about this community in the Adirondacks, click here (IAATAP is sponsored by ACHR). Please feel free to enjoy their commercial B&B web site (click here). It is gorgeous! Inspection report and APOD available to buyers visiting. Come visit us soon.
Offered at $879,000 USD
Paid Home Warranty provided with sale.
BUSINESS NAME FREE WITH THE PURCHASE OF THE HOME, see: www.silverspruce.com/
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