Classic Riverside Estate
This Estate is rich with architectural charm and restored to its finest detail; even down to the "hiding places," original fireplaces and woodstoves. Currently, being operated as the "Silver Spruce Inn", a quality eight bedroom B&B with six private generous Astoria bathrooms. This 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 two 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. The kitchen has been modernized to today's standards; has a nice sitting area with belly wood stove, and ringing stations. This astute home is truly a distinctive eloquent home deserving of many guests, weddings and group functions, or a home for the distinguished. This home was recently published in "Gardens Adirondack Style" by Janet Lougbrey. The gardens are amazing.
The grounds include magnificent formal gardens, 13 +/- acres riverside on the Schroon River. Easy access from I-87. There is a large Carriage House/Bar (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 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.
Offered at $998,000