We don’t know about you, but we can’t stop staring at this 1920s English Tudor estate located in the northern Catskills. It’s a spectacular throw-back to a time when you actually needed servants’ quarters to attend to the guests residing in this 7000 sq. ft., 6 bed/7 bath vintage heirloom, one of the many reasons we’re constantly drooling over these old summer homes up in Tannersville. Their magnificence is anachronistic in a time when Minimalism and Tiny Houses are sought-after ideals (ones that we appreciate, as well, mind you), like museum pieces that time forgot. And if there’s one thing we’ve always wanted to do, ever since we read From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler in our tender youths, it’s run away to live in a museum.
Speaking of which, the lucky buyer of this work of art gets all the furnishings, artifacts, and contents of the library. Sorry, maybe you didn’t hear that last part. When you buy this house, you get its LIBRARY, books included. And its billiard room. And its formal dining room. And its parlors and sitting rooms. Who’s up for some live-action Clue (or, Cluedo, for our friends across the pond)?
The stone walls, gates, and patios are worth the price tag alone, plus the 6.2 acres upon which it sits. Lovers of antiquity, take note: It doesn’t get much better than this.
912 Route 25, Tannersville (Sotheby’s)