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Mansion of the Month: A Gilded-Age Escape

From Sotheby's Real Estate

Reminiscent of the Adirondack Great Camps – luxurious summer lake houses built for prominent Gilded Age families – this exquisite Conyers Farm estate enjoys breathtaking vistas from a dramatic setting overlooking the picturesque, 140-acre Converse Lake.

Classically elegant Shingle-style architecture by Shope Reno Wharton sets the stage for newly renovated interiors by noted designer Sara Story. Abundant natural light streams in from the solarium, banks of west-facing windows and a spectacular conservatory.

French doors from most of the formal rooms open to a spacious, lakefront patio. Clad in contemporary designer finishes, the house offers six bedrooms, seven baths, seven fireplaces, and luxurious amenities including an all-floor elevator and magnificent indoor pool.

Bright and airy formal rooms include a living room, dining room, library, and music room. The extensive primary suite upstairs includes a bedroom with fireplace and beautiful water views, a marble bathroom and two walk-in closets. A show-stopping, walk-out lower level features a coffered-ceiling billiards room, mirrored gym, sauna, full bath, indoor/outdoor party room with full bar and a wine cellar.

The attached four-car garage has an electric car charger and a staff bedroom and bath above the garage. The sweeping 21+ acre grounds include a tennis court and stylishly renovated two-bedroom guest house with two baths, a full kitchen, dining room and attached garage. A lakeside fire pit leads to a floating dock for non-motorized boating and fishing.

Private without feeling remote, this gated property surrounded by woodlands receives regular security checks from the 24-hour Conyers Farm guards.


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