This gorgeous, historic, gigantic (16,000sf) estate has been on the market for at least five years. It was first priced at $39M, then dropped to $29M, then $24.75M. Now the asking price is a comparatively reasonable $17.75M; however, that price includes just 6.86 acres of land. Previously the property comprised 10.37 acres. (Looks like a new house has been built in a corner of the old property.)
The estate was built in 1903 for coal baron William C. Atwater, who commissioned the early starchitect Henry Bacon to design the house. Bacon is best known for the Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC.
Interiors are as lavish as you'd expect, including an enormous dining room with a hand-painted mural and nine bedrooms. Outside, the carriage house includes century-old grapevines (of course!). The property also boasts 1000' of waterfront, formal gardens, an allée of catalpa trees, an expansive lawn, a Lord & Burnham greenhouse, a tennis court, a 56' gunite pool with spa and a deepwater dock.
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