Lake George, New York is about a four-and-a-half-hour drive from Brooklyn, but this stunning upstate mansion has an interesting connection to the borough. Known as Wikiosco, which means “home on beautiful waters” in Algonquin, the Tudor Revival-style residence was built in 1895 for Royal C. Peabody, founder of Brooklyn Con Edison. It was designed by Brooklyn-based architecture firm Ludlow and Peabody; architect Charles S. Peabody was Royal’s son.
Our friends at Find Everything Historic noticed that Wikiosco is on the market, asking $12.9 million. And considering that a 25-foot-wide Brooklyn brownstone often goes for far more than that, we think this seven-bedroom, 20,000-square-foot mansion is the perfect getaway home for one lucky New Yorker. Not only is it one of the last intact 20th century mansions along Lake George’s western shore (which is known as Millionaire’s Row), but it boasts a 4,000 bottle wine cellar, 12-car garage, two covered boathouses, and a heated outdoor pool.
A gated entrance and winding landscaped driveway lead to the porte-cochère and entrance portico. The Tudor Revival-style is achieved through a stucco and rough-cut granite facade, decorative half-timber framing, and gable dormers.
Inside, the seven-bedroom, 12-bathroom home boasts original carved oak doors, decorative carved built-ins, oak beams, stained glass windows, crown moldings and wainscoting.
A large, circular screened veranda is the perfect place for entertaining thanks to unparalleled views and an entertainment bar. The outdoor terrace is not too shabby either.
Wikiosco sits on 6.27 acres of perennial gardens and lawns, which slope down to the 20-yard heated pool and 545 feet of lake frontage. There’s a dock with four slips and two lighted boathouses.
Other perks of the home, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, include an elevator, the massive wine cellar, a two-bedroom guest cottage, tennis court, and a Nautilus exercise room with steamer, sauna and locker rooms. Curbed first spotted the listing eight months ago, but we’re guessing now that summer is upon us, Wikiosco will be generating a lot more interest.
[Via Find Everything Historic]
Photos via LandVest, Inc.
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