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The Vanderbilt Mansion is For Sale

Jan 7, 2021

The Vanderbilt Mansion

Historic Vanderbilt Mansion, Forty-Six Bedrooms – For Sale at $12.5 million

Location: Stockbridge and Lenox, Massachusetts, USA

Vanderbilt-Family Home Spans Two Towns

Vanderbilt Mansion Massachusetts

Source: TopTenRealEstateDeals.com

One of America’s most historic homes: a Vanderbilt-family home that played a key role in the creation of the League of Nations is so large that it spans two towns, is the largest American Shingle-Style home in the country, and landscaping designed by Frederick Law Olmstead is now for sale for $12.5 million.

Vanderbilt Mansion Massachusetts

Built in the Berkshires by philanthropist William Douglas Sloane and Emily Vanderbilt, granddaughter of Cornelius Vanderbilt, Elm Court Estate was designed in 1886 by the architectural firm Peabody & Stearns with the grounds done by Frederick Law Olmstead – well known for his work on New York’s Central Park.

Vanderbilt Mansion Massachusetts

A less ornate style than the Vanderbilt family’s more-famous Biltmore House in North Carolina, the 89-acre Elm Court Estate spans both Stockbridge and Lenox, Massachusetts. Its shingle style evolved from America’s New England architectural movement of the late 1800s modeled after Colonial American architecture.

Vanderbilt Mansion Massachusetts

The home, which is registered as a National Historic Landmark, got its name from a large elm tree that stood at the entrance to the mansion, but later succumbed to disease.

Vanderbilt Mansion Massachusetts

Constructed as a summer home for family and friends, Elm Court Estate was finally completed just after the turn of the century. In 1919, the home was the meeting site for the Elm Court Talks which led to the creation of the Treaty of Versailles and the League of Nations.

Vanderbilt Mansion Massachusetts

In the effort to keep up with the high costs of running the large property after the original owners passed, their children turned it into an inn in the late 1940s.

Vanderbilt Mansion Massachusetts

During the 1950s, it hosted events, dinners and overnight guests. Elm Court Estate finally closed its doors and was boarded up until 1999 when descendents of Emily Vanderbilt began to renovate the estate.

Vanderbilt Mansion Massachusetts

At 55,000 square feet and 106 rooms, much of the renovation of the three-story home has been finished with the main living areas and 13 bedrooms completed.

Vanderbilt Mansion Massachusetts

The original details such as the intricately-carved-plaster ceiling in the dining room, the herringbone-wood floors and the fireplaces have been preserved and a new chef’s-island kitchen installed.

Vanderbilt Mansion Massachusetts

Vanderbilt Mansion Massachusetts

There is a large mahogany butler’s pantry with a charming window seat and room for casual dining. All rooms are spacious enough for grand-scale entertaining.

Vanderbilt Mansion Massachusetts

Vanderbilt Mansion Massachusetts

The grounds contain more buildings including the larger butler’s house, gardener’s cottage, multiple long greenhouses with one large enough to grow taller fruit trees.

Vanderbilt Mansion Massachusetts

There is a caretaker’s house, carriage house and stable and two barns.

Vanderbilt Mansion Massachusetts

The Vanderbilt Berkshires Elm Court Estate is listed at $12.5 million by Timothy Lovett of Berkshire Property Agents in Great Barrington, Massachusetts.

Vanderbilt Mansion Massachusetts

Photo credits: Exterior: Gavin Preus, Interior: Anthony Acocella

Source: TopTenRealEstateDeals.com

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Location: Stockbridge and Lenox, Massachusetts, USA

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