Franklin's Mount Vernon
Franklin, Delaware County, New York
FRANKLIN'S MOUNT VERNON - If you've ever wondered what it would be like to live in George Washington's Mount Vernon home now is your chance. Experience the elegant life of another era in this warm, inviting home.
It's the first time it's been on the market in over 2 decades, and if you are a lover of beautiful old houses, here is a rare opportunity awaiting you. Like Mount Vernon, there's a deep setback and a circular driveway affording friends and neighbors (and the occasional dignitary) easy access and egress. There's a 3-car garage with a separate workshop, allows you to enter the home by a covered breezeway in the rain. Something George Washington couldn't do, but then he couldn't drive a car either.
As soon as you enter the home you are in a dramatic foyer and transported to another age. An architectural stairway beckons you up to the second-floor bedroom suites. And there in the master bedroom is a finely detailed fireplace, where when the evening cools, you can sink back into the warmth of romantic times. One of the guest bedrooms has an on-suite with full bath. There are 3 additional bedrooms and bath.
Fully restored, but with all the modern conveniences. The main floor has the been remodeled to create an inviting flow through the house, while the living room is a dramatic architectural showcase of 18th century taste, with exquisite classic moldings and other period details. A French door immediately leads you outside to the rear façade, with its stunning two-story column-supported portico. The dining room and library can also be conveniently reached from the portico.
The family room also has a fireplace and can serve as an additional library. The house glows it is brilliantly drenched in sunlight all day long. Last but not least you arrive at the eat-in-kitchen. The layout is an entertainers' delight with marble counter tops, island, ample work area plus breakfast nook all overlooking the rear lawn and the lush green Ouleout Valley.
All set in more than three lush acres of towering maples and pines, perennial flower beds plus native species of luxuriant fauna and flora. Experience the magic of living in history surrounded by enveloping nature!
, Howard Hanna Real Estate Services