REAL ESTATE: A Colonial Revival-style Gilded Age mansion in Lenox, Mass.
Set on main street in Lenox, Mass., this Colonial Revival-style Gilded Age mansion was built for Edith Wharton’s cousin John Schermerhorn in 1880, just up the street from the park bearing his name. The 5,940-square-foot, meticulously restored home comes furnished with first-rate antiques and features original gaslight fixtures refitted for electricity as well as ten fireplaces, including six within the second-floor bedrooms.
The house was most recently run as the Summer White House inn, so the upstairs bedrooms are each named for a first lady, including Eleanor Roosevelt, Mamie Eisenhower, Nancy Reagan, and Edith Wilson, complete with presidential memorabilia. With a small garden and a kitchen featuring a walk-in pantry, large refrigerator, and a commercial Garland gas range, this home is suitable for either commercial or residential occupancy. $1,299,000 [NOV/DEC 2010]
The Kinderhook Group
10 Elm St.