Live Like a Roosevelt! Eleanor’s “Summer Home” for Sale
"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams". "Do one thing every day that scares you." "A woman is like a tea bag; you never know how strong it is until it's in hot water." There are all examples of the wisdom of first lady Eleanor Roosevelt, but can we add "Buy my grandmother's house" to the list?
Eleanor Roosevelt in Germantown, NY
Entering the market last month, the 10,000 square-foot former residence of Roosevelt's grandmother is where a young Eleanor reportedly summered (figured I'd throw in some old-timey language). Though it seems like it's fallen into disrepair, looks can be deceiving. While the final touches are up to you, the listing boasts that all the "dirty" details, like basement, structural, and fireplace work, have already been taken care of.
The Mansion has been rescued from near complete loss and is now ready for finishing. The basement is now poured concrete with high tech heating and cooling, new electric, plumbing and septic. 8 Fireplaces completely rebuilt.
And there's even a designated spot for an elevator installation! If the house itself doesn't tempt you to drop $4.5 million, maybe the location will.
Historic Mansion in the Hudson River
Surrounded by trees with a direct line of sight to the Hudson River, the former Roosevelt residence sits on an impressive 25 acres. Plenty of space for you to sneak away and come up with wisdom-filled quotes of your own. Sure, the price is steep, but can you really put a price on history? As the listing states, this is a "unique opportunity to own one of the most important historic locations on the Hudson River in private ownership."
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Eleanor Roosevelt's Grandmother's House for Sale in Germantown, NY
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