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Unique Historic Adirondack Properties available for Vacations & Special Events - Essex, New York on Lake Champlain
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Sheldon Farmhouse

If you want to milk a cow, look elsewhere, because Sheldon Farmhouse is for entertaining!

Early last Century, Henry Lee Higginson, founder of the Boston Symphony, assembled a dairy and timber farm on the shores of Lake Champlain. Sheldon Farmhouse is the focal point of that farm.

Higginson hired Superintendent Harry W. Albee, a self-educated man who didn't want to be a "dollar a day man," and so had become an expert woodsman, cattleman, and farmer. From Maine, knowledgeable in history, and a great story-teller, Albee was a kind-hearted man who was always willing to help those in need.

Albee and Higginson bred and showed purebred Ayrshires that won championship at fairs in Milwaukee, Chicago, Toronto, Springfield, and Buffalo, which made Sheldon Farm renowned as an outstanding Ayrshire breeding farm.

Around 1940, the Higginson family sold the farm to Albee, who, instead, chose to raise notable Hereford beef cattle. In 1959, his widow sold the property to the Heurich family of Washington, DC, the current owner.

  • Very bright, with mountains, lake, and field views through every window, and great lake frontage
  • Fully and lovingly renovated, including all new large country kitchen with breakfast area, 120' long wrap-around porch, and maple floors and Douglas fir trim throughout
  • Living room, dining room, den, mud room, and upstairs sitting area
  • Two master suites each with queen bed and private bath featuring six-foot Jacuzzi tub and separate shower stall, one bedroom with queen bed and private bath with Jacuzzi shower tub, and two bedrooms with one twin bed each and shared bath with Jacuzzi shower tub...5 bedrooms and 4-1/2 bathrooms total...sleeps 8
  • Radiant floor heat, spring-fed water
  • Fully furnished, and includes WiFi, entertainment system, television, electric oven, gas range, dishwasher, washer, dryer, linens & towels

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