RE0151 - SOLD

The Witherbee Mansion of Port Henry

Designed by renowned architect Henry Hobson Richardson and built for Walter C. Witherbee, one of Port Henry's most affluent citizens of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Constructed in 1880, this was a spectacular home with over 12,500 square feet of living space in Victorian, Queen Anne Shingle Style. Built at a time when Mansions and Adirondack Great Camps were becoming the rage with the Industrial, Railroad and Shipping magnates. The stone work is pure Adirondack and even today, the asthetics just can't be matched. The terra cotta band on the tower is fantastic.

This home has a proud stance and would make a fantastic restoration project. It stands on over 5 acres with Lake Champlain views in an attractive neighborhood. It is near the shores of Lake Champlain, near the center of historic Port Henry and convenient to the ferries and bridges to Vermont. This home should be considered endangered as past owners have disrespected it's grandure and the current owner cannot complete proposed plans to convert to an eighteen bedroom Inn with Restaurant.

Time is not on this building's side and Adirondack Winters are harsh, especially to buildings which have been neglected. This building can definitely be saved! While quite a project, the plans for the Inn are very good and some of the initial framing has been done. It is feasable to continue the transformation to Inn & Restaurant, yet just as feasable to conduct a full historic restoration. For a wealthy party, it would make a spectacular home, as it was originally. Which ever path is chosen, this building deserves to be saved. It is one of the few Adirondack 19th Century Grand Mansions still standing and would be a coveted prize to the new owner, the local community and the Adirondack's as a whole.

 

Slashed Again, Now $499,000!!!

Owner is highly motivated! If you've been hoping the price would come down, it has. Now's your chance to OWN this fabulous historic home!