Friday, August 19, 2011

The Gingerbread House: $12,000,000

This home is listed at $12,000,000 with Brown Harris Stevens.

DESCRIPTION: Nestled on a sprawl of prime sculpted real estate, it's both world-class and otherworldly. Known around the globe as "The Gingerbread House", it's the defining work of esteemed architect James Sarsfield Kennedy. Constructed of uncut stone, it's a leading example of the Arts and Crafts architecture. A prominent end-wall chimney punctuates the profile and references the crucial hearth within. The roof's rolled edges recall the picturesque thatched roofs of early English country manors. With acreage equaling 10 townhouse lots, the fenced grounds accommodate huge events. The exterior exudes raw elegance; the interior emits old-world grace with its flowing rooms and refined craftsmanship. Look closer, see embedded artwork throughout, pictorials set into walls, scenes on antique leaded windows. Arts and Crafts architecture celebrated tolerance and embraced nature. Oscar Wilde was inspired to tour 120 North American cities praising its ideals. No one forgets their visit to The Gingerbread House.

1 comment:

  1. I just love this house. I pass by it at least once a week.