North Winds Estate-- Historic 6,000 square foot residence set on 213 acres. An excellent investment; a rare opportunity to own an exclusive privately owned estate of this magnitude in the Adirondacks located in Upstate New York. This spectacular 6,000 sq. ft. custom-built executive residence incorporates the grandeur of American and European styling. It is nestled on 213 acres with open meadows filled with wild flowers and trails leading through lush secluded wooded forests and a small spring-fed pond. The main house has 6 bedrooms, 6 baths, multiple common sitting areas, an entertainment room, office and reading room. The master bedroom includes a private living room with a large wood burning fireplace and a balcony overlooking the splendor of the property with views of Lake Champlain, Vermont and the High Peaks. Elegance exists throughout the home with vaulted ceilings, 3 hand carved fireplaces and an 8-stall barn. There is also a caretaker/maid apartment on the top floor with a separate entrance and balcony. This luxury home is sold beautifully furnished, including linens and china. Recreation is at your doorstep with cross country skiing and hiking on the property, boating and fishing five miles away, or enjoy winter sports at one of the nation's premiere winter playgrounds, Lake Placid, and Whiteface Mountain only 30 miles away-- truly a paradise for all seasons. History: From its inception, this magnificent residence was surrounded by mystery and the thrill of adventure. It was custom built by Miss Lilly, an internationally recognized figure in the film industry. While traveling throughout the United States, she was captivated by the beauty of the Adirondack Mountains and their similarity to her homeland in Switzerland. Her hunger for free-expression motivated her to custom design a retreat resembling a Bernese-style Swiss villa. This would be her romantic hideaway. Every detail of the building project was a labor of love. She even had workers construct a lumber mill to use trees harvested from the property for fencing. Ms. Lilly purchased a 19th century historical stone building from which craftsman built the fireplaces. Her earliest childhood memories were of the mountains of her homeland, so she changed the topography to create an elevation for the house that enabled her bedroom balconies to face the green drenched mountains and see across cleared meadows to Lake Champlain. Her presence is felt in every aspect of the paradise she so carefully created. Ms. Lilly's life at North Winds was filled with artists and celebrities from all over the world who gathered to be nurtured by the warmth of her spirit and the welcoming embrace of this sanctuary cradled in the heart of the Adirondacks.