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5 BR, 4.5 BA
Superior location on Lake Champlain, Essex, NY 12936
Essex County

Lake Champlain Region Real Estate For Sale

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For only the third time in a century, this beautiful property is being offered for sale. It is a rare opportunity to find available such an extraordinary site prominently located on the shores of Lake Champlain. Simply put, Sheldon Farm is a legacy property -- a cherished site to be passed on through the generations.

Available for purchase for the first time in over half a century is the core of what was once a grand, prize-winning Ayrshire cattle and timber farm established in the early 20th century by Henry Lee Higginson, financier and founder of the Boston Symphony.

Two miles south of Essex, New York, and the Essex-Charlotte ferry crossing, Sheldon Farm features a fully renovated 3,500 square foot farmhouse, new heated garage & workshop, 3 barns, 2 sheds, a pond, 63 acres of lawn, fields, and woodlands, 600' of shoreline with private beach, and 900' of frontage on a quiet dead-end residential road.


AND, RECENT UPGRADES that make this an amazing value not to be passed up:

***** Completely redesigned and new spring water underground distribution system has been installed!

***** All power and communication lines serving the property have been put underground!

***** All buildings have been completely rewired, including installation of new service panels!

***** All buildings have been interconnected by a series of dedicated underground conduits from a central location to facilitate distribution of communication and network infrastructure!

***** Dedicated underground conduits have been installed to facilitate running propane lines to buildings not already using propane!

***** 28 new sugar maple trees adorn the property! (22 just around the farmhouse driveway!)

***** 99 new white cedar trees line the farm road leading to the southern end of the property!

***** All buildings have been freshly painted!

SITE VISITS BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. Sale by owner. Brokers are welcome. Please contact us through your broker, our website:, or the email link here.

The information contained herein is deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Offer subject to change or withdrawal without notice.
Listing ID: RE8010
Property Address: Superior location on Lake Champlain, Essex, NY 12936
Region: Lake Champlain Region - REGION MAP
Real Estate Type: • Farm • Historic • Land / Acreage • Residential • Vacation Home (four-season)
Styles: • Classic • Estate • Farmhouse • Historic • Traditional • Two Story
Bedrooms: 5
Bathrooms: 4.5
On-Site Amenities:
• All new appliances and systems
• Barn
• Beach, Private
• Ceiling fans in every room and bedroom
• Ceiling speakers in all 1st floor rooms and porch (with zone control)
• Fireplace
• Furnishings Negotiable
• Garage (Detached)
• Gourmet Kitchen
• Hardwood Floor(s)
• Home Office
• Jacuzzi Type Bathtub
• Lakefront
• Luxury Bathroom
• Partial Finished Basement
• Pond, Small
• Porch, No Screen
• Radiant Heat
• Scenic View
• Shed
• Walk-In Closet(s)
• Workshop
• Wrap-around porch; fabulous large kitchen/bar/breakfast area
Acreage: 63
Square Footage: 3,500
Year Built: 1913
Heat Source(s): Radiant floor heat (propane; new 2007)
Water Sources: Spring (completely new distribution system 2013)
Sewer: Septic system (new 2008)
Road: Quiet dead-end residential road
School District: Willsboro
Taxes: $5,333
Price: $1,495,000 - Estimate Payments

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