7 BR, 7 BA
Moriah, NY 12961
Essex County

Lake Champlain Region Real Estate For Sale — LISTING ID: RE9678

Owner's Contact Information

516 809 5661 OR 516 398 8338   |   SEND OWNER AN EMAIL INQUIRY

An excellent investment a rare opportunity to own an exclusive privately owned estate of this magnitude in the Adirondacks.

This spectacular 6,000 sq. ft. custom-built executive residence incorporates the grandeur of American and European styling. It is nestled on 217 surveyed 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. Plus, a caretaker's apartment on the 3rd floor with a separate entrance. 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 for horses and animal husbandry. 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.

[Property professionally appraised for $875,000. $40,000 worth of harvest-able timber as determined by a a licensed forester. Both documents available upon request.]

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 making 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.

Listing ID: RE9678
Property Address: Moriah, NY 12961
Region: Lake Champlain Region
Bedrooms: 7
Bathrooms: 7

Real Estate Type

Bed & Breakfast or Inn Farm Land / Acreage Possible Subdivision Residential Vacation Home (four-season)


Chalet Estate Unique


  • 5 car garage, 2 hand carved internal fireplaces
  • a large basement with root cellar and workshop area
  • Barn
  • Deck
  • Extremely Private
  • Fireplace
  • Garage (Attached)
  • Generator
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Home Office
  • Luxury Bathroom
  • One outdoor hand carved barbeque
  • Pond, Small
  • Porch, No Screen
  • Private living room part of master bedroom with a fireplace
  • Scenic View
  • Security System
  • Unfinished Basement
  • Walk-In Closet(s)

Square Footage:6,000
Year Built:1984
Heat Source(s):OIL/ baseboard
Water Sources:2 wells [an artisian and drilled]
Road:asphalt driveway
School District: Moriah Central School
Taxes: $13,355
Price: $629,000 — Estimate Payments

Owner's Contact Information

516 809 5661 OR 516 398 8338   |   SEND OWNER AN EMAIL INQUIRY

Print This Listing Email This Listing to a Friend

This property listing is an advertisement. Please read our DISCLAIMER for more information.

Back to Your Search Results All Real Estate For Sale in the Lake Champlain Region New Real Estate For Sale Search