Lake George, NY’s Historic c.1895 Tudor Revival Manor ‘Wikiosco’ Sells for $5M, Prev. $17.9M
3232 Lake Shore Drive, Lake George, New York, United States, 12845
One of Lake George, New York’s historic waterfront mansions has sold for $5,000,000 after languishing on the market since 2008 for as much as $17,900,000. While we would hate to see this gorgeous home meet the wrecking ball, it’s never a good sign when the latest listing mentioned development opportunities with drawings readily available requiring no variances. Wikiosco, Algonquin Indian for Home on Beautiful Waters, lives up to its name with its commanding views of the lake. The towering lakefront Tudor Revival with 9 bedrooms & 9 bathrooms sits proud on a 6.27 acre estate property with 545 feet on Lake George. Built c.1895, Wikiosco is a spectacular example of Tudor Revival architecture and is the most intact example of mansions built in that time period along the amply named “Millionaire’s Row” on the western shore of the lake. It was designed by architecture firm Ludlow and Peabody for Royal C. Peabody, founder of Brooklyn Con Edison. Today, the historic property retains many of the original details from original carved oak doors and oak beams to stunning stained glass windows and crown moldings. With over 20,000 square feet, the main residence rises three and a half stories overlooking Lake George. The lawns surrounding the magnificent home slope gently down to the pool, dock and lake and offer perennial gardens blooming through the season. It was previously listed as much as $17,900,000 in 2008 and more recently for $12,900,000 before dropping to $7,900,000. *The most recent listing showed the home mostly unfurnished, we’ve included photos below from an older listing showing it furnished.