Graceful Glen Street Mansion
Northern Side View
This is an old postcard featuring the home. The home looks very much like this today with mature landscaping. This home was built by the owner of Imperial Wallpaper and features some of the custom silkscreened paper designed specifically for this home.
Custom built mansion with amazing detail and quality construction throughout...even by today's standards. Too much to list on this site.
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Double curved staircase
This ornate graceful staircase frames the double pocket door leading to the glass conservatory in the main hallway opposite the living room.
The conservatory faces south to capture the sun for entertaining during the winter months. It features it's own furnace and fine terra cotta tiles and a working fountain and ornate chandelier of especially fine quality.
Living Room Fireplace
Double pocket doors lead to the formal living room that leads to the large semi-circular portico through 2 sets of French doors. The portico is located on the North side of the house for summertime entertaining and overlooks the pond in beautiful Crandall Park.
The library fireplace is one of 4 fireplaces in this home. This fireplace is made of black marble which most likely was mined locally in Glens Falls.
The music room features teak woodwork under the paint and opens into the living room with pocket doors decorated with unusual bamboo carving. Every room features 2 species of wood. There are beautiful hardwood floors under all the carpeting throughout the house. The floors were freshly refinished before the carpeting was installed by its new owners.
3 car garage with apartment above
There is a 3 car carriage house with apartment above. There is also a half bath downstairs and a basement that houses the furnace for the apartment. There is a buzzer from the house to the garage to signal the chauffeur to bring the car.
The details in this home are amazing, the beautiful details are throughout the home including the servants quarters on the third floor. Details include marble moldings in the foyer, working pocket doors with custom carvings, original light fixtures,camera obscura in the dining room, curved plaster on many of the ceilings.
The sleeping porch has a private half bath and offers views and breezes on 3 sides. It was most recently used as a billiards room.
3rd floor servants quarters
This is a large room with 2 closets and a fireplace and adjoining bath that was created for a husband/wife butler/housekeeper situation. It would make an amazing guest suite and has large windows that overlook the grounds and park.
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Although this quality home was built in 1910 it was way ahead of it's time. This home has one of the very first whole house vacuum systems, closet lights that turn on when the doors open, an intercom to the garage from the main house and buzzers from each room into the kitchen. There is also a camera obscura feature in the French door in the dining room that acts much as a camera lens that when the room is darkened this "lens" projects onto the opposite wall. It was useful to watch the passersby on the promenade in the adjacent park in private. So much thought went into this home anticipating every need...the positioning of the portico to provide a cool, scenic respite during the hot summers and the conservatory situated on the south side to take advantage of the winter sunlight. Two species of wood is used in each room and there is custom designed and silkscreened wallpaper and custom flooring to match the wallpaper in the his and her closets in the master suite. For ultimate privacy, the house was designed so that you never need to go into the main hall upstairs to move from room to room. All the bedrooms on the second floor all have some type of connection either an adjoining bath or large walk-in closet. Attention to detail was not limited to the house, the large grounds also featured a walkway with fountain leading to the large in-ground pool, a shuffleboard court, rare specimen trees and all kinds of perennial plantings.
Archived in August, 2016
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