- 11 Bedrooms
- Full Baths
- 4 3/4 Baths
- 1 1/2 Baths
- MLS # LakeGeorgeBlythewood
- Town: Gull Bay
- Bedrooms: 11
- 1/2 Baths: 1
- 3/4 Baths: 4
- Beds: See description
- Swimming Area: Swimming dock with stairs
- Dock Space: 4 dock spaces for tenants
- Feet from Lakefront: It\'s all around it on three sides
- Amenities: Beautiful kitchen, pool table room, no ac, no wifi, big dining table
- Outdoor Features: Porches all around, chairs and tables, grill
- View: Lake views on three sides!
- Yard: House and lawns on peninsula
- Availability: Weekly
- Max People: 21
A gracious mansion on the shores of Lake George. Majestically situated on Skerry Point a private peninsula along the eastern shores of the Northern Basin.
Ideal for small family gatherings with group numbering 21 or less- with 22 large rooms including the 11 bedrooms providing plenty of space to be together and apart. Accomodations for up to 21 people. There are high ceilings, hardwood floors throughout, beautiful staircases, extensive porches and 5 fireplaces.
Swimming: close to the house is a dock and swimming area with area for chairs, the view from the dock is wonderful also, looking south.
Boat dock: There are two boathouses on the premises, one available for the tenants’ boats, up to 4 in number.
First floor of the mansion: The sunroom with eating area and sitting area off the kitchen, eastern views for sunrises. Modern, well organized and well equipped this kitchen is beautiful. Dishwasher and ice maker present of course. Off the kitchen is the butler’s pantry with a wet bar and a laundry room with washer and dryer (linens are supplied). Sizeable living room with two couches, a large television and fireplace, there’s satellite television; the formal dining room with seating for 16 at the oversized table; half bath; the small library with a fireplace;the billiards room with long window seat looking out at the lake, ideal for reading or watching the billiards players at their game.
Second floor of the mansion: The eleven bedrooms are on this floor
Bedrooms: BR 1 and 2 each with 2 twins, BR 3 and 4 each have a single, BR 5 has a queen and a twin, BR 6 has a full, BR 7 the master with King; BR 8 with two twins; BR 9 with King; BR 10 and 11 with Queens. Total: 9 twins, 3 queens, two kings, a full-the bed sizes are being checked but this is what I have on my notes
Baths: the mansion has 4.5 baths recently updated into 3/4 baths.
History: Blythewood was the dream home of William Avery Grippen (1851-1911) President of the Bridgeport Malleable Iron Company, the Troy Malleable Iron Company in Troy; the North and Judd Manufacturing Company of New Britain and the Vulcan Ironworks in New Britain, Connecticut. He was born in Corinth, NY to a local farming family who traced their roots in Corinth back to the 1770s. After being mostly self taught until attending the Eastman Business College Grippen went to work at a Troy firm making malleable iron castings in 1869. He became very successful and around the turn of the century decided to build his dream mansion on Skerry Point, Gull Bay. Joseph W. Northrup of Bridgeport, Connecticut was selected as the architect and it took about 4 years to complete the project. A notation in the paper 25 June 1904 announced that the house was completed. Grippen also made the news that year for his 36’ electric yacht. He died in 1911. Interestingly enough Grippen’s daughter, Mrs. Dudley Mixer Morris is also recognized for the home she and her husband built: The Chimneys, said to be Bridgeport, Connecticut’s largest private home.
The Blythewood of today has been restored to its earlier glamour with certain modifications such as the updated kitchen to make the rental situation a wonderful experience.
A great vacation destination
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