Built in 1916, this was once the home of Ethel du Pont Barksdale, after whom the road is named. The house is situated with breathtaking views of Lake Champlain and the Green Mountains of Vermont on the other side. It's the perfect spot for family vacations. The house is spacious and elegant with lake views from almost every room. The grounds include 4 acres with sweeping lawns perfect for outdoor games, as well as 440 feet of lake front for water activities.
The house is a short distance from the charming town of Westport where one can take advantage of the restaurants, shops, 18 hole golf course, boat marina, public beach and live summer stock theater. Within 12 miles is the historic town of Essex with ferry service to Vermont. A trip of about 22 miles takes you to the towns of Keene & Keene Valley, the home of the Adirondack High Peaks, for hiking, rock climbing, white water rafting & cycling. Lake Placid is a short 14 miles from Keene.
The first floor includes:
-Large entry foyer
-Living room with computer 'nook'
-Formal dining room with seating for 12 or more
-Sunroom for informal dining with seating for 8
-Screened porch off the kitchen with seating for 6
-Fully equipped kitchen with table for 4
-Large family room with TV for movie viewing
-1 Bedroom with double bed & full bath
-Laundry room with washer/dryer
The second floor includes:
-1 Bedroom with king size bed & full bath
-1 Bedroom with king size bed, full bath & attached bedroom with 2 twin beds
-1 Bedroom with queen size bed & full bath
-1 Bedroom with 2 twin bunk beds
The third floor includes:
-1 Bedroom with 3 twin beds & full bath
The front porch overlooks the lake & is furnished with Adirondack chairs. Right next to the porch is a stone patio with outdoor dining & a BBQ grill. The house is equipped with telephone & wi fi connection as well as a large TV with DVD & VCR players.
The garage houses an indoor 1/2 basketball court & a pool table. The lawn areas are great for croquet, frisbee, soccer & kick ball. The lake front is accessed by stone steps that lead down to large open spaces along the water with lots of areas to choose from for sunning, picnicking, fishing, swimming & watching the sunrise. Boat rentals & moorings are available nearby at the Westport Marina.
The house is wheel chair accessible, with one bedroom & full bath with walk-in shower on the first floor.