Halidon Hall was commissioned by Isaac Hartshorn circa 1854 and designed and constructed by Alexander MacGregor of massive blocks of granite quarried from what is now Ballard Park. The mansions architectural features includes gothic features, hand carved gargoyles, three sunrooms, three exterior porches, five fireplaces, some with with original Italianate tile hearths. Presently configured as a large primary living space plus a two bedroom apartment which could be reconfigured as a single family residence. The formal living room has a large fireplace with carved mantel, intricate millwork, mouldings, two large bay windows, and room for multiple seating areas. The cozy library with tiled hearth has a marble - topped bar area and floor to ceiling storage. A three seasoned sunroom is perfect for cocktail parties or morning coffees. The formal dining room has a built in china closet and a ceiling rosette. The expansive kitchen flows into a multi-purpose space that the current owners use as a family gathering area. On the second floor the primary suite is set off from two other bedrooms by a small foyer, it features a bath with walk in shower and marble fireplace. The third floor suite has a large living area, wet bar, widows walk access, full bath with soaking tub, separate shower and additional two bedrooms. This secluded estate overlooks harbor, walking distance to yacht clubs, beaches and downtown. This venerable property will reward an owner with vision and energy.
Listing courtesy of BHHS Commonwealth Real Estate.
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