Old Wagon Road home to receive auction Friday
A 3.57-acre, English-style stone manor on Old Wagon Road that dates back to 1911 will be auctioned Friday, June 29.
Listed with a reserve price of $1.1 million by Platinum Luxury Auctions, the four-bedroom home was designed and built by Yale architect Grosvenor Atterbury, who specialized in weekend homes for the wealthy and had a client base that included the Rockefeller family.
The tri-level residence was designed to complement the surrounding landscape. A sunken garden with a koi pond, extensive gardens and original plantings.
Notable landscaping includes original Warren Manning gardens, a landscape designer famed for his “wild garden” approach, who designed the Biltmore Estate and the 1893 Chicago World Fair. Manning’s gardens were catalogued by the Garden Club of America Collection at the Smithsonian Institution Archives of American Gardens in the fall of 2017, according to a press release from Platinum Luxury Auctions.
Through the front door, an inviting foyer opens into a restored living and dining areas, while a conservatory leads the way from the dining room to the kitchen.
Upstairs, three bedrooms share the second floor, and the final, third-floor bedroom features sweeping views of the grounds. The stone walls throughout the home are 18 inches thick, making the residence substantial and comfortably cool even in the summer months. In the winter, the home is warmed by seven fireplaces — one in each of the main level rooms and the balance in the upstairs bedrooms.
The auction begins at 7 p.m. Friday.