Historic Saratoga Estate
55 Myrtle Street, Saratoga Springs, NY, 12866
Q & A with Listing Agent Mara King
What are the home’s most valuable features for prospective buyers?
“55 Myrtle St was formerly the residence of Lucille and Admiral Markey of the very famous racing stable, Calumet Farms, and the circa 1880 mansion was beautifully remodeled and updated by it’s previous 2 owners. It’s nestled to the rear of a 3+ acre lot overlooking the seventh hole of the Saratoga Golf and Polo Club. In the distance you have a breathtaking view of the foothills of the Adirondacks.”
How would you describe the home’s style or floor plan?
“This historic home offers a combination of formal spaces for entertaining as well as open casual spaces for more relaxed family time. You enter into a dramatic foyer featuring a beautiful antique staircase. The foyer opens into a very large living room and spacious dining room with coffered ceilings. Adjacent to that you enter a sleek modern kitchen with a built in wine cooler and coffee station . The kitchen flows into a cozy sitting area and family room/study. The second level offers 4 large bedrooms all with separate baths and custom walk in closets. The third floor includes another guest room and bath and a flexible space to be used as a sitting room, game room or additional sleeping area.”
Are there any unusual amenities?
“In terms of amenities the most important one is a modern elevator that accesses all three levels. There is also a luxurious sauna on the second floor for unwinding after a stressful day. The separate garage/carriage house can house at least 3 cars and there is a fabulous open space above that has bee insulated, wired, and sheetrocked. This space would be a perfect studio, office or game room.”
What’s your favorite thing about the property?
“I think my favorite thing about this property is it’s sense of Old World Charm and the quality of the finishes and architectural details. There are 9 ” intricate crown mouldings and dark stained hardwood floors throughout. There are 6 fireplaces and 4 have the original antique mantles and marble surrounds. I love relaxing on the sweeping back porch overlooking the patio and the golf course and the screened in porch is perfect for entertaining on warm summer evenings. This is a very special property in our vibrant community.”
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