Here’s a kind of property you don’t see every day. This historic home near Aurora, New York, was built in 1790 and restored by Richard and Victoria MacKenzie-Childs, the artists who founded the home-decor company MacKenzie-Childs. Now they’re selling it for $1.1 million. The main house has 7 bedrooms, 4.5 baths, and sits on 42 acres in the Finger Lakes region.
The couple sold the company after declaring bankruptcy in 2000 and started a new home-decor brand under the name Victoria and Richard Emprise.
If you’re familiar with the kinds of furniture and home decor sold by MacKenzie-Childs, then you probably recognize a lot of the influences in this house, such as this black and white-checkered dining room:
The house is being used as a Bed & Breakfast now. This bedroom looks like it could be a luxury suite in Disney World’s Polynesian Resort, doesn’t it?
Maybe it’s the Enchanted Tiki Room “Polynesian Musical Revue” at Disney that it’s giving me having flashbacks of. Check out the birds sitting on top of the bed posts–wonder if they wake you up in the morning by singing, Disney-style?
This looks like the Dixon Road Bed that retails for $9,800 on the MacKenzie-Childs website.
One bedroom has a fireplace…
This sunroom has floor tiles that were individually hand painted:
I think it’ll take a special kind of buyer who will either embrace the whimsical decorating style or be willing to put the time and money into redoing it all. Which camp would you fall into?
On Sundays I feature interesting houses for sale like these: