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Location: Saratoga Springs, New York
Designed by architect S. Gifford Slocum, this 1885 Victorian in downtown Saratoga Springs was built for Edgar Brackett, former New York state senator and founder of local bank Adirondack Trust Company. The Brackett House remained in the family until the ‘30s, when Edgar’s son, Charles, an Oscar-winning writer and producer, sold the home. Then house then became the Beverly Manor, mainly serving guests to the Saratoga Springs Race Course until the ‘70s.
The property was sold again in the ‘80s to Harry Quadracci, a printing company founder and president who took on restoring the 9,000-square-foot house. Now on the market for $2.5M, the Brackett House shows off impressive bones. Beyond its sheer square footage, which covers 9 bedrooms, and 11 bathrooms, the craftsmanship across the home is also quite marvelous. Particularly notable is the show-stopping beech wood "hanging staircase" in the foyer. The landscaping, comprising fountains, gardens, stone and brick paths, is impressive as well.