One-Of-A-Kind Historical Estate Home In Wyoming, Ny
- Residential Land, Timberland, Hunting Land
- Road Frontage
- State Highway
- Road Surface
- Barn, Garage
|40 mi||to Rochester|
|50 mi||to Buffalo|
|14 mi||to Batavia|
Home6BD / 3BA / 2HB 8200± sqft Built in 1910
Outbuilding2BD / 1BA
- Small Game
- Big Game
- Livestock Facilities
- Equine Facilities
- Tree Stands/Blinds
- Seller's Mineral Rights Convey
Whitetail Properties is proud to present a one-of-a-kind opportunity to own a truly remarkable estate home with a rich history and representing the epitome of timeless elegance and sophistication in Wyoming, NY. Nestled amidst picturesque surroundings with beautiful gardens, the Golden Meadows Farm is a historical gem that offers a lifestyle of grandeur and luxury in a private setting.
The original Greek revival house design was built in 1854 and in a classic one and a half story design with a porch that served as living space and wood storage. Blueprints of the original house hang on the upstairs hallways today. In 1907 C.B. Mathews, an oilman out of Buffalo, NY, commissioned Bryant Fleming, the first professor in Cornell’s new Department of Landscape Arts, to design the house as it stands today. The project took several years and was completed somewhere from 1910 to 1911 bringing the vision from the 1910 stamped blueprints to life. The house went from approximately 1000 sq ft to the 8200 sq ft current layout – a significant expansion no matter what time period.
This magnificent estate, a testament to the visionary genius of its architect, seamlessly combines classic charm with modern amenities. As you step through the majestic entrance, you are immediately transported back in time, greeted by awe-inspiring craftsmanship and meticulous attention to detail. The architectural marvel boasts soaring ceilings, intricate moldings, and opulent finishes throughout, reflecting the distinctive style that Fleming was renowned for.
The house design is externally a mirror image centered around a central parlor that overlooks a rose garden. Each half of the house is connected by 2 breezeways; one of which is enclosed and one which is open. The open breezeway is independently suspended by turnbuckles that go into the attic allowing the breezeway and suspended grand staircase to be re-leveled if need be by tightening or loosening the turnbuckles in the attic. One half of the upstairs is the owners wing, and the remainder of the bedrooms reside on the guest wing on the North side. The builders brought in a mill specifically to process the wood for all of the exquisite trim that is displayed throughout the house.
At one point in time the estate was part of a larger 500 acre farm which can be seen directly across the road and covered a vast expanse just South of the town of Wyoming. Bryant Fleming went on to design several famous houses as well as helping to design several parks in New York , including Letchworth.
In approximately 1982 Brock Yates, editor of Car and Driver magazine and creator of the Cannonball Run (later known as the One Lap of America in its legal form) purchased the Golden Meadows farm. It’s rumored that some of the cast including Burt Reyonolds, Sammy Davis Jr and Paul Newman stayed there during the filming of the movie about the Cannonball Run. The One Lap of America for years stopped just about a mile up the road in Wyoming, NY at the Gaslight Inn and Tavern for several years.
With its sprawling layout, this estate provides an abundance of space for gracious living and entertaining. The expansive living areas exude an air of refined elegance, featuring grand fireplaces, rich hardwood flooring, and large windows that flood the rooms with natural light. Every room tells a story, offering a glimpse into the past while providing a comfortable and luxurious setting for today's discerning homeowner. The 350 sq ft dining room has been known to host as many as 22 people.
The gourmet kitchen is a culinary masterpiece, combining state-of-the-art appliances such as a Sub Zero fridge/freezer, with exquisite design elements. Whether you are an aspiring chef or simply enjoy hosting unforgettable gatherings, this kitchen is sure to inspire your culinary creativity. The kitchen features secondary dining spaces with windows overlooking the entrance to the property. Adjacent to the kitchen, through the butler’s pantry, a formal dining room awaits, ready to play host to memorable dinners and celebrations.
Crossing the central parlor there are several more rooms including a grand parlor and a library with adorned in cherry wood shelving. An additional room leads out to the patio with beautiful gardens and heated inground swimming pool. Adjacent to the library is the main living space from the original 1854 house. Dimensional lumber is still prominent in this room and the narrow staircase leading up the second floor is preserved in the corner. Two half bathrooms service the lower level and there is a secondary staircase for the guest wing access upstairs in addition to the central grand staircase.
The mansion boasts an impressive number of bedrooms and bathrooms, each uniquely designed to provide a sanctuary of tranquility and relaxation. The guest wing features 2 full baths servicing the 4 bedrooms in the Northern wing.
The master suite, a true sanctuary, offers a private retreat with a lavish ensuite bathroom, fireplace, changing sitting area and a tucked away office for privacy overlooking breathtaking views of the manicured grounds. Heading up the attic stairs leads to yet another secluded office, perfect for getting away from the bustle of visitors and entertainment.
The current estate features many of the original amenities to the property. All of the gas lights on the walls are original and have been converted into electric. The dining room features some of the original wallpaper, preserved under glass, rumored to be from Spain. All of the fireplaces have been converted to gas for modern convenience. The original well still with water in it is seen off the South side of the house and surrounded by a stamped concrete patio.
Separate from the home itself is a secondary 4 stall horse barn with 2 bedroom apartment, kitchen, living room and bathroom for potential guests or rental income. A separate second floor office could turn this potentially into a 3 bedroom apartment or use it for managing the affairs of the horse barn below. Featured on the property are two pastures with run-in sheds. The horse stalls could easily be converted back into a sizable garage for as many as 4-5 cars serviced through two primary doors. The property also features a separate 3 car carport attached to the house to provide shelter when returning in inclement weather.
Step outside into a world of enchantment, where sprawling gardens, serene courtyards, and breathtaking fountains create a private oasis. The landscaped grounds are perfect for outdoor gatherings, al fresco dining, or simply enjoying moments of solitude in the midst of nature's beauty. A shimmering pool adds to the allure, inviting you to indulge in the finest outdoor living experiences.
Rarely does an opportunity arise to own a property of such significance and timeless beauty. The historical Golden Meadows Farm is a true masterpiece that has stood the test of time. Immerse yourself in its grandeur, experience its rich history, and be the proud owner of a property that will continue to inspire and captivate for generations to come. Don't miss your chance to own a living piece of architectural legacy - schedule your private tour today.
8200 sq ft
3 full bath
2 half bath
In-ground heated pool
2 bedroom apartment
3 bay carport
5-6 car garage
40 miles from Rochester
50 miles from Buffalo
14 miles from Batavia
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