Sotheby’s International Realty announces home of
world-renowned artists Victoria and Richard MacKenzie-Childs
is for sale.
(NEW YORK) Adventure to the bucolic Finger Lakes Wine
Country in quest for the creative wonder of world-renowned
artists Victoria and Richard MacKenzie-Childs. You’ll
love "fetching the fancy" and the feeling of
freedom by simply entering the homestead, which exudes
the highest hallmark of home. Serendipity sets the scene
as their refreshing understanding and timeless hand in
the decorative arts; furniture, ceramics, glass, and textiles,
is artlessly knitted together into layers of liberated
visual, emotionally-charged texture!
This is the exact location, the spawning ground, of the
earth shattering discovery, vision, and genesis of the
company, MacKenzie-Childs Ltd. Many of the works displayed
are the very first works, which precede volumes of designs
produced and consumed by a hungry turn-of-the-last-century
“One-of-a-kind collectible works of art can optionally
be included in the sale negotiation of our private residence”
said, Victoria MacKenzie-Childs.“In addition, a
signed Certificate of Authenticity shall be supplied to
the buyer for the entire mine of our original works, as
included in the estate” said, Richard Mackenzie-Childs.
This estate offering is the worlds’ most comprehensive
collection of the original works of art by Victoria and
Richard MacKenzie-Childs dating from the 1970’s.
The idiosyncratic expression and the individuality of
each piece is evidence of the genuine origins of artists,
Victoria and Richard MacKenzie- Child's' evolving hand,
which makes each vintage piece a one-of-a kind bounty
of beauty and grace, highly valued by collectors. Their
honest odyssey is felt and expressed in the thought-after-thought
put to the work of function where no two pieces are identical.
“The original work of Victoria and Richard MacKenzie-Childs
will be coveted much like the work of Louis Comfort Tiffany
in years to come, if it isn’t already. The offering
of the MacKenzie-Childs Estate at this time may become
analogous to an estate offering by Louis Comfort Tiffany
during his lifetime.” said Mike Franklin, a Historical
Property Specialist and Licensed Real Estate Salesperson
for Select Sotheby’s International Realty.
The MacKenzie-Childs Estate was the home and genesis of
Victoria and Richard’s work dating back to 1980.
The estate consists of a 1790’s house, studio, and
carriage house with guest suites, retail gift shop and
43 acre grounds. Our eye, as observers, meets their journey
though a full-circle discovery. The Estate is an extremely
flexible use property and includes zoning that would support
a residential or commercial application.
“This would make the ultimate hospitality property
to hold special events, cater weddings, or operate a bed
& bistro. The property has sweeping elevated views
of Cayuga Lake and boarders the Cayuga Lake Wine Trial,
this is an exceptional business opportunity to start a
vineyard and winery using Victoria and Richard MacKenzie-Childs
private residence as a museum of architectural works nd
their gallery of original art work as the ultimate attraction.”
said Michael DeRosa, Licensed Real Estate Associate Broker
of Select Sotheby’s International Realty.
The very foundation of MacKenzie-Childs is expressly realized
in this heartfelt homestead, listed at $1.1 million sans
the original works of artists, Victoria and Richard MacKenzie-Childs.
“The quality of construction, style of architecture
and historical significance contribute to the property’s
value in the same way that an artist, period and provenance
influence the value of a work of art.” said Michael
The fortunate patron who procures the homestead receives
a personal invitation to tour and dine together with Victoria
and Richard on their historic ship, Yankee, docked on
the bejeweled skyline of New York City harbor and mouth
of the mighty Hudson!
“This is a timepiece of their work as it was lovingly
restored room by room personally by Victoria and Richard
over the course of more than thirty years. It is the ultimate
Victoria and Richard MacKenzie-Childs collector’s
piece.” said Mike Franklin.Home shown by appointment
only, all prospective buyers must pre-register with exclusive
listing agents Michael DeRosa and Mike Franklin providing
proof of funds or bank pre-qualification letter prior
to viewing the estate.
The celebrity property is offered for sale exclusively
by Select Sotheby’s International Realty and can
be viewed at www.MacKenzieChildsEstate.com; contact exclusive
listing agents Michael DeRosa and Mike Franklin for additional
level has two bedrooms, 1 full bath and 2 half baths.
Level Master Bedroom has tub and sink in room. And adjoining
Level Master bedroom has full bath.
Estate. 4280 Square foot historic home with 7 bedrooms
and 6 bath on 42 acres overlooking Cayuga lake. Located
5 miles south of Aurora, NY and 20 miles North of Ithaca
in the Finger lakes wine country region of New York. 2300
sq ft carriage house. Currently configured 1150 sq ft
2nd level apartment and 1150 sq ft for ground level gift
shop. Home of Richard and Victoria MacKenzie Childs since
1980. The home was personally restored by Richard and
Victoria for their personal use and was the genesis of
their enterprises. It is a classic example of their workmanship.
totals 42.28 acres from the three parcels below shaded
left to right: Mike Franklin historical property specialist
Select Sotheby's International Realty, Mike Derosa Associate
Broker Select Sotheby's ternational Realty, Victoria MacKenzie-Childs,
Mike Franklin is
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and unique upstate New York properties. He has more
than twenty years experience as an IT professional
in support of the real estate industry. Mr. Franklin
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