• Mike Franklin
  • Mike DeRosa


MacKenzie-Childs Estate

Select 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 world.

“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 DeRosa.

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 MacKenzieChildsEstate.com; contact exclusive listing agents Michael DeRosa and Mike Franklin for additional information.


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Bedrooms 7

Full baths 4

Half baths 2

Main level has two bedrooms, 1 full bath and 2 half baths.

2nd Level Master Bedroom has tub and sink in room. And adjoining full bath.

3rd Level Master bedroom has full bath.

42.28 acres.

Mackenzie-Childs 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.

Acreage totals 42.28 acres from the three parcels below shaded in gray.

House and Carriage at left: 3.71 acres.

Parcel top center: 15.51 acres.

Parcel at center: 24.06 acres.


What are Victoria and Richard working on?

See: www.VictoriaAndRichardEmprise.com

Also see their Floating home Yankee Ferry on HGTV


From 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, Richard MacKenzie-Childs.

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Mike Franklin is an Internet marketing specialist for historical 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 utilizes his computer and Internet skills to present and promote unique properties in detail thru the Internet to down-state, out of state and international buyers. Mike utilizes Sotheby's International Realty national and international venues to pool traffic to his detailed property presentations and supplements those venues with custom marketing tailored specifically to the property. He believes unique properties require their own Internet identity and that they should not be merely listed in a database obscured by thousands of other traditional listings. He believes each property requires its own Internet domain based presentation and strives to put forth a marketing effort that is consitent with the elaborate nature of his properties. Mike strongly feels that unique properties should be marketed not simply listed and a proper marketing requires proper presentation promoted by proper and extensive venues such as those provided by Sotheby's International Realty and its affiliates. Mike provides free valuations upon request and will relay in detail what his custom marketing will entail for your unique property.



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