Designed by preeminent country house architect Mott B. Schmidt for Richard W. Woolworth, heir to his family's eponymous five-and-dime chain, Northshire is unarguably among Westchester County's greatest estates, nestled into 26 acres of scenic North Salem as graceful now as they were upon the home's completion in 1934. The brick Georgian home recounts the great manors of the English countryside, balancing an elegant, clean-lined exterior profile with 9,000 square feet of sophisticated interior space. While the home captures Schmidt's sensibilities with the utmost authenticity, its most unique attribute is quite possibly the brilliant execution of its masterful five-year remodel, which adapted its timeless aesthetic to integrate the latest modern amenities. Everything about it was, simply put, perfect: no frills or overstatements, but just right in every possible respect.
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