Tucked deeply in Northeast America's Maine sits the imposing 63 acre estate, 'Skylands' - Martha Stewart's summer home .
Sitting high on a hill on Mount Desert Island overlooking Seal Harbor, the house was built in 1925 by architect Duncan Candler for the automotive executive Edsel Ford.
The lifestyle mogul acquired the fully furnished property in 1997 along with almost everything owned by the Ford family, yet, despite her home-making fame, much of the house remains unchanged. Martha supposedly considers herself the ‘caretaker of an American treasure’, making only small touches to fit with the original aesthetic.
With three-stories, a dozen bedrooms and several outbuildings, the vine-wrapped entertaining areas and ledges soften the otherwise looming facade. The property also has a flower-arranging room, an indoor squash court, mechanics' garage, greenhouse, stable, 200-seat Catholic church and 36-foot vintage Hinckley picnic boat.
The details at Skylands are extremely considered and, by no surprise, built for entertaining. For example, the white painted stools in the kitchen have been cut to various heights so that ‘everyone can sit at the same level’.
Look in on Martha Stewart’s estate below...
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