Exquisite Secret Island Favored by Supermodels and a First Lady Listed for Only $3M

Exquisite Secret Island Favored by Supermodels and a First Lady Listed for Only $3M

A private island with a storied past, once frequented by Eleanor Roosevelt and owned by Brooke Shields, is now on the market for just under $3 million. Known as Camp Northwind, this 8.6-acre island is nestled in the middle of Chazy Lake in New York’s Adirondack Mountains. Accessible by boat or private causeway from Ellenburg Depot, the property is listed for $2.97 million.

Built in 1928 by renowned baritone opera singer Reinald Werrenrath and designed by the architectural firm McKim Mead & White, Camp Northwind has a rich history. Eleanor Roosevelt spent entire summers here, forging close friendships with her neighbors. The island also attracted Hollywood legends like Joan Crawford and Clark Gable during Werrenrath’s ownership.

The property’s unique architecture and historical significance have earned it a spot on the National Register of Historic Places. Listing agent Nancy White describes it as unparalleled in the Adirondack Park, highlighting its old sandstone construction and meticulous attention to detail.

The main house features an 18-foot ceiling great room with a massive fireplace and leaded glass windows, a formal dining room, a chef’s kitchen with a Garland range, and a summer dining porch. The luxurious primary suite includes an en suite bath, while the upper level offers three guest rooms with a shared bath and a dormitory suite with three queen beds and another full bathroom.

Additional amenities include a two-story boathouse with a game room and boat slip, an expansive sundeck, a dock, a stone patio, a basement with garage space, a guest cottage converted from an ice-house, an outdoor shower, and beautiful perennial gardens. Despite its secluded feel, the island is conveniently located near popular destinations like Lake Placid, Burlington, and Montreal.

Source: DailyMail.com, SF Gate

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