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47 bedrooms! Thayer Estate, Circa 1903. On 55 acres in Massachusetts. $2,500,000

December 29, 2019

Can you imagine trying to heat this! Elizabeth Taylor stayed at this when it was a meditation and spa facility. The Thayer Estate was built in 1903. It is located on 55 acres in Lancaster, Massachusetts. It was originally called Hawthorne Hill. Designed by Guy Lowell, architect of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. It was built for Bayard Thayer. It was the summer and getaway home for the Thayers who lived on Boston’s Beacon Hill. The property was originally known for its landscaping and grounds. Mr. Thayer loved trees and would open the grounds for the public to tour once a year. The movie, ‘Little Women’ was filmed at this estate for a couple of days. Forty-seven bedrooms, twenty-eight bathrooms, and 21,802 square feet. $2,500,000

From the Zillow listing:


Beautiful turn of the century Thayer Estate located on 55 sprawling acres with spectacular views of the grounds, forest and hills. 80 acres of open conservation space. Expense was not spared on the construction or attention to detail in this home. This property was custom designed both in the interior and exterior of the estate with a brick exterior, a gated wrought iron fence to the grand entrance to the property. When you enter the home you will see the sweeping staircase leading to the upstairs with custom woodwork. The mansion has a total of 65 rooms, 47 bedrooms, 28 baths on three levels. Close to routes 2 and 190. 1/2 hour from Worcester and only 1 hour from Boston. This is a rare find and a very attractive price. Shown by appointment. Recently filmed two days of the upcoming film Little Women on location at the mansion and the carriage house! Great property for events or weddings. Carriage house offered separately at 500,000.00 mls#72419640


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