Any chance we can write about the Elizabeth Ayer-designed Chapel Lane estate in Shoreline, we're going to take it. We previously wrote up this luxury time capsule when it listed in May for $7.2 million. They apparently haven't gotten any bites since then because they just re-listed the estate at $6.3 million, down $900,000 from that original ask.
As we noted last time, Ayer originally designed the estate for railway heir Langdon C. Henry and the sprawling estate reaches across 11,240 square feet and includes eight ornate bedrooms and eight just-as-ornate bathrooms. Rather than reading what we say, just go look at the photos of the interiors, each room more fascinating than the last thanks to the designs of Sister Parish and Albert Hadley. Current owners David and Sally Maryatt, who bought the place in 1996 for $3.3M, brought in former Parish Hadley VP Brian Murphy to update and re-curate the interiors.
As you peruse the colorful and majestic features, note that you're not just getting the house and grounds, you're also getting many of the items and collectibles kept within.
Some of the most storied items collected for the house include the gilt dining room table that once belonged to the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, a selection of painted pieces once owned by Dorothy Chandler and numerous paintings from San Francisco collectors. The living room is resplendent in exceptional painted antiques that include 2 sets of 18th century armoirs, a pair of 18th century consoles and mirrors, and an oversized 18th century painted leather screen from which the palette for the main public spaces was derived.
Don't forget the 1,740 square foot garage and carriage house included as well for all your many vehicles. The circular driveway provides the ideal drop-off location for valeted events, which, we assume, you'll be hosting if you buy the place.
· Elizabeth Ayer's 'Chapel Lane' Estate is a $7.2M Time Capsule [CS]
· 166 Boundary Lane NW [Estately]
· Chapel Lane Estate [CL]