Stanford White House, Estate of the Day
I believe it takes a special type of person to inhabit a Stanford White house. The creations from the architect of the Gilded Age require a certain level of fabulously grand living. After all, Stanford White designed for the top tier of society at a time when American luxury was at its zenith. This home is located in Purchase, New York and has 18 bedrooms spread out over 20,000 square feet. Because it is an older home not every bedroom has its own bathroom but if you like vintage architecture you might be willing to rough it. The details of the home are exactly what you might expect, wide rooms, most with fireplaces, beautiful original details. This esteemed estate is on the market for the first time in 100 years and she looks a bit like a museum. A loving and careful update could make this home both warm and luxurious. It is listed at $20 million. After the jump, step one, remove the red carpet.