//She’s Ours!

She’s Ours!

She’s Ours!

Yesterday, August 13 (missed Friday the 13th this year by a day, but it pleases me to think that we will be celebrating this on such days in the future), we closed!

We are now the official owners (well, key and loan holders, more accurately) on the estate. We are utterly thrilled and scared like little bunnies…such a grand adventure, such a responsibility to a magical place…

We are beginning to meet people who can tell us stories of its history, of the people who have loved it, of what the gardens looked like in its glory… Piece by piece, we will be doing our best to remember what came before us even as we imagine a vibrant new future for the place.

(And if you happen to wander by this site and have old knowledge of the place, please don’t be shy! We’d love to hear from you.)

But, now, in this moment, our deep thanks to everyone who helped push to make this actually happen. Special thanks to:

As well as family and friends who have been tireless cheerleaders as we’ve worked to get this far…

We thank all of you, so much. And as soon as we have plumbing, dinner is on us!

Stay tuned — now the exciting stuff begins as we help Sleeping Beauty awake from her dreaming…





PS: This is pretty cool, now that we’re safely closed…Forbes Magazine, “9 Giant Homes for Bargain Basement Prices.” (and it isn’t going to be quite the deal suggested once we get renovations done, but still cool…)

2017-06-25T12:34:47+00:00 September 14th, 2012|Blog|2 Comments


  1. Gabrielle Pierce September 17, 2012 at 3:41 am - Reply

    So glad you closed on this gem! I’m very much looking forward to coming for a visit, both as Delaware County historian (I’ve always had a “thing” for this place) and as reporter for the Delaware County Times. Congratulations!

    • spillian September 17, 2012 at 10:32 pm - Reply

      Thanks, Gabrielle! Looking forward to talking more with you and giving you the grand tour!

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