12 Sage Estate

Enchanting Family Estate Listed by SuzyQDoo@aol.com

Enchanting Family Home – Suzy Doolittle 518-248-4090

Posted by cthodges on September 27, 2008

Enchanting Family Estate        SuzyQDoo@aol.com      (518)-248-4090


12 Sage Estate

 Menands  NY  12204  

Spacious enough to be stately, gracious enough to be home, this delightful 14 room mansion-styled residence rests peacefully on 1.09 acres in a gated, historically connected neighborhood.  Quietly nestled by a lazy stream, the brick and cedar exterior reflects the legacy of refined grandeur and visionary appeal that permeates this striking family estate home by combining unique privacy, large flowing living areas and generously proportioned bedrooms complimented by three full and 4 half baths.

Pass through the privacy gate and marvel at the surroundings of this stunning community.   Admire the beautiful gardens, contemplate the tennis court, enjoy the ponds and imagine refreshing walks over 50 unspoiled acres of the wonderful community owned preserve.   

Park in the circular drive and feel the excitement before entering the stunning 15′ 6″ x 15′ 6″ two-story foyer featuring vaulted ceilings and inlayed select red oak hardwood floor with walnut border and circular oak staircase.  Enjoy the recessed lighting or let the chandelier greet you and your guests as you absorb the flowing and elegant living areas.


Marvel at the luxury of the 17′ 8″ x 17′ 4″ living room with oak and walnut floor, the vaulted ceiling, graceful window treatments with bright transoms and recessed lighting.  Admire the classically crafted mantle and relax in the warmth of the two-sided masonry fireplace with marble surround while you contemplate the many cheerful gatherings that will soon ensue.


The stylish appeal resonates through every room and especially in the 14′ 8″ x 16′ dining room highlighted by engaging appointments and floor to ceiling window treatments.  The oak and walnut bordered floor is complimented by delicate crown molding and a fashioned chair rail with raised panels.

The 17′ 8′ x 14′ library with stylish fireplace and custom mantle boasts built-in bookcases and computer desk, oak moldings and wood flooring.  Dazzling window treatments brighten the room while wet bar connections await.  A special room for work, quiet time and meaningful communication.


Imagine the fun in the 26′ x 34′ kitchen featuring recessed lighting and an expanded eating area cheered by sliding glass doors to the three tiered deck.  Enjoy the abundance of custom cabinetry, feel the warmth of the naturally finished wood floors and know that there is loads of working space with the oak-edged Formica countertops.  Bon Appetit to all, courtesy of the Décor Module Cook top and 2 built-in ovens, microwave, dishwasher, disposal, trash compactor and refrigerator.  Keep your laptop on the desk area, display your fine China near the wet bar and stock up that walk-in pantry. 


The 22′ x 15′ 6″ family room provides another masonry fireplace with a raised hearth and full brick faced front.  Long windows let the sun shine in and French doors with transoms make the wooded setting part of the room.  Flood lights illuminate the seclusion and perfectly frame the stately privacy. 


The 7′ 8″ x 5′ 2″ laundry room with ceramic tiled floor, built in cabinets and laundry sink with built-in ironing board make chores a little more comfortable, while the mudroom greets all Winter’s children.

 At the top of the winding staircase enter the charming 22′ 8″ x 15′ 5″ master bedroom suite with cathedral ceiling through a spectacularly appointed 17′ 9″ x 14′ 2″ sitting room with built in shelving and elegant fireplace that will warm those chilly evenings.  The 18′ x 14′ 10″ master bath features dual retreats, a 6′ x 4′ heated whirlpool platform, private steam bath, oversized ceramic tiled shower with glass block accent, separate vanities and amazing closet space with a custom shelving system.




The 14′ 8″ x 13′ 8″ carpeted second bedroom continues the excellent window treatments and a large walk-in closet with Closet-Maid custom shelving.  A 13′ 9″ x 7′ 5″ Jack and Jill Full Bath with separate vanities and water closets and a compartmentalized and enameled cast iron bath/shower connects to the 13′ 9″ x 15′ 6″ third bedroom.  This bright bedroom also has carpeting and more closets with Closet-Maid shelving.

The independent 17′ 8″ x 15′ 4″ fourth bedroom has yet another walk-in closet with Closet-Maid shelving, carpeting and full bath.  Truly this room is a perfect world for guests or the diligent student.

The 60 foot walkout basement family area with 9 foot ceilings, glass doors to the patio, and wet bar area with built-in glass cabinets has something for everyone.  Lighted cedar closets, an exercise room, extra closets, a large utility room with built in storage shelving and a half bath all connect to the family enjoyment area with built-in window seats.

Park three cars in the insulated and heated garage with electric eye doors, and floor drains and feel secure with the infrared motion detector.  Enjoy the central stereo system and save money with the well-insulated design including Pella windows and efficient Geotech water to air heat exchanging system with 5 zoned heating, humidifier and air-conditioning and two 50 gallon hot water tanks and central vacuum.

The Sage Estate Homeowners Association consists of all residents of The Historic Sage Estate Community.  These homeowners manage and arrange maintenance for two beautiful ponds, all roads, the community tennis court and the entry gate as well as community gardens.  Additionally, the association protects the surrounding fifty acres, which provide wonderful walking areas and wildlife opportunities.  This unique setting sits peacefully undisturbed yet just minutes from downtown Albany, shopping, schools and hospitals. 

12 Sage Estate Facts of Interest: 

Taxes –            School Tax                  $16,961.21

                        County Tax                 $ 5,723.24

                        Village Tax                 $ 3,070.13

 Homeowner’s Association                 $ 1,251.00 per quarter


System features:          Security system, Central Vacuum, High speed internet and Cable, Garage door openers, Humidifier, Sump Pump, air conditioning, Genotech heating on the upper level, 2 zoned gas fired hot air system on the first floor and basement, in-ground sprinkler system, exterior flood lights.  Surround Sound in basement, independent stereo system in master suite, another stereo system in family room, library, kitchen and dining room.


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