Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Randwood

12"x12" oil on canvas

Built in the mid 19th century by the Dickson family, it was purchased in 1873 by Henry Livingstone Lansing, a Buffalo banker, for the princely sum of $18,000. The Lansing family made extensive changes and additions to the original building which at that time was known as Woodlawn.
George Rand bought the house, with the 50 acre estate, in 1909 and the house was owned by the Rand family for most of the 20th century.
The future of the building is currently being debated. It looks as if it will be turned into an inn and conference centre. It seems a shame but as the estate still comprises 14 acres and several buildings, it is hardly surprising that it no one wants to take it on as a single family home!

$300 - Please contact me for more information.