A heart rarely feels compelled to write a love letter to a house. Eldon is not ordinary. She is different. History deepened the soul of this house and inspired a poetic love letter that is part of its historical past.
The approach along the tree-lined drive leads to the majestic beauty of Eldon.
Your eyes meet the stunning 18-room, three-story white frame house when it comes into view. Five south-facing gabled dormer windows and four tall white Tuscan pillars stand guard with wide porches on three sides of the house.
It is an impressive sight.
On the west side of the house is a stone cottage from the late 1700s.
A generator house was built around 1900 on the northwest side to supply electricity to the home.
Stepping through the front doors, you feel the history in the oak-paneled woodwork. Pocket doors were added in the 1800s to allow the entire downstairs to become one room where dignitaries, family, and friends gathered.
Eight fireplaces and 18 rooms give this home’s interior a commanding presence.
Once home to Hal D. Flood, a member of the US House of Representatives, chairman of the Committee on Foreign Affairs from 1913 – 1919, and author of the resolution declaring war on Germany and Austria in April 1917, this home has supported tough decisions and acknowledged changing times.
21.57 acres are on one side of Rt 26 and 3.43 acres with a pond are on the other side of Rt 26.