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The Swartout Family
     

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It is the result of a long-distance love affair. This little touch of Newport, Rhode Island was built by a man from Ohio who fell in love with Canandaigua Lake on a business trip. Fate would have it that shortly after completion he would pass away. For Roger and Caroline Friedlander, who watched this magnificent home being built, this unfortunate turn of events would lead to their moving into their dream home. The attention to detail is evident in the woodwork, wall coverings, antiques and even the fans of this wonderful home that continues to bring boats to a standstill.

 

The Swartout Family

Many have made Canandaigua their vacation destination. More are making it their year-round home. More and more original cottages are disappearing as property values rise. But for the Swartout family their stone house is just fine the way it is...step into these doors and you are stepping back in time. Legend has it that two ladies supervised the construction of this unique house, deciding which stone and artifact would go where. Look closely and you can find a question mark... moose horns...even the teeth of a horse! Others rebuild or renovate but the Swartouts are perfectly happy with their little piece of history.

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