The History of The Brill

The Brill mansion was built in 1870 by John J. Brill Jr. after inheriting the farmland from his father.  John J. Brill Jr. married Frances King in 1860 and together they went on to build the brick mansion and live there with their 3 children. The King family was well known to the region, as they were one of the first settlers in Greenfield, NY.

​The Brill family operated the land as a dairy farm and agricultural business until 1886, when the Denton family purchased it.  They built on the dairy farm history and transformed the farm into the Mountainside Dairy. In 1900, the property was sold to the Waller family who ran the dairy farm for 46 years.  The Pepper family then took ownership and created the Pepper Turkey Farm. The Turkey Farm became a staple in Saratoga County until 1973.

A few other families and businesses rotated through until the mansion became vacant and fell into disrepair. In 2020, Michael Blaauboer, originally from the region, purchased the property and set his heights high to restore this historical landmark to it's former glory.

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The Brill House

The Brill House celebrated the 150-year milestone in 2020.  This thorough restoration has transformed this property into a stunning event space with overnight accommodations.  This home features many amenities, including...

  • An oversized kitchen

  • Double sided fireplace in the main sitting room

  • Parlors with original beam 12-foot coffered ceilings

  • Original hardwood floors throughout

  • Updated amenities to make your stay an enchanting one.

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On the main floor, in addition to the features listed above, there is a handicapped-accessible half bath, a laundry room, and a den.

 

As you ascend to the second floor on the spectacular spiral staircase, the main bedroom, featuring a King bed, fireplace, dressing area, and en suite bathroom, is located in the front corner of the home.  

 

At the rear of the home is our mini-suite, consisting of a bedroom with a King with access to a full bathroom and an adjoining sitting room.  Completing the second floor is another King bedroom and a Queen bedroom that both have access to the full bathroom in the hallway at the top of the stairs.

 

The spiral staircase continues up to the Belvedere peak, offering a breathtaking view of the area. 
This home sleeps up to 8 people in 4 bedrooms with 3.5 bathrooms.

There are both front, rear, and side entryways to this home.