HGTV’s sybling duo the Property Brothers have successfully sold Elmshaven, the St. Helena-based home of Adventist co-founder Ellen White from 1900 to 1915.
The home, priced at $2.8 million was sold to an unnamed private Adventist collector who was a self-declared “super-fan” of Ellen White.
Jonathan and Drew Scott who specialize in helping home buyers to find and restore fixer-uppers were delighted to feature Elmshaven on their show.
“Of all the houses we have sold, we have never find a more inspiring place,” said the brothers in a statement. “No wonder Ellen White got so much writing done here.”
At first, the new owner strictly declined any changes to the historical home so as to keep the property in the exact state it was in when White lived there.
Under pressure by the show’s producers to make at least make one modification to the property, the new owner finally caved and added a wine cellar for his extensive Martinelli’s collection.