Martha Stewart is opening up the doors of her Maine mansion!

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Martha Stewart is opening up the doors of her Maine mansion!

Ever wondered what the inside of Martha Stewart's home looks like?

The famous homemaker gave fans a peek behind her historichome, which was once owned by automotive executive Edsel Ford, in the July issue of Architectural Digest magazine -- and as you can imagine -- it's amazing!

The 72-year-old has owned the stunning 12-bedroom home for 18 years and loves the stunning property.

The historic house, named Skylands, was designed by architect Duncan Candler and sits on 63 acres overlooking Seal Harbor on Maine's Mount Desert Island. Martha purchased the home in 1997 with Fords' silver, glassware, and china, amongst several other original items included. The home is surrounded by granite outcrops and is virtually overtaken by maples, kiwi vines, and ferns -- which of course add to it's character. Believe it or not however, the outside isn't the best part of this home.

With softly colored Pewabic tiles, leaded-glass windows, Frigidaire refrigerators and maintained coolers -- it's the perfect entertaining destination. Ford, his wife and their four children summered here until another family acquired the estate in 1980. After Eleanor Ford's death however, they sold Skylands to Martha, who then turned the home into what it is today. "The house is a catalyst for her imagination and a sparker of ideas for her design empire," says Architectural Digest.

Incorporating her own style and adding slight touches throughout the home, Martha brought in Victorian papier-mâché chairs, gilded tables, benches that came from a grange hall and Mount Desert Island maps. With just the right amount of flare and historic beauty, Skylands is truly a place no homeowner can forget.

Wouldn't you love to have a sleepover here?

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