Archive for September, 2008

Atlanta’s Luxury Home Builder

September 30, 2008

This home was sold for $3.5 million and includes 6 bedrooms, grand foyer with two staircases, library, home theater, gym, elevator, and a salon.

Captin Construction builds some of the finest homes in the Atlanta area. They built the Wellington Lake Estates development that is located at Victor Court and Moccasin Trail in Loganville. The homes that Captin construction have built and are building are architectural masterpieces. The company has been featured in the Atlanta Business Journal and countless newspapers. Two of the homes built by them are currently on the market.

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Newly Built Old Tappan Mansion

September 28, 2008











Location: Old Tappan, NJ
Price: $2,999,000
Square Feet: 7,000+

This newly built custom colonial mansion sits on a quiet cul-de-sac. It offers 7,000 square feet on the first two floors plus a full finished basement. The home has 3 fireplaces, an intercom system, a gorgeous library, crown molding throughout, hardwood floors, a magnificent custom kitchen, marble floors in the foyer, 3 plus fireplaces, a 25 foot coffered ceiling in the great room, a balcony overlooking the great room, and radiant heat. The lower level includes a gym, recreation room, and a home theater.

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Luxurious Illinois Mansion

September 24, 2008





















Location: 6500 Hillcrest Drive, Burr Ridge, IL
Price: $8,999,999
Square Feet: 20,500

This luxurious mega mansion has over 20,000 square feet of living space. It offers 6 bedrooms and 6 full and 3 half baths. The two story foyer has marble floors, a sweeping staircase, and a sparkling chandelier. The large great room has a massive fireplace and a long mirror above it. The large open kitchen includes a breakfast room. There is also a fabulous family room that has a floor to ceiling fireplace and high vaulted ceilings. The family room overlooks the gigantic indoor swimming pool that has wooden vaulted ceilings. The lower level includes a billiards room, indoor basketball court, spa, sauna, home theater, a bar, and a second kitchen. The home also has an elevator. The property includes a massive outdoor patio and pond.

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Hillcrest Estate

September 22, 2008
















Location: Greenwich, CT
Price: $19,000,000 (concealed bid)
Square Feet: 26,000

This nearly 4 year old mega mansion sits on over 30 acres of rolling land and contains 26,000 square feet of living space. It was built for Stanley Cheslock and his wife Dorothea. Stanley made his fortune on Wall Street. The home took four years to build at a cost of nearly $21 million. The Cheslocks put the mega mansion up for sale a year after completion as they found it to be too big. The house contains 4 master suites, a guest suite, and a service suite. Upon entering, you are greeted by a double staircase and two cathedral ceiling living rooms. The kitchen is a chef’s dream. It comes with two butler’s pantries, a wood-burning pizza oven, herb garden, and a walk-in refrigerator. The guest suite and staff quarters are located on the main floor. The main focal point of the home is the 100 foot central atrium with a rooftop cupola and an iron-clad elevator. This mega mansion also offers 7 Rumsford fireplaces, an amazing 3,700 bottle wine room, a home theater, a fully equipped gym, and a 50 f.t indoor lap pool. This home also comes with two carriage houses and a 12-car garage. This home is simply stunning and comes with unparalleled amenities. The mansion has old world charm, but at the same time it is filled with modern luxuries.

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Two Brand New Illinois Mansions

September 19, 2008







Location: Hinsdale, IL
Price: $4,750,000

This newly built estate is located in the prestigious Woodlands area of Hinsdale. It has 2o rooms including 5 bedrooms and 9.5 bathrooms. The mansion was built with the highest quality materials and has a brick and stone exterior. Also, the mansion offers an elevator, Brazilian Tiger wood floors, an indoor pool, a home theater, and a four car garage.

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Location: Northfield, IL
Price: $4,500,000

This 5 bedroom and 6.2 bath newly constructed chateau style mansion is incredible. The living spaces have crown moldings , built-ins, and marble and limestone fireplaces. The grand master suite has a private balcony and a rotunda sitting room. The lower level has an antique bar, wine cellar, gym, home theater, and an indoor lap pool.

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Grandeur in Saddle River

September 19, 2008









Location: Saddle River, NJ
Price: $6,995,000 (SOLD)
Square Feet: 11,000

This 11,000 square foot mansion is exquisite in every aspect. The all brick manor was built in 2003 and was given $1,500,000 in material upgrades by its previous owner. It has 6 bedrooms and 6 full and 2 half baths. The home’s property has a stone veranda, a pool with a cabana, garages lifts, and security cameras. Also included in this wonderful home is an elevator that services all three floors, a custom bar, and an elaborate home theater.

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Rio Vista All Brick Colonial Mansion

September 17, 2008











Location: Rio Vista Drive, Alpine, NJ
Price: $17,000,000
Square Feet: 19,000+

This 19,000 plus square foot mega mansion is located atop a gated knoll in the exclusive Rio Vista section of Alpine. It is located across the street from New Jersey’s largest home. The mansion was built by renowned builder James Nigro. The mansion offers 7 bedrooms and 9 full and 2 half baths. The home has a total of 9 fireplaces and has extensive molding and was made with the finest quality and materials. The inviting foyer has high ceilings and marble floors. The great room is large and open and perfect for large entertaining. The home also has spacious rooms throughout including a gourmet kitchen and dining room. The lower level includes a two lane bowling alley, home theater, billiards room, and an indoor squash court. There is also a five car garage with a lift and a swimming pool with a pavilion.

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Elite Saddle River French Mansion

September 17, 2008













Location: Elden Drive, Saddle River, NJ
Price: $10,900,000

This beautiful french inspired mansion is an architectural masterpiece. This premier estate offers 6 bedrooms and 7 full and 2 half baths. It was built by a leading executive in the entertainment industry. The home has 7 fireplaces, marble floors throughout, detailed woodwork, a gourmet kitchen fitted with the latest appliances, a domed breakfast room, and an office/library. The spacious lower level includes a full kitchen, home theater with two projectors, gym, bar, and a 2800 bottle wine cellar with a tasting room. The private grounds include a swimming pool with a jacuzzi, a fire pit, waterfall, koi pond, and a full cabana with fireplace.

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Gorgeous Franklin Lakes English Manor

September 14, 2008
















Location: 670 Peach Tree Lane, Franklin Lakes, NJ

Price: $2,999,999
This one of a kind custom masterpiece is located in the beautiful town of Franklin Lakes. It is located on the corner of a quiet street and has tremendous curb appeal. Upon entering, you are greet by large front doors and a two story entry foyer with two closets, a circular staircase, radiant heated floors, and handcrafted wrought iron and oak railings. This home has 5 bedroom suites each with their own closets and baths. The formal dining room can accommodate 12-16 people and comes complete with wall paneling and herringbone floors. The formal living room has coffered ceilings and crown molding. There is also a piano room with a small alcove. The two story great room contains a bar with wine cooler, a two story fireplace, and french doors leading to the backyard. Also located on the first floor is a library located at the end of the main hall. It has a fireplace and a pair of french doors. The gourmet kitchen is impeccable. It has a subzero refrigerator with separate freezer, a viking oven, warming draw, two islands, two mieled dishwashers, a walk-in pantry, and an attached breakfast room. There is also a guest bedroom on this floor. There are two sets of staircases that both lead to the second floor. The master bedroom has a sitting room, master bath with step up bathtub, and two large walk-in closets. All the bathrooms on the floor have marble vanities and only the highest quality finishes. The unfinished walk-out lower level encompasses 3,000 square feet and is ready for a home theater, wine cellar, a full bath, and large entertaining spaces. This mansion has a 3 car garage, circular driveway, and a gorgeous brick and stone exterior. This home is priced exceptionally well and is a must see. It was built with the finest materials and craftsmanship.
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One of the Grandest Mansions I have ever Seen !

September 13, 2008
















Location: Scobeyville, Colts Neck, NJ

Square Feet: 35,000
I do not know a lot about this mega-mansion, but I know that it was just recently completed and is set on over 166 acres. It was built by the legendary Polo Master Builders. It is going to be New Jersey’s largest thoroughbred race horse breeding facility. The exterior of the house is made of Jerusalem stone, slate and mahogany. There is an English conservatory that anchors one end of the home. The mansion has a porte- cochere and an amazing backyard with an enormous pool house.
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