Archive for November, 2008

Larry "House’s" REALLY big house!

November 30, 2008

: Montagel Way, Shoal Creek, Alabama
Price: $3,950,000 in 2003 (auction)
Square Feet: 50,000
This 50,000 square foot mega-mansion used to be the home of Larry House, the former COO of Healthsouth. The French Chateau style mansion sits on 27 acres of land in one of Alabama’s most prestigious neighborhoods. The most impressive feature of this home is the guitar shaped driveway that can be see in an aerial view. The trees lining the driveway represent the chords. The home has a total of 21 bedroms and 22 bathrooms. It also includes a wine cellar, large swimming pool with pool house, a 25-seat movie theater, and a 13-car garage. The home and it’s property had an assessed value of $27 million before being sold for a staggering $3.95 million at a 2-day auction.

Jim Pallotta’s Boston Mega Mansion

November 18, 2008

Location: Weston, MA

Price: $21,000,000 to build
Square Feet: 21,000
This home was built for James Pallotta and his wife Kim. James, a US equities manager for Tudor Investment Corp. and the co-owner of the Boston Celtics, made an astounding $200 million in 2005. The home was originally supposed to be 28,000 square feet, but the high price tag spurred a scale down. The 20 room, 21,000 suqare foot home is located on 27.5 acres of land and located between Ash and Wellesley Streets. The georgian style mansion has taken two years to build and cost $21,000,000. On the first floor, there is a a four-car garage, a sunroom, a family room, a beautiful wood-paneled kitchen, a dining room with seating for 14, a breakfast room, a high-tech home office, and a formal living room. The second floor is split up into two sections. The first section contains 4 bedrooms, 2 of which are for their two sons. The second half contains the lavish master retreat with a master bath, sitting room, two walk-in closets, and an exercise room. The The homes lower level includes a 12-seat home theater, game room, music room, and a wine cellar with two seperate wings. The home’s grounds include a 50ft by 20ft inground swimming pool, a cabana with kitchen and bath, and a carriage house with eight garage doors to store Jim’s muscle car collection. 

A look at some Alpine Mega Mansions!

November 16, 2008

Situated on over 7 ½ lush acres, this magnificent 60,000 square foot estate boast numerous amenities. It has 13 bedrooms, 23 bedrooms, a guesthouse, indoor and outdoor pools, a 1,000 sq. foot glass and steel conservatory, a squash court, and a 2,000 gallon aquarium. For entertainment, the lower level provides you with everything you need. On the lower, there is an arcade, a movie theater, an ice cream parlor, and a two lane bowling alley. The home sold for $40,000,000
This mansion is still under construction on Rio Vista Drive.

This is the home of rapper P. Diddy. It is located on Anderson Avenue. He bought the 21-room mansion for $10 million from financier Mark Arzoomanian. The home measures in at 17,000 square feet and includes 8 bedrooms suites, a six-car garage, swimming pool with waterfall and spa, a home theater, tennis court, a wine cellar, a 700 gallon aquarium, and an indoor raquetball court.

This is the home of John H. Klein. He is the chairman and ceo of DAVA Pharmaceuticals. This home is located on Closter Dock Road.

This mega mansion is locted at the end of Margo Way. Chris Rock lives on the street.

Villa Valahia – Boca Raton’s Mega Mansion

November 14, 2008

Location: 21582 Cartagena Drive, Boca Raton, FL
Price: $12,900,000
Square Feet: 32,500

The 25,000 square foot main house was built in 2002 and features a mind blowing 16 bedrooms, 14.2 bathrooms, and 4 staircases. This palatial home is situated on over 5 private acres on a quiet street. The home has a massive14 bay attached garage. The 2-story includes a floating double bridal staircase and a columned passageway. This passageway leads to the 2-story great room which features a coffered ceiling and a massive fireplace. There is also a music conservatory with piano and wet bar. Also located on the first floor is a banquet sized dining room that leads to a magnificent kitchen. Located off of the kitchen is the butler’s pantry, laundry room, storage pantry, and a glass-enclosed family dining area, and also a 2-story family room. The home also features a home theater with stadium sized seating and fiber optic lights and a drawing room that leads to the billiards room with built-in wet bar. There are 2 offices located on either side of the main foyer. The lagoon style pool is very large and features a rock-edged waterfall spa, and surrounding palm trees. There is also a massive stone patio, a children’s playground, and an indoor batting cage. This is one of Boca Raton’s most desirable estates.

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Bob Bahre’s Massive Lakefront Mansion

November 13, 2008

Location: Hopewell Drive, Alton, NH
Square Feet: 29,000

This is the estate of Bob Bahre who is the former owner of New Hampshire Motor Speedway. The home is said to have 29,000 square feet of living space. It has a 16-car attached garage.The Bahre Estate compound is valued at $75 million. Bob also wants to build a 50,469 square foot building on the property. As a car collector, he has amassed a collection of 70 antique cars. So, he needs a place to store them. The first two floors would each be 19,329 square feet and the third floor would be 11,811 square feet. 17,208 out of the 50,469 square feet would be used to display his cars. The remaining square footage (2 full floors) would be used for residential purposes.

Open House of the Week

November 13, 2008

Location: 15 North Church Road, Saddle River, NJ
Price: $7,845,000
Square Feet: 15,000
Date: Saturday, November 15th
Time: 2 to 4 pm
Broker: Anat Eisenberg
Listing: Click here
Home’s Website: Click here

– 7 bedrooms
– 9 bathrooms
– elevator
– indoor pool
– home theater
– billiards room
– wine cellar
– library

Huge Pennsylvania Mansion with Amazing Asking Price!

November 13, 2008

Location: W Wyndemere Circle, Schnecksville, PA
Price: $1,790,000
Square Feet: 23,000

This massive home is located in an upscale community in eastern Pennsylvania. The newly built mansion is unfinished and features 23,000 square feet of living space which includes 7 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms. The amazing thing about this home, is the price. A home this large would cost you a staggering $19 million in Greenwich, Connecticut. The price per square feet is $77! Other features of this stately home include a marble and granite foyer with floating staircase, large great room, master suite with glass paneled floor and a private observatory, 2 kitchens, playroom, 2 massive bonus rooms, and a 5-car garage.

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Massive Tennessee Estate located in Prestigious Gated Community

November 11, 2008

Location: 55 Governors Way, Brentwood, Tennessee

Price: $6,900,000
Square Feet: 19,935
This almost 20,000 square foot mansion is located in the ultra posh gated golf community, Governor’s Club, in Brentwood. This home literally has it all. The home has a gourmet kitchen, great room, home theater, indoor basketball court, a 2-lane bowling alley, billiards room, and a golf simulator. The backyard contains a network of multiple pools that have a rock waterfall and a waterslide, an outdoor kitchen, and a screened in porch. The home’s heated garage can fit four tour buses. This mansion was built for entertaining and with a $1,000,000 price reduction, it won’t last long.
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Private Estate in Brentwood

November 11, 2008

Location: 5103 Pickney Drive, Brentwood, TN

Price: $3,995,000
Square Feet: 14,102
This luxurious mansion is located in the Princeton Hills subdivision of Brentwood. It features 6 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms spread out on over 14,000 square feet of living space. The home has a library, home theater, luxurious master suite with steam and sauna, an all access elevator, wine cellar, home gym, game room, party room with bar, indoor basketball court, and a huge finished 3rd floor multi-use space. The backyard of this mansion is truly an oasis. It includes a firepit, outdoor kitchen, and a huge resort-like swimming pool with rock waterfall and a slide.
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Majestic Saddle River Manor

November 10, 2008

Location: 8 Eugene Road, Saddle River, NJ

Price: $3,288,000
This beautiful newly constructed manor is simply amazing. The home has great curb appeal and is very inviting. It offers 6 bedrooms and 6.1 bathrooms. The foyer has marble floors and a unique staircase. There is crown molding as well as Brazilian cherry wood floors throughout. The home has a formal living room with a fireplace, dining room, large 2-story great room with fireplace and tall windows, gourmet kitchen, a billiard room, office/bedroom, and a bathroom. The home has an elevator that services all three floors. The basement is unfinished, features a fourth fireplace, and can be customized to your liking.