Archive for the ‘architects’ Category

European Country Manor in Mendham, NJ

August 24, 2009


 Location: Chapel Lane, Mendham, NJ

Price: $4,950,000

Square Feet: 12,500


This incredible newly built French style mansion was  designed by renowned Beer & Coleman Architects. I have driven by this home so many times and lets just say  its breathtaking. When you are driving on the road, the first thing you see is the back of the home with the sweeping staircases coming off from the stone terrace. This 12,500 square foot home has 6 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms,  a great room with a double sided cement fireplace, a cherry wood library with fireplace, a state-of-the-art  gourmet kitchen with 2 islands and stainless steel appliances, a breakfast room/conservatory, a formal living room, a family room, a home theater, a billiards room, a wine cellar, and a recreational room. This home is situated on 8 acres of prime property.



Helal New Moon Residence: A Dubai Mega-Mansion

August 7, 2009

I know that I never do posts on contemporary/modern mansions, but this one is truly unbelievable. The 35,000 square foot mansion was designed by Culver City, CA based Ehrlich Architects. The home, dubbed the Helal New Moon Residence, is located in Dubai. The home has gorgeous marble floors, massive floor to ceiling windows, beautiful sculptures throughout, and extremely tall ceilings. This home is beyond compare! I wonder who the mystery client is? My guess is that its probably someone from the royal family.

"Le Grand Reve" Mansion on the Market

July 27, 2009

This 17,000 square foot mansion is located at 68 Locust Road in Winnetka, Illinois. It is dubbed Le Grand Reve, which means The Big Dream. It was designed by Landry Design Group. It is owned by Sherwin and Deborah Jarol. Sherwin is a managing partner of Bradley Associates, a real estate investment company. The home is privately on the market for $32 million, which makes it more expensive than the 35,000 square foot, $25 million Villa Taj. It is listed with Sudler Sothebys. The house has 7 bathrooms, 8 fireplaces, and a 4-car garage. The Jarols paid $2.56 million for the property 6 years ago. 

Newly Built Potomac Mega Mansion hits the Market

July 21, 2009

Potomac, MD, is a town known for large homes and there seems to be a new mansion being built around every corner. This magnificent home was designed by John Neufeld and built by renowned luxury builder Niroo Mansions. The brick and limestone exterior mega-mansion consists of over 25,000 square feet of pure luxurious living space. It is on the market for a cool $15,000,000, which makes it the current most expensive home on the market in Potomac. The home consists of 8 bedrooms, 10 full and 4 half bathrooms, a grand salon with 18 ft. ceilings, 2 dining rooms, 3 kitchens, a home theater, an indoor pool with spa, staff quarters, and much much more. I will post pics of the interior the minute they are put on the listing website.

Mega Mansion Talk!

July 15, 2009

John Finton is the owner of Finton Construction, a Los Angeles firm that has about 30 luxury projects under construction at a time. Him and his company have built some of the most impressive homes in Southern California, especially in the Beverly Hills area. His firm built Haim Saban’s house in Beverly Park, Alec Gores’ house in Beverly Park, Eddie Murphy’s house in Beverly Park, and many many others. He estimates his firm does about $70 million in annual construction sales. Not only does he build homes in the USA, but he also plans and builds massive estates in other countries.
His firm is building a 60,000 square foot, yes folks 60,000, mega-mansion in Moscow, Russia. The massive home, which is being built for a very very rich woman, will include a wine cellar, a swimming pool, and a bowling alley.
Wait. There’s more!!! Although John is not building it, his architect friend is designing it. What is it? Well, his friend is currently designing a 100,000 square foot home in Shanghai!! 

This is a model of a proposed mega-mansion being offered by Khatri International Inc. The 11.9 acres property is located off of Laurel Canyon Blvd in Los Angeles. Khatri has two options for the new buyer. They can either build you nine 10,000 square foot executive homes, each with additional 4,000 square feet of enclosed parking space or a grand 30,000 square foot palace, which is pictured above. I would definitely opt for the 2nd option. The 30,000 square foot home would have an 18,000 square foot subterranean garage (which would bring it to 48,000 square feet!!), an incredible 60-seat movie theater, a 4-lane bowling alley, a huge billiards room, an indoor swimming pool, an outdoor swimming pool, and a rooftop helicopter.

This amazing 20,000+ square foot mega-mansion, dubbed Le Grand Reve, was designed by Landry Design Group. I would love to know more about this home.

I mentioned this home in one of my previous posts. Now, I have found out who owns this monstrosity. The owner is Alec Gores, a self made billionaire ($1.5 billion to be exact) who made his fortune through leveraged buyouts of technology firms. The 42,000 square foot French Normandy Mega-Mansion is located in the exclusive gated Beverly Park community located in Los Angeles, CA. Finton Construction built the home and the Landry Design Group designed it.
CLICK HERE TO SEE MORE PICS OF THE HOME (located under Projects, then click Completed. Its the last home on the page)

Newly Constructed Alpine, NJ English Manor with Tricked Out Garage

June 20, 2009

This amazing mansion is located on Tulip Tree Lane in Alpine, NJ and was designed by renowned architect James Paragano. The grounds include a swimming pool with pool house and a tennis court.
Here is an excerpt from a website:
” The design concept of the project includes a primary vehicular procession through the home beginning with the porte cochere into a grand motor court with garage storage for 5 automobiles including one special showcase building. The drive continues down a private cylindrical ramp to a secret parking structure hidden below ground where a motorized turntable rotates exotic cars for easy parking and display. The procession is an evolving architectural experience that begins with a 600 foot long driveway and culminates in an elaborate lower level complex complete with a large auto showroom, exercise and spa area, recreation and bar area, as well as an indoor basketball court. The combined upper and lower garage space encompasses room for over 25 automobiles.

Appel Design Group Architects – NJ Luxury Home Designer

June 5, 2009

Appel Design Group has designed some of the finest estates in Northern New Jersey. They designed the 2007 Designer Showhouse of NJ (first picture) which is located on Werimus Brook Road in Saddle River, NJ. The second and third homes are located in Livingston, NJ and were designed with French influence. The last home was built in the prestigiuos Bel Air Woods section of Livingston.
CLICK HERE to see more homes designed by the Appel Desing Group

A look at Mansions 12 !

May 31, 2009

This French chateau, dubbed Hillcrest Manor, is located on Hillsboro Pike in Nashville, TN. It was designed by J. Terry Bates & Associates. 
CLICK HERE for more pictures

This colonial mega-mansion is under construction on prestigious Strait Lane in Dallas, TX.

This 22,000 square foot Normandy style mansion is located on Congressional Parkway in Potomac, MD. It is owned by Raul Fernandez, who is the chairman of ObjectVideo and co-owner of the Washington Capitals. The home has 8 bedrooms, 13 bathrooms, a 2,000 square foot pool house, a swimming pool, and a tennis court.
CLICK HERE for the accompanying article

This mansion is located on Highland Farms Road in Potomac, MD. It is owned by developer Steve Lebling who throws lavish parties frequently. The 28,000 square foot house has 11 fireplaces, 13 bathrooms, a 4+ car garage, a swimming pool, and a large pool house.

This is the 30,000 square foot mansion of Jim Kimsey, the co-founder and one time CEO of AOL. The house is located at 600 Chain Bridge Road in Mclean, VA. The home cost $12 million to build. Jim owns the Frank Lloyd Wright house right next door. He built this mansion solely for large parties and charity events.

This French manor is being completed on Braewood Place in Dallas, TX. The home has a 5+ car garage, a swimming pool, and is located in the Bent Tree Country Club.

This estate is located at 54th Ct SE in Salme, OR. The estate contains a 3+ car garage, an attached guest house, a barn, a swimming pool with pool house, a basketball court, and a tennis court. 

A look at a French Manor in Prestigious Alpine

May 25, 2009

This house has been on my mind ever since I discovered it while taking a drive through Alpine, NJ. I was looking through past publications of Architectural Digest online and I came across this house. I was ecstatic when I found it. The French inspired mansion was designed by famed architect Boris Baranovich. The interior designer of the home is Penny Drue Baird. The home is owned by Steven and Candice Stark, who moved from an apartment in New York City to this fabulous 2-acre estate. Steven is the owner of Stark Carpet, which offers carpets, rugs, furniture, and textiles to design professionals for both commercial and residential use. Stark Carpet had sales of $150 million back in 2007. The 24-room, 20,000 square foot house includes a magnificent foyer with beautiful wrought iron balconies, Wi-Fi technology, 25 zones of climate control, a grand dining room that can seat 30 people, a gym, large custom dressing rooms for him and her, a library, an indoor basketball court, an indoor pool, multiple family rooms, a home theater with 700 movies programmed in, a tennis court, and an outdoor swimming pool. 
CLICK HERE to read the accompanying article

Massive Tennessee Estate

May 17, 2009

This massive Cleveland, Tennessee estate, called Creekridge, belongs to W Allan Jones, who is the CEO and founder of Check Into Cash, Inc. The home was designed by J. Terry Bates & Associates. The estate features a huge parking area that can easily fit 100 cars. The home also has an 8+ car garage, a swimming pool with pool house, a cupola, 6 chimneys, and a walk out basement. I can’t wait to see what the house will look like upon completion.