Archive for the ‘home builders’ Category

Leonard Developers

July 23, 2009

Leonard Custom Home Builders are located in Franklin Lakes, NJ. They have designed some quite amazing homes in Northern Jersey in and around Mahwah, Saddle River, and Franklin Lakes. Right now they have 5 homes available for purchase, including a $5.995 million mansion on Baldwin Road in Saddle River that is around 12,500 square feet. 
Here are some addresses of some of the homes in the above gallery:
Gallery 2 – Great Hall Road, Mahwah
Gallery 5 – Garden Court, Franklin Lakes
Gallery 6 – Upper Saddle River – For Sale at $2.295 million
Gallery 8 – Bramshill Drive, Mahwah (right next to a huge mansion)
Gallery 12 – Baldwin Road, Saddle River – Listing

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)

A look at Mansions for Sale 2 !

June 23, 2009

8 bedrooms / 9 bathrooms
16,000+ square feet
It is going to be built by Distaulo Builders. It will include a home theater, a lounge, a gym, an elevator, an indoor spa, and much much more.

2421 Acanthus Drive, Wake Forest, NC
5 bedrooms / 8 bathrooms
14,433 square feet

450 E Coconut Palm Road, Boca Raton, FL
6 bedrooms / 9.5 bathrooms
25,171 square feet

Brookville, NY
6 bedrooms / 15 bathrooms
12,500 square feet

1 New Albany Farms Road, New Albany, OH
8 bedrooms / 10 bathrooms
17,771 square feet

3460 State Road 13, Switzerland, FL
6 bedrooms / 8 bathrooms
14,849 square feet

609 Portledge Drive, Bryn Mawr, PA
8 bedrooms / 11 bathrooms
18,560 square feet

Glencoe – One of the Main Line’s Largest and Most Expensive Estates

June 21, 2009

Glencoe is a magnificent estate located at 530 Fishers Road in Bryn Mawr, PA. It was built by Michael G. Haines who owns Waverly Real Estate Co. The home contains 26,000 square feet of pure luxurious living space and was once listed for $12.5 million.
Here is what the home includes:
First Floor – 7,989 square feet
  • dining room
  • 2-story great room
  • a gallery
  • 3 staircases
  • staff room
  • laundry room
  • kitchen w/ butler’s pantry
  • breakfast room
  • family room
  • 3 bathrooms
  • a porch
  • sunroom
  • his and hers librarys
Second Floor – 7,213 square feet
  • 6 bedrooms with their own baths and closets
  • master retreat with master bath and 2 walk-in closets,
  • reading loft
Third Floor – 3,015 square feet
  • 2 bedrooms
  • a lounge
  • a large cedar closet
  • a sitting area
Lower Level – 8,000 square feet (unfinished)
= 26,000 square feet, 9 bedrooms, 12 bathrooms

Newly Built Tricked Out Hamptons Mega Mansion

June 6, 2009

This massive 31,000 square foot mega-mansion was built at 612 Halsey Lane in prestigiuos Bridgehampton, NY. It is situated on an amazing 12 acres and features every amenitie possible including 14 bedrooms and 19 bathrooms! It was built by real estate developer Joe Farrell (owns Farrell Building Company) for his family and he has recently decided to put it on the market for a mind numbing $59,500,000. It can also be rented for 2-week periods during the summer for an astronomical price of $500,000. (The Jonas Brothers were reportedly looking to rent this house) The mansion contains a grand foyer with sweeping staircase, walnut floors with radiant heating, Crestron touch panels throughout, an elevator, a double living room with 2 fireplaces, a hughe gourmet kitchen with walk-in refrigerator, a walnut library, a 2800 square foot master suite, 8 en-suite bedrooms, and a 2-bedroom apartment. The enormous 10,000 square foot lower level is a kid’s paradise. It contains a children’s playroom, a virtual golf room, a home theater, a 2-lane bowling alley, a tv room with 5 plasmas, a room with a half-pipe and rock climbing wall, an indoor basketball/racquetball court, a custom bar and disco, a subterranean garage with hydraulic lifts, and a spa facility with a steam, sauna, jacuzzi, and massage area. The grounds include a swimming pool and a sunken tennis court. 

A look at Mansions at 11 !

May 26, 2009

This massive 30,000 square foot estate is located on N Parkview Avenue in Columbus, OH. The house was designed by Geoffrey Bradfield. The home has not one, but three art gallerys that display rare paintings and artifacts. It also has formal gardens, a tennis court, and a swimming pool.
CLICK HERE for the accompanying article about the house as well as for more pictures

This 14,000+ square foot mansion is up for sale through a bankruptcy auction. It is located at 9034 Bronson Drive in Potomac, MD. This new construction home contains a magnificent double bridal staircase, 2 kitchens, an elevator, a home theater, a wine cellar, a pub, a sauna and steam room, and a 3-car garage.
CLICK HERE for pictures of the home

This grand 19,000+ square foot manor is located at 10610 Vale Road in Oakton, VA. It is one of the largest new construction homes in Virginia. The home was on the market for a jaw dropping $16,500,000. It contains 6 bedrooms, 8 full and 5 half bathrooms, a grand marlbe foyer with double bridal staircase, an elevator, a 2-story great room with balconies, a gym, a home theater, a wine cellar, a swimming pool, and a tennis court.
CLICK HERE for a virtual tour of the house and close to 100 pictures

This custom built French Provincial mansion is on the market for a reasonable $2,700,000. It is located on Quail Run in Warren, NJ. The 11,000+ square foot home has 5 bedrooms, 6.5 bathrooms, a double bridal staircase, a cherry wood library, a conservatory, a gym, and a 2-story great room.
CLICK HERE for the listing

This huge 18,900 square foot mansion was built by Myron Haydt. (he lives right next to this house) The house is on the market for $4,900,000 and includes 6 bedrooms, 7 full 2 half bathrooms, a 3-story open gallery/foyer overlooking a waterfall feature, a home office, an indoor pool, an outdoor swimming pool, a home theater, an elevator, 2 kitchens, a gym, and an 8-car garage.
CLICK HERE for the listing

This 18,000 square foot old world mansion is located on Barrington Lane in Allentown, PA. The home was built by and  is owned by Myron Haydt. Myron builds custom luxury homes with his company Myron R. Haydt Development, Inc. The home includes a swimming pool and a large circular tower.

Pictures of Alpine Mansions taken by a Homes of the Rich Reader

May 18, 2009

These two pictures are of the back an side of the $16,500,000 mansion locoated on Buckingham Drive. I love this house soooo much and it is one of my personal favorites.

This is the $8,000,000 home that pop star Britney Spears rented out for 1 month at a cost of $30,000.

I have no idea what street this mansion is being completed on. If anyone knows, leave a comment below.

This house used to be on the market for $16,500,000, but has sinces been removed from the njmls. It has one of the grandest gated entries on the blocl. It is located on The Esplanade in the prestigious Rio Vista section.

This is the 11,000 square foot, $15 million mansion that was bought by Yankees player C.C Sabathia. The home was built by Alliots Construction. 

This home is located on Litchfield Way. The 11,000 square foot mansion sold for $10,900,000 and was built by Pinncale Custom.

J. Lambert Custom Homes in Texas

May 9, 2009

J Lambert Custom homes is a premier developer of magnificent estate homes in Texas. All of the homes they build are grand and have a similar style.  The castle like exteriors are enhanced by the numerous turrets, unique shaped windows, and brick and stone inlay. This particular home is pending sale and has close to 15,000 square feet of living space. I think these homes are amazing and I love the architectural details both in the exterior and interior of these homes. 
CLICK HERE to view the builder’s website
Homes to Be Built 

Location: 9533 Bella Terra Drive, Fort Worth, TX
Price: $3,999,900
Square Feet: 12,931
CLICK HERE for the listing

Location: 4654 Benavente Court, Fort Worth, TX
Price: $4,549,900
Square Feet: 13,473
CLICK HERE for the listing

Location: 4656 Benavente Court, Fort Worth, TX
Price: $4,600,000
Square Feet: 14,705
CLICK HERE for the listing
Location: 4701 Santa Cova Court, Fort Worth, TX
Price: $4,699,900
Square Feet: 12,346
CLICK HERE for the listing

Spectacular Pennsylvania Tudor Style Estate

May 4, 2009

This estate was built William G. Smith Jr. Builders and is located at 1045 Waverly Road in Gladwyne, PA. A team of around 2 dozen architects, craftsmen, and designers spents 18 months constructing this one of a kind estate. The 18,000 square foot home contains 4 levels of pure luxury. There are a total of 8 bedrooms and 9 full and 3 half bathrooms. The estae was built with the highest quality materials around and is perfect for grand entertaining. The grand scale rooms on the first floor include a reception hall with hand crafted sweeping staircase, a dining hall, a formal living room with separate conservatory, a drawing room, a cherry wood library complete with fireplace, a gallery, an elevator, a butler’s pantry and separate catering kitchen,  a gourmet kitchen, a morning room, a family room, a home office, and a mud room. The second floor contains a master suite, a lounge area, and 4 additional bedroom suites. The grand 2,000 square foot master suite contains a sitting room, a bedroom with limestone fireplace, a master bath with heated floors and marble shower, a 50 square foot steam shower, a coffee bar with mini sub zero fridge, and two walk-in closets. The lower level includes a ballroom, a home theater, a bar, a billiards room, a gym, a sauna, and a wine cellar with tasting room. The homes also contains a 3rd floor that has 2 bedrooms, an au-pair suite, a yoga room, and a studio. The grounds include a gunite swimming pool and beautiful landscaping.

CLICK HERE for more pictures as well as detailed floorplans