Archive for the ‘pennsylvania’ Category

A look at Mansions 14 !

June 28, 2009


This mansion is located at 36 Stony Brook Drive in Saratoga Springs, NY. It is the 2nd largest residence in Saratoga Springs after John Breyo’s massive 60,000 square foot behemoth. This house contains 7 bedrooms, 11.5 bathrooms, and contains 22,209 square feet of living space.


This amazing 7 bedroom, 10 bathroom mansion is located at 970 Rock Creek Road in Bryn Mawr, PA. It contains 17,658 square feet of living space and includes a side motor court, a swimming pool with pool house, and a tennis court. 

The massive lakefront mansion (on the right hand side in the picture) is located at 1270 Club Cove Drive in Greensboro, GA. Unfortunately, the home does not have a bird’s eye view and there is no information on its square footage. The home has 7 bedrooms, 8 full and 3 half bathrooms, 2 boat docks, multi-level terraces, infinity edge swimming pool, 3 bars, barbecue pavilion, and a massive trophy room. It is listed at $13,000,000.
CLICK HERE FOR THE LISTING AND FOR MORE PICS


This 17,600 square foot mansion is located at 6070 Atkinson Road in New Hope, PA. It has 5 bedrooms, 10 bathrooms, a circular driveway, a swimming pool, and a children’s playground.


This 25,942 square foot mansion is located at 6001 Talbot Lane in Reno, NV. It has 6 bedrooms, 7.5 bathrooms, and has its own private lake.
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A look at Mansions for Sale 2 !

June 23, 2009

$9,650,000
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.
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$3,950,000
2421 Acanthus Drive, Wake Forest, NC
5 bedrooms / 8 bathrooms
14,433 square feet
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$21,900,000
450 E Coconut Palm Road, Boca Raton, FL
6 bedrooms / 9.5 bathrooms
25,171 square feet
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$12,950,000
Brookville, NY
6 bedrooms / 15 bathrooms
12,500 square feet
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$8,950,000
1 New Albany Farms Road, New Albany, OH
8 bedrooms / 10 bathrooms
17,771 square feet
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$3,800,000
3460 State Road 13, Switzerland, FL
6 bedrooms / 8 bathrooms
14,849 square feet
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$9,000,000
609 Portledge Drive, Bryn Mawr, PA
8 bedrooms / 11 bathrooms
18,560 square feet
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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

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.
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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.
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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.

The Andretti Family and their Mansions

May 18, 2009





This is the unique mansion of racing legned Mario Andretti. The symmetrical house is located at 457 Rose Inn Ave, Nazareth, PA and consists of 18,513 square feet of living space. It features 4 bedrooms, 15 bathrooms, a beautiful garden, and a swimming pool with a pool house.


This is the mansion of former racer and owner of Andretti Green Racing, Michael Andretti. It is located at 471 Rose Inn Ave, Nazareth, PA. The 12,226 square foot mansion is on the market for $3.4 million. It is located right next to his father, Mario’s house. The house features 6 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms, a gym, a game room, a wine cellar, a massive 2-story dome shaped room, a pond, a tennis court, a six-car garage, a swimming pool, and a six-hole golf course.
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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

Addresses of Mansions featured on Teen Cribs

April 16, 2009

Location: 3040 W Ruby Hill Drive, Pleasanton, CA
Homeowner: Christopher and Deborah Neal. (Chris is a real estate developer)
The family is selling their newly built 14,586 square foot mansion for $10,000,000.
CLICK HERE for the listing

Location: Capstick Road, Montville, NJ
Homeowners: Salvatore and Lisa Lobiondo (Sal is a managing director at Zolfo Cooper)
Their daughter, Gina, showed MTV the house which include an impressive foyer with floating staircase, a home theater with concession stand, and a swimming pool with a built in 60 ft. long waterslide.

Location: 45 Greenswood Place, Glastonbury, CT
Homeowner: David Ford ( owner of Ford David M Law Offices)
His son Cody showed MTV the house, which included a huge 2-story family room, a game room, a gym, and a massive detached indoor basketball court complete with rock climbing wall.

Location: Forest Hill Irene Road, Germantown, TN
Homeowner: Nancy (in the metal industry )
Her son and daughter showed MTV the house. It included a home theater, an elevator, a game room, a swimming pool, a horse stable with riding arena, and a private lake. The house was designed by Shapiro and Company.


Location: 9 Brooke Lane, South Barrington, IL
Homeowner: Christine Elias and her husband, who is a real estate developer
His daughter showed MTV the house. The home is currently on the market for $8,900,000 and contains 11,388 square feet on 1.3 acres. The 6 bedroom, 9 bathroom mansion contains a gourmet kitchen with two islands, a library, touch screen controls in every room, a cabana with grill, a custom bar, a massage room and nail salon, a hot tub, a home theater, a swimming pool, and a tennis court. 
CLICK HERE to see the listing

Location: 11 East Oakwood Hills Drive, Chandler, AZ
Homeowner: Robb M Corwin ( President of Gorilla Companies, LLC)
His sons showed MTV the house, which includes a home theater, a sports court, and a playroom.

Location: 2 Thatcher Terrace, Farmington, CT

Homeowner: David Quisenberry (architect)
His son showed MTV the house, which included a billiards room, a hangout room, and a recreational facility (soccer field) in the attic!
Daivd owns Quisenberry & Arcari Architects

Location: 804 Brookwood Road, Bryn Mawr, PA

Homeowner: Beth Shak (Professional Poker Player)

Her daughter showed MTV the house, which included a game room, a home theater, and a hidden master closet.

I will be updating this list as more episodes are aired.

A look at Four 20,000 square foot mansions

April 10, 2009


This 22,000 square foot mansion belongs to Nascar driver Kevin Harvick. The home is located on W Harrell Road in Oak Ridge, NC. It has 5 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms, a double bridal staircase, a gourmet kitchen, a family room, a great room with fireplace, an elevator, a memorabilia room, a custom made bar, a home theater, and an outdoor swimming pool.
CLICK HERE to see his home which was featured on CMT Cribs.

This 22,000 square foot mansion is one of the grandest homes in Pennsylvania. It is located at 1211 Mirabeau Lane in Gladwyne. The home has 6 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms, a great room, a gourmet kitchen, a game room, an indoor pool, a 20-seat home theater, a billiards room, a massage room, and an outdoor swimming pool. The home is listed at $17.9 million.
CLICK HERE to visit the home’s website

This 20,000 square foot mansion is located at 8403 Oak Knoll Drive in Burr Ridge, IL. The home has 7 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms, library, elevator, indoor sauna, gym, and a 6-car garage.
CLICK HERE for the listing


This 23,000 square foot mansion is located on Panorama Court in Arlington, TX. It was seized by federal authorities in an Internet drug case and sold for only $1,189,000 back in 2008. Even though it was still unfinished, that is a pretty good price. The home has a current value of $5 million.
CLICK HERE for a video on the home

A look at Mega-Mansions 4 !

March 15, 2009


This 84,626 square foot mega-mansion is located on S. Ocean Blvd in Palm Beach, FL. It is owned by Sydell Miller. Sydell Miller and her late husband Arnold founded Matrix Essentials, a hair and beauty products supply company. They sold the company to Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. for 7+ million shares. This home was designed by architect Jeffrey W. Smith and is by far one of the largest home in the Palm Beach Area, if not the entire state of Florida. The home’s name is “La Reverie” and was reported to cost Sydell $40+ million to build and is valued at $61,277,132. The home contains a tennis court and a swimming pool.

This is the mansion of Broadway producer Terry Allen Kramer. It is located on S. Ocean Blvd in Palm Beach, FL. Her husband, Irwin H. Kramer, was an investment banker. The mega-mansion, named “La Follia, has 44,000 square feet of living space and is valued at over $70 million. Architect Jeffrey W. Smith designed the house. The home contains a swimming pool as well as formal gardens.


The French inspired 17,000+ square foot mansion is located on Chateau Lane in Villanova, PA. The home is right next to the home of Allen Iverson, which is currently on the market. This mansion contains a 5+ car garage, a tennis court, a swimming pool, a massive guest/pool house, and its own mini golf course.

This massive estate is located on Fox Hunt Road in Barrington Hills, IL. It contains a 1/2 mile long driveway, man-made lake, a 5+ car garage, what looks like to be an indoor entertainment zone, and a swimming pool.

This massive mansion built by Zitella Construction consists of over 15,000 square feet of living space and a swimming pool. It is located on Star Lane in South Barrington, IL.


This 15 to 20,000 square foot mansion is located on Shilp Point Lane in Merritt Island, FL. It contains a motor court, 4-car garage, and a swimming pool.

Mansions brought to my attention by my readers!

March 3, 2009


This giant mega-mansion is located at 5522 Lyons View Pike in Knoxville, TN. The house, dubbed Villa Collina, was on the market at one point for $17.5 million and was once listed for an astonishing $40 million. The owner is Mike Conley, who is the founder of Regal Corp. It measures a mind blowing 44,500 square feet. It has 49 rooms, 17 bathrooms, 32 built-in televisions, 4 dining rooms, 11 fireplaces, an indoor swimming pool, a massive great room, a wine cellar, and a 6-car garage.

CLICK HERE for more information and pictures

This mansion is located on Springdale Road. It has a tennis court, basketball court, a man-made pond, and an indoor pool.

This mansion consists of a man-made pond, a swimming pool with pool and guest house, and two tennis courts. It is also located on Justa Bout Road in Venetia, PA.


This French manor style mega-mansion is located at 142 Justa Bout Road in Venetia, PA. It has 13,073 square feet of living space and includes 7 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms. The mansion has amazing landscaping as well as a swimming pool, tennis court, and a putting green.