Great Island Estate in Darien, Connecticut

The Great Island Estate in Darien, CT, previously listed on CastlesMag.com, had now reduced in price by $55 million. It is currently priced at $120 million. There are over a dozen freestanding residences included with the estate.

Currently Connecticut’s most expensive property, the estate offers a full mile of Long Island Sound waterfront and has a private bridge connecting it to the mainland.

The stone-clad Colonial-style main house covers an incredible 13,100 square feet, making it a mansion in and of itself. The beautiful home is fitted with entertaining spaces overflowing with large windows, glass doors, and luxury materials. It holds seven fireplaces, herringbone wood floors, vaulted wood-beamed ceilings, and chandeliers.

It holds nine bedrooms, including an expansive master suite with a large walk-in closet, a fireplace, and a private balcony.

The home sits on a 63.5 acre plot, with several additional buildings designated for guests and staff. There is a dock that will accommodate yachts up to 100′, gardens, woods, terraces, an 18-stall granite stable, riding arenas, and a swimming pool as well.

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The Harold Brown Villa

The Harold Brown Villa, after having remained in the same family since 1895, is now on the market. One of Newport’s famous Gilded Age mansions, the property is set to sell for $4.995 million.

The 13,962 square foot mansion sits on 4.85 acres of land on prestigious Bellevue Avenue. It was originally built in 1895 for Harold Brown, a member of the Providence Brown family (of Brown University). Landscaping was done by the firm of Frederick Law Olmsted, which is known for designing Manhattan’s Central Park.

The doors of the 25 room French-inspired house open into a grand entrance hall with a marble floor and columns.

The ground floor was built for entertaining. Eileen Slocum, having inherited the mansion from her aunt, Harold Brown’s wife Georgette Sherman Brown, hosted former presidents Gerald Ford and George H.W. Bush along with other political figures like Dick Cheney and Elizabeth Dole in the home.

A porch overlooks the grounds, which include winding gravel paths and massive trees. A covered terrace provides a cozy spot for outdoor entertaining on the other side of the house.

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Billionaire Scott McNealy Lists Silicon Valley Home

Scott McNealy, Co-Founder of Sun Microsystems, listed his Silicon Valley estate for a cool $96.8 million. The palatial home was built by architect Thomas Jakway, and reflects his adventurous design style: the home suggests a sense of “collapsed history,” incorporating nods to the ancient, modern, and futuristic worlds.

The massive property spans an incredible 32,000 square feet, and sits on nearly 13.5 acres of land in Palo Alto, close to Foothills Park. The interior of them home offers an interesting and unique balance between modern architectural design and classic, farmhouse style. The five bedroom home features countless amenities, including a full home spa, a nightclub with dance floor, separate poker and billiards rooms, a lounge with wood-fired pizza oven, and sundry sports diversions: a driving green and pair of putting greens, an indoor sports court, and a hockey rink.

This home truly is a masterpiece, offering the height of luxury living and entertaining.

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NBA Star Blake Griffin Lists Los Angeles Home

Detroit Pistons All-Star Blake Griffin has listed his home in Los Angeles for $12 million, following his trade from the Los Angeles Clippers earlier this year. He had originally purchased the property in 2014 for $9 million.

Griffin’s colonial-inspired traditional is located in the Riviera neighborhood of Pacific Palisades, surrounded by privacy trees. The house welcomes visitors with a double-height entrance foyer complete with dark hardwood floors. The home covers 9,600 square feet, including six en-suite bedrooms, a dining room with a coffered ceiling, and a living room with built-in niche shelves and a modern fireplace. The master suite is fitted with a private sitting area, a fireplace, a private terrace, two dressing rooms, and a bathroom with heated floors.

Additional features include a home theater, an entertainment lounge, and a large yard with a full outdoor kitchen, a sports court, and a saltwater swimming pool.

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Billionaire Heiress Petra Ecclestone Lists Los Angeles Mega Mansion

Formula One heiress Petra Ecclestone’s 56,500 square foot Los Angeles mega-mansion is on sale for $175 million, a $25 million reduction from the original listing from about a year and a half ago.

Th 120-room house was meticulously designed to include everything that could possibly be desired. This includes a full floor of one wing devoted to walk-in closet space, as well as a barbershop, and rooms set aside specifically to give individual family members privacy while wrapping presents during the holidays.

The home contains 14 bedrooms, and an astounding 27 bathrooms. “Bonus rooms” include  a screening room with projection booth, wine cellar, billiards room, beauty salon, nightclub, a  2-lane bowling alley, and a service wing with staff accommodations.

The grounds of the mansion are fitted with  lawns, an orchard, a koi pond, and a pool with summer kitchen and bar.

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Palatial Condo in SoHo/NoLita

This incredible 8,000 square foot condo in SoHo, New York City is on the market for $65 million. The unique loft has been transformed into a fully-renovated 4-level luxury living space with entirely custom fabricated steel doors, windows and skylights.

Perhaps the most fantastic feature of this home is the professional-grade kitchen, large enough to be its own restaurant! The spectacular 20-foot brick barrel-vaulted ceiling kitchen includes and 86-inch range, black granite countertop/backsplash and wood-burning fireplace, as well as two proper butler’s pantries and wine rooms. It opens to an enormous great room with six oversized arched windows overlooking historic SoHo.

Each of the two master suites is fitted with its own private terrace. A Chesney cantilevered black marble staircase leads to a master level with his and hers bathrooms. Marked by over 20 custom closets, dumbwaiter, coffee bar, wood-burning fireplace and dual private terraces, this master suite is unlike any offering on the marketplace today. Additional rooms include a guest bedroom with bath, wood-paneled home office and laundry room complete the floor.

The condo offers an additional 3,700 square feet of outdoor living space in addition to the interior 8,000. Entertaining terraces, paved in granite are encased in large heated, hotel-style, steel and glass canopies, and fitted with a wood-burning fireplace and TV alcove- all accessible by six sets of French doors. Three additional landscaped terraces, equipped with custom gas lanterns, offer a heated spa, fountained garden, and open-air dining.

The residence also includes a screening room with wood-burning fireplace, fitness room, second full kitchen and laundry, and dining room, as well as a staff room with a full bath.

This incomparable property is sure to sell fast; don’t miss your chance to own what is sure to be one of the most coveted properties in New York City.

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The Most Expensive Home in Minnesota

This 18,000 square foot mansion on a 1.8 acre lot is the most expensive home in the state of Minnesota, available now for $15.795 million. Located on Lake Minnetonka, this home is just 15 miles from downtown Minneapolis, making it a perfect escape from the bustle of city life.

This home boasts 5 bedrooms (including a luxurious master suite), 7 full baths, and several spacious living and entertainment areas, including a formal dining room fit for up to 18 guests, sitting area with a fireplace, office, sunroom, home theater, basement music club, full gym, golf simulator, bowling alley, rooftop sky deck, and even a sports court. The house has a large gourmet kitchen, a prep kitchen, a butler’s pantry, a full bar, sauna, and a temperature-controlled stone wine cellar.

The custom-built home is fitted with features like soaring ceilings, a double-height entry, inlaid wood floors, and a great room with a two-story wall of windows overlooking the lake. 195 feet of lakeshore waterfront are also a part of this spectacular property.

The grounds include a swimming pool, pool house, putting green, outdoor kitchen, and outdoor lounge with a fireplace.

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Honolulu Mansion

280 Poipu Drive in Honolulu is a massive 8,039 square foot home on a 21,334 square foot lot. It also, however, comes with the unique opportunity to combine this with the adjoining 40,720 square foot lot to build a 62,259 square foot estate, an opportunity never before seen in Hawaii Kai! Links to the estate plan as well as high res photos of the property are included in the listing on CastlesMag.com.

The 6 bedroom, 7 bathroom home offers 360 views of the city, coastline, Diamond Head, Mountain, the Pacific Ocean, and sunsets. With state of the art fixtures and floorings, this home is a must-have.

This one of a kind property is on the market for $17.75 million.

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Heir to Carnegie Steel Lists Old Westbury Estate

 


The 83-year-old heir to Carnegie Steel has listed the 82-year-old family estate on the Gold Coast of Long Island, New York for $29.995 million. Howard Phipps Jr.’s grandfather was Andrew Carnegie’s partner in Carnegie Steel.

The estate, named “Erchless” by the family, contains over 16,000 square feet of living space, and sits on a 93 acre lot. Erchless contains 26 rooms, including 15 bedrooms, as well as 12 bathrooms.

The property’s sprawling grounds have been noted for extensive gardens, with award-winning rhododendrons and beech trees which soar to over 80 feet in height. The grounds additionally include two bath houses, a swimming pool, two greenhouses, a horse stable, barns for farm, corn, and dairy, and even a caretaker’s house.

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Beverly Hills Mansion Added to CastlesMag Listings!

 

Castles Magazine has just added a gorgeous French Chateau to its listings! The home stretches an incredible 28,000 square feet, with an additional 27,878 square feet of land included with the property.

This gated property in the heart of Beverly Hills’ Estates Section has 11 bedrooms and 18 full bathrooms, and is additionally fitted with an elevator, 11 fireplaces, a 3 bedroom guest house, and a grand motor court which can accommodate up to 40 cars. The property includes a fitness center, game room, screening room, and a European spa with wet & dry saunas.

The chateau is surrounded by lush lawns and gardens, making it a true “baroque masterpiece.”

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