I was house hunting on the internet the other day and found this gorgeous estate that is a few miles from my home. It is pretty amazing. It boasts approximately 10,000 square feet on 22 acres. Pavered circular drive to 4 car garage, Custom wrought iron gates that take you to a courtyard entry. Sunken living room with grand Fireplace. Gourmet Kitchen opens to hearth room with reclaimed beams. Two pools, media, exercise, two kitchens, pub room, billiard, six fireplaces,two laundry areas.…It is being offered at $4,950,000.
This You Tube video shows all of the rooms. I really love some of the "smaller" secondary bathrooms.
Not sure if I like the finish of the cabinetry... and the island seems too small--but, the hood is awesome!
There is a really magnificent skylight in the Master Bath that is shown in the video.
I love this covered patio area.
The largest home I've designed cabinetry for was 7,200 square feet. I don't remember an elevator in the house. Once when I was at there, I was in the upstairs laundry room and I left my measuring tape in the Master Bath which was on the opposite side of the house and down stairs. There were a lot of stairs because the ceilings were 14 ft high. I remember thinking at this point how much walking you would do living in there. The house was at least a 100 feet wide. Imagine getting in your car to leave the house and remembering something you left in your bedroom on the other side of the house!
Homes like this are truly amazing and I would love to design cabinetry for them, but I don't think I would like to live in one. I would not enjoy having staff in my house all the time and this home would require at least 3 full time housekeepers and several groundskeepers, not to mention maintenance people.
But, that's just me! How about you? Would you like to live in a house like this?