There are a lot of Homes of the Rich readers who are building impressive homes. From a 40,000 square foot mega-mansion to this gorgeous 25,000 square foot estate. It is being built by a reader of ours on 18 acres of land on Long Island on what’s known as the “gold coast”, which boasts numerous grand estates.

Here’s what she had to say about her amazing home –

It is 14,000 sq feet (1st and 2nd floor) it does have a fabulous 3rd floor (about 3,000 sq feet) and a huge basement with 11 foot ceilings and 2 fireplaces which will be finished down the road (when we get a money tree growing in our back yard) It is about 7,000 sq feet. It is done in a modified french chateau/country french style. We are using an antiqued taupe brick, slate roof, copper detailing and a lot of limestone.

The owner started an awesome blog detailing her journey of building this grand estate.

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  • Stewie

    Gorgeous place! Wow! Restrained yet beautiful. I love it. I only hope it’s not another example of a huge house on a tiny plot, that would ruin it




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    • Kenny Forder

      Nope, it is situated on 18 acres of land.




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      • Stewie

        Yeh, that’s what I thought. Really beautiful place




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  • Travis

    It looks like a huge English Manor. When it’s done it will look like it’s always been there. I’d love to see floorplans. Her blog is great, by the way:)
    Check out my blog: http://projectdreammansion.blogspot.com/




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  • Iemand

    I like this one very much. (as I said before somewhere) I wasn’t expecting that huge window to be the breakfast room. Are there floorplans available?
    Keep posting, I like it!




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  • Daniel

    Nice home. I like the former home as well. The decor of the former home is very elegant, though a bit too feminine for my tastes (mostly because of the floral fabric). Overall though, they are both very gorgeous homes, and the owner is extremely lucky.

    What part of Long Island is it located?




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  • Victor

    WOWIE!!!
    I like it..ALOT..even though i do prefer her classic Georgian styled mansion over this, this house is still ridiculously nice…Honestly for this house I like the location and that the house is situated on 18 acres…privacy and a person that usually has their house with nature usually does not brag about their wealth!




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  • M.Waxter

    This is really done in incredibly good taste. I have to say whoever the architect was knew what he was doing, long island is full of mcmansions and this is in a different league. love the brick/stone color choice, subdued and very old world looking.




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    • Victor

      I do love the old world looking homes, may be thats why my taste in homes are very classical




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  • Victor

    That Range Rover is also beautiful…my two favorite things, a beautiful home and a nice Range Rover




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  • Grrrowler

    It is definitely going to be a beautiful house. I love the brick and stone work on the outside.




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  • M.Waxter

    does anyone who know the architect is? where on the island is the house? what does something like that go for? any idea?




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  • Elaine

    Good grief to the skeptic above! I live in Greenwich and compared to my neighbors I am practically a pauper BUT l will say that so many of my very very wealthy neighbors who live in 10, 20 million dollar homes (mine is not one of them) talk about their grocery coupons, their need to cut back on dining out,etc…and I find it hysterical. I am a Greenwich transplant, we moved from Atlanta few years ago and its a whole different world so maybe the homeowner is one of these old school waspy types who just wants to play down what they have, just a thought based upon what I have seen here in CT.




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    • Chance

      “Maybe the homeowner is one of these old school waspy types who just wants to play down what they have…”

      Then why would they start a website dedicated to there new mansion?




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  • Marie

    Nice home, love the blog.




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  • Jeph

    Can we just focus the conversation on the house. I think that will make a better discussion. I haven’t been to her blog yet but does this house have an elevator? Just something that always come to my mind everytime I see a brand new house being built. BTW this has got to be one of the nicest houses featured recently on HOTR.




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  • Mak

    Beautiful. Simply beautiful. Looking forward to following this along to completion.




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  • Elaine

    I just went to her blog and I think its actually wonderful, the feeling I took away was that she is just really excited about the whole process and wants to share it! Can you blame her, I actually find it refreshing that someone who can afford such an outrageous estate is humble enough to take the time to write about her experiences and share her design ideas and that she is not so narcisstic that she thinks shes too busy for that, so its interesting how we all look at things a differentE way.

    On a side note..the house is AMAZINGLY GORGEOUS, one of the prettiest yet!




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  • Siobhan

    Drool. Gorgeous.

    But why doesn’t she just break a window… er, use her HOUSE KEY… to get inside and take pics of the interior?




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    • Siobhan

      Also, it appears the blogger is using some photos she didn’t take, and isn’t citing her source(s). Poor form.




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  • Nick

    The exterior is extraordinary and the location is amazing.




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  • waspypuppy

    I am so sick of people taking pictures of MY house and saying it is “their” home.




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  • architect 121

    a beautiful home and and AMAZING blog! Please, enough with negativity, you have no proof that it isn’t her home, and from the way she writes the blog, I believe her 100%. She seems nice, down to earth, and her taste is almost identical to mine. I love how she is sticking to classic architectural principles and building a classic house instead of building an outrageous mcmansion that screams money. Good for her!




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  • Stephen

    Now this is what I call a classically beautiful manor home, I am no architect but studied art history and have to say this is one of the first homes I felt it was worth to comment on..simple perfection. They really did it right in every aspect, so nice to see that there are still some people with money that have taste.

    Also to all the haters above, I smell nothing but jealousy. Shame….




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  • Oliver

    WOW is all i can say. The brick and stone work looks great! I absolutely love this house and couples with 18 acres sign me up!! 🙂 I would also really enjoy seeing some floor plans of this house.




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  • Kieran

    Beautiful!
    Somehow I do not think you sit very high on the waiting list for a money tree…




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  • Victor

    Guys, she has no reason to lie? so why would she…give her the benefit of the doubt, her blog looks very credible, especially the pictures of her previous home…so just give her the benefit of the doubt…you never know




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  • Travis

    I like her blog, but noticed that there were no pictures of the inside of this house on it. Not judging, but weird… But she looks to have great taste from the ideas she has collected.




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  • Mark

    This is quite incedible especially that its new as it looks old, but its so big. Why do people build homes this big anymore? I understand on 18 acres it calls for a major house but to me it seems crazy that someone needs that much room. Beautiful though gotta admit it.




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