John Henry, a future and foreign exchange trading advisor who founded John W. Henry & Company (JWH), is constructing a massive 35,000+ square foot mega mansion off of Cottage Street in Brookline, MA. Henry, who is also the principal owner of the Boston Red Sox, bought the property from Frank McCourt, the notorious, soon-to-be-ex owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers, who was once Henry’s rival for ownership of the Sox. He paid $16 million for the 6.3 acre property four years ago. He tore down Frank’s 13,000 square foot colonial to make way for this monstrosity. The house is code-named “Summera House” and will boast a home theater with lobby, a grotto, a two-tier garage for eight cars, a safe room, sports lounge, 30′ x 50′ granite swimming pool and more.

Back in 2008, John said he was going to spend $10 million building the home. According to Boston Magazine, he had a net worth of $1.1 billion back in 2006.

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  • Dylan

    They should build something like this in the neighborhood where the Stone Mansion resides. I think they’d look very nice sitting next to each other… Imagine an entire neighborhood of 30,000+ square foot homes right next to Manhattan!! Very nice!




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  • Daniel

    The house ain’t bad. I don’t like all those little peek-a-boo windows (or whatever they are called) on the second floor. He also owns a 38,000 sq ft place in Le Lac in Boca Raton. I’ve always wanted to see pictures of the interior. The address is 6011 Le Lac Rd. For some reason, Google Maps and Bing both get the house location wrong in the community. This is from the property appraiser:

    http://maps.co.palm-beach.fl.us/papagis/papagis.aspx?qtype=parcels&pcn=00424635010000111




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  • Barney

    I’m COMPLETELY convinced that we’re in a new “Gilded Age”……except THIS time it can ONLY be called the “GIGA-SOLID-PLATINUM Age”.

    Everyone knows that I think of THIS kind of caustically REVOLTING excess.




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  • Venom

    But these guys are being taxes to death 🙂
    They have to lay off thousands of people because their companies are barely surviving.

    I hope his safe room works out for him when inevitably he needs to use it…




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  • NOVA Ben

    I’m a fan of shingle homes, so this looks pretty good to me. The long section on the right side of the home that ends in a half-circle veranda looks a little awkward…it needs something to break it up. Other than that I like the exterior. I’d love to see some inside pics too.




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  • Tay

    hmmmmm…too many dormers!




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  • Iemand

    I like the style, I don’t like the many MANY dormers it has.
    Would like the see some interior pics though…




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  • CincyRob

    There is a house in New Jersey that looks just like that. I am gonna try to find the architect or building company.




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  • joejoe509

    Yeah… too many dormers. And it’s a monstrosity. I don’t know about you, but even if I had the means this house would probably be a bit large. From the outside it doesn’t appear to be so large and I like that. It hides its weight well.

    Otherwise – I REALLY like this house! I too am I huge fan of the shingle style. The circular part off to the right is a little jarring/odd looking, but nothing too terrible. I love the porte coerche and the 2 auto courts. Guests would have no problem finding places to park! All the amenities sound fantastic. I could probably do without the sports lounge and the grotto. The article states that there are his-and-her versions of the bathroom, office, even hallways! What – do they never want to see each other? haha.

    I wish there were at least a couple interior pictures. This house really has me intruiged! 🙂 If I won the lottery, I would use this house as inspiration (just a little smaller).




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  • Alex

    I think the home that CincyRob is referring to is 80 West River Road, Rumson, NJ which sold for $12m back in march (according to zillow). I much prefer the size (18,000 sq. ft.) of that home but would rather live in this one as it is in Boston (albeit not on the water tho).




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  • irish paddy

    was inside the house for 3 months of the summer have loads of pictures on my phone… its unbelievable like nothing you have ever seen before… there is a bowling ally in the basement with a cinema/theater bar/lounge and a games room with 2 murphys beds.. they fold out of the wall.. also i know where the safe room is and how its used..




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    • Kenny Forder

      Sweet! Can you send us the pictures? Thanks!




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