This massive 160 acre estate, dubbed The Waterwood Estate, is located at 5605 W Lake Road in Vermilion, OH and includes a 38,000 custom designed modern residence, a marina and one mile of sprawling beachfront. It is listed at $19,500,000.

HERE ARE THE LISTING DETAILS:

The property has never before been shown or seen by the public, until now. This Estate has been long admired from its commanding position on the beach overlooking one of the countries Great Lakes, Lake Erie and is surrounded by waterfall fountains, ponds, and excavated hills ensuring complete seclusion. Attention to detail, quality and design were foremost when designing this 38,000 square foot residence. A custom masonry template was destroyed after completion to ensure the design would never be duplicated. Walls of windows create 360 degree views of this immaculately landscaped and designed property. This 2-story residence features 37 rooms (100 rooms if you include mechanical and storage), including 5 bedrooms, 16 baths, 3 kitchens and 2 kitchenettes, 9 fireplaces, a wine grotto, a sauna, two passenger elevators, and a 40′ long lap pool and a 20′ round indoor pool. For the car enthusiast there is ample parking and garage and parking pads as well as a two-car garage with a rotating floor so there is never a need to back your car out. The heliport is an additional amenity that makes this home so remarkable. The lower level features many rooms including a ballet room, exercise room, family room, guest suite, private barber shop, and much more. The lower level Wine Grotto leads to an open lift that is capable of elevating through a roof oculus where you can enjoy your evening glass of wine while being elevated to take in the panoramic views of Lake Erie. Not only are views spectacular from the wine grotto, but also from the dining room, which has a rotating floor allowing all dinner guests a view of the water. It goes without saying that this property is unlike any other.

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  • Daniel

    This house is extremely creepy. It’s like Tim Burton decided to go all-white for a day and built a house. Interior reminds me of the homes in Edward Scissorhands. Are we sure this isn’t Tim Burton’s creation?




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  • Grrrowler

    This reminds me a lot of a house in Beverly Hills (I think) that is made up of several conjoined white cube pavilions with pitched roofs. I can’t remember where I saw that, maybe on this site, but if the rest of my memory is any good, there’s a resemblance to this house. Maybe someone else remembers the details better.

    In any event, the first four pics look like CGI. The white is so start against the almost-impossibly-green lawn. Up close I think the interior is interesting, although the chimneys are a little out of control.

    The interior is a travesty. The outdated furniture in many rooms notwithstanding, the interior has almost nothing to do with the exterior. If I were shown only pics of the inside and then asked to describe what I think the exterior is like, it would be nothing like what it is.




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    • Daniel

      Yes! I was thinking of that house as well when I saw this. Both look extremely similar.

      http://homesoftherich.net/2011/05/unique-estate-commissioned-by-the-former-owners-of-architectural-digest.html




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      • Grrrowler

        Thank you! I knew someone would have a better memory than I do. The houses aren’t copies, but there is definitely similarity, especially when seen from the air.




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      • George L

        yep. Same architect Hugh Newell Jacobsen.




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    • NOVA Ben

      This is definitely reminiscent of that home, for sure, just more spread out here.

      The waterfront location of this home made me think of a very large contemporary mansion that’s located somewhere on Long Island…maybe in Oyster Bay or Locust Valley, not sure. It’s very spread out like this one, very set back from the road, and it has this big ornate Japanese Zen garden-like area on the property…I’m being very vague, but I can’t remember many details. I know it’s owned by an Asian businessman but I don’t know who. Not sure why this reminded me of that. Anyone else know what I’m talking about?




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  • Al Robinson

    WOW!!! Finally, a chance to see it up close. I’ve known of this place for a few years now, and I always wondered if it was a house or not. Now I know.

    First off, this home is in the wrong place, it should be in Coral Gables, Florida or Rancho Santa Fe, California.

    This home is nice, and hideous at the same time. It’s confused. Is it a sleek mansion, or is it a cabin? What’s with the cabin?? Why does it need a helicopter?

    I can believe it’s 38,000 sq ft., but I just don’t know why it’s that big. I would need a map just to find my way around. There doesn’t seem to be any kind of functional layout. The designer must be really out there….




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    • Daniel

      Funny you mention Coral Gables as I spent the day there yesterday. I assure you, this home does *not* belong in that town. Doesn’t really belong in the state either.




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      • Al Robinson

        So, what is Coral Gables like? Is it like more like Miami Beach, or Homestead? Seeing from the air sucks, because it’s hard to gain true perspective, you know?

        I just thought of Coral Gables because there seems to be a lot of white-interior houses with many windows for walls in the southern Florida area.




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        • Daniel

          Coral Gables is much more “old money”. There are several sections in the town where homes have sprawling lots that are lushly landscaped. It was my friend’s first time visiting and he remarked that the town was beautiful because of all the mature banyan and oak trees. As far as architecture, Mediterranean and Contemporary are the big two. The Mediterranean’s look amazing from the road thanks to each home having a private gated driveway and huge trees. In comparison to Miami Beach, I think the homes have a grander stance and in general look more refined. Homestead was a town destroyed by Hurricane Andrew. Today it is filled with cookie-cutter communities and lower-middle class households.

          But ya, this home would stick out like a sore thumb. It’s just so cold and grey…South Florida is colorful and bright. We also don’t have use for a dozen fireplaces/chimneys!




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          • Al Robinson

            Okay, cool. Thanks for the info. 🙂

            I just know that Coral Gables is home to many athletes, who in the off-season live there.

            I guess I didn’t realize that Homestead had been destroyed by Hurricane Andrew. I think that would suck to live in an area that could be in the path of hurricanes so regularly. That’s why I like living in Minnesota. Pretty much all we have to worry about is blizzards and tornadoes.




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    • Barney

      Dan….see my comments below, of which they will be the ONLY ones supporting the house, guaran-damn-teed. Your question of the “why does it need a helicopter?) really doesn’t apply…….they owners are multi-or-billionares, and can afford it! I have no idea what’s the closet major or even private airport to this property, but I’m sure they use it to get there, FAST. Or to fly to the various businesses they have in the area, or within the flying distance capabilities of the helicopter! That’s why 🙂




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      • Al Robinson

        I know they can afford the helicopter, but I don’t see the need for it. If I was rich, I certainly wouldn’t want a helicopter. I would have my own plane, but that’s different, because I think of planes covering many miles of distance, whereas helicopters are more for localized air travel.




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  • Barney

    Ahhhh, again…..familiar territory, even if I’m the ONLY one occupies it 99% of the time 🙂

    The PITIFUL interior design…meaning furniture, color selections, rugs, art, walll paper, and everything personal of the owners has to GO, LIKE YESTERDAY, but the house itself is MAGNIFICENT. Totally out of what most people would think is it’s ONLY element…..a warm sub-or-tropical locale, but that’s why I LOVE IT. It’s got the combined air of a REALLY WELL DONE mid-century, greek island, GOOD 70’s, top-drawer contemporary mansion, that is in itself a work of art! The entire interior has to be totally renovated/redecorated, but I LUV the indoor pools (?!), the all-wood interiors of the billiard room and those connected to it, the WONDERFULLY high ceilings and ALLLL those widows on that INCREDIBLE lot….and YES, even if it’s NOT on an ocean front in any of the worlds, UBER-rich, tropical locations, Lake Erie is STILL beautiful! The wood paneled, palladian-windowed hallways is sublime, as is the HUGE wood ceilinged, double-fireplaced great room with the white marble floor…..talk about a PARTAY space and SERIOUS dance floor. And making the mechanical room a display item, with a glass wall was GENIUS. With all the right carpets, wall treatments, lighting, furniture and it’s placement, COLOR, GLAMOUR and everything else needed warm it up & bring the house into the 21st century this place would be as STUNNING as I find the structure itself now.




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  • Daniel

    Okay, I’ve looked at the birds-eye, and I’ve fallen in love…with the grass. I’m dying to know how they achieve that perfect crosshatch pattern. Heck, I’d bulldoze the house and leave the lawn.




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  • Barney

    BOOOO HISSSSSSS! 🙂

    The lawn DOES look like carpeting, doesn’t it? I bet that it’s VERY expensive sod or seed that’s used on the best golf courses in the world, don’t ya’ think, Dan?




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  • NOVA Ben

    The inside is a complete turn-off. That’s a shame, because I LOVE this home from the outside. I thought the first few pics were renderings because of the grass, but I really like the feel of this from the aerial pics. It’s VERY spread out, which isn’t necessarily good for day-to-day living, but I like the minimalism and the fact that it’s waterfront. And for once, minimal landscaping seems to work here, and I even don’t mind the evenly-spaced trees out front.

    Shame about the interior, this could’ve been great all around instead of just great from the outside.




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  • Venom

    This is awful.
    Is this a real house, because if it is not then they should not build it.

    The helicopter seems like a little overkill, but hey I would not mind having one.
    That is a beautiful piece of land, I would order an airstrike and get rid of this house and build something much nicer there.




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    • Barney

      Again BOOOOO, HISSSSSSS!




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  • Thakk

    Love it! I do agree that the furnishings should be tossed and redone.




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