This is the guest house located on billionaire Les Wexner’s massive New Albany, Ohio estate. Lex is the founder, Chairman and CEO of Limited Brands. The Georgian style main house is said to be roughly 40,000 square feet in size. Then there’s the guest house, pictured above, which is bigger than most people’s homes! John Stefanidis designed the interiors of the Neoclassical-style guesthouse pavilion. The structure was recently remodeled by Donald Insall Associates, which expanded the porticoes and added a new entablature, columns and fretwork balustrades. Most of the rooms radiate off the two-story rotunda, which is ringed with a balcony and symmetrically arranged bookcases and is capped by a dome with trompe l’oeil coffering.

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  • Daniel

    My goodness. This has to be the most straight-edged home I’ve ever seen. Not a single curve or out-of-place architectural element anywhere. A little too perfect for me. The guest house is downright stunning and Arch Digest ready. I’m just not a fan of the “handle” on top of the house. Looks like a purse from the birds-eye.




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  • Hugh

    The main house looks amazing




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  • Andrew

    This guest house is much nicer than the majority of main houses I’ve seen…




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  • Luke

    The exterior is extraordinarily hideous (not difficult for a Georgian home), which I think makes the interior look more attractive than it really is. That said, I do like the execution of the dome structure and the balustrading on the second floor, as well as the lounge walls and fireplace (but I can’t say I’m a fan of the colour of the sitting provisions). The bedroom has way too much noisy detail going on. You could get a similar effect by painting the room in 100s and 1000s sprinkles.

    Also, what is with the archway structure protuding from the roof? It looks rediculous.




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  • Grrrowler

    I do not care for the outside at all. It looks like a library with a helipad on top. The interior is lovely in its own way, but comes off looking more like a movie set than anything else. I also think it’s interesting that the Wexner has a huge house that surely has at least one guest room, but has this place that requires a car ride to get to. I guess this is where guests he really doesn’t want to interact with very often go.




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  • Joe

    There is no way the library can be part of the guest house. That has to be the main house. I looked at the guest house on Bird’s Eye, it looks like its no more than 3,000 square feet. I think pics 2 through 6 are of the main house.




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    • Andrew

      If you look through the doorways visible in the rotunda picture (I’m assuming that’s what you’re referring to) you can see that the rooms match the other pictures. The rooms themselves are probably just smaller than they look, for example the dining room only seats 4 but it’s not obvious unless you count the chairs.




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      • Paul

        As it has been said before by someone here, taking good pictures makes all the difference. No published pictures of the main house are available.




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  • lambskin

    The interiors are amazing!




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  • Dogshearit

    Just thought I’d give you the facts on this building. Those 4 connected “stacks” on the top are the fireplace chimneys….and by the way this guest house measures approx. 10,000 sq ft. and the library indeed is inside. What throws you off is the scale. Ceiling heights in this and the main house are close to 20 ft.It was being built by one of Les’ business partners as he and his wife’s main residence. It was to be called “Rotunda House”, but Les and the partner had a falling out. Thus, instant guest house! (Guest house sets on top of a hill like an English Folly approx 1 mile away from main house. It has a tree Alle with a direct visual connection to the main house. Did you notice from Bing maps that there is no swimming pool where there should be one? Anyway,the whole grand site was designed by noted architect and designer Thiery Despont around 1988. At that time Les was 3rd richest man in America. Lots has changed in this new era of robber barons!
    One fun aspect of the main house is its built for public functions as well as comfort, not over-the-top decoration. In the main house professional kitchens are in the basement and large elevators send the tables up, already set and perfectly ready for large fund raisers etc. /Something else you might note in a Bing map are is the large apple orchard. Les bought a mature old orchard in Virginia and had about 500 trees moved to the site.




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    • DJR

      Having been involved in the construction of the house (and the Rotunda) for nearly 4 years – I can attest to the comments above. My favorite feature of the main house is the “Orangery” with a lift to bring tables and pianos into the basement and back up to the formal dining room.




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  • jharper

    He owns a 315 foot yacht named “Limitless”. Google it. Amazing.




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  • John

    I worked in his main house and party barn for a while. The grounds are amazing, and i actually got lost in his house, it’s so big. He also has his own police force on the grounds. All of his executives own huge mansions, right on his property. Must be nice to be a billionaire.




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  • Regina Ibanez

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    Dear President & CEO Charles Veniez:

    This is Charles Blunts former wife: Reverend Mother Regina M. Ibanez, hereafter “Reverend Mother”. I use to come to your office and pick up Charles Blunts pay check every Friday beginning October 2000 to June 2004: he added me & my children to his Health Insurance with his job as his wife & children, until 2008: and he claimed us on his taxes for several years. If he lies & say, he was never married to me; he should go to prison. During the time we lived together he raped three (3) of my children namely: Talisha Ibanez (who now has a Son, name “Jeremy Clinton II”), Jeremy Ibanez, and Nathallie Ibanez, and Charles Blunt has (HIV, Hepatitis & AIDS) that’s Attempted Murder ORC 2903.02, and we want to file charges against him. I want you to file a Police Report & request DNA Specimen ORC 2901.07, ORC 941.07 Infectious Disease Testing.
    Charles Blunt has a Son by my daughter “Talisha Clinton” of 2843 & 2845 Bellwood Avenue, Bexley, Ohio 43209: Charles has (all) the children’s phone numbers in his cell phone, if you’d like to call them for more information, why he is raping them.
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    Two (2) weeks ago Charles Blunt asked my two (2) Sons “Jabin Ibanez & Jeremy Ibanez” to repair his bath room; and offered to pay them $1,000.00 and low & behold, I told him to leave my kids alone: and I didn’t want them over there, and he held them hostage Sunday evening in his house (all) night and wouldn’t let them leave and wouldn’t pay them. In the morning he gloated in my face; provoking me to anger, and said, my Sons are not Men because they cannot say; what their work is worth, so he didn’t pay them anything: and he said, if they can’t face him, like Men: and say what happened correctly, they won’t get paid.
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    I need you to garnishment his check and pay my children, as the need their money immediately. Thank you for your concern. A Reverend Mother




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