This lush 21-acre estate is located at 55 Springhurst Road in Bedford Hills, NY. Built in 1983, the Contemporary main house features MASSIVE living areas with large glass windows. Other buildings on the property include a 2 bed/2 bath cottage, heated barn/garage, 2 bed/ 4 bath cabana with gym and hot tub, and a pool house with kitchen and billiards room. The landscaped grounds feature a slate decked swimming pool, orchards, stocked lake with Koi fish, Japanese gardens with walking paths, specimen tres and perennial gardens, a Gypsy wagon and a tennis court with stone pavilion. It is listed at $30,000,000. This is such a beautiful estate. Those are some of the largest rooms that I've ever seen in a contemporary style house. The grounds are obviously spectacular and transports you to another world. Tranquility, peacefulness and beauty all describe this amazing property!
This waterfront home is located at 5044 Butterworth Road in Mercer Island, WA and is situated on .3 acres. It was built in 1983 and features 5 bedrooms and bathrooms. The focal point of the home is the fantastic covered pavilion with indoor swimming pool (complete with bridge) and lounging areas. All of the home's room open up to this covered pavilion which features a glass roof. These rooms include the dining room, gourmet kitchen and the family room with two fireplaces. Other features include two 2-car garages, terrace off master suite with hot tub and a boat dock. It is listed at $4,888,000.
This newly built Colonial style mansion is located at 66 Runnymede Road in Ponteland, Newcastle Upon Tyne, England. It is situated on 3 acres and has rolling lawned gardens at the rear of the house that connect onto the River Pont, where there is a beautiful bridge leading to the adjacent woodland. The entrance of the stately house has wo sets of electrically operated large wooden gates leading into the private courtyard and the majestic six stone pillared portico which surrounds its entrance. The house has a nine car garage with electrically operated triple doors, and a staircase that leads beneath the internal lower ground floor accommodation. It took an impressive 5 years to build and features approximately 21,000 square feet of living space with an elevator servicing all floors. The ground floor features a 2-story foyer with sweeping staircase and stainless steel banister, formal living and dining rooms, gourmet kitchen with wine room, breakfast room and a family room. The 1st floor features a large master suite with his-and-hers bathrooms plus two additional bedroom suites with studies. The 2nd floor features two jack-and-jill bedrooms suites. The lower level features an impressive 2-story swimming pool with mezzanine level, a gym, plant room, billiards/game room and a sunroom. It is listed at £5,950,000 or $9,470,615.
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