This massive 40,000 (approximately) square foot estate was brought to our attention by a HOTR reader. It is located at 1800 S 260 W in Orem, UT and features 2 gated entrances, a circular driveway with fountain, motor court, 33,000+ square foot main house, swimming pool, 6,000 square foot entertainment building and double tennis courts. It is owned by Melanie Bastian, the ex-wife of Bruce Bastian, who is a computer programmer, businessman, philanthropist and social activist. Bruce lives in a mansion that is smaller and less grander than his ex-wife’s house, funny huh?

From the anonymous HOTR reader: 

Its on approximately 4 acres
33,000 plus square foot main house.
3 full floor including basement level (technically 4 including racquetball court)
Full french limestone facade
Slate roof/ copper windows/copper drain spouts/ copper attic vent dormers
Heated driveways, patios, and roof
Separate Recreation House, approx. 6,000 square feet complete with indoor basketball court, weight room, lounge, spa amenties, indoor pool


Main Floor

36′ wide two story grand foyer with double spiral staircase and barrel vault/ half dome ceiling
Two-Story Formal Living room
Library, full mahogany wood panelling floor to ceiling
Banquet Dining Hall w/ see through fireplace to adacent Music room with large bay window for concert grand piano
Large Family Room
Banquet Kitchen w/ adacent full sized Butler’s Pantry connecting to Kitchen
Large Hearth Room & Informal Dining off Kitchen

Laundry / Utility room
Craft Room
Mud Room & Informal entrance
7-car garage


3,000 sq. ft. master suite with private balcony
Guest suite
4 Bedroom Suites each with typical master suite amenities including balconies
Bunk Room
Media/TV room


Dance floor with DJ booth
Kitchen/ 50’s style bar
30+ seat theater
Raquetball court (2nd lower level)
Access to underground hallway connecting Recreation House
two staff quarters
Storage/ Food storage
Boiler Room (commerical grade)


Full Limestone & patina wrought iron gates & wall surrounding property
Two tennis courts
olympic size pool
motor court
entry roundabout w/ fountain
two gated access driveway
tree-lined paths
discrete rear access