This mesmerizing Long Island mansion has now hit the market for $60 million and possesses everything one would hope for in a house of this magnitude, including $2.5-million Baccarat crystal chandeliers and six 19th-century marble fireplaces. Dubbed as Maison des Jardins, this astonishing estate was modelled after the Palace of Versailles in France.
While the home is currently owned by entrepreneur, Raphael Yakoby, best known for creating popular blue-colour liqueur Hpnotiq and pink vodka Nuvo, it was his desire to develop new a new project that made him put the house on the market.
The New York home features a striking resemblance to Versailles, most notably, the 22-foot-high iron gates, flanked by limestone piers open to an allée of flowering pear trees. Not to mention, the beautiful cobble-lined forecourt, the gardens and the roof with a cupola.
The 160-foot-long, limestone residence features a front door with wrought-iron metalwork, a scaled-down replica of a door found at Versailles. Inside, the cast-iron and gold-leaf bannister on the grand staircase is a replica of one found at Le Petit Trianon, the retreat of the last French queen, Marie Antoinette.
The Versailles-inspired mansion highlights eight bedrooms, fifteen bathrooms, a grand ballroom, and countless other entertaining areas, including a movie theater, a fitness center, a billiard room and a wine cellar. Besides having Baccarat crystal chandeliers and 19th-century marble fireplaces, the house is also well-appointed with imported furniture, fixtures and fabrics.
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