Imagine stepping into an overly opulent palace in St. Petersburg where you find an indoor lazy river, myriad fountains, a two-story built-in dollhouse, a private shooting range, 13 bedrooms and 35 bathrooms. You’d probably guess you had stumbled upon the estate of a former czar. But then imagine you weren’t actually in Russia, but on Long Island, New York, and the property’s owner had no royal lineage, but rather made his fortune in the NYC real estate market.
This is the Estate at Kings Point, an over-the-top estate designed to resemble the Peterhof Grand Palace in St. Petersburg, built in 1928 by the late Soviet Union billionaire Tamir Sapir as a display of his wealth (and possibly his ego). An unknown buyer (shielded by an LLC) bought the palace from Sapir in 2013 for $15.85 million, and they’re now looking to make an unfathomable profit, re-listing the home for $100 million, according to the Wall Street Journal.