This palatial Long Island mansion has been named Maison des Jardins–or, “house of gardens”–and it’s been closely modeled after the Palace of Versailles. According to Mansion Global, entrepreneur Raphael Yakoby “developed a love for everything French when he started his business there.” And so, he spent $3.25 million in 2010 for an 8.4-acre plot in Old Brookville and started building his dream palace. It really looks like something out of a dream, with 22-foot-high iron gates, gardens, and courtyards. Inside, over 22,000 square feet, there are eight bedrooms, a grand ballroom, $2.5 million of Baccarat crystal chandeliers, six 19-century marble fireplaces, and imported furniture, fixtures, and fabrics.
The 22-foot-high iron gates–modeled after Versailles, of course–are flanked by limestone piers that open to an allée of flowering pear trees. A quarter-mile driveway leads to the cobble-lined forecourt and surrounding gardens. The limestone residence’s front door is decked out with wrought-iron metalwork, a scaled-down replica of a door found at the French palace.
The cast-iron and gold-leaf banister on the grand staircase is a replica of one found at Le Petit Trianon, the retreat of Marie Antoinette.
The listing doesn’t note how many total rooms are within this massive estate, but we do know there are eight bedrooms, eight bathrooms, and five half baths.
According to the broker, nearly everything in the interior–down to the silk flowers–has been imported. All the furnishings and decor (which amounts to tens of millions of dollars) are included in the sky-high $60 million ask.
There are so many grand living spaces it’s hard to keep track, but they’re all decked out with something special, from chandeliers to mantlepieces to woodwork.
There are both formal and casual dining areas, as you might expect.
The grand kitchen has been finished with marble and lined with windows that look out onto the gardens.
Of course, there are bonus amenities, like a second kitchen and wine cellar. Yakoby and his family only moved into the home a few months ago, according to Mansion Global, and he’s ready for a new project. It was temporarily listed for $100 million last summer before it was completed, and now only a planned fitness center and movie theater have yet to be added to the home.
Be sure to see more lavish interior photos in the gallery below.
[Via Mansion Global]
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Photos courtesy of Douglas Elliman
Tags : Long Island
Neighborhoods : Old Brookville