Maison des Jardins, on the North Shore of Long Island, is designed to evoke grandeur of Versailles and the style of 17th century French Classicism. It is a dream home set on an 8.4 acre lot that took nearly a decade to build, with its incorporation of traditional building materials and methods. It's also close to golf clubs, a polo club, premiere shopping, and top restaurants.
The 23,000 square foot limestone chateau includes eight bedrooms, fifteen bathrooms, movie theater, billiard room, library, wine cellar, private lift, several grand rooms for entertaining, and staff quarters. The living spaces are decorated with Baccarat crystal chandeliers, 19th century marble fireplaces, and imported furnitures, fixtures, and fabrics.
Such a palace wouldn't be complete without the expansive and exquisitely landscaped grounds. Massive 22-foot high iron gates flanked by limestone piers open to a driveway that is flanked by an allée of flowering pear trees and opens up to a cobble-lined frontcourt.
Long Island is an expansive, densely populated island in southeastern New York State, stretching east from New York City. Along its Atlantic coast are Jones Beach State Park, Fire Island and Montauk Point State Park, the latter home to the late-1700s Montauk Lighthouse. On the east end, the North Fork is home to wineries and the Hamptons are towns characterized by upscale homes, trendy restaurants and antiques shops.