June 18, 2018

7,000 Square Foot Modern Farmhouse In Marshall, VA


This modern farmhouse, known as Running Cedar, was built in 2006 and is situated on 70 acres of land 100' above the Rappahannock River in Marshall, VA. An open floor plan that connects the main and guest houses features an approximate total of 7,750 square feet of living space. There is a foyer with floating staircase, formal living room with fireplace, dining room surrounded by floor-to-ceiling windows, a rear staircase, gourmet kitchen, a separate catering kitchen, breakfast area, family room with fireplace, an upper level study loft, sitting room, and much more. Outdoor features include a rooftop terrace, balcony, patio, courtyard, formal gardens, water feature, vine-covered pergola, and a swimming pool

June 17, 2018

Russell Simmons' Former 35,000 Square Foot Mansion In Saddle River, NJ


This stately Colonial-style mega mansion in upscale Saddle River, NJ is the former home of music mogul and businessman Russell Simmons (net worth $350 million). The home was originally sold by Simmons' ex-wife Kimora Lee in 2011 for a cool $10 million but is currently back on the market for $8.9 million more ($18.9 million). Built in 1996 and situated on four acres of land, the palatial home features approximately 35,000 square feet of living space with eight bedrooms, 12 full and three half bathrooms, two-story foyer with floating double staircase and hand painted dome ceiling, formal living and dining rooms with fireplaces, two-story great room with fireplace, expansive gourmet kitchen, breakfast room, sun room, family room with fireplace, wood paneled home office, wine cellar/tasting room, a 14-seat TK Theaters-designed home theater, indoor swimming pool, and a seven-car garage with three lifts. Outdoor features include two gated entrances, motor court, terrace, multiple balconies and patios, formal gardens, koi pond, waterfalls, free form swimming pool with spa, and a full-service cabana.

June 15, 2018

13,000 Square Foot Colonial-Style Brick Mansion In Bloomfield Hills, MI


This stately brick home in Bloomfield Hills, MI was built in 2008 and remodeled in 2018; it is situated on two acres of land. The Colonial-style mansion features over 13,000 square feet of living space with seven bedrooms, six full and two half bathrooms, two-story foyer with staircase, two-story great room with fireplace, dining room with see-through wine room, gourmet eat-in kitchen with stainless steel appliances, family room with vaulted ceiling and skylights, lower level eat-in kitchen, a home theater, home gym, and a six-car garage. Outdoor features include a gated entrance, fountain, covered porches, terrace, and a fireplace. 

June 14, 2018

10,000 Square Foot Ranch-Style Mansion In Bigfork, MT


This ranch-style mansion with contemporary flair was built in 1995 and is situated on just under 34 acres of land in Bigfork, MT. The 10,699 square foot home features four bedrooms, four full and six half bathrooms, foyer with vaulted ceiling, sunken formal living room with fireplace, formal dining room, gourmet kitchen with double islands and butler's pantry, breakfast room, family room with vaulted ceiling and fireplace, wood paneled home office/library with fireplace, lower level 16-seat home theater, an expansive craft room, and garage parking for five cars. Outdoor features include a porte-cochere, terrace, balcony, patio, deck, mini pond with waterfalls, and an equipment building.

June 11, 2018

12,000 Square Foot European-Inspired Stone Mansion In Greenville, SC


Situated on six acres of land with 1000' of golf course frontage, this French-inspired mansion was built in 1998 and was constructed of the same limestone that built the world-renowned Biltmore Estate. The exquisite yet livable home features approximately 12,558 square feet of living space with five bedrooms, six full and three half bathrooms, two-story foyer with floating winding staircase, elevator, formal living and dining rooms with fireplaces, wood paneled great room with fireplace and wet bar, country-style gourmet kitchen, butler's pantry, breakfast room, four-season screened porch, sun room with fireplace, wood paneled home office/library, expansive upper level recreation room with wet bar and gaming area, an exercise room with a professional indoor driving range, wine cellar, two laundry rooms, and a four-car garage. Outdoor features include a gated entrance, motor court, two fountains (one is a sculpture fountain), balconies, expansive multi-level terraces, an Amdega conservatory, sculpture garden, pergolas, pool patio, swimming pool, and a separate spa. 

June 9, 2018

9,000 Square Foot Stucco and Stone Mansion In Asheville, NC


Set high on 2.51 acres of land at Biltmore Park in Asheville, NC, this French-inspired stucco and stacked stone mansion was built in 2002 and comes with year-round Blue Ridge Mountains views. It features approximately 9,560 square feet of living space with five bedrooms, five full and two half bathrooms, two-story foyer with floating spiral staircase, sunken two-story great room with stone fireplace, formal dining room with fireplace, country-style gourmet kitchen with stainless steel appliances, breakfast room, wood-paneled home office/library with fireplace, an additional home office, an upper level family room with fireplace, a screened porch, a carriage house with art studio, and garage parking for five cars. Outdoor features include a gated entrance, porte-cochere, motor court, covered porches, gated pool patio, and a free form swimming pool.

5,000 Square Foot Châteauesque Brick and Stone Home In Defiance, MO


Fashioned after the grand châteaux of old Europe, this beautiful stone and brick home in Defiance, MO was built in 2013 and is situated on four acres of land. It features approximately 5,324 square feet of living space with five bedrooms, four full and one half bathrooms, a two-story foyer with rotunda tower and double staircase, two-story living room with fireplace, gourmet kitchen/dining room combo, butler's pantry, hearth room with stone fireplace, an expansive lower level recreation room, and two two-car garages. Outdoor features include motor court, fountain, covered porch, patios, swimming pool with water features, and a playground.

June 6, 2018

23,000 Square Foot Waterfront Mega Mansion In Fort Lauderdale, FL


Situated on acre of land with 665' of waterfront on three sides, this Mediterranean-inspired mega mansion in Fort Lauderdale, FL was built in 2004 by expert craftsmen and boasts approximately 23,859 square feet of living space. Interior features include nine bedrooms, 10 full and six half bathrooms, two-story rotunda-style foyer with double staircase, elevator, formal living room with fireplace, formal dining room, expansive two-story gathering room with stone fireplace and wood-paneled media center, a media room, gourmet kitchen, breakfast nook with built-in seating, butler's pantry, billiards room with fireplace, wood-paneled home office with fireplace, hair salon, garage parking for seven cars, and much more. Outdoor features include two gated entrances, breezeway, balconies, covered and open patios, and a resort-style 102' free form swimming pool with spa, swim up BBQ grill/bar gazebo, rock waterfall, water slide, and grotto. 

June 5, 2018

8,000 Square Foot Brick and Stone Mansion In Keller, TX


This European-inspired brick, stone, and cast stone-accented mansion in Keller, TX was built in 2009 and is situated on just under an acre of land. The stately home features approximately 8,654 square feet of living space with five bedrooms, five full and two half bathrooms, foyer with winding floating staircase, two-story great room with stone fireplace and exposed wood beams, formal dining room with wood paneled coffered ceiling, butler's pantry, gourmet kitchen with double islands and breakfast area, a rear staircase, wood paneled home office with vaulted ceiling, expansive recreation/game room with wet bar, 400-bottle wine cellar, an eight-seat home theater, exercise room, and a six-car garage. Outdoor features include a gated porte-cochere, motor court, terraces, covered and open patios, fireplace, BBQ kitchen, pergola, and a swimming pool with spa. 

17,000 Square Foot Mediterranean-Inspired Mansion In Rancho Mirage, CA

 

Built in 2007 and sitting on nearly five acres of land in Rancho Mirage, CA, this Mediterranean-style mansion and its grounds are presented as a private five-star desert resort. The expansive home boasts approximately 17,870 square feet of living space with seven bedrooms, seven full and two half bathrooms, two-story foyer with two floating winding staircases, two-story great room with marble flooring, formal living and dining rooms, gourmet kitchen with stainless steel appliances, breakfast room with step ceiling, family room with fireplace and media center, wet bar, wine room, home theater, home gym, sauna, garage parking for 10 cars, and much more. Outdoor features include a gated entrance, porte-cochere, motor court, terraces, resort-style swimming pool with spa and grotto, BBQ kitchen, tennis court, baseball diamond, formal gardens, three ponds, and a guest house with two bedrooms and two bathrooms.

June 2, 2018

3,000 Square Foot Brick and Stone Townhouse In Wayzata, MN


This downtown Wayzata townhouse was built in 2007 by The Landschute Group, Inc. and showcases impeccable craftsmanship from top to bottom. The end unit brick and stone-accented home features approximately 3,601 square feet of living space with three bedrooms, three full and one half bathrooms, foyer with staircase, an expansive cooking/living/dining space that includes a gourmet kitchen, breakfast area, living room with fireplace, and dining room. A wood paneled home office, family room, and rooftop deck with spa complete this stately city townhouse. 

13,000 Square Foot Lakefront Stucco Mansion In Plano, TX


This palatial lakefront mansion was built in 2002 and is situated on just over half an acre of land in Plano, TX. The Fred Wynn-designed home features approximately 13,406 square feet of living space with six bedrooms, five full and four half bathrooms, a two-story foyer with two sweeping staircases and adjoining Juliet balconies, two-story formal living and dining rooms, two-story great room, 100-gallon aquarium, chef-inspired gourmet kitchen with Viking appliances and expansive breakfast bar, breakfast nook, wood paneled home office with fireplace, upper level family room with kitchenette, home theater, exercise room, meditation room, a temperature-controlled auto show room with 10-seat granite bar, and a four-car garage. Outdoor features include a balconies, expansive covered patio, fireplace, pergola with BBQ kitchen, terrace, pool patio, and an infinity edge swimming pool. 

June 1, 2018

20,000 Square Foot French-Style Mega Mansion In Hidden Hills, CA


Built in 2009 and situated on 2.82 acres of land with sweeping views of the Hills, this French Normandy mega mansion in Hidden Hills, CA features approximately 20,987 square feet of living space with eight bedrooms and 11 full and two half bathrooms. It also has a two-story foyer with double sweeping staircase, glass-enclosed elevator, two-story great room, formal living room, formal dining room, gourmet kitchen with double islands and planning desk, breakfast room, family room with fireplace and vaulted ceiling, wood paneled home office, wine cellar with tasting room, home theater with seating for 10, two-story home gym, spa with massage room, and garage parking for up to 10+ vehicles and so much more. Outdoor features include a motor court, portico, formal gardens, balconies, patios, two BBQ kitchens, loggia, cabana, and swimming pool with spa. The property also includes a separate 3,700 square foot guest house with separate driveway.

May 29, 2018

PROFESSIONAL'S SHOWCASE: Young & Young Architects


Located in Bloomfield Hills, MI, Young & Young Architects is a close-knit group of architects who work together to produce traditional yet cutting-edge architectural designs. The firm is spearheaded by father and son Don Paul Young and Todd Mitchell Young, who formed their partnership in 1984 and have since gone on to design numerous award-winning residential and commercial projects. See some of their residential designs below.

May 27, 2018

America's 10 Most Expensive Homes In The 10 Most Expensive Zip Codes


The 10 most expensive homes in the 10 most expensive zip codes will be a complete surprise to most. Based on median household incomes of the zip codes listed below, you may be expecting ultra-modern oceanfront mansions or palatial classically-inspired mega mansions but a few homes on the list are simply not that impressive and leave you to wonder why they have the high price tag attached to their addresses. But hey, check out the list and draw your own conclusions. 

May 26, 2018

Newly Built 4,000 Square Foot Modern Home In East Hampton, NY


Located in East Hampton, NY, this newly built modern residence is situated on just under an acre of land and represents the ultimate in sustainable luxury. Designed and built by Modern NetZero, this home features approximately 4,200 square feet of living space with six bedrooms, five full and one half bathrooms, foyer with floating staircase, open concept living room, dining room, and kitchen with breakfast bar, wine room, recreation room, and a one-car garage. Outdoor features include a covered living and dining terrace and a swimming pool with spa.

May 23, 2018

11,000 Square Foot Oceanfront Mansion In Narragansett, RI


This oceanfront mansion was built in 2016 and situated on two acres of land in Narragansett, RI. With a Beaux-Arts style, "Sea Grace" combines classic seaside charm with modern technology. It features approximately 11,257 square feet of living space with five bedrooms, seven full and two half bathrooms, foyer with spiral staircase, formal living and dining rooms with fireplace, butler's pantry, gourmet kitchen with breakfast bar, family room with fireplace, media room with gas fireplace, home office, an exercise room, and a three-car garage. Outdoor features include an expansive terrace, BBQ kitchen, and infinity edge swimming pool with fire bowls.

May 21, 2018

12,000 Square Foot Georgian-Style Brick Mansion In Franklin, TN


This Georgian-style brick mansion in Franklin, TN was built in 2008 and is perched atop 1.78 acres of hilltop land. The stately home boasts classic architectural design and features approximately 12,112 square feet of living space with six bedrooms, six full and four half bathrooms, two-story with Y-shaped floating staircase, elevator, formal living and dining rooms with fireplaces, gourmet kitchen with double islands, breakfast room, family room with wood-paneled built-in media center and fireplace, an upper level recreation/game room with kitchenette, a lower level family room with wet bar and dining area, a home theater, and a five-car garage. Outdoor features include a portico, covered porch with BBQ kitchen and fireplace, terrace, and swimming pool with spa and waterfall feature.

May 20, 2018

26,000 Square Foot Newly Built Waterfront Mansion In Delray Beach, FL


The Sundara Estate located in Delray Beach, FL is the mark of ultimate luxury living. The newly built contemporary-style waterfront mansion is situated on 2.6 acres of land in the gated Stone Creek Ranch community. It features approximately 26,654 square feet of living space with seven bedrooms, 10 full and two half bathrooms, two-story foyer with floating winding staircase, elevator, two-story great room with 30-foot floor-to-ceiling window wall, formal dining room,  gourmet kitchen with double islands and a glass-enclosed fine dish storage, breakfast room with built-in seating, a catering kitchen, family room, home office, expansive lounge with wet bar, wine cellar, state-of-the-art home theater with barrel vault ceiling, an exercise room, a play room, and garage parking for 10 cars. Outdoor features include a porte-cochere, motor court, two front entry water features, balconies, open and covered patios, BBQ kitchen, two fireplaces, ground chess, two cabanas, waterfall feature, free form swimming pool with spa and grotto, and a lighted basketball court.

May 19, 2018

18,000 Square Foot Lakefront Brick and Stone Mansion In Wayzata, MN


One of the most showcased homes on social media, "Bella Vista" is a breathtaking brick and stone mansion that sits on 1.81 acres of land on the highest point of Lake Minnetonka in Wayzata, MN. The home was built in 2012 by John Kraemer & Sons and boasts 195 feet of lakeshore and features approximately 18,007 square feet of living space. It has five bedrooms, seven full and two half bathrooms, two-story foyer with winding staircase, elevator, two-story great room with fireplace, formal dining room with paneled walls, butler's pantry, expansive gourmet kitchen with double islands, family room with fireplace, wood-paneled home office, lower level family room with fireplace and media center and wet bar, home theater, golf simulator, two-lane bowling alley, custom music club, state-of-the-art home gym with locker area, steam shower, and sauna, an indoor basketball court, and garage parking for five cars. Outdoor features include a gated entrance, motor court, two balconies, two terraces, loggia, expansive patio with fireplace, BBQ kitchen, rooftop deck, putting green, and swimming pool with spa.

May 18, 2018

Shaquille O'Neal's 31,000 Square Foot Mega Mansion In Windermere, FL


NBA Hall of Famer, Analyst, and business man Shaquille O'Neal aka "Big Fella" recently listed his sprawling 31,000 square foot mansion in Windermere, FL. Once featured on 'MTV Cribs' (remember him riding the Segway), the mega home was built in 1990 and sits on three acres of land with peerless views of Lake Butler. It has 12 bedrooms, 11 full and four half bathrooms, a two-story foyer with double staircase, two-story great room with two-story marble fireplace, formal dining room, chef-inspired gourmet kitchen, breakfast room, family room with vaulted ceiling and stone fireplace, expansive home office, home theater, lounge with wet bar, walk-in humidor and wine room, an indoor basketball court, and a 17-car showroom-style garage. Outdoor features include a gated entrance, porte-cochere, fountain, open and covered patios, a BBQ kitchen, cabana, a free form swimming pool with swim-up bar and rock wall water feature, and a dock. The home also includes an attached guest house.

May 16, 2018

11,000 Square Foot Contemporary-Style Mansion In Portland, OR


This striking contemporary-style mansion was a five year design and build project. Situated on 10 acres of land in Portland, OR, the stone and metal home was built in 2003 and feature main and guest houses. The interior has approximately 11,399 square feet of living space with four bedrooms, four full and four half bathrooms, a foyer with staircase, an elevator, another staircase with three-story stair hall, a two-story great room with fireplace, dining area, gourmet kitchen with professional-grade stainless appliances, home office with fireplace, recreation room with media center, indoor lap pool, and a subterranean three-car garage. Outdoor features include a motor court, balconies, and terraces. The detached guest house also has a three-car garage.

10,000 Square Foot Mediterranean-Style Mansion In McLean, VA


Nestled on just over two acres of land in McLean, VA, this Mediterranean-style mansion was built in 2012 and features approximately 10,000 square feet of living space. It has five bedrooms, five full and three half bathrooms, foyer with floating staircase, elevator, formal dining room, two-story great room with fireplace, a butler's pantry, gourmet kitchen, breakfast room, two-story home office/library with fireplace, screened-in porch with fireplace, a lower level wine cellar and tasting area, recreation room, home theater, exercise room, and a three-car garage. Outdoor features include a porte-cochere, motor court, breezeway, covered porch, balcony, terraces, patio, fire pit, and a swimming pool with deck jets.

May 15, 2018

Chris Paul's 18,000 Square Foot Golf Course Mansion In The Woodlands, TX


This Mediterranean-style mansion in The Woodlands, TX is owned by point guard Chris Paul of the NBA's Houston Rockets. Situated on 1.6 acres of land and located on the 15th fairway of a Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course, the home was built in 2014 and features approximately 18,717 square feet of living space. It has nine bedrooms (master suite has sitting room with fireplace), 10 full and four half bathrooms, two-story foyer with Y-shaped staircase, a two-story great room with fireplace, formal dining room, a wine cellar, gourmet kitchen with double islands and butler's pantry, breakfast room, family room with gas fireplace, two-story wood-paneled home office/library, a lounge with views of the indoor basketball court, home theater, a golf simulator, and a six-car garage. Outdoor features include a porte-cochere, balconies, covered terraces, lanai with fireplace, patio, BBQ kitchen, fire pit, and a swimming pool with spa.

May 13, 2018

7,000 Square Foot European-Inspired Home In Biltmore Forest, NC


This European-inspired stone and stucco home in Biltmore Forest, NC was built in 1998 and is situated on 1.15 acres of land. It features approximately 7,443 square feet of living space with five bedrooms, five full and two half bathrooms, foyer with two-story stair hall and floating staircase, wood-paneled formal living room with fireplace, formal dining room, two-story great room with media center, gourmet kitchen, breakfast room, a loft, lower level recreation room, and a three-car garage. Outdoor features include an expansive patio. 

May 12, 2018

PROFESSIONAL'S SHOWCASE: West Architecture Studio


West Architecture Studio was founded in 1998 in by Scott West, a licensed and LEED AP-certified architect. The practice is based in Atlanta, GA and focuses on commercial and high-end residential architectural design. See some of their custom homes below.

16,000 Square Foot French Country-Style Mansion In Prospect, KY


Built in 2008 and situated on 1.68 acres of land, this stately brick and stone mansion in Prospect, KY boasts breathtaking views of neighboring Ohio River. The French Country-inspired home features approximately 16,572 square feet of living space with six bedrooms (the master suite features a vaulted ceiling and fireplace), six full and four half bathrooms, a two-story foyer, two staircases, an elevator, great room with fireplace and bar, gourmet kitchen with double islands and breakfast bar, dining room with fireplace and vaulted ceiling, home theater, a planning office, an upstairs library, expansive conference room (located above garage), lower level family room with fireplace, wet bar, wine closet, billiards room, an indoor batting cage and half-court sport court, an exercise room, a third floor turret, and a three-car garage. Outdoor features include a balcony, covered and open patios, pool house with kitchen, BBQ grill station, fire pit, and an infinity edge swimming pool.

May 10, 2018

Former Miss Universe's 13,000 Square Foot Waterfront Mansion In Miami, FL


This breathtaking waterfront mansion is the home of Irene Sáez, who is a former Miss Universe (winner in 1981) and former mayor of Chacao (1993-1998). The Miami, FL European-style residence was built in 2009 and is situated on 0.9 acres of land. It features approximately 13,229 square feet of living space with seven bedrooms, seven full and one half bathrooms, a two-story rotunda-style foyer with floating winding staircase, elevator, two-story great room with fireplace, formal dining room, butler's pantry, gourmet kitchen with stainless steel appliances and breakfast area, family room with media center and wet bar, wood-paneled library with fireplace, and a four-car garage. Outdoor features include a gated entrance, motor court, fountain, balconies, covered terraces, pool patio, edgeless swimming pool with spa, a cabana with kitchen, and 140 feet of water frontage.

11,000 Square Foot Stucco Mansion In Clyde Hill, WA


Built in 1998 and situated on just over an acre of land, this Bellevue, Washington-area mansion offers 11,384 square feet of living space and features six bedrooms, six full and four half bathrooms, two-story foyer, two-story great room with fireplace, gourmet kitchen with stainless steel appliances, breakfast and dining areas, family room with fireplace and skylight, library with wet bar, wine cellar, home office, game room, home theater with wet bar, and an eight-car garage. Outdoor features include a gated entrance, motor court, multiple balconies, formal garden, putting green, swimming pool, and covered patio with fireplace.

May 9, 2018

Broker and Reality TV Star Fredrik Eklund's Apartment In New York, NY


Manhattan-based super broker and reality TV star Fredrik Eklund has recently listed his Tribeca apartment that features approximately 2,241 square feet of living space with three bedrooms and three full and one half bathrooms.  The 41-year-old and his family are opting for more family-friendly digs within the city. With floor-to-ceiling windows, the renovated pad boasts views of the Hudson River, has up to 11-foot-high ceilings, and an open layout with great room, designer kitchen, and dining areas. The black steel building includes a 24-hour doorman, private storage, and a gym with water views.

May 8, 2018

Newly Built 12,000 Square Foot Mansion In West Vancouver, BC, Canada


This newly built European-inspired mansion in West Vancouver, BC, Canada is situated on just under an acre of land and offer peerless views of the ocean. The home features approximately 12,804 square feet of living space with eight bedrooms, nine bedrooms, two-story foyer with double staircase and center skylight, library with fireplace, formal dining room, great room with fireplace, gourmet kitchen with stainless steel appliances, breakfast room, family room with fireplace, music room, wine cellar, and a four-car garage. Outdoor features include a gated entrance, fountain, covered porches, balconies, patio, and swimming pool with spa.

May 7, 2018

20,000 Square Foot Cotswold-Style Mega Mansion In Great Falls, VA


Dubbed "Alderly", this magnificent Cotswold-style stone mega mansion is located in the heart of Great Falls, VA and situated on five acres of manicured land. The home was built in 2007 and features approximately 20,150 square feet of living space with six bedrooms, seven full and two half bathrooms, a foyer with staircase and fireplace, rear gallery, formal living and dining rooms with fireplaces, a butler's pantry, gourmet kitchen with double islands, breakfast room with vaulted ceiling and exposed wood beams, library, a home office with vaulted ceiling, finished lower level with gallery, snack bar, wine cellar with tasting room, 12-seat stadium-style home theater, spa, and a three-car garage. Outdoor features include a gated entrance, flagstone terraces, pergolas, formal gardens, koi pond, and a swimming pool.

May 5, 2018

31,000 Square Foot Mediterranean-Style Mega Mansion In Los Angeles, CA


Located a short walk from the famed Playboy Mansion, this Mediterranean-inspired mega mansion located in Los Angeles, CA was built in 2013 and situated on 1.4 acres of land. The home of a Jordanian billionaire and former construction company CEO, "il Magione" (as it is known) features approximately 31,450 square feet of living space with 10 bedrooms, 12 bathrooms, two-story foyer with a 12' wide staircase, elevator, two-story great room with fireplace, formal dining room, gourmet kitchen with double islands and breakfast bar, breakfast room, family room with fireplace, home office/library, wine cellar with tasting room, a hair salon, medical room, four-lane bowling alley with media room, billiards room with wet bar, golf simulator room, a 14-seat home theater, an indoor swimming pool with elevated spa and waterfall feature, and a home gym. Outdoor features include a gated entrance, motor court, expansive balcony (located off of master suite), covered and open patios, loggia with fireplace, BBQ kitchen, fire pit, swimming pool with spa flanked by two cabanas.

May 3, 2018

12,000 Square Foot Stone and Stucco Mansion In McLean, VA


Situated on 1.4 acres of land in prestigious Reserve community in McLean, VA, this custom stone and stucco mansion was built in 2004 and features approximately 12,849 square feet of living space spread over three levels. It has nine bedrooms, eight full and three half bathrooms, a two-story foyer with floating double staircase, two-story great room, formal dining room with tray ceiling, gourmet kitchen with stainless steel appliances, breakfast and sitting rooms, family room, home office with fireplace, lower level family room with fireplace, second kitchen, wine cellar, an eight-seat home theater, exercise room with sauna and steam, and a three-car garage. Outdoor features include a motor court, covered porch, multiple terraces, a loggia, BBQ kitchen, and swimming pool with spa.

May 2, 2018

Newly Built 5,000 Square Foot Contemporary-Style Home In Billings, MT


Situated on two acres of land with panoramic mountain and city views, this newly built contemporary-style home in Billings, MT features approximately 5,018 square feet of living space with six bedrooms and four full and one half bathrooms. The interior also features a foyer with vaulted ceiling, an open floor plan with living room, gourmet kitchen, and dining room, home office/library, lower level family room with fireplace, kitchenette, a recreation room, and three-car garage. Outdoor features include multiple decks, covered patio, fire pit, and a hot tub.

April 30, 2018

6,000 Square Foot Federal-Style Brick Home In Baltimore, MD


This stately Federal-style brick home in Baltimore, MD was built in 1913 and is situated on a 0.35 lot. The classically beautiful home features approximately 6,424 square feet of living space with six bedrooms, four full and two half bathrooms, foyer with a partially floating U-shaped staircase, formal living and dining rooms with fireplaces, butler's pantry, gourmet kitchen with coffered ceiling, breakfast room, family room with fireplace, a solarium with bar, second floor office with fireplace, third floor sitting room, lower level billiards room, recreation room, and a detached two-car garage. Outdoor features include a covered porch, pergola, formal garden, and a patio.

April 29, 2018

PROFESSIONAL'S SHOWCASE: Richard Drummond Davis Architects


Richard Drummond Davis Architects is a full-service Dallas, Texas-based architectural design firm that was founded in 1977 by Mr. Richard Drummond Davis. A graduate of the prestigious Princeton University, Mr. Davis spent many years in New York working for acclaimed architectural firm Hardy, Holzman, Pfeiffer before establishing his own firm. Since that time, the RDDA firm has designed more than 400 custom residences ranging from contemporary to French-inspired. See some of their custom homes below.

Milan Hejduk's 16,000 Square Foot Stone and Stucco Estate In Parker, CO


This sprawling estate located in Parker, CO is situated on 2.25 acres of land and offers breathtaking views of nearby mountain ranges. It is the home of former NHL hockey pro Milan Hejduk. Built in 2012, the main stucco and stone mansion features approximately 16,873 square feet of living space with six bedroom, five full and two half bathrooms, foyer with staircase and two-story stair hall with floating staircase, two-story great room with fireplace, sitting room, formal dining room, chef-inspired kitchen with stainless steel appliances and T-shaped island, glass-enclosed wine closet, a home office, lower level family room with wet bar, gym, and a five-car garage. Outdoor features include a motor court, covered porch with fireplace and BBQ kitchen, and an expansive patio with fire pit. The property also includes a separate building (square footage unknown) that can be used for an indoor ice rink, tennis court, RV storage, car collection, or shop; it also includes living spaces to accommodate guests.

April 28, 2018

Newly Built 17,000 Square Foot Italianate-Style Mansion In Beverly Hills, CA


Situated on a 39,000+ square foot (0.90 acres) lot just north of the famed Sunset Boulevard this newly built villa in Beverly Hills, CA boasts superior quality, fine detail, and rich volume. The home features approximately 17,400 square feet of living space with six bedrooms, seven full and five half bathrooms, two-story atrium-style foyer with floating staircase, formal living room with fireplace, formal dining room with tray ceiling, gourmet kitchen with floor-to-ceiling cabinetry, family room, expansive wet bar, paneled library with fireplace, lower level media/game room with wet bar, wine cellar, home theater, exercise room, and a subterranean eight-car garage. Outdoor features include a gated entrance, covered porches, balconies, patio, pool patio, putting green, BBQ kitchen, and a circular swimming pool with spa.

April 27, 2018

6,000 Square Foot Lakefront Home In Vero Beach, FL


This beautiful single-story home was built in 2002 and is situated on 0.81 acres of land with panoramic views of a lake and the second fairway of the prestigious Windsor Club golf course. The unassuming yet luxurious home features 6,951 square feet of living space with three bedrooms, three full and two half bathrooms, open concept living and dining rooms with fireplace, a gourmet kitchen with stainless steel appliances and breakfast island, breakfast room, additional chef's prep kitchen, family room with fireplace, a library, home theater with wet bar, and a four-car garage. Outdoor features include a covered porch, summer kitchen, and a swimming pool with spa. The property also includes a separate guest house with two bedrooms and two bathrooms.

11,000 Square Foot Stone and Stucco Golf Course Mansion In Dublin, OH


Situated on 3/4 of an acre of land, this stone and stucco mansion was built in 2007 and overlooks the former Twin Oaks Golf Course in Dublin, OH. The home features approximately 11,158 square feet of living space with six bedrooms, seven full and two half bathrooms, a two-story foyer with partially floating U-shaped staircase, two-story great room with fireplace, formal dining room, gourmet kitchen with stainless steel appliances and breakfast bar, butler's pantry, family room with vaulted ceiling, home office, lower level recreation room with wet bar, an exercise room, a work shop, garage parking for four cars. Outdoor features include a balcony, terrace pool patio, and swimming pool with spa.

April 24, 2018

Newly Built 6,000 Square Foot Contemporary Home In Washington, DC


Newly built and situated on a small wooded lot in Washington, DC, this contemporary home boasts a beautiful exterior of wood and stacked stone and features approximately 6,944 square feet of interior space. It has five bedrooms, five full and three half bathrooms, a foyer with multi-level stair hall with floating staircase, an elevator, sitting room, great room with fireplace, formal dining room, gourmet kitchen, a loft, top level family room, lower level family room with fireplace and wet bar, an exercise room, and a two-car garage. Outdoor features include multiple decks and a flagstone terrace.

April 22, 2018

10,000 Square Foot Riverfront Brick Mansion In Boise, ID


Located in Boise, ID and situated on an acre of land, this Georgian Colonial-style brick mansion features approximately 10,296 square feet of living space.The riverfront home has five bedrooms, seven bathrooms, foyer with floating limestone staircase, formal living and dining rooms with fireplaces, great room with fireplace, paneled library with fireplace, gourmet kitchen with stainless steel appliances, paneled home office, an expansive wine cellar, home theater/media room with wet bar, home gym, a work shop and two two-car garages (one bay has a hydraulic lift to basement-level garage). Outdoor features include a motor court, balconies, patios, a fire pit, and a koi pond.

April 21, 2018

11,000 Square Foot Waterfront Mansion In Miami Beach, FL


This bayfront mansion located in Miami Beach, FL was built in 2015 and boasts 130 feet of water frontage with uninterrupted views of the downtown skyline. The Neoclassical-inspired home features 11,622 square feet of living space with seven bedrooms, eight full and three half bathrooms, two-story foyer with sweeping staircase, elevator, living room and informal dining space, formal dining room, gourmet kitchen with double islands, wine closet, home office, home theater, and two two-car garages. Outdoor features include a gated entrance, motor court, balconies, covered porch, patios, cabana with fireplace, and a swimming pool.

April 19, 2018

Newly Built 16,000 Square Foot Contemporary-Style Mansion In Houston, TX


This newly constructed contemporary-style mansion is situated on 3.5 acres of land in Houston, TX and features approximately 16,908 square feet of living space. The architecturally-striking home has eight bedrooms, seven full and five half bathrooms, a two-story foyer with double staircase, formal living room, formal dining room with glass-enclosed wine room, gourmet kitchen with two waterfall-style islands, breakfast room, catering/prep kitchen, family room with fireplace and wet bar, home office with custom desk system, expansive recreation room with wet bar, home theater, exercise room, and a five-car garage. Outdoor features include a gated entrance, porte-cochere, covered porches, pool patio, balconies, BBQ kitchen, rooftop terrace, elevated fire pit, three decks, and a swimming pool with spa and water features.

6,000 Square Foot Penthouse In New York, NY


Completed in 2016 and situated atop of the One57 condo building, this one-level penthouse features soaring ceilings and boundless views of Central Park. There is approximately 6,240 square feet of living space with three bedrooms, four bathrooms, great room and dining room separated by a double-sided fireplace, a gourmet kitchen, a home office and a library.

April 15, 2018

11,000 Square Foot Brick Golf Course Mansion In Carmel, IN


This beautiful brick mansion in Carmel, IN was built in 2008 and sits on 2.2 acres of land in a gated golf course community. The stately home features approximately 11,971 square feet of living space with six bedrooms, six full and two half bathrooms, two-story foyer with floating staircase, formal living room with fireplace, formal dining room with built-in serving station, butler's pantry, gourmet kitchen with breakfast bar, breakfast room with fireplace and vaulted ceiling, sun room with vaulted ceiling, two-story family room with fireplace and media center, paneled home office with fireplace, lower level pub-style wet bar, family room, billiards room with fireplace, game room, exercise studio, and a four-car garage. Outdoor features include a motor court, patio, and swimming pool with spa.

April 11, 2018

10,000 Square Foot Golf Course Mansion In Little Rock, AR


This stately brick mansion in Little Rock, AR is situated 1.3 acres of land and overlooks the Bear Den golf course in the Chenal Country Club. Built in 2005, the home features approximately 10,650 square feet of living space with eight bedrooms, nine full and one half bathrooms, two-story foyer with floating spiral staircase, formal living room with fireplace, formal dining room, 900 square foot gourmet kitchen, breakfast room and family room combination with fireplace, dark wood paneled home office, billiards room, game room, and a five-car garage. Outdoor features include a porte-cochere, motor court, expansive balcony, covered porch with BBQ, pool patio, swimming pool, and pool house.

April 8, 2018

8,000 Square Foot French-Style Stone Mansion In Roanoke, TX


This stone mansion in Roanoke, TX was built in 2015 and is situated on just under an acre of land in a gated community. The home features approximately 8,846 square feet of living space with sex bedrooms, six full and four half bathrooms, foyer with staircase, chef-inspired gourmet kitchen with dining area, family room with fireplace and 16' glass wall system, home office, craft room, home theater with lounge area, upper level game room with kitchenette, and a four-car garage. Outdoor features include an expansive covered patio with fireplace and BBQ kitchen, multilevel pool patio, swimming pool with spa, waterfall, and slide, and a playhouse.