Luxury Real Estate: Steeped in history, New England provides the perfect backdrop for a Mansion nestled away in the woods, by the lake, or on the shore. These current listings highlight some of New England's most prestigious properties for the prospective affluent buyer. Additional current listings can be found at luxuryrealestate.com
The following five properties range in price from approximately $20-95 million. For additional listings be sure to check out the High-End Real Estate in New England Slideshow.
Stellar 250-degree oceanfront views and an award-winning Shingle Style design distinguish this modern Cape Cod Classic. Over 12 unspoiled acres of seaside splendor surround this 12,000 square foot estate, set in the heart of Cape Cod in West Hyannisport.
Designed by noted Boston Architect Richard Bertman, this magnificent, 9 bedroom residence incorporates dynamic forms such as a 40-foot tower - reminiscent of a New England lighthouse - a peaked turret and projecting bays wrapped in glass to capture the dazzling views of Nantucket Sound, Martha's Vineyard, Nantucket and Squaw's Island from virtually every room.
Le Beau Château - $24,000,000
A rare find, this authentic 1937 French-style chateau is a legacy to the grandeur of a bygone "Gatsby" era. It is set in the estate area of New Canaan, on a remarkably preserved and beautiful 52 acres, with pine forests, open meadows, and a river with its own waterfall, providing the ultimate in peace and privacy.
The richly appointed, 12,766 square foot residence features a grand staircase, 11 fireplaces, 13-foot ceilings, and distinctive herringbone floors. The grand foyer introduces the interiors of the 22-room mansion. Graciously and generously appointed rooms are found throughout, enhanced by such quality details as marble window sills and fireplace mantels and large Frenchstyle windows and doors that provide verdant views and an abundance of natural light.
Hill House - $25,000,000
The Hill House in Goshen, CT welcomes you just the way a grand stone manor should - with a soaring formal stairhall and reception area, French doored living room, library, dining room and cherry office. The family den bestows a fireside or antique Delft tiles, joined by a dreamy Smallbone kitchen.
The enormous master suite with jade marble bath highlights the second and third floor areas. Devoted to serious sports, the lower level houses an indoor pool, professional gym, and basketball court. An apartment, poolhouse, caretaker's house, barn, tennis court and sport court grace the grounds.
Waterfront in Field Point Circle - $35,000,000
Views for miles up Long Island Sound from this high site in Greenwich make a totally memorable vista for this fabulous new manor designed by a noted architect and built over three-and-one-half years by old world craftsmen to an extraordinary standard of quality.
The sublime center hall with an elevator rises two stories to a balcony supported by major carved antique oak brackets and the floor and curving stairway are Italian Pavio Antico stone. The serene master suite has its own loggia toward the view from the sitting room, and the sumptuous bedroom has a fireplace, a sublime double bathroom and two dressing rooms.
Great Estates in Round Hill - $95,000,000
This is the ultimate of all Great Estates in Greenwich on 40 open rolling acres with an amazing Jacobean manor designed by a noted architect and beautifully presented in sparkling condition complete with 14 bedrooms and even a fabulous winter garden with a 52-foot indoor pool.
The quality of this famous estate is remarkable with elaborate brickwork in Flemish bond on 18-inch thick walls, limestone casings, large-scale leaded windows, a Ludowici roof and baronial pairs of chimneys, each with intricate brickwork. Glorious iron gates open through classic stonewalls at the entrance. Ornate light posts line the broad driveway sweeping through lovely open, rolling lawns past the columned pergola to the spectacular walled courtyard with a magnificent 70-foot marble reflecting pool with a three-tier fountain - it is a sublime approach to this wonderful manor.