Introducing a grand estate with a rich history & complete renovation that make it unparalleled. Constructed in 1938 to the highest standards by the renowned firm that built NY’s exquisite Cathedral of St. John the Divine, this magnificent home with a striking stone façade, pristine gardens & one-of-a-kind details is a masterpiece, set on 3+/- acres w/an incredible 297’ directly on Island Lake! It was originally built by C.E. Wilson, U.S. Secretary of Defense under Pres. Dwight Eisenhower & Pres/CEO of GM. The current owner spared no expense to preserve & fully renovate the 10,000+sf Traditional French Chateau-style mansion to perfection. Meticulously redesigned by Timothy Corrigan, one of the world’s leading interior design firms, the lakefront oasis provides beautiful outdoor spaces to enjoy scenic views & seasonal colors, w/generous tiered bluestone patios for entertaining overlooking the water. Approaching the home, a circular drive wraps to an oversized 5-car garage. A new driveway cut from Long Lake, lined by canopy trees, is underway to create a private owner’s entrance. Featuring 7 BRs, 9.2 baths, a nanny suite, 2 libraries & a refinished basement w/full kitchen, media room & gym, spectacular interiors are adorned w/18th & 19th century pieces & antiques from France & London. Custom Mathieu chandeliers, a custom hand-painted Gracie mural in the foyer, hand-painted custom Iksel wallpaper, 7 custom fireplaces, Scalamandre drapery & all new flooring are among the exceptional elements. Past the dramatic 2-story foyer with dual staircases awaits a vaulted great room, regal living & dining rooms & a family room off the breakfast area. A new chef’s dream kitchen features marble & quartz countertops, a La Cornue stove & other appliances by Wolf & Sub-Zero. The primary suite offers a new custom closet, custom bed by the dressing room w/encased doors, Chanel fabric couches & a spa-inspired bath. Plus new HVAC & boiler, new humidifiers, new security, the list goes on.
Listing courtesy of Signature Sotheby's International Realty Bham.
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