Columbus mansion listed for record $8 million
Columbus-area homebuyers looking for a secluded getaway need not look far.
For $8 million they can buy their own retreat overlooking the Scioto River.
For this, they have 16 rooms, a commercial kitchen, hand-painted murals, indoor fountains, a swimming pool, a boathouse with dock, a tennis court, a an orchard, croquet and shuffleboard courts, two guest cottages, two self-contained apartments. , a stream and a pond, all on 6.8 ares.
Oh – and 28 bathrooms.
“It would be really great for entertaining,” said Stephanie Hyer, who lists the home with Scott Street with Street Sotheby’s International Realty.
“It’s secluded and gated and completely private. … It’s resort style living.”
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When guests get too rowdy, owners can retreat to their suite, which features two and a half bathrooms, three rooms that can be used as bedrooms, and a kitchen, dining room, and another room that can be used as a walk-in closet. . room or a gift wrapping room.
“There are so many features in the house that make it extraordinary,” Hyer said.
“The details, building materials, marble, woodwork are amazing, the light fixtures are exquisite, the murals and how they are incorporated into the building and his home are amazing.”
The Tuscan-style home, built in 1990, is so distinctive that it landed this week on Zillow Gone Wild, the real estate site’s range of over-the-top properties.
“Holy moly,” wrote one commenter on Zillow Gone Wild’s Facebook post.
Located on Dublin Road
At 4500 Dublin Road in Norwich Township, the house is packed with eccentricities: a balcony that extends over the entrance, allowing residents to say hello or goodbye to guests; a 15-foot door that drops from the ceiling to protect second-floor bedrooms from intruders; a five-story elevator; 42 ovens; and a hair salon overlooking the master bedroom.
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The house, now owned by a charity, was built by Don Ettore, owner of the now-defunct housing company Qualstan Corp. The pension also belonged to Thomas Parenteau, a custom home builder who was sentenced to 22 years in prison for bank fraud. and other offences.
The previous record sale was $5.2 million
If the mansion is close to hitting the asking price, it would break the previous sales record for a home in the Columbus area. In 2010, a New Albany home fetched $5.2 million, and in 2013 Tami Longaberger, then CEO of Longaberger Co., sold his Nashport-area home for $6 million.
“I think it would be the most expensive single-family residence in central Ohio,” Hyer said. “We couldn’t locate anything higher.”
Hyer lists the property at 32,675 square feet, but that includes guest houses and separate apartments. The main house is so large, with so many balconies, alcoves, lofts and other unusual spaces, that it’s hard to say precisely how big it is, she said.
Previous estimates placed the main house between 24,414 square feet or 26,828 square feet, which would place it among the five largest houses in central Ohio.
The house also includes fireplaces – lots of them.
“There are multiple chimneys,” Hyer said. “I actually lost track trying to count them.”