Follow for more talkers

Money

Late Yankee Candle founder’s enormous estate on sale for $23 million

There is a three-lane bowling alley, billiard and game room, as well as a massive auditorium, and an indoor tennis court with a 25 ft oak bar and fireplace.

Published

on

The sprawling estate on Juggler Meadow Road in Massachusetts, USA - on sale for $23 million. (Surette Media Group via SWNS)

By Ben Barry via SWNS

The enormous estate of the late Yankee Candle founder has gone on sale for $23 million.

Juggler Meadow in Leverett, Massachusetts, sprawls over a staggering 120,000 sq ft, and comes with 16 bedrooms, 13 bathrooms and 12 half-baths.

The estate includes the main house, two car barns, two guest houses, a clubhouse, a pool cabana, and a spa.

There is also four tennis courts, a nine-hole golf course, an indoor water park and a full size auditorium.

The main home - which has 11 fireplaces alone - was built in the 1980s before Yankee Candle founder the late Michael James Kittredge II bought it.

He began expanding it in eight stages, and it was finally completed in 2010.

The sprawling estate on Juggler Meadow Road in Massachusetts, USA - on sale for $23 million. (Surette Media Group via SWNS)
« of 14 »

According to his family, speaking of Michael James Kittredge II: "There was nothing he loved more than bringing his family and friends together and hosting parties at his home."

The listing by Douglas Elliman, added: "No expense was spared in the design and building of this compound, which features the highest quality craftsmanship and the finest materials sourced from all over the world.

"This exquisitely private, expansive compound offers every conceivable amenity and presents boundless opportunities for the discerning buyer."

The private gated compound is close to the New England Peace Pagoda - a meditative gathering place - as well as many hiking trails, and is two hours from Boston.

Viewed from above, a network of paths connect the structures, which are nestled in park-like grounds dotted with gardens, fountains, waterfalls and ponds.

Sellers recommend using golf carts to get around.

There are three outdoor tennis courts – two clay with lighting for night play and one grass.

Kittredge was an avid car collector, and the two climate-controlled car barns are designed to hold 60 vehicles.

The clubhouse has four bedrooms, two baths, a full kitchen, and opens to a T-shaped pool with a deck.

The cabana houses a fully equipped kitchen and bar for lavish outdoor entertaining.

The oasis includes a 4,000 sq ft fitness center, a full kitchen, massage and treatment rooms, a sauna, steam room, and his and hers locker rooms.

There is a three-lane bowling alley, billiard and game room, as well as a massive auditorium, and an indoor tennis court with a 25 ft oak bar and fireplace.

A 4,000 sq ft stage is equipped with professional, concert venue-quality sound and lighting systems.

Bands like Hall & Oates, The Doobie Brothers, KC and The Sunshine Band, and Eric Burdon & The Animals have played on the stage.

The two-story arcade is equipped with pinball machines and slots.

The home office dubbed the “oval office" offers panoramic views of rural vistas.

The massive gourmet kitchen features five islands, granite countertops, seven sinks, and commercial grade appliances - including a dishwasher with a 60 second cycle.

Stories and infographics by ‘Talker Research’ are available to download & ready to use. Stories and videos by ‘Talker News’ are managed by SWNS. To license content for editorial or commercial use and to see the full scope of SWNS content, please email licensing@swns.com or submit an inquiry via our contact form.

Top Talkers