The Llenroc Estate, a 20,000+ square foot Mega-Mansion in Saratoga County in Upstate New York.
Nestled on over 12 acres with direct Mohawk River and Erie Canal frontage, this ornate family castle was constructed in 1992 by insurance magnate Albert Lawrence, who attended the Ivy League Cornell University, his alma mater.
Llenroc's name is Cornell spelled backwards. Rumored to be built for $32.5 million, the asking price is just a fraction of the original construction cost and represents a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for someone seeking an elegant upstate New York family home or summer retreat just minutes from the Saratoga Race Course, Saratoga Performing Arts Center, the Edison Golf Club, Schenectady Yacht Club and the Adirondack Mountains.
This eye-catching estate, which is surrounded by mature apple orchards and just a short drive from GE Selkirk, GE's Global Research Center in Niskayuna and a stone's throw from the region's rapidly evolving nanotechnology business center (International Sematech lies to the south in Albany and Advanced Micro Devices' planned plant is slated to be built in Malta to the north),
boasts 5 bedrooms, 7 full and 3 half baths.
Crafted from over 1,200 tons of Ithaca’s Lenroc Stone (the same material used to construct the Llenroc dormitory at Cornell University), this elegant home has a first floor master suite with his and her bathrooms, 15 fireplaces, $3.5 million worth of imported Scandanavian marble flooring, hundreds of unique hand-painted Portuguese tiles, a formal dining room featuring 24 karat gold guilded ceilings and moldings, walnut design inlaid hardwood floors, miles of mahogany moldings, a five-floor glass elevator, four galleries, and a servant’s kitchen with its own elevator.
Other distinguishing features in this fairy tale home in the Empire State include: a sailboat-shaped indoor pool with separate hot tub, a four-story solarium encased by a teak balcony, a mermaid bar with see-thru views of the pool, sauna, a radiant-ready heated pavers stone driveway, and dancing opera, water and tulip fountains.
Perfect for year-round entertaining, the enchanting estate also offers sweeping terraces with Adirondack Flagstone, limestone and granite for memorable outdoor parties, a 12+ car underground garage, a private area to land a helicopter, and is easy accessed by the Adirondack Northway (I-87) and just minutes from a regional airport with private jet access.