This Alabama mansion would make The Great Gatsby jealous, and it could be yours
(Video above: DeCaro Luxury Auctions gives a sneak peak into Alabama’s largest mansion)
One of America’s most over-the-top mansions is right here in Alabama, and it’s going on the auction block October 31st.
Check it out in the video above. Here’s what DeCaro Luxury Auctions has to say about the property:
One of America’s largest and finest homes sits majestic and tranquil in the Alabama foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. The centerpiece of the 27-acre estate known as Montagel is the nearly 60,000 +/- square-foot mansion, Chateau Montagel.
Completed in 1997, the home is the realization of the owner’s vision which was inspired by his love for the historic French and Italian castles of Europe. Birmingham architect, Bill Shepherd, designed the home to have the grand scope and symmetry of Versailles, but he removed many of the internal walls in order to create light-filled spaces arranged to allow extravagant entertaining and inspired, aesthetic daily living and contemplation.
It took four years to complete construction of the home, with artisans and artists from Europe taking residency to hand-craft the stucco, limestone, marble and decorative features.
This singular estate is totally fenced with front and rear gates and is located within the very secure, gated perimeter of Shoal Creek, a residential neighborhood which surrounds the well-known, much-loved Shoal Creek Country Club and Golf Course.
Located 10 miles from Birmingham, and only 30 minutes from the Birmingham International Airport, Shoal Creek is a paradise of natural beauty offering spectacular mountain vistas, lakes, streams, abundant wildlife, and a Jack Nicklaus designed course rated among the top 100 courses on the planet.
In addition to the main house, the Estate includes:
— Pool, Jaccuzzi with waterfall
— Twin pool-side cabana suites
— Service/Guest Home with two apartments, an office, two garages, and R.V. garage
— Deluxe equestrian center with 6-stall barn with living quarters, beautifully appointed equestrian lounge, enclosed round pen, four separate pastures (availability of miles of riding trails), and outdoor arena
— Living quarters include an 800+ square foot apartment and a twin space ready to finish as a second apartment
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