Chateau des Reves =''House of Dreams.'' A timeless masterpiece - gated privacy with acreage. Abundant amount of year around deep water frontage with breathtaking views - Deep water yachting ability. Note: waterway access to the Gulf of Mexico. This work of art was worthy of 7 years of construction. The subject quality compares to a smaller modern day Biltmore. Just a few features to mention: world renowned London England's Clive Christian award winning kitchen and cabinetry. Sherle Wagner International fixtures(gold plated and nickel.) Commercial Marvin windows and doors. The latest in Technology's Smart Home Automated systems (Lutron/Crestron). Slate roof, German artist sculpted copper cornice/eaves & gutters, Mountain stone and hand carved Lime stone are just a few exterior features to mention. Running brooks and waterfalls. Limestone exterior stair cases, balustrades, and columns. Free standing 3 level staircase. Elevator. Club level features a game room, wet bar, wine cellar, dumb waiter, library, sitting rooms, gaming areas, exercise room, European spa interior pool room that features endless jet swim design and fiber optic lighting(constellations in the galaxy of stars) and heated floors. Club level veranda, conservatory(a smaller replication of ''The Biltmore'' conservatory with a potting room. Caterers kitchen with hidden separate driveway/private access. Separate quarters for live in and/or fully equipped apartment with private access. Pool side cabana with kitchen and bar, negative edge pool features mosaic tile and plated gold leaf accents(Italian glass tiles, and 14 carat tiles). Water works play area w/fountains and water cannons. Seawall, boat slips and jet ski ports. A true two million dollar view! By far one of the finest estates in the country. The cost of construction on this estate was $40M in the year 2007. 23,000 square feet, heated garages with tile floors and custom built cabinetry. The plans were designed by John Sholtz of Phoenix, Arizona. Gated entrance with elaborate iron fence built on site surrounding the property. Total privacy at the end of a quiet waterfront street. Subject adjoins 40+ acres of TVA land for hiking and wildlife enjoyment. A two story waterfall graces the entrance of "Chateau des Reves". The grounds are lush with over 40 custom iron designed gas lanterns, bronze outdoor sculptures, pavilions, gazebos, and separate venue/garage building. In total, the house features 5 fireplaces, 4 wet bars, and 4 full kitchens. All interior doors are 2.5" solid mahogany. The door frames are hand carved mahogany. Solid bronze handles from Lithuania. Fabulous lake views from most every room. The family room features 30 ft ceilings with hand carved black walnut beamed ceilings(a smaller duplicate of The Biltmore version). The nearby study also features hand carved black walnut with over 2000 individual pieces with a bathroom and wet bar. The luxurious master suite features a hidden ceiling projector. Master closet also features built in cabinetry from England's renowned Clive Christian. The club level wet bar features a domed mother of pearl ceiling. Too many of the finest features money can buy to mention. Chattanooga, Tennessee has been featured in the top 5 list of cities in the United States as the best overall places to live(included, but not limited to, the cost of living). Combined with this first time offered this magnificent estate and site makes for truly a rare find. Must see to appreciate if you can take it all in. Truly for the most discriminating buyer. Timeless quality. Proof of ability to purchase must be provided to listing agent prior to the setting of any appointments. All appointments require 3 to 5 days advanced notice. The subject estate is offered via VRM(value range marketing) meaning $14M to $19M = can be sold furnished. Furnishings were obtained from all over the world by a number of designers and decorators.
Listing courtesy of The James Company Real Estate Brokers & Development.