Llenroc Estate, Estate of the Day
If a home was rumored to cost $32.5 million to build what should it sell for? The Llenroc Estate, which went on sale in Saratoga County in upstate New York this week is said to have cost that much when it was created by Albert Lawrence in 1992. The castle-like home sits on 12 acres on the Mohawk River. Lawrence, a devoted Cornell alum, modeled his home after the campus center. What is Llenroc? It's Cornell spelled backwards. The five-bedroom home is made from Llenroc stone (the same stone used to create the Llenroc dorm at Cornell). As befits a modern castle there are all sorts of unique details such as Scandanavian marble flooring, hand-painted Portuguese tiles, a dining room with a gilded coffered ceiling and a five-floor glass elevator. Particularly eccentric touches include the sailboat-shaped indoor pool with separate hot tub, a four-story solarium, a mermaid bar with see-through views of the pool and dancing fountains. This home is listed at $12.9 million.
Gallery: Llenroc Estate