Elegant Living at Its Finest
America’s largest home sits majestic and tranquil in the mountains of mild-weather Alabama.
The crown jewel of the 27-acre estate is the 50,000 + square-foot mansion. It is the realization of the owners’ dream and was inspired by historic French and Italian castles of Europe. It was architecturally designed with the grand scope and symmetry of Versailles, but with many of the internal walls removed to create breathe-taking light-filled spaces arranged for extravagant entertaining and inspired, aesthetic daily living and contemplation.
It took 4 years to complete construction with artisans and artists from Europe taking residence to handcraft the stucco, marble, limestone and decorative features.
The hand-painted dome of the grand foyer was the work of an English artist. The chariot race depicted in the library was hand painted by Italian artist Scagliola.
Custom designed and created by Architect Bill Shephard and brought to completion in 1997.
On 27 acres resides this Versailles-style castle with over 55,000 square feet that is fenced with front and rear private gate exits.
Main Residence Overview
-16 full baths & 6 half baths
-12 fireplaces, 2 vent-less fireplaces
-9 garage doors with room for 12 cars
-25 seat theater (recently upgraded)
-Commercial grade elevator
-5 built-in TV’s on the first floor, including a 65-in 10ADP plasma
-Generator for all buildings
-Hand-painted dome ceilings
-Exquisite details throughout the home (gold, bronze, & silver leaf by IFACS
-Mahogany doors and windows
-Limestone, Marble and Maple flooring
-Slate roof and copper gutters
-Cheryl Wagner hardware and bathroom fixtures
-Lutron lighting system
-Creston control system for all electronics, theater sound system, lights and sound for all structures; can also be controlled remotely
-Geothermal HVAC (20 units) and water heaters
-Pool & Jacuzzi with waterfall
-Twin poolside cabana suites
-2 bedroom guest-house with office, 2 garages and RV garage
The equestrian lounge in the barn has a full Kitchen, 20 –ft ceilings, bath with shower, sound system, and generator. The walls have hand-painted tiles from Portugal; antique mahogany mantel hand-made chandeliers from Columbia. There is an 800 sq. ft. apartment above the stables and room for a second apartment. The stalls are African hardwood with rubber panels for flooring plus every amenity imaginable for deluxe equine living.
-Deluxe 6-stall barn
-Beautifully appointed equestrian lounge
-Enclosed round pen
-3 separate pastures
-Availability of miles of riding trails
-Beautifully landscaped manicured gardens
This amazing estate is fenced, has a front and rear gate and is within the very secure gates of the Shoal Creek, a residential neighborhood and renowned country club and golf course. Only a few miles from Birmingham, and 30 minutes from the international Airport, Shoal Creek is a 2000+ ac. paradise of peaceful natural beauty offering spectacular mountain vistas, lakes, streams, abundant wildlife, and a Jack-Nicklaus designed golf course rated among the top 100 in the world.
-Located in Shoal Creek of unincorporated Shelby County.
-Annual taxes are $54,930
-Shoal Creek Home Owners Association dues are $330 per month
Virtual Tour: www.7MontagelWay.com