An Old Brookville home that was listed over the summer for just under $100 million, built by an entrepreneur to resemble a French château, is coming back on the market this week for $60 million.
The home, named Maison des Jardins, is being sold by Raphael Yakoby, the creator of Hpnotiq and Nuvo liqueurs. It is filled with multimillion-dollar materials and fixtures and is available fully furnished.
Yakoby is a Francophile and modeled the home on the Château de Versailles and the Château de Vaux le Vicomte in France, says Eloise Halpern of Douglas Elliman Real Estate, who is co-listing the property with Patricia Bischoff.
“He’s very gifted and talented and he would like to do it again,” Halpern says. “That’s really his motivation. He enjoyed doing it. It’s a personal passion.”
The entrance to the eight-acre property is marked by 22-feet-high iron gates flanked by limestone piers that open to a quarter-mile road lined with pear trees.
The 160-foot-long limestone château has ridges that reach up to 50 feet high, with 40 dormers and a roof of Vermont slate. Inside, decor includes $2.5 million Baccarat crystal chandeliers and marble fireplaces from the 19th century.
Halpern says the interior of the house is 95 percent completed, with the lower-level theater and fitness center in the process of being finished and the stairway in the main foyer awaiting a runner. Outside is a pool and a courtyard, with landscaping being done in the spring.
The home, which has eight bedrooms, will be listed for sale on the Douglas Elliman website by Friday, Halpern says.
The quality of the construction makes Maison des Jardins stand out from other Gold Coast mansions, she adds.
“I’ve been doing this for 24 years and, honestly, I’ve never seen anything of this caliber,” Halpern says. “Imagine Versailles, a château like that, that was just built.”