By Grace Cassidy
If you’re seeking privacy on an expansive compound and you really love to entertain, look no further. The Juggler Meadow Estate is on the market in Leverett, Mass., for $23 million. Douglas Elliman’s Johnny Hatem Jr. represents the listing.
Once owned by Michael Kittredge II, the late founder of Yankee Candle Co., the property grew from a modest three-bedroom Colonial into an estate comprising more than 60 acres and eight structures that offer over 120,000 square feet of interior space—much of it dedicated to entertaining.
There is a main house, two car barns, two guest houses, a club house, a pool cabana and a spa. Known as Juggler Meadow, the property offers meandering paths that connect the structures across beautiful, park-like grounds featuring mature landscaping, fountains, pergolas, waterfalls and incredible outdoor living and entertaining opportunities.
The main house is 25,000 square feet in size and boasts five bedrooms, six bathrooms, five half-bathrooms, and 11 fireplaces among multiple levels. The great room features an atrium-like ceiling and second-floor balcony, while a spacious circular office offers panoramic views of the grounds. The well-equipped gourmet kitchen includes five islands, granite countertops, seven sinks and commercial-grade appliances. The dishwasher can even run a cycle in as little as 60 seconds, making entertaining a breeze. The finished lower level is host to a commercial-grade kitchen, two wine cellars, two dining rooms and a 10-seat theater.
Also on the compound is a nine-hole golf course, three outdoor tennis courts, one indoor tennis court, two climate-controlled car bars (Kittredge was a collector) and a clubhouse with four bedrooms, two bathrooms and a full kitchen. A T-shaped gunite pool is complemented by a spacious deck and a cabana house with a kitchen. A 55,000-square-foot spa offers a relaxing retreat. For the fun-lovers, enjoy a three-lane bowling alley, billiards, basketball court, indoor water park and a two-story arcade with pinball machines, slots and skee-ball.
There is even a concert stage with sound and lighting systems that has hosted the likes of Hall & Oates, The Doobie Brothers, KC and the Sunshine Band and others who have played at private events.
Juggler Meadow is 30 miles from Springfield, 60 miles from Worcester and 100 miles from Boston.