Putting the backyard putting green to shame is this $60 million estate on
Listed with Dana Trotter of
A European-style country estate, a caretaker’s house, formal gardens, a pool and spa, a tennis court and three ponds also reside on the 60-acre grounds.
Designed by classical architect All Greensburg, the main residence includes a grand living room, a formal dining room, a wood-paneled office, eight bedrooms and 12 bathrooms in 25,000 square feet. Elegant pillars, detailed molding and hardwood appointments are among the decorative features.
While it seems outlandish, privately owned estates with golf courses are nothing new. In 2011, Oracle co-founder and eighth-richest man in the world,
Ellison's property, on 249 acres beneath the base of the Santa Rosa Mountains, is anchored by a prestigious 18-hole course and clubhouse set among desert and tropical landscaping. The course, rated among the top private golf courses in California by Golf Digest, has drawn numerous high-profile players including President Barack Obama, who played through earlier this year.