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Yankee Candle Company founder’s estate is up for sale. And it is lit.

According to Zillow Gone WildMichael Kittredge III sells his family home in Leverett, Massachusetts, for $23 million. The 120,000 square meter monstrosity consists of eight buildings spread over 60 hectares.

The home that Yankee Candle built has 16 bedrooms, 11 fireplaces, several guest houses, two “sheds” for cars, four tennis courts, a 9-hole golf course, an arcade, an indoor pool, and a large auditorium.

“No expense has been spared in the design and construction of this compound,” reads the listing on real estate company Douglas Elliman’s website.

And build, they did. The original home was a modest three-bedroom colonial that Kitteredge’s parents bought in 1984 for $144,000. But as Yankee Candle Co’s success grew, so did the house.

“My dad built this place for his family because he was very poor growing up,” Kitteredge said the Wall Street Journal. “He really wanted to be able to give his children and his family a lifestyle he never dreamed of.”

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It’s hard to pinpoint the estate’s coolest feature, but let’s start with the 55,000-square-foot spa and indoor water park. Inspired by the Bellagio hotel in Las Vegas, it has a waterfall, slides and lagoons.

Then there are the so-called “car sheds”, which can accommodate an estimated 80 vehicles.

If sport is your thing, you may want to hit a ball on the luxury tennis courts or bowl a few frames in the bowling alley.

Are you more of a gamer? Check out the estate’s well-stocked arcade.

The living spaces are fit for royalty.

“It was like having Disneyland in the backyard,” Kittredge recalls.


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