This is certainly a large house, at 8000sf, but it wastes a lot of space on the foyer, we think. Of course, all that foyer space would be an excellent place to hold a party, so there's that. Introverts would probably take refuge in the bedrooms, which seem fairly small and cozy, even the master. The rest of the public spaces are also quite large, including a massive kitchen. The beamed ceilings keep it from feeling overwhelming. In all, there are eight bedrooms and 7.5 baths. The plot is 5.5 acres, with a gunite pool and pool house, a tennis court, "basketball court, lush flowering landscaping, [and] a reflecting pond with fountain." Asking price for all this is $3.95M.
· Water Mill North 5 Acre Estate [source]