When creativity, entrepreneurship, and opulence intertwine, remarkable stories are woven, and Michael Kittredge’s journey is no exception.
His success story is legendary, from crafting candles on his family stove to founding the iconic Yankee Candle Company. Now, a piece of his legacy takes center stage in the real estate market as his sprawling Leverett, Massachusetts estate, Juggler Meadow, graces the real estate market with a price tag of $23 million. With an expansive landscape that’s more than just an estate, this property invites us into the world of an entrepreneur who knows how to live life king-size.
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About the Location
Juggler Meadow is in the quaint embrace of Leverett, Massachusetts. Besides the incredible serenity, Leverett is only two hours from bustling Boston, making it the perfect escape after a day of work. The town is known for its historical charm and attractions like the New England Peace Pagoda.
The 60-acre estate flaunts an impressive 120,000 square feet across eight structures, including the primary residence and various recreation areas. With 16 bedrooms, 25 bathrooms, and 14 fireplaces, this property is a haven of comfort and luxury for friends and family alike.
With over 60 acres of sprawling landscape, it’s no surprise Juggler Meadow unfurls a haven of outdoor grandeur. The sleepy surroundings are dotted with meandering pathways leading past scenic ponds, graceful fountains, and cascading waterfalls making the outdoors even more heavenly.
Want to do more than sit around? This sprawling estate also features three tennis courts for racket sports enthusiasts, a T-shaped pool with a cabana, and a spacious deck that beckons those seeking aquatic relaxation. But that’s not all! A nine-hole golf course adds a touch of sporty elegance to the landscape.
Kittredge’s impressive abode features a charming, colonial-style façade perfectly complementing the laidback surrounding. The interior is equally as relaxing. Just past the wood-panelled entryway is a 50,000-square-foot primary residence with six bedrooms, up to six primary bathrooms, and five secondary bathrooms thoughtfully distributed throughout.
A two-story, white-washed great room adorned with towering bookshelves stands at the heart of this space. The great room also features a warm heart and a wet bar for easy entertaining. The sizable kitchen is truly a foodie’s dream. It has five islands adorned with stone countertops, and an oversized chandelier adds incredible character. There are two dining rooms, a formal dining room with traditional millwork nearby and another just next to the wine cellar on the lower floor. The grandeur extends to an oval office, providing vistas of the scenic rural expanse.
As if the estate couldn’t be more extraordinary, a 55,000-square-foot spa complex emerges, a sanctuary for relaxation and rejuvenation.
This impressive haven features gyms, massage areas, saunas, and an indoor tennis court with stadium seating. A state-of-the-art outdoor stage has welcomed musical legends, while a two-story arcade and a three-lane bowling alley invite spirited entertainment. And to completely drop your jaw, a Las Vegas-themed indoor water park graces the property with its tropical allure. Multiple guest houses (listed separately) and staff residences are also available on the property, ensuring a luxurious stay.
Juggler Meadow: A Celebration of Life’s Grandeur
Michael Kittredge’s estate is a testament to his generosity. It was designed to welcome friends and family into a world of luxury and delight and is, undoubtedly, an inspiring fusion of timeless elegance, recreational extravagance, and architectural splendor.