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Thursday, July 28, 2011

Longaberger estate on market for $15M

Longaberger estate on market for $15M

NASHPORT, Ohio (WANE) - The Longaberger Companyannounced Tuesday that its CEO has placed her 200-acre country estate Eschman Meadows on the market for $15 million.

According to Howard Hanna Real Estate Services, Tami Longaberger, CEO of The Longaberger Company, has placed Eschman Meadows on the market with Howard Hanna Real Estate Services.

Howard Hanna said it is the 4th largest real estate company in America and the #1 real estate company in Ohio and Pennsylvania. The family-owned Howard Hanna Real Estate Services has 134 offices across the four state area of Pennsylvania, Ohio, New York and West Virginia with approximately 4,000 real estate sales associates.

“The Longaberger Company is one of America’s great family companies and we are proud Tami Longaberger chose our family company to market her fabulous estate, Eschman Meadows,” said Howard W. “Hoby” Hanna, IV, president of Howard Hanna. This is a wonderful opportunity for the individual buyer or corporate enterprise buyer to own one of the Great American Estates in the tradition of the Biltmore Estate or the famous mansions of Newport, Rhode Island.”

Located in the countryside of Central Ohio, Eschman Meadows is within two hours from Columbus, Pittsburgh, Indianapolis, Lexington, Cincinnati, Detroit, Charleston, WV and Cleveland.

“It is an absolutely amazing place. As I viewed the estate, I envisioned Monet’s Giverny with ivy covered exterior, reminiscent of a vintage home, and yet it is only 10 years young,” said Hanna.

Built over the course of four years, 1998-2001, Hanna said the 57,000 square foot custom designed brick home is set very privately on 200 acres of rolling countryside. The home features Georgian architecture and is designed to be ideal for family and company entertaining. Ms. Longaberger gathered the very best skilled craftsmen, architects and experts throughout Ohio and internationally to create her vision of an amazing country estate.

Among those experts is Acock Associates Architects - George Acock and Phil White are well-known for embracing their client’s deeply personal set of challenge.

Interior design work is by Bierly-Drake Design – Christopher Drake and the firm’s design work have received numerous national and local awards and are often featured in the high-end home and garden venue publications.

The landscaping architect was Bassett Associates – James Bassett has established a widespread reputation for award winning excellence and used all plantings native to Ohio.

Built with the old world trades of real Venetian plaster and great paneled woods (European yew, wormy chestnut, pickled oak and cherry), door and windows are mahogany, the magnificent home consists of three wings: the main residence, the guest wing and the ballroom wing which graciously accepts 300 guests in elegant style. The three wings are connected via an orangery and a family room with each wing secured for privacy from the estate’s main living area.

In total, there are seven bedrooms, ten full-baths, three half-baths, seven indoor and two outdoor fireplaces, one on the terrace with a breathtaking view of the surroundings and one by the pool’s conversation area.

Eschman Meadows has three ponds, a waterfall and glistening stream that create a serene experience.

The main residence features a marble entry with domed ceiling and arched doorways that lead to a secondary two-story foyer with handcrafted stained glass ceiling.

Every room has 8’ French doors and ceilings are 17’ throughout the first floor, 15’ on the second floor creating the feeling of space and grandeur.

There are two offices, one used as a den; a formal solarium living room surrounded in glass doors leading to a private, covered terrace with fireplace; a formal dining room large enough to accommodate a table for 18, of French Country design with a bayed window that frames the table and surrounds it with nature and a view of the back grounds; a chef-designed gourmet kitchen featuring a breakfast room with French doors to the family terrace, two islands with built-in refrigerator drawers, a double refrigerator and freezer, a gas stove, double ovens, warmer drawers, a wine cooler, two dishwashers, two trash compactors, granite counters, a double sink with bay window allowing for amazing views of the backyard oasis, stunning custom cabinetry handmade from imported European Yew wood, an oversized panty, elevator access, doors to the terrace and a back stairway to the upper level; and a generous sized family gathering room.

There are four bedrooms on the second floor of the family residence each with a private bath and walk-in closet. Three of the four bedrooms surround a circular hallway, where an exquisitely designed wrought iron railing provides magnificent views of the marble foyer below and the 1,400 square-foot custom stained glass garden design of artwork by Franklin Art Glass in the ceiling above.private balcony, two private luxury baths – one with a deep jetted tub, one with a massive shower. Adjoining both baths is an oversized, perfectly designed closet with built-ins and dressing room.

The master suite is a true retreat featuring a hand carved stone fireplace with sitting area, a

Accessible via two separate stairways, the entire lower level is an entertainment area featuring a wine cellar reminiscent of a German rathskeller, fireplace, billiards room, theater room, all purpose room and outdoor access to a wrought iron staircase leading to the family patio and pool area.

The guest residence wing has a separate entrance so as to not disturb the main residence. In the foyer area there is an office for work or meeting clients, a third laundry room, workout room with mirrored wall and ballet bar. A circular stairway leads to a private second floor area designed for at-home spa services from massages and manicures to hair styling. There is also a private bath with massive shower area and sauna. Three separate guest suites, each decorated with a unique theme, create an unparalleled experience for the guests that are fortunate to visit. The suites all have sitting areas, kitchens and private baths.

Everything in the ballroom wing, as grand as any country club, is tastefully of massive proportion. The garden room will accommodate hundreds for dinner, a wood-burning fireplace and the Franklin Art Glass stained glass ceiling soars overhead and reflects light in the multi-colored glass. Surrounding the ballroom are great outdoor terraces. The full catering kitchen including walk-in freezers, multiple bathrooms for large groups, staff locker rooms, a dumb waiter and massive storage with a lift floor system designed for easy access to this area makes entertaining easy and elegant for the master chef and staff.

The property also has a diesel run generator house, a six-car garage and radiant heat with all heated floors including the outdoor terraces. Tremendous formal gardens, fountains and a control flow waterfall transform the back outdoor area into an oasis.

Each floor of the home is poured concrete for ultimate soundproofing and a computerized system controls all mechanicals and communication.

Featuring a six-stall horse barn, three pastures and three stocked ponds, Eschman Meadows is a wildlife sanctuary. The grand entrance frames a pastoral landscape of natural prairies and wetlands, transected by a stately driveway that builds your anticipation for the grand home at its terminus.

And as to not disturb this natural look, the property’s helicopter pad and additional parking lot are both covered in sod.

Ms. Longaberger owns much of the land surrounding the 200-acres of Eschman Meadows and has first right of refusal if neighbors ever wish to sell, possibly giving access to an additional 100 to 150 acres.

The Longaberger Company and their famous seven-story home office, a replica of the company’s ‘Medium Market Basket’, are the dream of company founder and Tami’s late father, Dave Longaberger. The company is located in Newark, Ohio, approximately thirteen miles from the Longaberger Estate. Their well-known golf course, the Longaberger Golf Club, is just six miles from the residence and named one of the ‘Top 100 Best Golf Courses in America’ by Golf Digest in 2011.

The Longaberger estate, Eschman Meadows, is offered for sale for $15,000,000 by Howard W. “Hoby” Hanna, IV of Howard Hanna Real Estate Services.

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