Yankee Candle Founder’s Massachusetts mansion sold for $23 million

Arushi Sakhuja
Ever dreamed of living in a mansion that you call home? We mean a home that has a bowling alley, gaming room, nine-hole golf course, concert space and its own water park that was inspired by the Bellagio in Vegas and more. If you just said yes, then taking a look inside Yankee Candle founder Michael James Kittredge II (who died in July 2019) Massachusetts mansion is worth the time. Michael Kittredge’s son put Yankee Candle’s Massachusetts mansion on the market with a price tag of $23 million.
Yankee Candle Massachusetts mansion
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Built-in 1980, Kittredge purchased the property, and began expanding the estate in eight stages to reflect the kind of place he wanted to bring family and friends to. It was finally completed in 2010, and the property listing company Douglas Elliman states that no expense was spared in the design and building of the estate. It features the highest quality craftsmanship and the finest materials sourced from all over the world and offers every conceivable amenity for the discerning buyer.
The exterior 
The expanse of the palatial property in Massachusetts will leave you gasping at first sight. Spread across a sprawling 120,000 square feet, with 25,00 square feet of the main residence, it was constructed in the 1980s in true colonial style.  The Disney-like command boasts an impressive facade that champions slanting roofs, and the use of grey and maroon tiles. With 16 bedrooms, 13 bathrooms and a massive garage, the property is a living dream. The main house has five bedrooms, six full, and five half-bathrooms to give a sense of the size. But it’s the outbuildings that are really wow.
Yankee Candle Massachusetts mansion
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Yankee Candle Massachusetts mansion
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Key highlights of the mansion 
It’s home to four tennis courts, a nine-hole golf course, an indoor water park, a full-size auditorium that doubles as an indoor tennis court, a 50,000-square-foot spa, two car barns with enough space for 80 cars, a pool, a huge arcade, two guest houses, the main house which features 11 fireplaces alone and a concert space. Kittredge III (son of Kittredge II) aptly described the Massachusetts mansion as Disneyland in the backyard. What’s more? The Massachusetts mansion features an extravagant two-story great room that doubles up as a living room, decorated with impeccable furniture and exquisite home decor pieces.
Yankee Candle Massachusetts mansion
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Yankee Candle Massachusetts mansion
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Yankee Candle Massachusetts mansion
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Yankee Candle Massachusetts mansion
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Since Kittredge loved entertaining guests, colleagues and friends in Massachusetts, the home is complete with a massive kitchen that was designed to accommodate a large team of cooks, and an oval office surrounded by windows, that offer picturesque views of the surroundings. The indoor tennis court also doubles as a concert venue, which has hosted such bands as The Doobie Brothers, as well as KC and The Sunshine Band.
Yankee Candle Massachusetts mansion
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Yankee Candle Massachusetts mansion
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Yankee Candle Massachusetts mansion
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Inside the main house, there are two dining rooms, but the one worth noting is the one on the lower level situated next to a wine cellar. And on days you wish to relax and unwind sit back in the 10-seat movie theater to watch your favourite film or make you way to the spa.
Yankee Candle Massachusetts mansion
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Yankee Candle Massachusetts mansion
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Located a two-hour drive from Boston, Juggler Meadow in Massachusetts is also just a few miles from the garage where Kitteredge II first start his Yankee Candle operation.
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