Tami Longaberger, the chief exec of the famous basket-making Longaberger Co., has listed her 200 acre Muskingum County estate. The asking price – a cool $15 million.
The 57,000 square foot luxury mansion has been put up for sale by the Cleveland based realtors, Howard Hanna Real Estate.
According to details on the Howard Hanna website listing, the two-storey Georgian brick Longaberger mansion, built in 2000, features a total of twenty rooms in total, including seven bedrooms and ten bathrooms, while it also boasts of a garage with room for six cars, a helicopter pad, swimming pool, stables, three ponds in the extensive gardens, a guest wing and finally, a lavish ballroom that can easily accommodate up to 300 guests at a time.
Including the ballroom and the guest wing, the property encompasses 57,000 square feet in all, making it what’s thought to be the largest property of its type in all of Ohio.
“We think it must be the largest mansion in the entire state,” revealed Howard Hanna Real Estate Services president, Howard Hanna IV.
“We can’t be sure if there is one larger, but since our company was founded in 1957, it’s physically the largest property we have dealt with.”
Longaberger is apparently selling the home simply because she feels she doesn’t need it anymore, now her kids have left home. Additionally, she says she spend too much time on the road anyway.
“I’ll be fifty this year, my kids have left and spending three weeks of each month away on business, it’s simply too much space for just one person,” she says.
Discussing prospective buyers, Hanna said he imagined the property being bought either by a rich individual, an educational or medical institution, a company which would use it as a retreat, or perhaps someone with an eye to converting it into a luxury spa.
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services is to team up with Christie’s Great Estates, the luxury real estate firm, in order to try and target possible interested parties.
Asked how long it might take to sell the home, Howard honestly said he couldn’t be sure. Nevertheless, he said he was confident someone would snap it up. “It’s going to be interesting, but we’ll find someone I’m sure,” he reassured.
Should the mansion sell for its $15 million price tag, it would smash the record price paid for a central Ohio home, which is currently held by a New Albany property that fetched just over $5 million in 2010.