Alabama, United States
This magnificent 24,000 square foot European style estate was built to the most exalted standards by McAlpine House. The use of steel, stone and plaster create a voluptuous house with richly appointed interiors. McAlpine House designed the residence the 1990s with more than 24,000 square feet, 6 bedrooms and 13 bathrooms. The 5.2 acre property was landscaped by Page Duke Landscape Architects and includes lovely garden, pathways, numerous patios, a large pool, pool house and motor court with detached garage as well as what looks to be a subterranean garage. Interior details include a grand entrance hall with plaster groin vaults and antique stone columns, a sweeping staircase, elegant formal rooms and large bay windows. According to Virtual Globetrotting, the estate belongs to Derrill Crowe, a retired Chairman of ProAssurance, the fourth largest medical malpractice insurance company in the United States. A 2011 article on AL.com shows the property being the second most expensive home in all of Alabama with a property tax valuation of $8.58 million.