$3.9M Green Oak Twp. mansion’s pool feels like you’re in a lake

$3.9M Green Oak Twp. mansion’s pool feels like you’re in a lake

The aquarium builders from Animal Planet’s “Tanked” created this startling swimming pool on the shore of Hidden Lake. A crew of four from the show delivered and installed its outside wall, which is infinity style and clear acrylic. An underwater swimmer will look out and feel they are in the lake, the owner said. And after dark the pool becomes a large rectangle that glows blue at the base of the house, unless the owner wants it to glow green, red or purple. Underwater lights behind the acrylic wall offer a choice of colors. This house is a phenomenon on many levels, not the least of which is one option for its purchase. The owners say they are happy to take the nearly $4 million asking price in bitcoin.

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In this gated neighborhood of very large houses, this one looks impossibly big. It sits three stories above the glowing pool on top of a high, wide stone wall — all arches, bays, stacked turrets and terraces. Some 14 different gabled roofs stretch behind each other toward the front street. Everything is large in this waterfront home, including the 30-foot-high living room with its 30-foot… – Provided by Terri Fenelon Real Estate Group

It has three heated two-car garages with a lift in one for a seven-car total. One of those garages is loaded with auto memorabilia and has a black-and-white, checkered-flag floor design made from the interlocking RaceDeck tiles that race teams use for moveable pits. A large pagoda out by the pool shades an eight-seat table and holds a projector and a large drop-down screen, so party guests outside can watch a movie or cartoons from the pool. The family likes to give parties, the owner said, especially large parties for kids.

Another nod to kids is a circle of stones they built at the lake’s edge, partly on sand, partly in shallow water. They call this the grotto, and it serves to keep small kids contained in the shallows.

Five years ago, the backyard was just grass down to the lake, said the owner. He said they’ve spent $1.5 million on the massive landscape of stairs, curved retaining walls, pergola, paving, drainage stones, brick driveway, front fountain, side stairs and of course the pool.

Inside it has a full-house elevator that can make five stops. Not because there are five floors — there are three — but because you might need to get off facing one direction or the other. One of these leads to a 1,200-square-foot in-law apartment on the top floor. It has a kitchen, living room, bedroom, bath and private entrance.

Altogether the house has three large, full kitchens. Appliances are mainly Viking, Sub-Zero and Bosch. Small Sub-Zero fridges are further tucked into the butler’s pantry, the lower level bar and the finished garage.

Most rooms are extra large, and with high finishes like marble, crystal and wainscoting. Ceiling coffers […]

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