If you decided to take a tour of 10 Hemlock Drive in Kings Point, a $7.25 million home on the market, you might think you stepped into “Beauty and the Beast” instead.
The 15,379-square-foot home is a fusion of Versailles, French country estates and modern living, with an interior featuring light gold, silk drapes, 18 chandeliers and sweeping staircases.
It has 16 rooms, dome-like ceilings, a library complemented with mahogany, and remote-controlled features able to control everything from music to the fireplaces.
“The house has its own energy” Camille Pisciotto, a real estate saleswoman with Edna Mashaal Realty, said in an interview. “It knows it’s special.”
It was this character that ultimately starred in an episode of “Essential NYC,” which focuses on New York and luxury real estate.
The show was produced by WallStTV, a Great Neck-based Chinese language lifestyle media company, which aims to “introduce global lifestyle content to Chinese speaking audiences worldwide,” according to its website.
Scott Kochman, a real estate salesperson specializing in New York luxury condominiums who co-hosted the show with real estate salesperson Chloe Ren, said he had introduced the producers to a number of different properties in the area.
But while a lot of the other homes they saw were nice, there were no others like this one.
“It certainly caught their attention,” Kochman said in an interview, noting that he “fell in love with it” when he first saw it.
The home was not always this way though, Kochman and Prisciotto said. Before renovations a few years ago, the home followed a more western ranch style with lumber-like wood and plain walls.
“What didn’t make it into the production were the actual before and after photographs of the renovation, and that’s pretty remarkable,” Kochman said in an interview. “It started out pretty much as an OK house and the owner, he really put a lot into it.”
Pisciotto said the homeowner showcased a surgical attention to detail, pointing out lion heads on the copper gutters, meticulously detailed gold trim, heated marble floors and carved wooden designs.
“He’s like an artist who just finished his painting,” Prisciotto said.