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Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta Jones splash out $4.5 million on sprawling New York mansion


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Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas have splashed out on a fresh New York property after recently selling their Westchester County mansion for almost $20.5 million.

The movie stars have spent a cool $4.5million on a 1930s built country estate called Long Meadow, located just 25 miles outside of Manhattan, where they also own a property.

Spanning 12 acres and continuing down to the Hudson River, the new ‘downsized’ property boasts 22 rooms, eight of which are bedrooms, as well as luxuries such as an indoor pool.

New abode: They recently sold their Westchester County mansion for almost $20.5 million, and now Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas have splashed out on a fresh New York property

Sitting at the head of a long, gated driveway is the Georgian mansion which as well as its many bedrooms, includes 10 full and two half bathrooms across the three stories.

The rooms include period details, with seven fireplaces dotted around the house while there’s also all the mod-cons the Hollywood couple will be used to including an 11-zone heating and cooling system and a four-car garage.

As well as the two bedroom guest suite the master bedroom includes its own separate sitting room, dressing room, and a lavish bathroom.

Building their property portfolio: The movie stars have splashed a cool $4.5million on the country estate after selling a previous home in the area

Building their property portfolio: The movie stars have splashed a cool $4.5million on the country estate after selling a previous home in the area 

Sprawling: Sitting at the head of a long, gated driveway is the Georgian mansion which as well as its many bedrooms, includes 10 full and two half bathrooms across the three stories

Sprawling: Sitting at the head of a long, gated driveway is the Georgian mansion which as well as its many bedrooms, includes 10 full and two half bathrooms across the three stories

Sweet dreams: As well as the two bedroom guest suite the master bedroom includes its own separate sitting room, dressing room, and a lavish bathroom

Sweet dreams: As well as the two bedroom guest suite the master bedroom includes its own separate sitting room, dressing room, and a lavish bathroom

Cosy: Living spaces include cosy lounges off some of the bedrooms, perfect for evening relaxation

Cosy: Living spaces include cosy lounges off some of the bedrooms, perfect for evening relaxation

Living spaces including a lavish dining room with candy apple red lacquered walls and a statement crystal chandelier. 

A double height wood paneled library looks out onto the sprawling grounds, while more casual rooms like the lounge feature a bar, perfect for entertaining. 

The lower level comprises of the vast indoor swimming pool, a state of the art fitness suite and games lounge, which will come in useful for the couples two teenagers.   

Time for a soak: The master bathroom boasts a stunning gold-tapped bath in front of a marble fireplace

Time for a soak: The master bathroom boasts a stunning gold-tapped bath in front of a marble fireplace 

Period property: The 1930s mansion is full of  period details and is currently stuffed with antique furniture

Period property: The 1930s mansion is full of  period details and is currently stuffed with antique furniture 

Check out the views! Floor to ceiling windows in a blue-walled lounge give breathtaking views out onto the 12 acre estate

Check out the views! Floor to ceiling windows in a blue-walled lounge give breathtaking views out onto the 12 acre estate

Plenty of room: With eight bedrooms and ten bathrooms there's room for all of the Hollywood couple's celeb pals

 Plenty of room: With eight bedrooms and ten bathrooms there’s room for all of the Hollywood couple’s celeb pals

Outside, a huge stone-paved terrace offers a stunning view across the Hudson River while there’s also a summer kitchen. There’s plenty of space for the couple to make their mark with room for an outdoor pool.  

The couple own a huge portfolio of properties, with an apartment overlooking Central Park located back in the city, just 25 miles from the new house. 

Catherine has also invested back home in Wales, snapping up a large house in Swansea for when they’re back with family in the UK. 

Making an entrance: The vast driveway leads up to the columned- entrance of the Georgian mansion

Making an entrance: The vast driveway leads up to the columned- entrance of the Georgian mansion 

All in the detail: There's seven fireplaces dotted throughout the vast house, ideal for the cold NY winters

All in the detail: There’s seven fireplaces dotted throughout the vast house, ideal for the cold NY winters 

Making a statement: Living spaces including a lavish dining room with candy apple red lacquered walls and a statement crystal chandelier

Making a statement: Living spaces including a lavish dining room with candy apple red lacquered walls and a statement crystal chandelier

Study: A double height wood paneled library out onto the sprawling grounds, while more casual rooms like the lounge feature a bar, perfect for entertaining

Study: A double height wood paneled library out onto the sprawling grounds, while more casual rooms like the lounge feature a bar, perfect for entertaining

The savvy pair have recently offloaded some of their property though, downsizing in New York after owning their previous country estate for five years, following extensive renovations. 

The couple have struggled to sell their luxurious cliff-side villa located in the Balearic Islands of Spain, which Douglas co-owns with his ex wife Diandra Douglas.

Back in May, Michael provided a voice-over s new marketing video to promote the sprawling 250 acres estate in a bid to help it sell. After putting it on the market for a staggering $60million in 2014, the American actor personally described the splendours of the home – which has a new listing price of $32.38 million to help draw in interest. 

In the two minute video, the Basic Instinct star revealed he ‘fell under the spell of the S’Estaca in 1989’ when he purchased it with his then-wife Diandra for $3.5 million, but his ‘life has now taken a different course’ – prompting him to give another push in selling the estate – which is home to two opulent cottages and five apartments.  

Mod cons: Period details mix with modern touches in the kitchen with its huge fridges and large island

Mod cons: Period details mix with modern touches in the kitchen with its huge fridges and large island

Bringing the outside in: A lounge leads out onto the vast terrace, making it the perfect entertaining space

Bringing the outside in: A lounge leads out onto the vast terrace, making it the perfect entertaining space

Exterior charm: Outside, a huge stone-paved terrace offers a stunning view across the Hudson River while there's also a summer kitchen

Exterior charm: Outside, a huge stone-paved terrace offers a stunning view across the Hudson River while there’s also a summer kitchen

This appears to be the latest attempt in selling the property after it was reported by DailyMailTV in October of last year that Michael and Catherine pulled their Spanish vacation villa off the market after years of being ‘left to rot,’    

In 2014, the estate was put on the market by Sotheby’s for a colossal $60 million. They were forced to drop the price in 2017 to $45 million, and then again to $40 million in January 2018, before the luxury realtors took it completely off the market in October. 

The property supposedly holds only bad memories for Zeta-Jones because it’s co-owned by Luker, 62, in a bizarre and awkward timeshare pact.  

Time for a swim: The lower level comprises of the vast indoor swimming pool, a state of the art fitness suite and games lounge, which will come in useful for the couples two teenagers

Time for a swim: The lower level comprises of the vast indoor swimming pool, a state of the art fitness suite and games lounge, which will come in useful for the couples two teenagers

Stunning: The red-brick home is set over three levels and leads down to manicured lawns and woodland

Stunning: The red-brick home is set over three levels and leads down to manicured lawns and woodland

Privacy: The tree cover gives an extra level of privacy for the Hollywood stars, with just  a handful of mansions nearby

Privacy: The tree cover gives an extra level of privacy for the Hollywood stars, with just  a handful of mansions nearby 

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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