Yankee Candle Founder’s Extravagant Massachusetts Compound Seeks $23M
You’ve probably heard of Yankee Candle, but what do you know about the company’s founder? This $23 million Massachusetts property is a compound meets country club meets Disney World. Juggler Meadow is the former home of the late Michael Kittredge II, the founder of the household-name candle company. Kittredge’s son, Mick, is selling his father’s extravagant property.
Accessed via two gated entries, the 60-acre spread boasts a whopping 120,000 square feet of living space across eight different structures. The 25,000-square-foot main house has five bedrooms, six full bathrooms, and five half-baths. However, it was not always so grand. Originally constructed in the 1980s, it started as a three-bedroom colonial, according to the Los Angeles Times. Upon acquiring it, Kittredge added square footage and ample amenities in eight stages, with the final one completed in 2010.
Some new additions include two grotto-like wine cellars and a commercial-grade kitchen on the home’s lower level. Nearby, there are two guest houses as well. So many places to put candles!
And, the spots for entertaining are obviously aplenty. “There was nothing he loved more than bringing his family and friends together and hosting parties at his home,” Mick said of his father who passed in 2019. The park-like property has its own clubhouse, a 55,000-square-foot spa, pool cabana, and two car barns that can accommodate up to 60 cars.
Unsurprisingly, the country club-esque property is best navigated in a golf cart—especially when heading to the four tennis courts or nine-hole golf course. Other standout features include a bowling alley, a two-story arcade, and an indoor waterpark.
Johnny Hatem Jr. of The Sarkis Team at Douglas Elliman holds the over-the-top Leverett listing, which is one hour from Worcester Regional Airport and two hours from Boston.