So very cool! Comedian, Jackie Gleason, built this in 1959. He had a fascination with UFO’s and aliens. So he built this estate to look like ufo’s. There is a main house and a guest cottage. He named them the “mothership” and the “spaceship”. The details are pretty amazing. And just think, Frank Sinatra and Marilyn Monroe were in this house! The owner now is an orthodontist. He purchased the house and the eight acres it sits on for $150,000 in 1976! It is now listed at $12,000,000! Located in Cortlandt Manor, New York. Five bedrooms, six bathrooms, and 7,450 square feet.
From the Zillow listing:
How sweet it is!Deep in the heart of Cortland Manor is the enchanted 8 acre estate of the Great Jackie Gleason & his Famous Round House!Built in 1959 a compound exemplifies the comedian’s style & flamboyant persona.There are 3 buildings on the property and 2 inground pools.Drive up the long wooded property & welcome to the Studio affectionately known as the Mother Ship. 2bedrm 2 full bath 50 sqft in Diameter is completely round.Walk into this magnificent spherical foyer,private library & centerpiece of a marble spiral staircase to 3rd level.Go back in time down the ramp to a smiling Jackie w his cigarette & playing his baby grand.Marilyn Monroe leaning over the strings smiling as Frank Sinatra is crooning by the 14 person bar.It has 2 bars & 3 pit italian marble fire place & cardroom.Master bedrm has special 8ft in diameter round bed w/overhead tv.Master bath is huge w/round shower & 10+ heads.100 yards from “Mother” is a cottage aka “Space Ship” w/kitchen,fpl &bath circular by design
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