Back in 2006, in Armonk, New York, luxury fitness brand Equinox co-founder Vito Errico designed his own custom mansion, which he intended to serve as an illustration for the idea of living in a "hotel at home." Appropriately, given that, he christened the mansion the "Five Star House," and now Realtor.com reports that he's listed the home for an asking price of $8.8 million.
The Five Star House boasts six bedrooms, six full bathrooms and three half bathroom, spread over 11,400 square feet. It also includes a custom kitchen, indoor pool room with a spa and a retractable glass ceiling, a billiard room, a home movie theater, and naturally, not just one but two home gyms, all designed by Errico himself as well as a team of designers employed at Equinox. You'll also find a three-car garage, a large (and "dramatic") Great Room, and a lavish master suite with two separate fireplaces and its own spa bath. Out back there's a large "entertaining terrace" that overlooks part of the 2.65-acre lot the house sits on.
As not just an occupant of the home but its chief designer, Errico has this to say about his intentions in creating this one-of-a-kind home:
"I wanted to build a family home with a welcoming sense of arrival and at a scale that unites us…The transitional spaces are larger than normal, and the layout is open and livable, creating a comfortable environment. It wasn't about building a grand, in-your-face mansion, but rather a home where my family and friends can enjoy their surroundings and one another."
The whole idea behind the Five Star House is to give its residents the feeling of staying in a luxury hotel, while also providing all the comforts of home. You can get a better idea of what that means by checking out the Five Star House in the video below, courtesy of Houlihan Lawrence: