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Living Large: No Expense Spared On Extraordinary Brookville Mansion

BROOKVILLE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) -- A small village on Long Island is home to a luxurious residence, filled with a lot of over-the-top touches.

CBSN New York's Natalie Duddridge recently got a look inside an amazing mansion for this week's edition of Living Large.

When you see a home this grand from the outside, the promise of extraordinary treasures inside is even more tantalizing. And this majestic two-acre property in Brookville does not disappoint.

"The house is absolutely insane. I mean, it's the most palatial estate that you'll find here in Brookville. It's 12,500 square feet total," said Zach Elliot of Nest Seekers.

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This 12,500 square-foot home in the Long Island village of Brookville costs $7.9 million. (Photo: CBSN New York)

The textures and design flourishes were all a treat for the eye. Duddridge started the tour at the enormous double-bridal staircase.

The rail inlay is custom gold-plated brass. The marble and mahogany stairs took more than a year to compete.

"[The chandelier] is at least $50,000 and they have 16 chandeliers throughout the house," Elliot said.

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One more stunning than the next. In the chef's kitchen, two over-scale fixtures hover over the island.

"This is a back-lit onyx back splash," Elliot said. "We've got a gold or copper back splash throughout this entire kitchen."

It matches the sink, "which is probably about 800 pounds," Elliot added.

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Duddridge then headed up the stairs to the massive master suite. The home features eight bedrooms, and an astonishing 12 bathrooms, each totally unique.

There are hand-painted sinks in the master bath. A powder room is a stunner in silver. There's sleek club-like black and gold tile in one bathroom, and in another, the epitome of a golden throne. Color-block design with contrasting sinks completes the eclectic look.

On the lower level, it's a dolphin-themed mosaic that's the design highlight in the enormous pool area. There is a hot tub that can hold 18 people and 4,500 square feet of entertaining space, including an onyx bar and a 15-seat theater.

Back outside, there's a show-stopping fountain.

"It was over $200,000 for this fountain alone," Elliot said.

And the driveway features $500,000 of two-inch thick granite, heated so there will never be a need for a snow plow.

To live large in Brookville will cost $7.9 million.

The motivation for the owner to build a house on this scale was to have his children's weddings there. It didn't quite happen, but he's still proud of how it all turned out.

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