Archive for the ‘New Jersey’ Category

European Country Manor in Mendham, NJ

August 24, 2009


 Location: Chapel Lane, Mendham, NJ

Price: $4,950,000

Square Feet: 12,500


This incredible newly built French style mansion was  designed by renowned Beer & Coleman Architects. I have driven by this home so many times and lets just say  its breathtaking. When you are driving on the road, the first thing you see is the back of the home with the sweeping staircases coming off from the stone terrace. This 12,500 square foot home has 6 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms,  a great room with a double sided cement fireplace, a cherry wood library with fireplace, a state-of-the-art  gourmet kitchen with 2 islands and stainless steel appliances, a breakfast room/conservatory, a formal living room, a family room, a home theater, a billiards room, a wine cellar, and a recreational room. This home is situated on 8 acres of prime property.



Grand Palace-like Mansion in Franklin Lakes

August 20, 2009

Locatoin: 297 Lynn Drive, Franklin Lakes, NJ

Price: $4,999,999

Square Feet: 10,000+

This has to be one of the most extraordinary homes I have ever seen in New Jersey. I have been dying to see what this home looked like on the inside and now it has finally hit the market! The home is filled with exquisite crown molding, huge columns, custom trim, and beautiful marble floors. The home contains a grand and elaborate 2-story  foyer with dual staircases and a crystal chandelier, a huge gourmet kitchen, a formal dining room, a formal living room, a mahogany library, a family room, 7 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms, a gym, a sauan, a game room, a 3+ car garage, and a swimming pool.


Pictures of New Jersey Mansions

August 11, 2009

This is, if you do not already know, the home of Rev Run. The home appears in his hit reality show Run’s House. It is located on Wildwood Road in Saddle River, NJ. It was recently listed for sale.

This is the front gate to Hip Hop Mogul Russell Simmons’ palatial 35,000 square foot mega-mansion located at 101 Fox Hedge Road in Saddle River, NJ. The home used to be on the market, but it seems to have slipped off.

This home is also located on Fox Hedge Road. It is listed for $7,395,000 and is a new construction. I emailed the listing agent, Vicki Gaily, and asked if I could take a tour of the home. She is going to ask the builder and see if its alright. If so, I’ll take plenty of pics!

This home is located on Truman Drive in Cresskill and is part of Tamcrest Estates.

This home is located on Vaccaro Drive in Cresskill. I love the style of this home. It is very French inspired.

This is Hip Hop Mogul P.Diddy’s house on Anderson Avenue in Alpine, aka Rapper’s Delight, NJ. He purchased the 17,000 square foot home for $8.95 back in 2004.

Mansion Mish Mash

August 8, 2009

This amazing home is located at 1129 Ocean Avenue in Long Branch, NJ. It is a new construction and is oceanfront. The home, dubbed Belle Mer (beautiful sea), is owned by a man named Eli D. Cohen. It contains two identical detached garages, a large swimming pool, and two identical pool houses. Thanks to Michael who sent me the first picture. I love the large gate with the stone pillars!

These two homes are located on Sunset Trail in Northbrook, IL. The smaller home, to the left in the 1st picture, has 10,100 square feet of living space. As you can see, the home to the right of it had just been built and is very big! If the smaller home is 10,100 square feet, then this home is definitely over 16,000 square feet.

I love this home! This newly built mansion is located on White Oak Drive in Northbrook, IL. It seems as though there are a lot of large homes being built around this area as well as Barrington and Burr Ridge. This home is no exception. If you look at the 2nd picture, you see the house under construction all the way to the right? That home has 14,500 square feet. Now, take a look at the home featured, which is all the way to the left. This home is definitely almost twice the size of the 14,500 square foot home! So, it definitely looks to be over 25,000 square feet. That’s just my opinion. What is so cool about this house, is how wide and long it is! I would love to know whats going on in the inside.

This massive compound is owned by Dr. I.V Hilliard who owns The New Light Christian Church which is said to have over 28,000 followers. The home is located on Doerre Road in Spring, TX. According to, the property has a total square footage of 40,519 square feet and has 30 bedrooms and 36 bathrooms. A Homes of the Rich reader said that each of the 5 small home located behind the house are 2,500 square feet. Then there are the other two buildings, which looks to be 6,000 square feet together. So, that means that the main house is around 21,000 square feet. The compound also contains a tennis court and a swimming pool.

A look at Homes for Sale

August 6, 2009

Location: 2233 Grady Ridge Trail, Duluth, GA
Price: $5,400,000
This 7 bedroom, 9 bathroom home is located in The Sugarloaf Country Club and contains an elevator, 2 kitchens, a home theater, a gym, a swimming pool, and a 5-car garage.

Location: 10425 W Revuelta Way, Bel Air, CA
Price: $37,995,000
This 8 bedroom, 8.5 bathroom home contains 18,000 square feet of living space with extremely opulent features and decor. The home contains a grand dining room, a huge 2-story great room with wraparound balcony, a tennis court, a swimming pool, and a huge pool/guest house. The home has been used in numerous music videos and movies.

Location: 3360 Northside Drive NW, Atlanta, GA
Price: $5,900,000
This 8 bedroom, 8.5 bathroom home contains a grand marble entrance, a library, a wine cellar, and a home theater. 

Location: 2020 Pensive Lane, Northbrook, IL
Price: $2,995,000
This 5 bedroom, 5.5 bathroom home contains over 7,500 square feet of living space with 3 fireplaces, a wine cellar, and a home theater.

Location: 8 Bel Air Court, East Brunswick, NJ
Price: $3,100,000
This 6 bedroom, 8 bathroom home contains 10,000 square feet of living space with dozens of upgrades and is located on a very prestigious street.

Eddie Murphy Re-lists His Bubble Hill Estate

August 1, 2009

Eddie Murphy has re-listed his Englewood, NJ mansion for $15.9 million. The home was originally on the market for a staggering $30 million. It was then lowered to $19.5 million. The estate, which is known as Bubble Hill, is located on Johnson Avenue. The all-brick Georgian-style Colonial has seven bedrooms, nine full and four half baths. Within the stunning 25,000 square foot floor plan is an indoor pool, bowling alley, racquetball court, Art Deco theatre with lobby and professional recording studio. This spectacular home also features a 5 car garage, professional gym, tennis court and children’s playground.


A look at Mega Mansions 9 !

July 29, 2009

This Greek style mega-mansion is located on Remington Drive in Barrington, IL. I love the turrets, massive columns, and grand stairs leading to the front entrance!! This home is definitely me!

This extraordinary tudor style mega-mansion is located off of Brinker Road in Barrington, IL. It is easily over 30,000 square feet.

This mega-mansion is located on Balata Drive in Ooltewah, TN. You can see how large it is when comparing it to the surrounding homes! The home measures in at just over 20,000 square feet and contains a porte cochere and a swimming pool.

This mega-mansion is located on Cornwell Farm Road in Great Falls, VA. It contains an 8-car garage (half attached, half detached), a man made lake, formal gardens, a circular motor court, and a large indoor swimming pool.

This incredible and oddly shaped mega-mansion is located off of Alpaugh Farm Road in Lebanon, NJ. It contains a circular motor court, a 6+ car garage, expansive terraces, and a huge resort style swimming pool with bridge and water slide.

The Jonas Brothers to buy Alpine, NJ Mansion

July 26, 2009

The home was originally on the market for $12,000,000 and is now listed at $9,995,000. It is located at 20 Timberline Drive in Alpine, NJ. It contains 7 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms, an elevator, 3 kitchens, a 4-room master suite, library, 1st floor media room, gym, home theater, guest quarters, a 7-car garage, a tennis court, and an indoor swimming pool. I don’t think that this home fits them. If I was them, I would buy either this home or this home which are in nearby Saddle River. They are much more nicer inside and only in the $7-$9 million range.


Exterior Photos of the other NJ Housewives’ Houses

July 24, 2009

This is a pic of Danielle Staub’s 10,000 square foot home.

These are pictures of Jacqueline Laurita’s 7,000+ square foot home.

This is picture of Caroline Manzo’s 10,000 square foot house. As you can see, it looks like her son who is standing in the doorway of the home.
Thanks again to Russell who supplied the photos!
He couldn’t get a picture of Dina’s house, because there wasn’t any room to stop and take pictures.

Exterior Photos of Teresa Giudice’s Mansion

July 23, 2009

My friend Russell drove by Teresa’s house and took some pictures. As you can see, Teresa was home at the time. You can see her black Escalade in the driveway. I wonder why she left the gate open.  I like how she has an intercom and I love the mailbox, but I think the two lions on either side of the gate are a bit much. What do you guys think?