Archive for the ‘New Jersey’ Category

Yet another Alpine Estate hits the Market

May 30, 2009













Location: 14 Buckingham Drive, Alpine, NJ

Price: $9,998,000
Square Feet: 15,000
              This palatial 6 bedroom, 8 bathroom 15,000 square foot brick colonial is the newest arrival onto the Alpine real estate market. In a town where multi-million dollar mansions are the norm, this mansion fits right in. It is located on one of Alpine’s most exclusive streets, where two homes of over 14,000 square feet are being built. This home has a floating curved staircase, a living room, a family room, a great room, 5 fireplaces, 2 full kitchens, a large home office, an elegant dining room with 2 tables, 2 master suites, an arts and crafts room, a wine cellar, a home theater, a gym, a game room, and a swimming pool with cabana. This home also has an amazing $1 million in landscaping.

CLICK HERE for the listing

A look at Mansions at 11 !

May 26, 2009


This massive 30,000 square foot estate is located on N Parkview Avenue in Columbus, OH. The house was designed by Geoffrey Bradfield. The home has not one, but three art gallerys that display rare paintings and artifacts. It also has formal gardens, a tennis court, and a swimming pool.
CLICK HERE for the accompanying article about the house as well as for more pictures


This 14,000+ square foot mansion is up for sale through a bankruptcy auction. It is located at 9034 Bronson Drive in Potomac, MD. This new construction home contains a magnificent double bridal staircase, 2 kitchens, an elevator, a home theater, a wine cellar, a pub, a sauna and steam room, and a 3-car garage.
CLICK HERE for pictures of the home



This grand 19,000+ square foot manor is located at 10610 Vale Road in Oakton, VA. It is one of the largest new construction homes in Virginia. The home was on the market for a jaw dropping $16,500,000. It contains 6 bedrooms, 8 full and 5 half bathrooms, a grand marlbe foyer with double bridal staircase, an elevator, a 2-story great room with balconies, a gym, a home theater, a wine cellar, a swimming pool, and a tennis court.
CLICK HERE for a virtual tour of the house and close to 100 pictures


This custom built French Provincial mansion is on the market for a reasonable $2,700,000. It is located on Quail Run in Warren, NJ. The 11,000+ square foot home has 5 bedrooms, 6.5 bathrooms, a double bridal staircase, a cherry wood library, a conservatory, a gym, and a 2-story great room.
CLICK HERE for the listing


This huge 18,900 square foot mansion was built by Myron Haydt. (he lives right next to this house) The house is on the market for $4,900,000 and includes 6 bedrooms, 7 full 2 half bathrooms, a 3-story open gallery/foyer overlooking a waterfall feature, a home office, an indoor pool, an outdoor swimming pool, a home theater, an elevator, 2 kitchens, a gym, and an 8-car garage.
CLICK HERE for the listing


This 18,000 square foot old world mansion is located on Barrington Lane in Allentown, PA. The home was built by and  is owned by Myron Haydt. Myron builds custom luxury homes with his company Myron R. Haydt Development, Inc. The home includes a swimming pool and a large circular tower.

A look at a French Manor in Prestigious Alpine

May 25, 2009










This house has been on my mind ever since I discovered it while taking a drive through Alpine, NJ. I was looking through past publications of Architectural Digest online and I came across this house. I was ecstatic when I found it. The French inspired mansion was designed by famed architect Boris Baranovich. The interior designer of the home is Penny Drue Baird. The home is owned by Steven and Candice Stark, who moved from an apartment in New York City to this fabulous 2-acre estate. Steven is the owner of Stark Carpet, which offers carpets, rugs, furniture, and textiles to design professionals for both commercial and residential use. Stark Carpet had sales of $150 million back in 2007. The 24-room, 20,000 square foot house includes a magnificent foyer with beautiful wrought iron balconies, Wi-Fi technology, 25 zones of climate control, a grand dining room that can seat 30 people, a gym, large custom dressing rooms for him and her, a library, an indoor basketball court, an indoor pool, multiple family rooms, a home theater with 700 movies programmed in, a tennis court, and an outdoor swimming pool. 
CLICK HERE to read the accompanying article

Grand French Chateau in Bernardsville

May 22, 2009












Location: 82 Dryden Road, Bernardsville, NJ

Price: $5,499,000
Square Feet: 11,547
This magnificent French and Spanish inspired manor, dubbed Villa Cinco Lagos, sits on over 12 acres of beautiful property that includes 5 ponds, numerous waterfalls, and a bridge. The home has 6 bedrooms and 6 full and half bathrooms. It also features a grand foyer with double bridal staircase, a 2-story great room, a gourmet kitchen with large columns and skylight, marble floors throughout, a library, a sun room, a home theater, a separate guest apartment, 6 fireplaces, a 4-car garage, a swimming pool, formal gardens, and an expansive raised stone terrace.
CLICK HERE for the listing

Pictures of Alpine Mansions taken by a Homes of the Rich Reader

May 18, 2009


These two pictures are of the back an side of the $16,500,000 mansion locoated on Buckingham Drive. I love this house soooo much and it is one of my personal favorites.


This is the $8,000,000 home that pop star Britney Spears rented out for 1 month at a cost of $30,000.

I have no idea what street this mansion is being completed on. If anyone knows, leave a comment below.

This house used to be on the market for $16,500,000, but has sinces been removed from the njmls. It has one of the grandest gated entries on the blocl. It is located on The Esplanade in the prestigious Rio Vista section.





This is the 11,000 square foot, $15 million mansion that was bought by Yankees player C.C Sabathia. The home was built by Alliots Construction. 

This home is located on Litchfield Way. The 11,000 square foot mansion sold for $10,900,000 and was built by Pinncale Custom.

Another Alpine Estate hits the Market

May 13, 2009















Location: 31 Timberline Drive, Alpine, NJ

Price: $11,600,000
        This gated 4 year young white brick mansion is located in the desirable Timberline section of Alpine. The 6 bedroom , 7 bathroom home contains the utmost in quality and is on the market for the first time. The lavish mansion contains a grand ballroom with large picturesque windows and crystal chandeleirs, a foyer with double bridal staircase, an elegant great room, a banquet sized dining room with unique lighting fixture and waterfall, a gourmet kitchen with adjoining breakfast room, a home theater, a summer kitchen, a sauna, and a swimming pool with spa. 
CLICK HERE for the listing

A look at Mansions for Sale 2

May 11, 2009

Location: Windermere, FL
Price: $5,900,000
Square Feet: 12,124
This Mediterranean style mansion is located in the Chaine Du Lac section of Windermere and features 6 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms, a sweeping staircase, a great room, and a swimming pool.
CLICK HERE for the listing

Location: 9600 Pacific Court, Burr Ridge, IL
Price: $4,399,000
This grand castle like estate features 7 bedrooms, 7.2 bathrooms, spiral staircase, 4-story elevator, wine cellar, staff quarters, and many more amazing amenities. 
CLICK HERE for the listing

Location: Middletown, NJ
Price: $5,900,000
Square Feet: 9,000
This stately mansion boasts 6 bedrooms, 8.5 bathrooms, a gorgeous double bridal staircase, formal dining room with coffered ceiling, an office, a 2-story great room with vaulted wooden ceiling, marble floors throughout, a swimming pool with pool house, and a large detached garage with guest quarters.
CLICK HERE for the listing


Location: Marvin Road, Charlotte, NC
Price: $7,890,000
Square Feet: 11,500
This newly built mansion contains 5 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms, a ballroom, a study, a billiards room, a playroom, a gym, a 4-car garage, a porte cochere, and a swimming pool.
CLICK HERE for the listing

Location: 5 River Hill Road, Louisville, KY
Price: $4,450,000
Square Feet: 14,161
This home is one of the most expensive and largest homes on the market in the entire state. It contains 6 bedrooms and 8 bathrooms.
CLICK HERE for the listing

Location: 2o Providence Way, Alpharetta, GA
Price: $6,900,000

This large equestrian estate is situated on over 32 acres of land and contains 7 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms, 8 stall stables, 2 riding rings, grand room, music room, multiple fireplaces, 2 offices, a home theater, a caretaker house, a guest house, a swimming pool, a basketball court, and a tennis court.
CLICK HERE for the listing


Location: 1 Benedek Road, Lawrenceville, NJ
Price: $3,800,000
Square Feet: 10,000
This magnificent all brick colonial contains 6 bedrooms, 7.5 bathrooms, a library, a gorgeous double bridal staircase, elevator, 4-car garage, 2 laundry rooms, and 3 fireplaces.
CLICK HERE for the listing

Location: 828 Windstone Boulevard, Brentwood, TN
Price: $3,975,000
Square Feet: 11,203
This 6 bedroom, 7.3 bathroom French Chateau was built in 2008 and features the finest materials around. 
CLICK HERE for the listing

Brand New Saddle River Mansion

May 7, 2009



This newly built manor is located on Burning Hollow Road in Saddle River, NJ. It was designed by famed architect Robert Zampolin, who has designed dozens of homes in the Saddle River and Alpine areas. The home has over 8,700 square feet of living space including the finished basement. It is located on a 2-acre corner lot and is just a few steps away from Jason Kidd’s house. The 6 bedroom , 7 bathroom mansion is on the market for $6,888,000 and contains beautiful marble floors througout most of the room, beautiful marble ensuite bathrooms, a library, a luxurious gourmet kitchen, an elevator, a gym, a 4-car garage, a swimming pool and an outdoor kitchen. 

CLICK HERE for the listing as well as for more pictures

Alpine Manor belongs to leading Trial Attorney

May 6, 2009

This 14,000 square foot grand manor belongs to trial attorney Marc Saperstein. He built the home and now has it on the market for a cool $16,500,000, up from $15,975,000 just a few months ago. I also found out that the home was designed by renowned architect John Henry. The home is featured on the May 2009 cover of Unique Homes, which I just purchased. Marc co-owns Davis, Saperstein, and Salomon, P.C, which is one of the largest and most successful plaintiffs’ personal injury law firms in New Jersey. Marc stated that he wanted “something totally unique” and architect John Henry gave that to him. The home has eight different architectural styles on the roof and the home was built to look like a home that has been there for a 100 years. One of the best features of the house is the wine cellar with tasting room. 200 year-old French limestone, Italian limestone plaster and a groin-vaulted ceiling all comet together to make an exceptional space. Broker Dennis McCormack says that with the home’s amazing sunset views and large terrace, it is exceptionally price considering recent transactions.

Bernardsville & Mendham House Looking

April 19, 2009






This weekend, I went to go look at houses in Bernardsville and Mendham, NJ. The first picture is of Marc Ecko’s palatial mansion. His 30,000 square foot house is located on Claremont Road and looks massive up close. It still has tons of construction going on and is a little bit of a mess in the front. There is a chain link fence up now. The second picture is of a house on Ballantine Road in Bernardsville. This is one of my favorite houses in the area. It is on the market for $6,500,000. The gated estate comes complete with a private lake, a carriage house, and an expansive backyard. The 4th picture is of a Mendham mega mansion (I did a post on it a while back of the same name). It is located on Charolais Farms Road in Mendham. It is tucked behind a pair of large iron gates and has multiple chimney stacks. While we were driving down the road, we passed the owner in his Bentley Continental GT Convertible, lol. The 5th picture is of an 11,000 square foot mansion that is located on the same street. It was designed by Home Design Services. It was having work done to its backyard.The 6th pictures is of a large mansion on the top a hill located on Hilltop Road in Mendham. The cool thing about the home is that the back faces the front, so noboby can see the front of the home. The last picture is of a home that is being completed on Hilltop Road. The country estate is beautiful in person and the stonework is amazing. I have wonderful time and it is amazing how you can go from suburban area to country area in a matter of minutes. Both Bernardsville and Mendham homes have expansive and private properties. I would love to build a house in one of those towns one day.

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