Dream Homes, Million Dollar Listings

Million Dollar Listings: New Jersey Labor of Love

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Escape From New York… to New Jersey

Located a mere 8 miles from Manhattan, Alpine, New Jersey is the zip code of choice for the Big Apple’s well-heeled elite. It’s secluded, picturesque, and above all, it’s very exclusive. Alpine has been featured several times in Forbes’ shortlists of America’s most expensive zip codes, and its list of notable residents is a who’s who of entertainers, politicians, sports heroes, and wildly successful entrepreneurs.

But even in a borough where the median home price tops $4 million, 18 Frick Drive is in a league of its own. Locally known as Stone Mansion, this stunning estate is a tour-de-force of luxury home design. Let’s take the tour, shall we?

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No Expense Spared

Looking at Stone Mansion’s impressive façade, it’s immediately clear that no expense was spared in the construction of this impressive home. From the painstaking granite stonework to the unimpeachable styling, the manicured grounds to the regal entryway, no detail was left to chance in creating the ultimate in luxury.

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Step Inside

As you step inside the home, the scope of its magnificence comes into full view. At the front door, you’re greeted by a regal entryway, complete with a shimmering marble floor, antique sconces, and a sparkling chandelier casting its warm glow from above.

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A Socialite’s Dream

This breathtaking manse was built for the consummate entertainer: there’s a grand ballroom with authentic parquet flooring, and the adjacent wet bar ensures that no guest will ever go without their libation of choice. There’s even a coatroom, because who wants to dance in furs?

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On the basement level, you’ll find a host of entertainment options to keep you and your guests from ever getting bored. There’s a state-of-the-art home theatre, complete with stadium-style leather recliner seating, an ultra-HD screen, and a sound system that’s been designed to provide the ultimate home entertainment experience.
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Oh, and did we mention the basketball court? It’s a professional-caliber affair, with a regulation scoreboard, 22-foot ceilings, and dual locker rooms for home and away teams.

Near the basketball court there’s a lower-level sports bar, with multiple televisions, beer taps, and plenty of room for game day parties.

Special occasion? Head to the 3,200-bottle wine cellar next, and break out your favorite vintage. The facility is climate controlled and protected by a thumbprint security system, so only you and your butler will have access to your prized vino collection.

Care for a swim? Head upstairs to the heated, outdoor saltwater pool. It’s the perfect setting for a summer pool party; there’s a pool house with his and hers bathrooms, and a full kitchen for the culinary staff, too.

If you’re expecting out-of-town guests, you’ll be able to accommodate them in high style. This 30,000 square-foot home has 12 bedrooms and 19 bathrooms, so there’s plenty of room for weekend visitors.

Hungry?

This Christopher Peacock-designed main kitchen boasts the very best in appliances, including a stunning and prestigious La Cornue stove that was imported from France. It’s every chef’s dream, come true.

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Time for Bed

As the master of a house this grand, you deserve a fitting quarters, so get ready to feast your eyes on this opulent master bedroom. It has his and hers master baths; one that’s bedecked in black granite and walnut, and the other that’s accented with white onyx.

As you’d expect in a home like this, even the closet is impressive. It’s a capacious walk-in kitted out with deluxe custom hardwood built-in cabinetry, its very own chandelier, and ample space for your haute couture collection.

A Labor of Love in Alpine, New Jersey

It took a 60-person crew under the supervision of architect James Paragano 3 full years to complete construction of this jaw-dropping estate, and it’s clear that there was little, if any downtime involved.

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And now, you can purchase this grand home for the very reasonable price of $48,880,000. Why build your dream home when it already exists?

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Sasha is a writer and interior designer who lives in Virginia with her husband and three kids. She developed an interest in high profile homes through her work writing feature stories on them in a local magazine. She knows who is selling and who is buying, and is our go-to gal for any celebrity-owned or million-dollar real estate listings.

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