The Mansion Comedy Built
Let’s say you’re an actor, comedian, TV personality, activist, philanthropist, and entrepreneur at the top of her game. A six million dollar English country estate in New Jersey, complete with its own generator, separate guest house, basketball court, three-car garage, and art studio (among other amenities) is probably about the right size home for you.
But, let’s say though that your five kids are basically all grown up, you’re now fifty-six years old and living in a gigantic, very well feathered empty nest. You’d probably be ready to sell, even if you had to take a modest loss to do so. Rosie O’Donnell is in just such a position, and because of this, she’s relisted her Saddle River, New Jersey home for just under six million dollars (down from her purchase price of $6.375 million back in 2013).
The Home of Rosie O’Donnell
In short, the property has a little bit of everything. Remodeled, renovated, and expanded in the early 2000s, it comes complete with six bedrooms and nine total bathrooms, a marble entry with spiral grand staircase, formal sitting and dining rooms (both with fireplaces), a gourmet kitchen with no expense spared in its details, multiple balconies, and the list goes on and on.
Ready for more? That list also includes a basketball court, three-car garage, separate guesthouse, dedicated natural gas generator (which can power the entire estate), and an art studio. It also has an in-ground pool complete with a grotto, plunge pool, waterfall, and Jacuzzi spa, a covered outdoor dining area, and a large auxiliary parking area.
The Grounds of this Saddle River, NJ Estate
More than just a home, this is truly an estate – we’re talking about nearly six acres of meticulously manicured grounds, for starters. The home looks out over these grounds in all directions, with an exterior that’s set off by an abundance of mature trees and lush hedges.
A cobbled circular drive frames the entryway to the home, giving the entire estate the feeling that it’s been transplanted from the English countryside right to the New Jersey countryside.
Location, Location, Location
The home is located in a highly desirable area of Saddle River, New Jersey, on Allendale Road. The area is known for being exclusive and full of the homes that speak to both the area’s proximity to and distance from New York City.
This home and its location is perfect for the right buyer looking to live in opulent luxury within striking distance of one of the world’s foremost capitals, while also being able to retreat to privacy and a gorgeous environment at the end of the day. Sound like you?
A Whole Lotta’ Rosie
Whether you love her, despise her, or feel completely ambivalent about the TV personality, activist, actor, philanthropist, and entrepreneur, you have to admit that her home (even though she doesn’t live there any longer and it’s been staged for sale) is pretty amazing. For six beds and nine baths, and a whole lot more, six million may not be too much to pay, either.