A Great Gatsby-worthy mansion recently came to market in the small but affluent community of Mendham, New Jersey. And while it may look like it was built by the Vanderbilts at the height of their wealth, the opulent home was actually built in 2008 and is now offered for sale with a $12,990,000 price tag.
The estate sits on a massive 19-acre lot in a historic setting, as the Morris county borough is most known for the Mendham Historic District, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places with notable landmarks like the Phoenix House.
Reminiscent of the so-called Gilded Age mansions built by some of the richest people in the country during the period between 1870 and the early 1900s, the opulent estate doesn’t hold anything back when it comes to luxury.
Similarly to the ultra-luxurious mansions of the late 19th century that set new standards for opulence by drawing from European palaces to inspire their dazzling interiors, this stunning mansion’s interiors are fit for royalty.
With exquisite detailing and the finest finishes, the home is a perfect example of Old World elegance — which it pairs with modern amenities. Coffered and Venetian plaster ceilings, marble columns, and intricately-carved stone fireplaces line the many rooms of this stately mansion which counts 8 bedrooms, 10 full baths and 2 partial baths.
There’s also a banquet-size dining room, a stunning conservatory plus home office with custom finishes, and a handful of entertainment rooms, including a spa, exercise room, billiard, home theater, pub, and wine cellar.
The estate’s grounds are just as impressive as its lavish interiors. With beautifully-manicured lawns, water fountains, terraces with covered seating areas, and acres-worth of green space, the property is a true retreat. It is lined with walking trails, old trees, and benches, giving a feel of a collection of private parks just waiting for their new owner.
To complete this extraordinary country residence, there’s also a pool with pool house and a greenhouse. The property is also multi-generational-friendly with a separate, all-stone 8-room home and a 4-room apartment with elevator.
The sprawling estate is currently on the market with a $12,990,000 asking price, with Flor de Maria Thomas of Coldwell Banker Realty holding the listing.
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