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This $13M Gilded Age-Style Mansion Takes Luxury to a Whole New Level

The sprawling estate has the style and grandeur of a Gilded Age mansion paired with amenities tailored for modern living.

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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.

Image credit: David Gruol Photography courtesy of Coldwell Banker Realty

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.

Image credit: David Gruol Photography courtesy of Coldwell Banker Realty
Image credit: David Gruol Photography courtesy of Coldwell Banker Realty
Image credit: David Gruol Photography courtesy of Coldwell Banker Realty
Image credit: David Gruol Photography courtesy of Coldwell Banker Realty
Image credit: David Gruol Photography courtesy of Coldwell Banker Realty
Image credit: David Gruol Photography courtesy of Coldwell Banker Realty
Image credit: David Gruol Photography courtesy of Coldwell Banker Realty
Image credit: David Gruol Photography courtesy of Coldwell Banker Realty

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.

Image credit: David Gruol Photography courtesy of Coldwell Banker Realty
Image credit: David Gruol Photography courtesy of Coldwell Banker Realty
Image credit: David Gruol Photography courtesy of Coldwell Banker Realty
Image credit: David Gruol Photography courtesy of Coldwell Banker Realty
Image credit: David Gruol Photography courtesy of Coldwell Banker Realty
Image credit: David Gruol Photography courtesy of Coldwell Banker Realty
Image credit: David Gruol Photography courtesy of Coldwell Banker Realty

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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Written by Georgie Mihaila

With a decade-long career in the real estate industry, Georgie started penning articles in 2011 as an associate editor for Multi-Housing News & Commercial Property News. She later transitioned to digital marketing for major real estate websites like PropertyShark, RENTCafé and Point2Homes, led the marketing division of fintech start-up NestReady, and served as marketing director for the world's biggest inspirational media brand, Goalcast. She then returned to her first passion, real estate writing, and founded Fancy Pants Homes, where she covers luxury real estate news, celebrity homes, and properties with an impact on popular culture.

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