CO-BROKERAGE - EXCLUSIVE LISTING OF OUR FRIENDS SHARON KURTZ AT PROMINENT PROPERTIES SOTHEBY'S INTERNATIONAL REALTY IN ALPINE NJ.
Designed as the ultimate home and built for many generations to come, The Stone Mansion is neither ostentatious nor shy. At 30,000 square feet on five floors, built of solid granite and steel infrastructure, with 12 bedrooms, 19 bathrooms (15 full and 4 partial) for a total of 42 rooms, indoor basketball court, movie theatre, 3 bars, full spa and fitness center, ballroom, 11-car garage, 4,000 bottle wine cellar, elevator, extraordinary finish details, ultimate privacy and security, and construction specifications rarely seen outside of commercial construction many times its size, this is a magnificent structure that doesn't forget it's a home first.
The Stone Mansion is situated on the fabulous former Frick Estate in historic Alpine, New Jersey - a community just eight miles from New York City known for its tranquil setting and power-broking residents. Michael Gross, real estate aficionado and author of the bestselling 740 Park has proclaimed The Stone Mansion "An American Masterpiece".
The Stone Mansion's interior finishes and out fittings are spectacular. Upon entering the majestic Venetian-plastered entry hall, it's immediately apparent there is an attention to detail and a level of craftsmanship unseen in decades. This continues through every room - like the vast Christopher Peacock-designed kitchen, the coffered-ceilinged library and the Onyx-trimmed bathrooms with inlaid mosaic hand-tiled showers. The list of details is seemingly unending - from the carved Spanish marble fireplaces to the exquisitely detailed millwork, banisters and windows, the $2 million worth of chandeliers and sconces from renowned antiquarian Cedric Dupont of Palm Beach, the herringbone, marble, quarter-sawn oak, onyx, and limestone floors, and the mahogany walnut, oak, and cherry paneling.
Life at the Stone Mansion is as wonderful out of doors as it is inside. The grounds are populated by a vast array of trees, extensive box wood and lavish terraced gardens. The outdoor areas include the sun-drenched, southern facing back yard, oversized pool, pool house, pergola and dramatic dining terrace. The attention to detail prevalent throughout the home extends outside. For example, the lawn has a drainage system ensuring it remains puddle-free even during and after a rain storm. This six acre park is fully gated and secure.
The Stone Mansion's concrete and steel foundation is set 24' down into solid rock. The exterior shell consists of carved New York granite and Indiana limestone, up to 24' thick. The roof is heavy rough cut Vermont slate embedded with copper snow guards hand made leaded copper gutters, rain boxes, and cupolas. The entire home is air tight and able to withstand even the most severe hurricane.
Inside, rare marbles, exotic woods, metals, and glass - including custom convex and concave windows - were sourced from all over the world. The home has hydronic heat throughout as well as radiant heat in all the stones floors. And everything is managed by the most advanced Creston system available. Room temperature, music and lightning are easily controlled, room by room or through pre-set mood settings. The system also controls the front gates, allows for intercom communication with the front door, sets up the movie in the theatre, changes the temperature in the pool, checks the electronic scoreboard of the indoor basketball court, and using fingerprint scanner keeps track of all comings and goings in the wine cellar.
- Outdoor Space
- Dining Room
- Multi Level
- High Ceilings
- Marble Bath