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Location: Alpine, New Jersey
An ode to affluence in Alpine, this Jersey mega-mansion is back after a price chop that's generous in terms of percentage off, but likely a few tax brackets away from even the most aspirational millionaire. Perfect for ensconcing oneself within an exclusive New Jersey community that's just a short trip to Manhattan — especially since, let's face it, any owner will just walk through the turreted porte-cochere to meet a chauffeur in the carriage house — this 12-bed, 15-bath beast could generate its own amenities listicle. The 30,000-square-foot, five story estate boasts an indoor pool, basketball court, movie theatre, fitness center, spa, 11-car garage and 4,000-bottle wine cellar with biometric security (hey, maybe a breathalyzer would be a better investment?).
Once commanding an astronomical $68 million as recently as 2010, the manse has fallen to second-tier mogul states after a nearly $20 million price drop. The home sits on what was once the estate of the grandson of Henry Clay Frick, the industrialist and former Carnegie Steel Chairman. In 2006, real estate investor Howard Kurtz purchased the original mansion and the 63-acre estate for $58 million, undertaking a year-long negotiation, in part to secure a clause that let him subdivide the estate and build additional properties, such as this home, also known as the Stone Mansion.
·The Stone Mansion In Alpine, NJ Re-listed For $49 Million [Homes of the Rich]
· 1 Frick Drive [Zillow]
· All House of the Day posts [Curbed National]