A New Jersey Chateau Near NYC Overflowing with Amenities Asks $25M
Made famous on-screen by shows like The Sopranos and RHONJ, the vistas, turnpikes, and general atmosphere of northern New Jersey is now iconic. The state’s towns parallel Manhattan up to Yonkers, knocking on The Big Apple’s doorstep. There across the Hudson lies Alpine, a star-studded New Jersey town where music legends like Jay-Z, Stevie Wonder, and Diddy have all held homes at various points. Just as in Beverly Hills, in a place like Alpine, lavishness can become a competition—one in which this newly-listed mansion would surely make a strong contender. Asking $25 million, the French-inspired limestone manor is the epitome of living large.
Known as Chateau de la Roche, the 25,700-square-foot New Jersey castle sits on a two-acre parcel of green lawns, fountains, and meticulous gardens. Despite its storied, grandiose appearance, the property was only built in 2017. Guarded by a gate, the spread is first experienced through a columned portico, under which lie doors of wrought iron and glass.
Unapologetic opulence ensues in every direction. A pub complete with beer taps, a 2,000-bottle wine cellar, a gym with hot and cold plunge pools, and a 15-seat home theater support the seven bedrooms. But the amenities sprawl on and on, from the outdoor pool to the cabana with a bar to the hidden safe room. There are also staff quarters, plus an elevator to take a new owner from floor to floor.
Packed to the brim with over-the-top perks, all of this lies around 30 minutes from Manhattan. Denise Albanese, Kathleen Coumou, and Seth Watsky of Christie’s International Real Estate, Northern New Jersey hold the listing