New Jersey Mansion Listed At $29.9 Million

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The most sought after estate, unlike any other estate in the tri-state area. Gloria Crest is in the prestigious East Hill area of Englewood. Grandeur is the first impression as one enters the grounds of this spectacular residence. The gated entrance opens to a long drive that winds through sweeping lawns, towering trees, orchards, gardens and a sparkling reflecting pool before arriving at the impressive grand entrance to this Mediterranean-style Villa. A virtual private kingdom abounds behind a ten foot wall decorated with cooper and bronze ornamentation. Commissioned in 1926 by Count Stefan de Poniatowski, once heir to the Polish throne, Gloria Crest was later occupied by the screen legend actress Gloria Swanson. Built by European craftsman, the exterior of Gloria Crest is white glazed faience block. This palace embodies the epitome of old world elegance with modern amenities as this house went through recent complete mechanical and aesthetic renovation and expansion. The expansive approximate 24,000 Sq. Ft. floor plan features beautifully proportioned and richly detailed reception rooms, high ceilings, and exceptional finishes of rare marbles, woods and stone. Unique and outstanding features exemplify luxury and beauty throughout this 8 bedroom, 9 full and 5 half bath estate.An unmatched setting for indoor/outdoor entertaining, this beautiful mansion lends the atmosphere of an elegant private-island resort. Situated on 5 park-like manicured acres, the estate is lit with vintage lamp lights. Lush plantings, decorative arbors, specimen trees and shrubs accent different features of the magnificent property. Also on the grounds are a vanishing edge pool, whirlpool, Koi pond with Fiske fountain, bocce court, cabana and lake with exotic waterfowl collection, brook, waterfall, island and pavilion.The entire first level of the home is devoted to the principal rooms, including formal living room, music bar room, formal dining room, handsome study, library, gourmet kitchen with stained glass ceiling, family room, and solarium. All rooms are large and bright with volume ceilings and boldly scaled windows. The foyer is grand and dramatic, with sweeping double staircase and domed ceiling, reminiscent of Sunset Boulevard. The staircase features hand crafted artistic wrought iron scroll work. The remarkable interior incorporates impeccable quality and superior attention to detail. Several of the main reception rooms have sweeping views of the grounds.The enchantment continues to the second level with a romantic master suite with elegant sitting room with fireplace and spiral staircase to an impressive tower room with panoramic views of New York City and The Pennsylvania Mountains from the wrap around balcony. A second bedroom suite also features a tower room and rewards the lucky guest with an unexpected and exciting architectural design experience and dazzling views night and day from a great height. The lower level amenities include a state of the art vintage home theater designed by renowned Theo Kalomirakis, full spa and gym including steam room, sauna, grotto with large whirlpool and changing room.Additional features include a ground’s equipment building, 7 car garage with elevator access to all levels of the estate, sophisticated security system, and an 80 KW generator, greenhouse, staff quarters and studio apt.Englewood, one of Bergen County’s finest towns, is located a mere 10 miles from Times Square and 15 minutes from Teterboro private airport and is home to some of the finest private schools, fine dining and exclusive downtown shopping.Gloria Crest. Unimaginable luxury, next to Manhattan.

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