Former Citigroup executive and Heisman Trophy winner Pete Dawkins has listed his 18,000 sq. ft. waterfront mansion in Rumson, NJ for $29,900,000. Built in 2004, the mansion boasts 5 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms, a 6-car garage, and it has breathtaking views of the Navesink River. It was featured in architectual digest a couple years ago and he has been in a very long legal battle with his neighbor (Wall Street CEO Michael Gooch) over his plans to knock down a pool house and build new staff quarters. Thanks to Doug for the tip!!
HERE ARE THE LISTING DETAILS:
One of the East Coast’s most illustrious estates, Long Point occupies a premier location on a private peninsula surrounded by the glistening waters of the Navesink River. Offering a rare sense of seclusion, yet convenient to the charming town center and the area’s beautiful ocean beaches, the grounds afford wondrous vistas of the river – a wide bay-like estuary bordered on the north shore by the Monmouth Hills – one of the highest elevations along the eastern coastline. The estate, set amid 10.4 acres stretched along the south bank of the river, is introduced by stately gates and a 1/3 mile-long private drive that gracefully wends thru the beautifully-planted grounds to the grand Shingle-Style residence that serves as the centerpiece of the property. In addition to a guest cottage, the Peter Cummin-designed landscape also features extensive recreational amenities including a heated pool with spa, expansive terraces accented with twin belvederes, a fire pit and a distinctive pergola; a boat lift, private dock and sandy beach. A masterwork of Shingle-Style architecture, Long Point was designed by the esteemed architectural firm of Shope Reno Wharton and completed in 2004. Widely acclaimed for their unique take on classical architecture, the firm designed Long Point to take best advantage of its exceptional setting, following the natural scape of the river to create an immensely fluid design brimming with architectural surprises. Boldly scaled with nearly 18,000 square feet on two main levels and an additional 7200 square feet on the lower level, the home impresses with its understated elegance offering a myriad of warm and inviting rooms easily adaptable to both grand entertaining and more intimate gatherings.Soaring ceilings, unique windows, vast archways, barrel ceilings and the abundant use of columns are among the many resplendent details displayed throughout the residence, which employs classical rotundas on each floor to ensure an effortless flow throughout the home. But perhaps most memorable are the stunning river vistas that grace virtually every room of the home – a dramatic and ever-changing waterscape that delights throughout the seasons. Beautifully designed and masterfully crafted, Long Point offers the best of luxury living in a truly sublime waterfront setting.