Holy Moly!!!!!!! Richard Kurtz’s 30,000 square foot mega-mansion, located at 1 Frick Drive off of Closter Dock Road in Alpine, NJ, has gone back on the market with an insane asking price of $68 Million. This makes it the most expensive real estate listing in New Jersey history. If you don’t know already, Kurtz, who owns Kamson Corporation, purchased the entire 60-acre Frick estate for $58 million back in 2006. It is the first house to be built in the “Estates at Alpine” subdivision, which is located on the Frick estate property, of a dozen or so homes that are going to be priced at $30 million and up. This particular home went on the market for a staggering $42,500,000 about 2 years ago. Then, the price jumped to an even more mind numbing $52 million. After rejecting an offer around $36 million, homeowner Richard Kurtz took it off the market and decided that him and his wife wanted to live in the house themselves. Well, now it has reappeared on the market with a $16 million price increase. The home was designed by renowned architect James Paragano and was built by Sal Lombardo of Rock Ridge Construction Management.

The listing agent, Dennis McCormack, said the land that the home sits on is valued at $15 million alone.

The grand 42-room estate features a 250 long foot driveway, motor court, 12 bedrooms, 19 bathrooms, a library, den, family room, breakfast room, large gourmet kitchen, several fireplaces, a guest wing, a ballroom, great room, conservatory, formal galleries, 4 stair halls, a movie theater, massage room, an indoor basketball court, an elevator, 65-foot swimming pool, pool house, tennis court, and an 11-car garage.

Everything about this home is MAGNIFICENT. I drool a little bit every time I look at it. It is my favorite house in New Jersey, if not the whole country. As you can see, it was built with the finest craftsmanship and materials around. I love the  fact that they’ve staged some of the rooms for private showings. Could you imagine all of the lavish parties that you would be able to throw at this mansion?!! What do you guys think?!

* I had to remove the floor plans due to copyright issues.

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  • Russell

    By far my favorite house in New Jersey!

    -Kenny you should have you charity event at this house!!




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    • Kenny Forder

      Same here.

      I know!! This is the ULTIMATE house to have a charity event at. It’s huge!!! I don’t have a way of contacting Richard Kurtz though =(




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  • Supinder

    The wall paper is beautiful!!!




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  • Kyle

    $68 million for 30,000 square feet, that home IMO doesn’t look it from the pictures. For $68 million at “only” 30,000 square-feet, I’d be expecting Louis XIV-style. Donald Trump’s apartment at the top of Trump Tower in Manhattan is a monument to marble and gold and I think is worth about $100 million, but that’s Manhattan and the whole thing literally is Louis XIV-quality. This home looks nothing like that, and is not in Manhattan, but New Jersey, which is still more expensive I’d think, but not as costly as Manhattan. So I do wonder how he justifies is costing $68 million.

    And here I thought the $40 million to $50 million my dream mansion will cost was pushing it 😀




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    • Brandt

      Alpine, NJ is THE wealthiest/most expensive zip code in the United States. It’s definitely justified.




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      • Kyle

        Didn’t know that, that explains a good bit of it then I suppose. Is Alpine THE most expensive, or among the most expensive? Like is it more wealthy than say Greenwich or Holmby Hills, etc…?




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        • Kenny Forder

          Yup. Alpine is the most expensive zip code in America, where homes sell for a median price of $4.14 million.




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  • Nalin

    this home is a good example of how to be huge and still tasteful. Most homes over 25000 sq ft are just plain tacky because the owner is just showing off, but this is pure class even at 30,000 sq ft




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    • Kenny Forder

      100% AGREED




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      • Brandt

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        • Stewie

          +2




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          • John G

            +3!!




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          • Chance

            + Pi




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          • KEV

            This is a really nice place–I can’t knock anything about the interior, especially for a huge home–it really seems livable and like a home, not a castle. However, for that 42.5 mil two years ago when the market was still somewhat booming (compared to these days) vs. 68 mil now? A 60% price increase with big houses (except Hadid’s) sitting on the market for years? Forget it. Drop it down in the mid 30’s and it will sell. Otherwise, enjoy the taxes and maintenance paid out over the next ? years.




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  • george

    guys, let`s hold in a minute: this mansion went on the market two years ago at $ 42,5 mio ….then the owner of this nice home had a nice dream: so without a reason he put $ 10 mio more on the asking price and he rejected a $ 36 mio offer. now, he had a beautiful dream again and the next day he put $16 mio more on the asking…

    sorry guys, but some people still have not realized that the home market is NOT a kindergarten with child-thinking, it is NOT a one way and the trees don`t grow up to the heaven!

    so i have a nice advice for the owner of this mansion: go back to your first asking price of $ 42,5 mio, than make a $ 16 mio asking price reduce, and THEN we can start discussing if perhaps it`s still a little bit to pricy for this size and this location…otherwise there are many doctors in new jersey who can help such people…




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    • Grrrowler

      I was thinking the same thing reading Kenny’s write-up. It’s been tried more than once with various mega-mansions around the country to pull the listing and then re-list with a much higher price. Do these agents/sellers realize that all that previous listing information is just a couple of clicks away? In this market it’s ridiculous to think that raising the price is going to interest more people somehow. Kurtz needs to talk to Iris Cantor, Suzanne Saperstein, and most importantly Mohamed Hadid who took a bath on his Bel Air property.

      That being said, this is a great house. It’s timeless, tasteful, is cohesive between the interior and exterior, and has a great floor plan. I love the second floor layout of the master suite, and the fact that none of the bedrooms on that level share common walls for privacy. What I don’t understand is why the architect put the laundry room next to bedroom #4 instead of in the servant’s quarters at the other side of that wing. I would have put the bathroom where the laundry room is, shifted the entire bedroom to the right so that it could incorporate the turret (what a cool entrance that would make) and then put the laundry room into the corner near the servant’s area, along with a small passageway for the servants to access the bedrooms discreetly.




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    • george

      I’m the other George. I could not agree more with George’s reply. I also question the $36 million dollar offer. In order to establish a baseline on pricing a FALSE offer may have been made. That being said this is the most tasteful home I have ever seen. I find it hard to believe the designers show case house in Saddle River NJ is like it is when the owners could have used the same people who did the work here.




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  • THABO

    Wow it’s big but i bet nobody would pay $68 million,probably $42 million,is a good price,wow Kenny you just keep on posting bigger mansions thanks




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  • Marcus

    I have died and gone to heaven. This house is unbelievable. I have liked this house from the first time I saw a picture of the outside years ago. Now I know the inside is everything I dreamed it would be. I hope the broker will post many more pictues.

    I think I have a new all time number one.




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    • Kenny Forder

      ditto!! This is my #1 favorite home right now =)




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  • lowlvlnoob

    This house is beautiful but I still like the house across the street more




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  • Stewie

    Kenny check it out – behind Kurtz’s mansion there’s an absolutely enormous house with tons of land. It’s kind of colonial/southern plantation style, red brick. Do you see it? That must be worth an absolute fortune. I wonder who owns it…?




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    • Marcus

      It does look like it has alot of land with it. The land alone would be 10’s of millions.




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    • John

      Can you post the link? I can’t find either house on Google maps.




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      • Marcus

        Try this address – 890 Closter Dock Rd, Alpine NJ.

        Not sure what the street number for the house is but this will get you very near the house. In the bird eye view you may have to try a few times. Sometime you can see the house being build and other time just trees.




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  • Swimmer

    What a beautiful home!!! I absolutely love it! I think that the kitchen is a bit to “modern” for me though.




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  • John

    This house is beautiful, but I don’t understand why there are 4 recreation rooms in the basement. Even in a house this size, it seems excessive.




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  • I think do love this one, but I agree with all of the comments about the price!

    Don’t you also think it’s crazy to have the women’s closet in the Master be smaller than the man’s? Yes the new owner could just switch – but it’s not as close to the women’s bath that way. Maybe the owner of this house feels he deserves it. Sorry, the proper gentleman knows that everyone will be watching his eye candy (okay – wife in this case) and what she is wearing before they’ll ever recall what suit he had on! Also many women’s closets have special features for their jewelry & furs. I’ve been in a 1 million dollar home that had a walk-in vault!

    Speaking of the women’s bath, I’ve never seen a house of this size without a proper bidet. I’ve been in many 1 million dollar homes that have this feature! I’ll shut up now! 🙂




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    • Russell

      I thought the same thing about the closet situation. I think the architect just made a mistake and labeled it wrong.




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  • Chance

    I don’t typically like houses of this style, but this one is pretty sweet. I would change a few little things but overall it’s one of the best I’ve seen.




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  • Alex

    This is a magnificent estate. Very tasteful and well executed, they really paid attention to every detail. Where can I find the floor plans?




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  • Daniel

    Seems like I’m on the opposite side of the spectrum but this home seems rather normal. It’s tasteful, but in no means spectacular or jaw-dropping. Reminds me of every other large home in New England. And I certainly wouldn’t pay the current or even former asking prices…




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  • Kyle

    I agree, this home seems very plain on the interior to me.




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  • Barney

    LOOOOOOOOONG, all-too-often repeated story short, you guys…………

    The Owner-Seller is CLINICALLY OUT OF HIS MIND if he thinks he’s gonna’ get ANY NEAR (within 20 million, EASILY) of that literally absurd asking price, end of story. The amount of homes in the HEART of Connecticut, for Gods’ sake, that are priced LOWER, and have LOTS more land, and are TRULY HISTORIC mansions of many different styles, have SAT AND AGED on the market for YEARSSSS now. Google “Leona’ Helmsleys home” and you’ll see the update. Her place is now




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  • Barney

    listed at 55 million, from 125 million, about 2 or so years ago, and that place has an OLYMPIC SIZED POOL INDOORS, and another pool almost as big OUTDOORS. And, her place is on 40 acres, and, I believe, is on the Connecticut Historical Registry, and is every ounce as brand-new appearing, and immaculate as this house……and knowing what I do about how she lived, it’s actually probably STILL cleaner, even though she kicked the bucket like, two years ago! WHICH one would you guys rather have? I totally realize & believe that this part of Jersey is very high income indeed, and I’m sure a lovely place to live……but, I feel pretty damn confident in saying that the VAST majority of people with THAT kinda’ moolah would immediately take Connecticut over New Jersey, ANY day. (NO offense Kenny, like I said, I’m sure that’s a beautiful place to live 🙂




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  • Adam

    SPECTACULAR!

    Unquestionably my favourite house on this site.




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  • dan10

    I have a $67.9 Million Limit. Sorry Kurtz!




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  • Luther G. III

    where can i find the plans to this wonderful overpriced home?




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  • ttom russo

    Curious to know if there are rooms on the third or attic level.




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  • tom russo

    Aso curios to know if the 42 room number includes the 19 bathrooms




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  • rhucs

    Barney
    You got to be kidding me. CT over NJ. No way. Ct is boring!!!




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  • Ives

    Ugh it makes me sick. Nobody needs a house that big or should spend that much on a house. Do something meaningful with that money and instead of having a room for everything like your own theater and such, spend time in the community. This is pathetic.




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  • Jeremy

    where could i see the plans for this overpriced mansion?




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  • Brandon

    Does anyone still have the floor plans for this home? I would love to see them, and since they were taken down I was wondering if anyone had them still. Email me at brandon.j.lloyd@gmail.com if you have them or know where to see them. Thanks.




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  • Randall

    I can’t seem to find the floor plans anywhere. If someone has the floor plans for this property, please email them to me at radkins04@gmail.com. It would be great to see them. Thanks.




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  • John

    I would also love to see the floor plans! Anybody please???
    John.barbel@gmail.com




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  • Eric

    What a magnificent home… I’m somewhat conservative so I think the home is just beautiful and incredibly well executed. I know you had to remove the floor plans due to copyright issues but are they available anywhere? I would love to see them.




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  • Oliver

    I agree with every other comment on here as far as price… Your a smart man Mr. Kurtz… obviously, otherwise you would’ve never been so successful as to be able to afford this nice of a home. That being said so are most of your potential buyers, they aren’t retarted.. they can obviously see the past listing prices… for someone that should obviously be smart he obviously isn’t. Its always funny to see how people think their possessions are worth more than they are.

    Now as far as everyone’s comments about this house being “plain” on the inside… its anything but. Just because its not over-the-top gaudy like you’d expect from a home in this price range doesn’t mean squat. Look at the detail in that crown molding. Look at all of that trim everywhere in the house, that doesn’t come out of a box and just get thrown up people… those are all individual pieces put together like a damn puzzle, i would know i’ve done trim work before. Look at the coffered ceilings in the library… look at the beams on the ceilings in almost every room… again alot of work went into this. Almost every wall is covered in some sort of trim. Look at the floor in the ballroom. This house is an absolute masterpiece. From the ANYTHING BUT PLAIN interior, floor-plan and layout to the stonework and trim on the outside this house is an instant classic.




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  • No I.D.

    I think the house is somewhat priced right. However I would increase the square footage to about 65k square feet and make more use of the land. But that’s just me. I like things big and luxurious.




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  • No I.D.

    I can see a white Maybach Landaulet parked out in the front.




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  • John

    Isn’t there a big home across the street from this? Either they call it Green Gables or it’s just north of a property called Green Gables. Or maybe I’m confused. But I know I saw it on Closter Dock Road the last weekend.




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