(Photo from NY Curbed )

Media Mogul Oprah Winfrey took a tour of Richard Kurtz’s $68 million mansion, dubbed Stone Mansion, in Alpine, NJ yesterday. Uh oh!!! There goes the neighborhood! HA! I Can you say conspicuous consumption? But hey, who am I to judge. She already owns a $50 mansion in Montecito and countless other properties across the country, so why not purchase one of the most expensive homes on the market in one of the most expensive zip codes in America!

From Fox 5 News:

Oprah Winfrey is eyeing a new house in the New Jersey area, the New York Post reported Thursday.

The TV titan — whose new network is slated to launch in Los Angeles next year — quietly slipped into town Wednesday for a house-hunting expedition along the banks of the Hudson, sources said.

Among the homes on her must-see list was a $68 million mansion on the sprawling grounds of the old Frick estate in Alpine, NJ, the sources said.

Oprah’s three-car convoy, including two black SUVs and a van, pulled into the ritzy enclave before noon Wednesday, a source said.

Workers and others on the grounds were asked to make themselves scarce while Oprah checked out the five-story, 19-bedroom and 12-bathroom spread, according to one source.

“Her people requested that everyone leave the house so it would be empty when she walked through,” the source said.

  • Grrrowler

    What I’m curious about is why she would want/need to live in New Jersey. Not that Alpine isn’t nice but it’s not Montecito, the south of France, or Manhattan for that matter.




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    • Chance

      I seriously doubt she wants or needs to live in Alpine. She probably just wants an East Coast mansion so she can stay away from commoners at a hotel when she’s there for a month a year.




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      • Marie

        I agree, I think O already owns like 10 other houses and I think she has said she’s not fond of hotels, so not surprised.




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  • Tay

    “Stone Mansion” sounds very unique…




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  • Grrrowler

    So, Oprah posted on her Twitter page today: “No truth to me looking for a house in Jersey. No idea who started that rumor. Been in Chicago all week working.”

    http://twitter.com/OPRAH




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  • Kieran

    Incredible home, nice n close to Gale lol




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