This newly built home is located at 40 Stevenson Lane in Upper Saddle River, NJ. It boasts a Clapboard Stone exterior. It was completed in June of 2010 and was lived in only 6 months by the current owner, who added $200,000 worth of finishings. The 13-room home boasts 6 bedrooms, 6 full and 2 half bathrooms, white oak coffered and barreled ceilings, main staircase with rounded turret, 5 fireplaces, 2-story great room, gourmet kitchen, wood paneled library, 7 mounted flat screen TV’s, home theater, gym, recreation room, 2nd kitchen (cabana), covered Bluestone patio, outdoor fireplace and more. It is listed at $2,795,000.

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  • Daniel

    I think it is ugly. Looks like it could have been built in the mid nineties. Best part has to be the kitchen, but why did they make the butler’s pantry so impossibly small? All the other rooms are very plain, and the guest bathrooms look downright cheap. My biggest complaint has the be the front door that is raised off the ground…this isn’t a step into the garage!!!

    Upper Saddle River may be exclusive, but there is nothing exclusive about this home. Regardless of location, I wouldn’t pay more than a million for this home.




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    • Barney

      Hey Dan……..Regarding your response to my response about the Simmons house….I’m not mad at you at all or think you’re being sarcastic/cynical either. It’s just that I look at those kind of people (and I’m NOT talking about skin color) in this way………

      While I totally understand your mentioning Sydell Millers’ (I THINK I got her last name right) palace in Palm Beach, with regard to all the fund raising she does in the house….I hear you, totally. I’m sure she, and a number (roughly what number, I have no idea) of billionaires like her do repeatedly wonderful charity work & donate regularly, and entertain for those charity events in their huge homes. I get it & God bless them for doing so. And I’ve seen the pics of her castle, and I categorically agree with you that the house absolutely is one of the most (of not THE most) impeccable examples of french architecture & design I’ve ever, or will ever see. With that said…..

      I honestly & completely feel that way too many of people in this country who have gargantuan homes that are anywhere from 7500 sq. ft. & up, don’t legitimately use allllllllll of that space on a regular basis, period. Not all, but I confidently feel that more rather than less are like that. For example…..If a couple has two or three (a lot of kids in this day & age) kids under 12 or so, I understand this: A bedroom & bath for each of them, for sure. Along with a LARGE living room & formal dining room, large gourmet eat in kitchen with every space age appliance, lush master suite with walk in closet(s), killer bath, LARGE family room, 3 car garage, spacious office for him (& her, maybe) BIG lot (3/4 to 1 acre…maybe a pool), and possibly a finished, big basement with another bed & full bath. With three (liv. rm., family rm., dining rm., and finished basement) possibly four, large party spaces for frequent entertaining that could easily handle 75 to 100 guests…….how much more room than that is truly needed for (very) comfortable, aesthetic & relaxing living on a day-to-day basis, for Gods’ sake??

      I could sum all of the above up by saying that I truly try to live my life by this adage: “Subtley equals Class”…..you get me? It’s who I am at my core….my dad (RIP) had a very discerning (and at times, too sarcastic) eye, but he was still a cool guy when he wanted to be. In my book, great wealth is most beautifully displayed in the form a large home/mansion when that home says “Hi, I’m right here, Welcome :-)” …….NOT “HEY HERE I AM, AREN’T I FREAKIN’ AMAZING?!?!” I don’t care HOW rich someone is….showing it to a nauseating fault in any way is low class, crass, egotistical and plain ole’ NASTY. (Sydell Miller aside:-)




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      • Mak

        You’re completely right. Size doesn’t equate class.




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        • Barney

          Thanks Mak…..I’ve ALWAYS believed that. Class does not have to call itself out in ANY way, shape or form, ever. It’ll reveal itself in the most unmistakable & authentic way.




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      • Daniel

        Thanks for the reply!




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        • Barney

          Anytime…..I really love this site and debating architecture & sociology with you and all the other regular contributors…….keep it up 🙂




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      • Oliver

        Well put!




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  • Nick

    While the location is great, the house is not.The interior seems cold in most of the rooms.




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  • Matt

    Not a huge fan of this house…there are much better offerings in upper saddle river




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  • Mak

    Strange concoction of styles. What is it trying to be?




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  • Venom

    Pretty awful house, inside and out.




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    • Marie

      Very well said Venom, lately I just haven’t been wowed by some of these homes.




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