One of my favorite homes in New Jersey has finally hit the market! I’ve been eyeing this gorgeous estate for years and have been dying to see the interior. Well it looks like my prayers have been answered! This stately 30-room stone manor home is located at 67 Ravine Lake Road in Benardsville, NJ. It is situated on the site of the fabled stone mansion that was known as Upton Pyne. When the current homeowners purchased this 179-acre estate in 1998, all that remained of the former Upton Pyne was the legendary hilltop setting and the unparalled views. Rising four stories from the fieldstone remains of the former Upton Pyne, this spectacular mansion was constructed between 2000 and 2004. It was designed by renowned Beer & Coleman Architects and built by Hazekamp Construction.

The centerpiece of the stone façade is a curved limestone portico with massive columns and roof top balustrades. The slate roof is accented with copper gutters, leaders and several rounded turrets. Inside, there is over 16,000 square feet of luxurious living space spread over 4 finished floors. It boasts 5 bedrooms, 5 full and 5 half bathrooms, 2-story foyer with sweeping grand wrought iron staircase and stained glass dome, formal living and dining rooms, arched hallways with hand-painted murals, butler’s pantry and wet bar, gourmet kitchen with large stone fireplace, breakfast room with stone pillars, family room, billiards room, conservatory, library, office, laundry room, mud room, 6-room master suite, 3-car garage and much more! There is also a one-bedroom guest cottage attached to the barn, a three bedroom caretaker’s cottage near the carriage house and three additional dependencies privately situated in different areas of the estate. It is listed at $27,000,000, making it one of the most expensive homes currently for sale in the state of New Jersey.

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  • Daniel

    Damn, talk about sticker shock.

    The exterior is lovely, but it desperately needs some foliage closer to the home. Photo 2 really shows this. The interior is also nice. The foyer looks gorgeous, and I love the stained glass skylight. Living room looks nice and huge, but the chandeliers are paltry. Same goes for the dining room. Library is a bit of a disappointment, and the kitchen/family room would look more at home in a Texan home. Damn shame there isn’t a pool on the property.




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    • Kenny Forder

      I agree, definitely sticker shock. Chop 50% off the listing price and then I can see it selling. The foyer is absolutely BEAUTIFUL. The library is indeed a letdown. I wish it was all wood paneled. As far as a pool goes, maybe it has an indoor swimming pool, but not too sure.




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  • Limedaiquar

    The family room and kitchen look like a totally different house. And they need to hire a landscaper pron-…….Okay so basically everything Daniel said. 😀

    Except the fact that I hate the facade.




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    • Kenny Forder

      You hate the facade?!! =( lol




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      • Limedaiquar

        Lol, I know. =(

        I think it’s because the windows look very small on a massive structure and they’re curved at the top. Maybe it could use some shutters. I’m picky. But I love the rear!




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  • NOVA Ben

    I like this almost without exception. I can see where Daniel is coming from with his gripes, but most of them don’t bother me too much. The relative lack of landscaping seems okay to me with this style of home. I do agree with him on the living and dining room chandeliers though, and the fact that the library leaves something to be desired.

    I really love the whole kitchen/breakfast area/family room section of the home…it’s true, they look like they could be in a different home from the formal rooms, but I love the wood beams and stone masonry. The lack of a pool, if it indeed lacks one, would seem to me to be the most glaring error in the whole place, but that’s easily remedied.

    I only wish the photo gallery had been about three times more extensive than it is! Beautiful home.




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  • Tay

    Front is great but the back is ok. If they took off that raised veranda stone thingy on the back wall then i would like it more. Needs landscaping too.




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  • lambskin

    Beautiful. But not a fan of the mable pillars with stone dome over the kitchen dining area-looks too contrived. I love domes and the foyer is spectacular but 4 more domes is a litle much don’t ya think? No pictures of bathrooms.




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  • Joejoe509

    VERY nice! The exterior is a little boring, but it’s certainly nice! I love that color of brick. It contrasts well with the roof and the white accents. My favorite part is the stained glass domes. Wow. Now that is fancy! I could stare at those glass ceilings all day.

    I am not a big fan of the murals or some of the colors they picked. That kitchen – the ceiling is so distracting because it’s so… unique. Personally, it looks unfinished and unsafe. Put up some scaffolding and no one would know that it was the final product. Same goes for the stone ceiling on the circular dining room. If you’re going for a medievel castle look, you almost need to keep it as a consistent theme because it doesn’t mesh well with some styles.

    I wish we had more pictures! I would like to see all the outbuildings mentioned in the description! A SIX room master suite?? Wow! I gotta see that!

    With a great designer and a significant update from the year 2000, I think this house could be one of the greats. As is… I’m not 100% thrilled.




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  • Hunter

    The exterior needs some more landscaping, but otherwise I think this home is beautiful. I love the interior. Except for the library, which is nice but good be a little better, the rest of the house looks spectacular. The domes, the castle look, the columns, the attention to detail in many of the rooms, really really nice. And sorry but I love the kitchen. Quite frankly the whole interior of the house is unlike any I’ve ever seen, which is great because if I shelled out the kind of money they are asking for, I wouldn’t want my house to look like anyone else’s. I’d take this house in a heartbeat, with one condition. What are these are other “dependencies” on the property? I’d want all 179 acres to myself.




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  • Oliver

    Like NOVA i too like this home almost without exception… Dare i say it almost more than the 56M stone mansion… I said almost! I agree that there could be more foliage closer to the house but that isnt even that big of a deal for me.. I think every single room in this house outdoes the last… unlike Joejoe i love the kitchen ceiling.. they tried to give it an old fashioned look by making it look like the slate roof is actually sitting right on top of the beams.. and with that back lighting, very cool! Love love love that little seat cut right into the kitchen counter to enjoy the fire place, ive never seen anything quite like that. The foyer is breathtaking when you look up, every single fireplace mantle is gorgeous, there is just soo much attention to detail on every single element of this home… all the exposed wood beams look awesome and so does the old fashioned looking wine cellar with the exposed wood beam floors above, i also like the use of stone above the breakfast room. if i had a cool 30M in my pocket id buy this bad boy in a heartbeat!!




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