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.