According to a close source, a $32,000,000 offer made on the 30,000 square foot Stone Mansion estate in Alpine, NJ was rejected. We do not know if there was a counteroffer or not.

The lavish estate features a whopping 12 bedrooms and 19 bathrooms. Here’s a fun tidbit….when we toured the home, we spoke to the owner’s son and he said that a couple families from overseas said the home wasn’t big enough and that there weren’t enough bedrooms. HA!!!! Can you imagine?!

The home was first put on the market in 2010 for $68 million and then was lowered to $52 million. It then shot back up to $56 million (don’t know why they did that) and was at that price not too long ago. The estate then disappeared off the listing sites and was said to have a few people VERY interested in it. However, we do not know what has happened since. We will keep you guys updated once we get more info!

  • Al Robinson

    Well, it does seem like one of the premier mega-mansions in the country. The kind of home that even though the price is high, it’s actually worth it. $32 million is a lot, but they’re probably hoping for at least $40 – $50 million. But you probably now more about that Kenny.




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    • Kenny Forder

      Yeah, I asked them (when it was listed at $68 million) if they would accept a $50 million offer, and they told me that they would DEFINITELY accept a $50 million offer. So I don’t see why they wouldn’t go a little lower, maybe $40 million like you said. $32 million is a little too low. I personally think it’s priceless <3 haha




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      • Tony

        FYI, they probably don’t want you snitching too much about what price their willing to accept cause if word gets out that they are willing to accept less then people will offer less. I thought you were friends with the owner lol.




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      • Barney

        Kenny……the potential buyer who told the Seller, or Seller’s son that the place was too small, were TOTALLY FULL OF IT and lyin’ like a rug. Remember, I’ve been a Real Estate Agent, and that sorry-ass excuse is older than dirt and frankly insulting to think that anyone’s stupid enough to believe it.




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  • Daniel

    I would have taken it and never looked back. At that price, would it have been a record sale?




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    • Kenny Forder

      Definitely for NJ




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      • Al Robinson

        Kenny, do you know what the most $$ in a sale has been in the United States history? Is it Donald Trump’s former Maison del Amitie?




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        • Chance

          I believe that house and the house Gary Winnick bought in Bel Air a few years back are the highest sale price ever in the US at $95 million. Most expensive single property sale ever is whatever Larry Ellison paid for Lanai in Hawaii (most estimates are $500 million plus).




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        • Chance

          Scratch that, Yuri Milner paid $100 million for that place out in Silicon Valley.




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  • matt

    Hey Kenny, do you know if Ilya Kovalchuk’s house on that road has been built or started yet?




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  • Grrrowler

    How much money have the owners spent on taxes, maintenance, and utility bills for an unused house? How many more hundreds of thousands, or millions, are they willing to spend on the thing? Maybe it’s time for them to cut their losses and move on.




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    • Joi

      The owners can definitely reduce their utility bill over head, They should look into it.




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  • Cem

    I’m really not that impressed by this house. I know EVERYONE seems to love it, but I feel it lacks something along the lines of soul.




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  • james b

    i bet this house will be on the market for another few years, you can not ask California prices for a house in new jersey i mean come on what are they thinking, personally i love this house the granite the library the ballroom, kitchen, motor court,staircase,entry hall etc. its something special i would use allot of the designs in my home if i were to build one like this, the bedrooms are way to many for me to use what in the world do people do with so many bedrooms, anyway i wish them good luck and i wish i can afford such a house one day.




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    • matt

      you can ask those prices in NJ because of the proximity to NYC




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      • Barney

        I’d wager pretty confidently that anyone who could afford to pay 50 mil for a “single family” home would want it right in the middle of Manhattan, if that’s what they wanted to be so close to, Matt. In fact, if I had any money to bet with, I’m sure I wouldn’t lose.




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  • Chris

    I loooooooove this house so much, and it is definitely one of the premier mansions on the east coast, but still, despite all that luxury and opulence, its priced in the California/Palm Beach price bracket. I expect it to sell for the $40-50 million range.




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  • lambskin

    Beautiful home and property. But what is the purpose of that long fence in the front right of the house?




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    • matt

      i think its a wall




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    • Tony

      That fence/wall thing does look weird the way it cuts into the lawn.




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      • Mike

        That wall is to hold back dirt because the ground was not level.




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  • Cem

    Um… it’s a retaining wall as the yard slopes down significantly for the exposed lower level on the right sid eof the house.




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  • Joi

    i love this house




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  • ZigZagBoom

    This has been for sale for how long now? 2-3 years? Maybe it simply isn’t worth 50-60 million or whatever they wanted for it. As I said before, it’s relatively tasteful for this sort of American Mega-McMansion, but is far from being some kind of architectural gem. The giant dormers on the back are revolting. There’s a curious and ahistorical melding of tudor, palladian and colonial elements. That sort of thing can be done in a smart way that looks believable. This does not…it’s just the “kid in an architectural candy store” look. The odd, curved retaining wall in the front implies that the builder/developer was too cheap to cart in many, many truckloads of dirt that would have been required to fully level it. The really magnificent estates of the 1920s would have taken the retaining wall right to the street, where it would double as a more reliable privacy barrier than leyland cypress or whatever cheap shrubbery they probably put in, which will blow over in a snowstorm some day.




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  • mark

    i feel like NJ is just great place to own one of theses mega mansions




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  • PalmBeach1920

    I’m fairly sure it would have sold for $50M if listed before 2008 Market Crash …




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  • Jo

    If your going to drop that kind of money on a house in NJ. it should have an indoor pool as well as a bowling ally.




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  • smarttiger

    I will tell you why this house is not selling.

    It’s because of that retaining wall. I know it may sound hocus pocus, but that retaining wall is shooting out from the house to the front like an arrow or a spike. It’s very bad feng shui.

    The owner should talk to any good feng shui consultant and figure out what to do with that retaining wall. It is forming a imaginary form of an aggressive spike and potentially unfriendly energy toward any residents and guest that may enter the house. It’s angled such that it hits the drive way just about where the entrance gate is placed.

    For some of you who may not know, even Trump consulted with a feng shui master before completing his Trump International Hotel and Tower. The entrance of the hotel originally was to be toward the Columbus Circle side. However, he changed the design after consulting with a feng shui consultant and moved the entrance toward the Central Park side. And they also put a globe in front of the building.

    Although some people may say it’s all bunch of superstition, the feng shui goes back to almost 4000BC in China. Foremost, at least it won’t hurt to try it.




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  • smarttiger

    I also meant to say the retaining wall looks like a form of a snake. It’s a bad form to have at a home.




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  • Atilla

    The new owner isn’t into that feng shui silliness. He isn’t planning on going into NYC often, as he will fly from home to his Company Hq. in CT. It is a big large for a single man, but he will do quite a bit of entertaining, and his guests won’t need to Hotel it for the few days they are in country. A big plus for him was the garage area for his rather extensive vintage Jag collection.




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    • Kenny Forder

      How do you know this?? Who’s the new owner and how much did it sell for? Thanks.




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