LOCATION: 858 Navesink River Road, Middletown, NJ

SQUARE FOOTAGE: 22,040

BEDROOMS & BATHROOMS: 8 bedrooms & 12 bathrooms

PRICE: $11,500,000 ($14,700,000 in 2014)

This newly listed French inspired waterfront mansion is located at 858 Navesink River Road in Middletown, NJ and is situated on 4 acres of land.

It was built in 2004 and was the former home of baseball player John Valentin. The couple spent years of planning and building the mansion, but after it was finished they never lived in it. They put it on the market for $11.9 million, and after no luck, it was auctioned off in 2004 for $7.37 million. The current owners then did a complete renovation on the home.

It features approximately 22,040 square feet of living space with 8 bedrooms, 9 full and 3 half bathrooms, 2-story foyer with double marble staircase, 2-story formal dining room, 3-story sunken solarium with another double marble staircase, 2-story paneled parlor, home office, lounge with wet bar, gourmet kitchen, breakfast room, family room, pub room, home theater, gym, game room, wine cellar, indoor racquetball court, catering kitchen, 2-lane bowling alley, indoor swimming pool, spa with sauna, 5-car garage and more.

Outdoor features include a gated entrance, porte-cochere, terraces, swimming pool with spa and a boat dock.

It is listed at $11,500,000.

 

CLICK HERE FOR THE LISTING

  • Mak

    Some houses are “meh”…I could take it or leave it. Some houses are “Nope”…it just doesn’t work for me. Then, there are some houses that just make me want to heave the macaroni and cheese I had for dinner all over my laptop. THIS is one of those houses.




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  • horselips

    It’s spectacular. Not just a mansion, but a palace. Everywhere, inside and out, nothing but the costliest materials. I’d convert the bowling alley to a pistol range and live happily ever after.




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  • Phil

    One of the few home bowling alleys I’ve seen on this site that I actually like.




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    • Kenny Forder

      Ditto!




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  • vova

    A total win for sure. The wood paneling is spectacular. Well worth the price.




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  • Lawrence Ransom

    Bingo! Gin! Yahtzee! Eureka, I found it! This, is a mansion. In fact it’s a mansion’s mansion. It’s big, imposing, and unapologetically lavish in its ornamentation and embellishments. Snowflakes whining about income inequality need not apply. The only change I’d make is convert the bowling alley into a shooting range.




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    • Pierre

      Are you “horselips”, or am I mistaken completely?




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      • Lawrence Ransom

        No, you’re right. it’s me. I had some kind of malfunction whereby I couldn’t comment – HOTR refused to recognize me, so I went back to Disqus and Google and tried out half a dozen new IDs and email, and finally I came up with one it accepts. I’ll try “horselips” again in a while, otherwise, I’ll stick with one of the others.




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  • Jackson

    Gaudy, tacky and overdone in my opinion.




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  • Love it! Great style, colors, ornamentation, landscaping and architecture.




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