This French Renaissance-style estate is under construction at 32 Club Way in Montclair, NJ. It was designed by John Rubinstein, A.I.A. So, what’s so special about this home? Well it is…..

Privately situated on five acres atop the first ridge of the Watchung Mountain range. This elaborate residence takes in fantastic Manhattan skyline views that reach for miles. Breathtaking vistas stretch from the George Washington Bridge to the north, to Midtown’s skyscrapers, the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor, and southward to Newark Liberty Airport and the Elizabeth Seaport.

Once completed, the 24-room mansion will boast a circular driveway with stone courtyard, porte cochere, 6-car garage, 7 bedrooms, 8 full and 3 half baths, 8 fireplaces, vaulted and coffered ceilings, over 12,000 square feet of living space, multi-level observatory, sunken family room, living room, first floor home theater, dining room with 2 separate eating areas, gourmet kitchen, octagonal breakfast room, bar room, home office, and a library.

The lower level will boast a recreational room, sauna, hot tub, massage room, billiards room, game room, kitchenette, wine cellar, and a security vault. The estate will also include a 50 x 25 infinity edge swimming pool, a 2-story pool cabana that is connected to the main house by a 60 ft. underground tunnel, and mahogany terraces.

It is listed at $16,495,000, which makes it one of the most expensive homes currently on the market in New Jersey.

* Thanks to Homes of the Rich reader Brandt for the tip!!