LOCATION: 858 Navesink River Road, Middletown, NJ


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.