A Charming English Country Estate in New Jersey
Franklin Lakes, NJ is an affluent suburb of Manhattan. Considered one of America’s most expensive zip codes, residents of the thriving community earn some of the country’s highest incomes. And while the town is close to New York City, it has a decidedly country feel with its large parks, lakes, streams, and multi-acre lots. In addition, Franklin Lakes’ two commercial areas have a wealth of boutiques and restaurants. With all of these tempting qualities, it is no surprise that beautiful dream homes fill the Franklin Lakes real estate market. It is also where we find this magnificent mansion.
A Prestigious Address
Even affluent communities have adored addresses. And despite the wealth of the community, Franklin Lakes is no exception. Indeed, this beautiful mansion has such an address! Shinnecock Trail is a short, winding road filled with mature trees and luxury homes. But not only does this dream home have this prestigious address, it is one of the most expensive mansions on the street. A large curve in the road provides this luxury home with privacy as neighbors are only on one side. The heavily-wooded 5.4 acre parcel also provides an extra degree of peace.
An Enchanting Mansion
As you pull through the gated drive, it is easy to see the romance that this enchanting dream home captures. Designed in the English country style, multi-peaked roof lines and over-sized windows combine with the brick, ivy-covered façade to paint a charming picture. This luxury home even has a turret!
Within, you are greeted by intricate marble floors and a staircase that sweeps to the next level. Wainscoting, murals, columns, and ornate woodworking show that no detail has been overlooked. Rich woods, a coffered ceiling, and built-in bookcases create a picture-perfect library. The large dining room is truly elegant and has enough space to easily accommodate a table for ten. And the old-world style kitchen is breathtaking and in keeping with the English country feel. This kitchen suite not only features a breakfast room but a family room with fireplace as well. Overall, this 14,000 square foot mansion offers 7 bedrooms, 7 full baths, and 3 partial baths.
It is important to note that this luxury home also has a large natural gas generator to maintain operations when necessary.
One-of-a-Kind Master Retreat
The master retreat of this mansion is truly beyond compare. The bedroom has many dramatic details including an elegant tray ceiling, intricate moldings, and classical woodworking. Beautiful French doors provide access to a private patio and koi pond. Connected to the bedroom, the rounded sitting room is a welcoming respite after a long day. Separate his and her bathrooms are a luxurious touch. Hers leans toward a European decor with bright colors and bucolic murals. And his bath features rich woods and gleaming marble. Two closets and a private gym round out this exquisite master suite.
This stunning mansion has a wealth of entertaining amenities. The home theater has plush seating for twelve. Theater-style lighting and a heavy, red curtain complete the picture. The billiard room is an excellent gathering place. Outdoors, enjoy the heated lagoon pool, complete with waterfalls and slides. A full-service cabana makes enjoying the day poolside an easy task. And notably, the lowest level of this luxury home has a 3,500 bottle wine cellar with a dedicated tasting room. An oenophile’s paradise!
So whether you are new to the area or a long-time resident in the market for a new luxury home, look no further than this charming English country mansion in Franklin Lakes, New Jersey.
Address: 17 Shinnecock Trail Franklin Lakes, NJ 07417
Special Properties, Division of Brook Hollow Group, Inc. lists this dream home with an asking price of $8,900,000.
(Images Courtesy of NJMLS.)