New Jersey’s Historic 50,000 Sq. Ft. Darlington Mansion Lists For $48M
Mahwah, New Jersey, United States, 07430
With approximately 50,000 square feet of interior space and an asking price of $48 million, New Jersey’s Darlington mansion is not only one of the largest homes, but also one of the most expensive in the state. The storied manor, formerly known as the Crocker Mansion, dates back to 1907 when it was built for George Crocker, son of railroad magnate Charles Crocker. Today, the 50,000 square foot manor sits on more than 12 acres of marvellous grounds framed by the Ramapo Mountains with sweeping views of the surrounding grounds and hillsides. A renovation lasting seven years brought the residence into the 21st Century all while preserving the original architectural details and precious materials. The renovation of the mansion was performed by a unique team of architects, designers, craftsmen and local artists. Some highlights of the home include detailed hand-carved woodwork throughout, a great hall with a 30-foot-high ceiling and 1906 Aeolian Player Pipe Organ, one of, if not the only one, in the United States, a library with a 15-foot-high ceiling painted by muralist James Wall Finn, a his-and-her master bedroom wing, as well as a formal dining room, formal tea room and restaurant-style kitchen. The 58-room, three-story mansion is listed with both the National Register of Historic Places and the New Jersey Register of Historic Places. The architect of the mansion was James Brite, who along with his partner, Henry Bacon, also created the original Madison Square Garden, American University in Washington, D.C., and the world-famous Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. It is listed with Christie’s International Real Estate.