Often lauded by architecture enthusiasts as an American Versailles, charming property Darlington Estate is one of the most magnificent estates in the US, without any exaggeration. Located about 40 km away from New York City, this architectural masterpiece was built back in 1907 and is meticulously and thoroughly renovated over the past seven years in order to offer only the best in terms of luxury amenities, decor and quality comfort.
The three-storey villa in front of you, offers 50,000 square meters of incredible living space, with up to 58 rooms and more than 12 acres of spectacular idyll framed with Ramapo Mountains. It was built by the son of railroad magnate Charles Crocker in the early 1900s in Mahwah, and was modeled after the historic Bramshill House in Hampshire, England, and imagined by the renowned architect James Brite, who was also responsible for the American University and the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. Hundreds of the globe’s top workers and artisans were involved in the creation of this historic masterpiece, built of Indiana limestone and Harvard brick.
The seven-year renovation process was even more demanding than the construction of this building in the first place in order to retain all of its original architectural details and precious materials in the desire to preserve and restore its former glory. Nearly 500 new windows were installed to protect the original integrity and character of the mansion, but also to update it according to the latest energy-savings, safety and insulation standards.
Naturally, Darlington has a number of luxury amenities that will cause shock and awe, and even though we can not name them all, it is enough to mention the huge hall with high ceilings, an organ from the 16th century, a huge library with painted ceilings, beautiful dining intended Ceremonial events, tea room or kitchen like a professional in restaurants equipped to serve 250 meals at a time.
The future happy owners of the villa will have an entire wing of the house only for themselves, and if I should mention that in this part of the villa are also cinema, wine cellar, room to enjoy fine drinks and cigars, luxury spa, swimming pool or sauna?
And, not to forget a huge tennis court, two fountains, outdoor swimming pool and a garage for up to 8 cars. Not bad for $48 million, Christie’s Real Estate has the listing.