The reporter made a mistake. It was Henry Clay Frick II not III who lived on that property and died. In 2007 in fact. And this house will NEVER Sell for that kind of money. Look at Bob Hope's houses. His house in Palm Springs was listed for 50 million. It sold for 13 million. His main home in Toluca Lake which is HUGE was listed for 23 million and is now down to 12 million.
I live in the town very near alpine called tenafly. A lot of people call it alpine 2.0 because it also has very large homes and a similar crowd alpine has. Some people may think that they make it look bigger on camera but it’s actually that size. My family went to look at it cause were interested in moving and it was HUGE! No joke I almost got lost
And btw it still hasn’t been sold
Plus the mortgage payment if you don't pay cash! Can you imagine what the gas or oil bill would be in the winter months to heat that thing? Or the electric bill in the summer for the air conditioning? And the staff needed to run it? It makes me wonder who could afford that kind of money? Not doctors or lawyers, that's for sure. Not even some of the pro football or baseball players who live in the area have that much. Perhaps some high level Wall Street executive but I don't even think former NJ governor Corzine or the new one coming in Murphy has THAT much money And they were both Wall Street execs.
I agree brah! It would be like living in one of those corporate buildings where people work 14 hours a day and all the services are right in the building for them. Once her kids were married and out, my grandmother built a cute little house in an association community. Only 4 rooms and a bathroom. But I remember it being SO cozy on cold winter nights and so happy with the whole family there on holidays. And also full of love. You'd need an awful big family to fill THAT place!
Imagine all the other costs associated with this property! You would have to have a TEAM of gardeners for example. A maintenance TEAM, maid staff, chef and kitchen staff, a general manager or two, etc etc! Oh, and of course, a security TEAM! WOW!
Well, perhaps not a chef. But yes, if not a gardner a good landscaping company which would cost a fortune. Definitely a housekeeper who would bring in other people (can you imagine what it takes just to clean those chandeliers alone) and probably some kind of maintenance man. As for security, I think they would just have cameras and sensors, etc.
Barking Spider There may be homes in Alpine for that price but are they actually SELLING for that price? And who could afford 300K in property taxes every year? I don't even think that limousine liberal Murphy who is going to be governor next week could afford that! Especially since he's going to raise his own (and everyone else's) taxes. And I'm willing to be the house was constructed in a hurry with shoddy materials which will lead to trouble down the line. Even Bob Hope's house on Pebble Beach which is like ultra exclusive was on the market for 50 million and ended up being sold for only 13 million!
These MORONS who build these airports pathetically trying to masquerade as single family "homes" are all hopelessly obsessed and possessed by the EVIL afflictions of ego, materialism and GREED UNBOUNDED. I'm all for big, not huge homes but the 1 percenters and their gargantuan monstrosities that they build and live in (maybe a few months out of every year and sell after owning for just a few years) today are RESOUNDINGLY REVOLTING. The interviewer asked the interviewee "Is this too much house" and of course, instead of being HONEST he responded with a ridiculous linen of bull. I hope it never sells and the developer learns a HUGELY painful financial lesson. It's STILL FOR SALE today.
I live in NJ and I live in a tiny amazing town everyone around us doesn't know us. We have a beautiful view of the Empire State Building here it's beautiful here. Nothing bad happens here. The worse thing that happened was a deer coming to the middle school
It was built, and has been empty since then listed first at 68million, now listed at 48.880 million, that's a 20million cut. Interestingly enough is that the property has been removed from Zillow on December 31 but is still listed on Sotheby's. the property adjacent to it was also removed from Zillow. Simple fact is; the house is too big.
FRANKLY SPEAKING, AS A GUY LIVING IN NEW JERSEY, I DON'T THINK THIS HOUSE SHOULD SELL FOR MORE THAN 18 TO 20 MILLION DOLLARS.
OURS IS A 14000 SQUARE FEET MANSION IN MONMOUTH COUNTY, IT DID COST US 4.25 MILLION DOLLARS
maintenance would be ridiculous., I can be barely bothered cleaning my room. imagine cleaning this whole house every month.. and then the gardening. No thanks. you'd need another 50mil to keep this abomination going without it going to shit. Just changing all the light bulbs alone wouldn't be cheap.
invest five hundred of it on the market, don't invest the money, do paper buying, in six months if u put continuous effort to understand how the market happens, in a decade you shd be a millionaire with that! :)
It's a nice house that managed to not look as gaudy as most of the other Jersey mcmansions next to it. It does not look like it's worth 50 million though. Maybe they spent it all on the gold faucets :p
The only people who can afford this is the ball players that refuse to stand for the national anthem, liberal movie stars, and celebrities like Rosie O'Donnell that believe the middle class taxes should be raised. I think they should buy this and fill it with illegals and refugees that they can help support.
Andrew Armstrong No thanks dude. I'm not an outdoorsy "into the wild" kind of guy. The beach (at the ocean that is) is about it for me. Plus I like having access to things one cannot get "out in the wild" like the best medical care and a society that believes that the Constitution applies to ALL people. Where else do you get that other than the northeast and the west coast? Besides, SOME of us have to stay back east just to keep things going! LOL!
Earn some cash and head out into the wild, worked fantastic for me. I don't care to see either of them again, as I was born and raised on the lower eastside of Manhattan, I'm a former New Yorker for life!
Andrew Armstrong Usually the move to Jersey has to do with the amount of space for the price, the school system and the overall safety if you have children. The problem with Jersey is the politicians (particularly the corrupt democrats) who drive up the taxes. The problem with NYC is the gentrification due mostly to MY generation which is driving up the rental costs.
For someone who does all their business in NYC why Jersey? I mean two hours in a limo,1 in a copter, if they let you go. Jersey and NYC have about the same ridiculous tax rate cause both of them forgot how this country started. Not worth the cost to me.
Biggest lie from the realtor: "less than 30 minutes from downtown Manhattan." That's interesting, because we live in the first town over the GWB in NJ (Fort Lee), and it still takes 15-30 mins on average just to get over the bridge to UPPER Manhattan. Driving up to Alpine from Fort Lee takes another 10 minutes in of itself. Even if you were commuting at 2AM in no traffic, you could "possibly" do it in 45 minutes. During rush hour? Try 1 1/2 hours or more.
Ahaha, I like how she has to persuade people that Jersey doesn't suck by listing only half the things that suck there, the people, the weather, and the traffic alone are unbearable. I wouldn't live in Jersey if they gave me a free house, I would instantly sell it and move to North NY, same distance and far better environment. Plus the governor of NJ is a total proven scumbucket
derty QWERTY42 I don't know where you're living, but I bet you it can't compare to NJ. Apart from the governor, everything you listed is total bs. Plus the weather? This is the east coast buddy, get used to it.
They're getting a new governor next week which has promised to raise everyone's taxes (which are already the highest in the nation), legalize pot and designate the state as a "sanctuary state." So what's so bad about the "scumbucket" as you call him that's in there now?