A week after the Mahwah’s historic Crocker Mansion was listed for $48 million, becoming the most expensive residential property for sale in the state, another ultra high-end home has hit the market — a new 25,700-square-foot chateau-style home in Alpine listed for $25 million, according to Trulia.com.
Dubbed Chateau de la Roche, it’s now the third priciest home on the open market, after the Crocker Mansion and a $39 million custom-built mansion in Harding Township. (Our ranking doesn’t include the Stone Mansion, the 30,000-square-foot home first listed in 2010 for $68 million and last marketed at $48.8 million before being pulled from the market at the end of 2016.)
Chateau de la Roche is on Alpine’s tony Rio Vista Drive, on a gated 2-acre lot with a resistance current pool, spa, pool house, gazebo and outdoor kitchen beneath a loggia, all of which, according to the marketing materials, cost $1.5 million to install.
The interior features a grand curving double staircase in the double-height entry that leads to a formal double-height reception room, a banquet-sized dining room, a chef’s kitchen with double island, a plush 15-seat home theater and seven bedrooms. There is an elevator to all levels, a generator and the latest Crestron home automation system in which the heating, cooling, lights, security cameras, music and shades can be controlled from a smartphone. And the furnishings are included.
According to state tax records, property taxes in 2016 were $16,940, although that is likely based on the unimproved property. The owners of a similarly-sized and amenity-packed home two doors down, currently on the market for $17.5 million, pay $64,975 a year in property taxes.