Villa Paradiso On The Navesink
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- 6 bedrooms
- 8 bathrooms
Property descriptionIn the heart of an exclusive section of Middletown lies Villa Paradiso, a breathtaking Mediterranean-style waterfront estate inspired by the glorious villas of Tuscany. Situated on the banks of the Navesink River, this magnificent property is set on 2.9 acres of manicured grounds surrounded by the Hartshorne Woods. Villa Paradiso was custom built and completed in 2007 and offers 16,000 square feet of fabulous living space and jaw-dropping amenities. An homage to culture, heritage, and the seaside lifestyle, this dramatic estate is a masterful realization of imagination, vision, and passion.
MAGNIFICENT SETTING AND ARCHITECTURE
With an approach to the property through a grand iron-gated entrance, along a tree-lined driveway, and an arrival at an Italian granite courtyard, the property welcomes with formal gardens, koi ponds, specimen plantings, fountains, a greenhouse, and an elegant porte cochere. Beautifully positioned in this serene oasis is the impressive main house, designed by noted architect Robert Adler. The quality of this custom-crafted manor home is evident in the Jerusalem gold stone facade, Ludowici clay tile roof, Palladian windows, wrought-iron Juliet balconies and railings, and elegant architectural flourishes.
GRAND INTERIORS AND CUSTOM FINISHES
At the entrance, a pair of ornate doors with glass and wrought-iron accents opens to a soaring two-story marble foyer with a cascading curved staircase, positioned above the sunken formal living room. With views of the river beyond a row of Palladian windows, the living room features custom coffered ceilings, venetian and stenciled plaster, mahogany moldings, a fireplace, and ornate gold railing.
The grand living spaces on the main level also include a formal dining room, with padded walls, mural ceiling, marble floor, and seating for 18. From the dining room through a butler's pantry is the gourmet kitchen with double islands, top-of-the-line appliances, cherrywood cabinets, coffered ceiling, and a delightful circular breakfast room with panoramic river views. An outdoor kitchen outside the main kitchen offers a pizza oven with brick surround and a bar. Just off the kitchen is an inviting family room with a fireplace, stone floors, wood-beamed ceiling, venetian plastered walls, and a wet bar. Additionally, this level offers a guest or in-law suite and library.
Upstairs, the private quarters comprise four bedrooms, each with their own unique en suite bathroom and Juliet balcony. The fifth bedroom, the lavish owner's suite, features an entryway, two dressing rooms, balconies with views of the river, and a second level with private gym. The sensational master bathroom has a domed ceiling with mural, marble floor, columned tub, steam shower, and dual vanities with marble countertops.
AN ESTATE DREAMT FOR ENTERTAINING
At the heart of the home is a one of a kind amenity level dedicated to entertaining. The spectacular ground-floor wing spanning the entire length of the home, offers outstanding features making living in or visiting the estate a memorable experience. Paying tribute to the current owner's favorite pastime of fishing is an incredible 20,000-gallon aquarium stocked with native aquatic species. It imparts an ambience of tranquility to the recreation area, with fully equipped bar, media area, and dance floor with retractable disco ball. Another focal point of the recreation area is a 10-foot-tall hand-carved teak sculpture of a coral reef. Farther along, a hallway with an old-world groin-vault brick ceiling leads to handmade wrought-iron gates opening to a wine-tasting room and temperature-controlled 1,500-bottle wine cellar. Next to the wine room is a seven-seat movie theater with 110-inch movie screen and celestial LED ceiling. Additional spaces on this level include an office with mahogany crown molding, wainscoting, and an aquarium, a private side entrance with access to the outdoor pool area, which features a bathroom with oversized European-style shower, changing area, and sauna. and a second kitchen
A PRIVATE RESORT
Enhancing this riverfront paradise is the resort-style outdoor pool area. With ample lounging space, the fabulous stone sundeck overlooks the property's gorgeous landscaping, 250 feet of Navesink riverfront, and boats sailing by on the river. The sundeck surrounds a stunning gunite pool with mosaic floor and lapis lazuli stone border. Four fountains in each corner of the pool, a sunbathing section submerged in six inches of water, and relaxing 15-person spa with a waterfall are reminiscent of a luxurious Mediterranean beach resort. Beyond the pool and perfect for entertaining is a canopied outdoor kitchen and bar with full kitchen and ceiling fan. Leading to the river from the terrace is a 150-foot Epay dock with a 50-foot boat lift and ramp, for ease in accommodating private watercraft and a day of fishing or exploring the estuary.
Additional features of the estate are a one-bedroom guest/staff apartment, a four-car garage, heated driveway, Crestron and Lutron systems, elevator, and backup generator.
One of the most thoughtfully built and striking estates to come to the market, Villa Paradiso on the Navesink sets a new standard in the art of waterfront living.
- Custom 16,000 square foot 24 room main house designed by renowned architect Robert Adler
- Gated entrance with intercom system
- 250 feet of riverfront
-Gunite pool, 15 person Jacuzzi with waterfall
-2 outdoor kitchens
-20,000 gallon aquarium
- 1500 bottle wine cellar with tasting room
- 7 seat movie theater
- 150 foot Epay dock with 50 foot boat lift
- 2.9 acres of landscaped grounds
18 Clay Court, Middletown, New Jersey, United States
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