Just a 30-minute drive from the bustling heart of Manhattan lies Villa Paradiso, a Mediterranean-inspired mansion in Rumson, New Jersey, listed for a whopping $17.5 million.
Not only is this majestic home nestled by the Navesink River and embodies the grandeur of an Italian villa, but it also boasts a massive 75,000 litre saltwater aquarium, worthy of a museum.
Sprawling over almost three acres, the property is accessed through private gates leading to an ornate driveway.
With a built-up area of 1617sq m, the house is comprised of 26 meticulously designed rooms, according to the Robb Report.
Six bedrooms, nine bathrooms, and fine craftsmanship featuring Venetian plaster, Italian granite, and Ludowici clay roof tiles can be found in this residence.
Natural light fills the house through arched windows, illuminating the luxurious interiors and revealing spectacular views of the river.
The main floor flaunts a grand library, an 18-seater dining room, and a custom Italian kitchen.
Connecting the indoors with the serene outdoors is a wraparound terrace, descending gracefully towards the lavish backyard.
Ascending to the second floor reveals a primary bedroom suite, positioned in a private wing, accompanied by a terrace that offers tranquil water views.
This level also showcases three ensuite bedrooms, each adorned with private balconies.
An entertainment extravaganza awaits on the lower floor.
Here, guests can experience a Las Vegas-esque ambiance with a movie theatre, a vast wine cellar, and a unique nautilus bar. This floor seamlessly connects to an expansive pool terrace.
The outdoor space replicates a luxury resort. A considerable pool, an outdoor kitchen equipped with a wood-fired pizza oven, and a 23m EPA dock on the 61m water frontage complete the offerings.
Nest Seekers International’s trio – Marc Brenner, Matthew Gray, and Christen Sachs – have the honor of co-listing this gem.