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It is an architectural masterpiece. Much of it was built from dismantled European estates that were shipped to America in the 1920's. It sits on 13 old-growth acres and is located in the Rumson-Red Bank-Middletown in NJ area (45-minutes from Manhattan).
Authentic French Norman-style buildings are surrounded by fountains, old-growth trees and livestock filled pastures. A classical-style pool and cabanas overlook rolling lawns bordered by Greco-Roman statues imported here from Europe.
Built by the Straus family - two of whom went down on the Titanic -of the Macy's department store dynasty, Cobble Close was a "gentleman's farm" and part of a massive 143-acre estate that was broken up and sold in 1949. Today, the French dairy complex is divided into four separate, private luxury homes . It is the only co-op of its type on the East Coast, and properties here rarely come on the market. In fact, there have been only 4 sales over the last 70-years, all but one due to the death of an owner.
The Luxury House For Sale
The home for sale was the old cattle barn and miking facility. Today, it is a 2,800 sq ft luxury property with 4-bedrooms, 3-bathrooms, a gigantic, high ceiling living room with exposed beams, den, three fireplaces (two work), two garages, a finished basement, two car-ports and 3-private, walled gardens/backyard areas.
The living room is flooded with natural light and looks on to a cobble stoned courtyard and privately walled and beautifully landscaped backyard and lawn. The master bathroom has its own walled courtyard that includes a fountain and lounge chairs.
On one side, the estate abuts the Navesink Country Club and on the other side are stables and acres of horse pastures.It's hard to believe that it lays a mere 45-minutes from Manhattan via car or fast commuter ferry. Moreover, it is a short 10-minutes from the white sands of Jersey Shore's beaches.
Miles of horse trails, stables and acres of private woodlands surround the compound. The neighborhood also has a number of horse stables and 19th century farm houses which Cooper Road.
Cobble Close has been in a number of movies, and has appeared in many ads - Brooks Brothers, Victoria's Secret, etc. - and fashion magazines including Vogue.
The property is 'farm accessed' and generates income from the sale of farm goods. Moreover, added income comes from leasing property to Navesink Country Club. Accordingly, the monthly maintenance/HOA fees are very low. These fees cover property tax, exterior home insurance, grounds keeping, snow plowing and upkeep. The monthly fee with the Federal SALT tax deduction is around $900 a month for everything.
This stunning estate must be seen to be fully appreciated.
The Property is located at: 310 Cooper Road, Red Bank, NJ 07701
Contact: Chris Ulbricht, exp REALTY
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