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Contact Information: Chris Ulbricht exp Realty M: 732.443.7710 email@example.com
A 2% commission will be offered to a licensed real estate agent (buyer's agent) upon closing of title who has successfully produced the buyer.
About Cobble Close Farm
Eight years in construction, Cobble Close was built by the Straus family - two of whom went down on the Titanic - of the Macy’s department store dynasty. Famed architect Alfred Hopkins designed this authentic French-styled farm group which features materials transported from Europe or cast directly on the property by old-world artisans and masons who came to America to build this authentic French complex. The project was so vast that a separate train-line was constructed to deliver materials necessary to construct this massive undertaking.
Once a working “gentleman’s dairy farm”, Cobble Close comprises a number of connected buildings totaling 29,000 sq ft that included an orangerie, large wood-paneled dining hall, worker’s dormitory, care taker’s house, cow barns and even a 12-stall parking garage, among many others. In 1949, the Straus’ auctioned the property. The new owners went about transforming the buildings into luxury houses. In the 50’s and 60’s the owners rented these homes to a colorful cast of New York’s glitterati which included European royalty, a film star*, society dames and European aristocrats.
In the late 1960’s Cobble Close was turned into a "co-op" (owners owned shares in the "corporation"), similar to luxury buildings found in New York City. Today Cobble Close is owned by four families (although it is zoned for five) and is the Northeast’s only “farm mansion co-op”. Since the complex was turned into a co-op, individual homes have sold only 5-times and all but one upon the death of an owner. One of the original owners still resides at Cobble Close and has lived here for over 70 years.
Cobble Close has been featured in TV commercials, news broadcasts, motion pictures, fashion magazines including Vogue. It was also used as the back-drop for a Victoria Secret catalog.
The property is at: 310 Cooper Road, Red Bank, NJ 07701 MLS# 22119887
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*The actress, Nadia Grey whose 15-minutes of fame was her iconic coffee table strip-tease in Fellini’s classic “La Dolce Vita”