See Inside New Jersey’s Darlington Estate, the 58-Room Masterpiece Hailed as America’s ‘Versailles’

Praised by architecture aficionados as the "American Versailles," Darlington, the 50,000 square-foot mansion in New Jersey, has captivated the world as both a historical masterpiece and a renovated modern splendor. And it's now on the market. See the full listing with Christie's International Real Estate here.

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For just $48 million, this 58-bedroom historical wonder, considered one of the most magnificent and rare estates in the world, according to listing agent Christie's, can be yours. See the full listing with Christie's International Real Estate here.
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The 58-room, three-story mansion was built by the son of railroad magnate Charles Crocker in the early 1900s in Mahwah. It was modeled after the historic Bramshill House in Hampshire, England. See the full listing with Christie's International Real Estate here.
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James Brite was the architect. His firm has been behind the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., Madison Square Garden and American University. See the full listing with Christie's International Real Estate here.
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Hundreds of the globe's top workers and artisans were involved in the creation of this historic masterpiece, built of Indiana limestone and Harvard brick. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. See the full listing with Christie's International Real Estate here.
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The mansion, also known as Darlington, has been completely renovated over the last seven years. See the full listing with Christie's International Real Estate here.
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Over the course of the renovation period, workers added 12,000 square feet of living area, resulting in a roughly 50,000 square-foot home nestled on 12.5 manicured acres. See the full listing with Christie's International Real Estate here.
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Nearly 500 new windows were installed to protect the original integrity and character of the mansion, but also to update it according to the latest energy-savings, safety and insulation standards. See the full listing with Christie's International Real Estate here.
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The original slate roof was completely replaced and air conditioning and heating systems were updated. See the full listing with Christie's International Real Estate here.
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Darlington's century-old Aeolian player organ, one of the last remaining in the world, according to Christie's, was also fully restored and is operational. See the full listing with Christie's International Real Estate here.
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The revival didn't end with Darlington's interior, though the final product appears pretty magnificent. A tennis court was also added, along with two fountations and a large swimming pool. See the full listing with Christie's International Real Estate here.
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There's also a spa with a lap pool. See the full listing with Christie's International Real Estate here.
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The steam room and dry saunas aren't far away. See the full listing with Christie's International Real Estate here.
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The renovations also included a stunning, state-of-the-art wine room with a connected wine cellar. See the full listing with Christie's International Real Estate here.
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Having company? Darlington also now boasts a restaurant-style kitchen equipped to serve 250 meals at a time. See the full listing with Christie's International Real Estate here.
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The estate is being sold with furnishings designed and custom-made by Italian furniture maker Franceso Molon, who has worked on presidential palaces in Europe and iconic hotels like the Ritz in New York City. See the full listing with Christie's International Real Estate here.
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The renovation was all about elevating "this piece of architectural art to new brilliance," said Kathleen Coumou, executive director, Christie's International Real Estate. See the full listing with Christie's International Real Estate here.
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Don't miss the poker room and billiard rooms. See the full listing with Christie's International Real Estate here.
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There's also a massage room and beauty salon. See the full listing with Christie's International Real Estate here.
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Not sure where to park? There's a new eight-car garage and a gate-house with top-of-the-line security equipment. See the full listing with Christie's International Real Estate here.
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Charles Crocker's son, George, conceived of the home. He saw the property in Mahwah as an escape from the hectic life of New York City, with more than enough space to accommodate the estate of his dreams. See the full listing with Christie's International Real Estate here.
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The home rivals the Gilded Age mansions in Newport, Rhode Island, and overlooks the Ramapo Valley. See the full listing with Christie's International Real Estate here.
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There's enough room at the table for everyone. See the full listing with Christie's International Real Estate here.
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Aside from the living area, there are formal dining and tea rooms. See the full listing with Christie's International Real Estate here.
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Billiards, anyone? See the full listing with Christie's International Real Estate here.
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Check out some of the more ornate and interesting sculptures and architectural features in the home in the following photos. Also, see the full listing with Christie's International Real Estate here.
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The Crocker Mansion in Mahwah, New Jersey, a 55,000 square foot single family home built by architect James Brite in 1908. It is on the National Register of Historic Places. Constructed of Indiana limestone and Harvard brick, the home is also named "Darlington."
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The Crocker Mansion in Mahwah, New Jersey, a 55,000 square foot single family home built by architect James Brite in 1908. It is on the National Register of Historic Places. Constructed of Indiana limestone and Harvard brick, the home is also named "Darlington."
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