When your home is being called the "Versailles of New Jersey," there's a lot to live up to. And, with 25,000 square feet of living space and 4.5 gated acres, this Saddle River residence most certainly does.
Soaring ceilings, crystal chandeliers, and colonnaded walkways add grandeur to the 24-room home – two of which are completely dedicated to the family pets. The first is a grooming room for pups Prada, Fendi, and Emilio Pucci, which the owner, Brooke Rezvani, told the is "doggy heaven." The second is a bedroom and playroom for the feline of the house, Gucci.
If you think that's extravagant, you'll be floored by the indoor swimming pool. The grounds include an outdoor tennis and basketball court, in case wandering from one side of the sprawling residence to the other isn't enough exercise for you.
The stone mansion was custom-built by Rezvani and her husband after they purchased the property in 2003 and demolished the existing house. It took nine years to complete the project, and shortly thereafter, the couple . But without any bites – they were asking $19 million at the time – the Rezvanis took their Versailles-inspired residence off the market.
Now, they're making a second go at it, this time .
It certainly isn't the first home to draw inspiration from Versailles, and it won't be the last.
Self-made billionaire David Siegel and his wife, Jackie, have been building their own in Florida for over ten years. With 10,000-square-feet alone dedicated to a spa and plans for the home to be gold-encrusted, it will be something to see… if it's ever completed, that is.
For now, this New Jersey mega-mansion will have to do.
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