Vernon Manor, Estate of the Day
Looking at this home in the Peapack area of New Jersey I would guess that it was either an old restored home or a brand new aspirational home. The truth is somewhere in the middle. The MLS lists it as having been built during the 1960s. Vernon Manor is a Georgian-inspired brick manor with a slate roof on 76 acres of land (five parcels total). The property includes lawns, terraces, specimen plantings, a circulating Italian fountain, a guest/pool house, heated pool, brick and stonewalls. The main home is an elegant five bedroom with truly elegant living and dining rooms (although I'm not loving some of the window treatments). The home has a circular staircase and many beautiful windows. The library has a fireplace inlaid with plaster bas-relief, built-in cabinets, bookshelves, moldings and paneling. In the gallery, bookshelves and cabinetry hide a wet bar designed with a painted mural. The master suite includes a gallery space, master bedroom with brick fireplace, dressing area with dressing table, three closets, built-in dresser, and bath with whirlpool tub. The master sitting room has another full marble bath with steam shower. The secondary bedroom wing has two bedrooms, a gallery space, home office, plus an in-law or staff suite with kitchenette and sitting room. This estate is listed at $13.5 million (down from $15 million).