HERE’S YOUR CHANCE TO OWN ONE OF ROCKER JON BON JOVI’S PROPERTIES–SEE INSIDE THE FRENCH-INSPIRED ESTATE
Ever wondered how rockstars really live like in real-life? Well, owning this Jon Bon Jovi property might provide some good insights into the question. While the Bon Jovi frontman may have had a wild lifestyle as a musician in the 80s, it seems that he’s mellowed out with age especially looking at the New Jersey estate he’s selling now.
The 15-acre property in question is a French chateau-inspired home designed by the famed New York City-based architect Robert A.M. Stern. Listed on the market for an undisclosed price, the Middletown, New Jersey estate spans a massive 18,000 square feet.
Outside, the home is designed with French balconies and brick courtyards. Its exteriors feature stucco and limestone materials with some wrought iron pieces sprinkled throughout. The slate roof, meanwhile, of having tall chimneys and copper gutters.
The house’s location also offers fantastic views with the nearby Navesink River on one side and the Atlantic Ocean on the other. Also on the estate is a heated swimming pool. As it’s near the lake the property comes with a dock as well as a boat lift.
One of the most notable interior features of the home is a two-level front foyer which is the first thing that greets visitors when they come in. The foyer has limestone floors, beautiful architectural detailing and an impressive circular staircase custom-made with a wrought iron banister that’s said to be hand-forged.
Also notable is the spacious living room which 50 feet in length and complete with high ceilings measuring 12 feet in height. A carved marble fireplace also adorns the living area. Meanwhile, the home has a separate family room which features various built-ins and beamed ceilings.
While exterior details of the house are already impressive, the home’s interiors are also well-decorated. Much of the inside of it is painted by Pierre Finkelstein from the Grand Illusion Decorative Painting. Finkelstein lent his signature aesthetics to decorate the home’s walls with intricate glazing, realistic wood grain, stencils and 18th and 19th-century patinas.
All of the home’s six bedrooms are on the second story, which is then split into two wings. The main wing contains the four en suite bedrooms while the other wing, for either guests or staff, has the two others. The latter also has its own bathroom and kitchen. Other notable interior features include an elevator and a home movie theater.
REST OF THE ESTATE
Elsewhere on the expansive estate is a three-bedroom carriage house complete with a cathedral ceiling. There’s also a pub named Shoe In which has its own bar that’s imported from France, a pool table and a living room. Meanwhile, what used to be stables were converted into recording studio perfect for its former musician resident. Another set of stables were turned into some storage area and a laundry room.