Jon Bon Jovi is selling his French-inspired château in New Jersey, which was designed by acclaimed New York architect Robert A.M. Stern. The High Point Estate was named for its spectacular view above New Jersey’s Navesink River and boasts 15 lush acres originally landscaped by the Olmsted Brothers, the architects famous for designing Central Park. The luxurious 18,000 square foot residence has four additional outbuildings: a three-bedroom carriage house dating back to 1910 that comes with an original fireplace and a full kitchen; a bar with its own billiards area; a workshop; and a recording studio christened by one of the best-selling U.S. musicians of all time.
On the estate is a dock with a boat lift, seven double-door garages to house a collection of cars, plus a huge pool which is situated in a Renaissance-inspired garden and two cabanas. The main residence boasts six bedrooms, seven full bathrooms, and two partials baths. Inside, solid wood double doors open onto a two-story foyer with a dramatic wrought-iron staircase. The main floor has a high ceiling living room with a fireplace, plus a dining room, family room, and home theater. There’s also an outdoor retreat with a fireplace and a pergola with a view of the river.
The elevator takes you to the second floor which is split into two wings. One wing is reserved for the family and the other is for guests or staff. The family wing has four bedrooms and the guest wing features two bedrooms, a full bath, a kitchen, plus a full gym with bathroom and steam shower. “The property boasts the talents of the world’s most esteemed visionaries in music, architecture, landscaping and interiors,” said executive director of Christie’s International Real Estate Kathleen Coumou. “The result is an estate that is a work of art to be lived in.”