Saturday, September 14, 2019

Gloria Swanson’s New Jersey Mansion Offers 75% Price Cut to $10 Million

The eight-bedroom, 14-bath home was designed to resemble an Italian villa in the Renaissance Revival style with three-story towers on each end of the building. 
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Gloria Swanson
ENGLEWOOD, NJ -- According to,
Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr. was well known for his wealth, business smarts, politics, patriarch of America’s “Royal” family, JFK’s father, and his womanizing.

Joseph P. Kennedy Sr.
It was during his business dealings with the Hollywood film studios that he entered into an affair with film-star Gloria Swanson, for whom he bought this stunning New Jersey mansion, Gloria Crest.

Count Stefan Poniatowski

 Having been placed on the market several times with no takers, it is now back with an almost 75% discount - listed at $9.9 million.

                    Brooke Shields
As the son of an Irish farmer, who immigrated to the United States to escape the famine in Ireland, Kennedy grew up as an Irish-Catholic outsider on the streets of Boston.

Sara Jessica Parker

 He struggled to get a job in finance where he was shunned and picked over in favor of less-skilled Protestants. But make it he did and through his Wall Street stock smarts, buying and flipping Hollywood film studios and impressive real estate collection, Kennedy acquired massive wealth. 
President Franklin Delano Roosevelt

He was a multimillionaire by the age of 40 and by 1938 was the first head of the Securities and Exchange Commission. A good friend of President Franklin Roosevelt, Kennedy was appointed Ambassador to England in 1938. 

Upton Sinclair

It was while he was investing in films and diversifying his investments into Hollywood movie studios that he met silent-screen star Swanson and began a heavily publicized affair with her that lasted for three years. 

Anne Morrow Lindbergh
During that time he bought this New Jersey mansion for her so that he could see her without having to travel to the West Coast.

David Cassidy
Built in 1926 by Count Stefan Poniatowski, heir to the Polish throne and silk manufacturer, the eight-bedroom, fourteen-bath home was designed to resemble an Italian villa in the Renaissance Revival style with three-story towers on each end of the building.

Malcom Forbes
Encompassing 24,000 square feet on five acres of land, the home stood out in the well-to-do community and was often referred to as the White House of Englewood.

Michelle Pais
Totally private and gated, the grounds are surrounded by a 10-foot wall with large expanses of lawn, mature trees and plantings, a lake with waterfall and cabana, an orchard and an infinity pool and spa surrounded by terraces for entertaining.

There is also an eight-car garage and plenty of guest parking. The entry opens to a grand marble foyer with double staircases leading to the next level.

There are multiple living rooms, one with a stone fireplace, formal dining, a large chef’s kitchen with floating island, impressive stained-glass ceiling, dining area and arches that open to the terrace.

The three-room master suite has a sitting area and fireplace, a bath with marble soaking tub and separate shower. Additional amenities include a home theater, private gym, and a home office.

With its prestige and proximity to Manhattan, Englewood has been home to authors Upton Sinclair and Anne Morrow Lindbergh, actor and musician David Cassidy, Forbes publisher Malcom Forbes and actresses Sara Jessica Parker and Brooke Shields.

The listing agent is Michelle Pais of Signature Realty, Westfield, New Jersey.

Genelle C. Brown
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