Villa di Sogni
Auction Date & Time
Saturday December 14, 2019 at 2:00PM ET
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7 BD / 10 BA / 6 Half BA
+/- 10,000 sq. ft.
Lot Size: 2 acres
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PREVIOUSLY OFFERED FOR $7.9 MILLION. NOW SELLING WITHOUT RESERVE! Inspired by the romance and elegance of the Tuscan countryside, this graceful estate is known as Villa di Sogni – the House of our Dreams. Meant to echo the natural setting and architecture of the old world, the villa was lovingly created; indeed, six full years of work went into concepting and construction. Sited on a quiet cul-de-sac and surrounded by estate homes, Villa di Sogni nonetheless stands out: from its stone-clad façade to the graceful butterfly staircase adorning the arrival, the home is truly the stuff of dreams.
From the outside, the villa enchants with its traditional Italian style, from lush landscaping to sparkling water features to stone terraces overlooking the pool (complete with patio, pergola, and outdoor dining area). Tiered stone planters and graceful flower beds surround the property, which even features Tuscany’s iconic cypress trees.
Inside, the estate is an appealing blend of old-world style and modern amenities. Amber, ochre and umber tones evoke the sun-drenched Mediterranean clime, and gallery halls and lit niches provide plenty of space to display art and souvenirs from world travels. Entertaining spaces are vast, from the finished lower level (which includes a theater, wine cellar with lounge and bar, playroom, and golf room with Sanyo simulating golf system) to a formal dining room with glass-front wine closets perfect for showcasing treasured bottles.
The gourmet kitchen offers top-of-the line appliances, a large center island with seating for three, a lounge with stone fireplace and a cozy breakfast nook, while the sunken living room boasts a cove-lit tray ceiling, massive limestone fireplace, and a custom bar cabinet that extends nearly wall-to-wall.
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WARREN, NJ. A small community in northeastern New Jersey, Warren often tops the list of “Best Places to Live” in the state and was even ranked sixth-best place to live in the entire country on CNNMoney’s 2009 compilation. Since the 1900s, Warren has been a favored getaway location for wealthy New Yorkers, offering a bucolic setting and rural atmosphere just 30 miles from the frenetic energy of Manhattan. Sited on 20 square miles of land, Warren feels much more like a small town than a suburb of the Big Apple – and its 15,000 residents like it that way. From fishing derbies to classic car shows to the renowned Lion’s Expo Carnival held each June, there are a plethora of activities offered to residents to foster a deep sense of community.
Warren’s strong economy is another contributing factor to its excellence – regardless of national trends, home values here continue to rise, and the unemployment rate is low. Insurance giant Chubb has its headquarters in Warren, and NJ Biz named AEPG Wealth Strategies, Whitestone Associates, Bohler Engineering NJ and EMC Corp (now Dell EMC after a 2016 merger) to a recent list of “Best Places to Work in New Jersey.” These firms, which range from wealth management to environmental engineering to digital data storage, rank high on employee satisfaction, benefits and policies – meaning residents of Warren needn’t commute to Manhattan for work. However, if residents want to explore the region, New York City, the Jersey Shore, and the Pocono mountain range are all a short car ride away.
SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ. Located in central New Jersey just one hour from Manhattan, Somerset County is the thirteenth-most populous of the New Jersey’s counties, and the second-most affluent. Indeed, Somerset is the seventh-wealthiest county in the United States by median household income, and its residents are also among New Jersey’s healthiest, ranked third out of twenty-one counties. The county’s numerous parks and recreational opportunities certainly contribute to that ranking, and hiking, biking, jogging, horseback riding and boating in the area’s 14,500 acres of open space are widely enjoyed. The second-largest public facility in the county park system, Lord Stirling Park, covers 990 acres in Bernards Township and is designated solely for environmental and equestrian activities – all levels of horseback riding lessons are offered, and trails are available whether you choose to rent a horse or ride your own.
Another popular way to enjoy the great outdoors is golf, and Somerset County offers five public courses with online tee time booking at very reasonable rates as well as an acclaimed Junior Golf program that has produced several PGA professionals.
Neshanic Valley, the newest facility of the five, has been ranked by Golfweek as one of the top 50 municipal courses in the United States and is consistently ranked among the best in New Jersey. Should a more exclusive experience be desired, the Trump National Golf Club at Bedminster is just 20 minutes from Warren Township in the heart of Somerset County.
Although Somerset County is close to major corporations headquartered in New York City, many international businesses are choosing to move their headquarters to Somerset County to take advantage of the world-class workforce and proximity to Newark Liberty International Airport. Nestle Health Science, Linde Americas, and Daiichi Sankyo are just a few of the industry giants new to the area, with Nestle alone committing $100 million to their offices in the former Sanofi U.S. Research and Development Center in Bridgewater. The well-educated, affluent residents of Somerset County could find their commute to work dramatically reduced with excellent jobs at these global corporations available so close to home.
Property listed and offered for sale by Kienlen Lattmann Sotheby’s International Realty (Lic0903100). Listing Agent Michael Lattmann (Lic0336689). Platinum Luxury Auctions LLC is a registered Foreign Limited Liability Company with the state of New Jersey (ID0450234983) performing auction-marketing services as part of this transaction, and is not performing any real estate brokerage services where prohibited. Sotheby’s International Realty, the Sotheby’s International Realty logo and affiliate logos are registered (or unregistered) service marks used with permission. Neither Sotheby’s, Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC, nor any of their affiliated companies is providing any product or service in connection with this event other than as required by applicable law.
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