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Squeezing into the limited space of a Jersey City or Hoboken townhouse can force you to get creative. If you have the budget for a waterfront two-bedroom but need exponentially more square footage, you can own this sprawling 8,500 sq. ft. estate in River Vale, and solve a different puzzle: how do you make these generous spaces your own?
The nine-foot ceilings make the home feel even roomier, a remarkable feat considering that it contains five bedrooms and six baths spread across two levels totaling over 5,800 sq. ft.; there’s also a 2,500 sq. ft. basement that offers possibilities as unlimited as your imagination.
Finished in herringbone tile, the basement offers a wealth of recreational offerings in addition to practical matters. You can enjoy a movie night in a screening room with vintage lights, surround sound, and a raised viewing platform. Get in a workout in a huge gym. Or, curate your collection in a custom wine room.
Throughout the home are custom lights, a whole-home Sonos speaker system, built-in WiFi hotspots, and Ethernet and CAT-5 cables in each bedroom. Humidifiers and the option to have humidity controls installed ensure a comfortable environment. The half-acre property is beautifully landscaped and has plentiful room for a pool.
On the first floor, a formal living and dining room with custom wood floor inlay are perfect for entertaining. There’s also an office with French doors, a two-story entry foyer with bridal staircase, and a two-story family room with a remote controlled gas fireplace.
The chef’s kitchen is truly restaurant-quality, with professional grade appliances like a 6’ Subzero glass refrigerator/freezer, eight-burner dual convection Wolf range with two matching wall ovens, a built-in microwave, three Newport brass farmhouse sinks, and two dishwashers. A huge butler’s pantry, built-in beverage center, and a 5’-by-10’ quartz island round the room out. Also on ground level is a house junior master suite with a walk-in closet, double-vanity, and glass-enclosed stand-up shower with steam/sauna.
One floor up, two large bedrooms each have walk-in closets, while a third en-suite has a walk-in closet and private bath. Then there’s the master, with his and hers custom closets, a custom floor inlay, coffered ceiling, and its own remote-controlled gas fireplace. The master bath has radiant heat and a decadent glass shower for two.
This home at 690 Beechcrest Drive in River Vale offers easy access to the Tappan Zee and George Washington bridges and is close to the River Vale Country Club. It lists for $1,488,000. For more information contact Amy Werner of Terrie O’Conner Realtors at 201-359-5843.
Address: 690 Beechcrest Dr, River Vale
690 Beechcrest Dr, River Vale, NJ 07675