24-room estate has working farm, formal gardens with fountains and statues
One of the oldest estates in New Jersey, a 1920s Georgian Revival-style manor sitting on 112-acres, is on the market for only the third time in about a century.
Cragwood Estate was built in 1923 in Somerset County, New Jersey—a few years after its original construction burned to the ground —and served for many decades as the home of industrialist and socialite Charles Engelhard and his family, according to an announcement on Tuesday about the listing.
“This is one of the old estates that still remains, it’s rare because a lot of them have been taken down,” said Nan Reil, a sales associate on the property with Coldwell Banker Previews International.
The historic home still has some throwback features, like a skeet-shooting range, a 3,000 bottle wine cellar and tasting room, formal gardens with fountains and statues, a cottage and guard house, Ms. Reil said. The owners also converted a large carriage house into offices and five guest apartments.
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