JON Bon Jovi may have been livin’ on a prayer, but he’s been holed up in a dream home.
The New Jersey native has listed his Middletown, New Jersey, mansion for a mere $20 million.
16 Rock icon and New Jersey philanthropist, Jon Bon Jovi, offers for sale his estate, a French-inspired château overlooking the tranquil Navesink River16 The New Jersey native – pictured with wife Dorothea – has listed his Middletown, New Jersey, mansion for a mere $20 millionHis French-inspired lavish 18,000-square-foot-house is located an hour outside of New York City and sits on the banks of the Navesink River.
It comes with over 750 feet of private water frontage with a dock and boat lift.
The Bed of Roses hit-maker had plenty of space to tend to his rose beds, as it sits on over 15 acres of landscaped grounds.
Designed by renowned architect Robert A.M. Stern, the stucco and limestone home is built to look as if it was airlifted from the French countryside, complete with alcove windows, slate roofing, tall chimneys, and ornate French-style accents and balconettes.
16 Fans got a chance to see his interiors as he listed the home for sale16 He has a lavish eat-in kitchen16 The chateau-inspired property is listed at $20 million16 He lived there with his wife and four children16 There’s a dream eat-in kitchen with rustic accentsSome of the six bedrooms were occupied by Jon’s four children, Stephanie Rose, 26, Jesse, 24, Jacob Hurley, 17, and Romeo Jon, 15.
There are also six bathrooms in the house.
The family wing features four ensuite bedrooms, including the master suite, which boasts a balcony with panoramic river views, a steam shower, a soaking tub, his and hers walk-in closets, a seating area, a kitchenette and more.
There’s a second guest/staff wing and a built-in elevator transports guests between the basement, first and second floors.
16 Designed by renowned architect Robert A.M. Stern, the stucco and limestone home is built to look as if it was airlifted from the French countryside, complete with alcove windows, slate roofing, tall chimneys, and ornate French-style accents and balconettes16 It has views overlooking the tranquil Navesink River16 There’s a pool16 The Bed of Roses hit-maker had plenty of space to tend to his rose beds, as it sits on over 15 acres of landscaped grounds16 It comes with over 750 feet of private water frontage with a dock and boat lift16 There’s also a wet bar, perfect for entertaining, overlooking the river16 There’s a lot of wood in the kitchen area16 A grand entrance foyer and staircase greets guests as they arriveJon – who has been married to his high-school sweetheart Dorothea for over 30 years – has the house on the market with Gloria Nilson & Co. Real Estate.
It’s designed for entertaining, once an airy, two-story foyer greets guests just past the front doors then a custom-built winding staircase with a wrought iron banister leads up to the second level.
Downstairs, as well as a kitchen which features an eat-in breakfast room, the home has a 50-foot living room with 12-foot ceilings which is fitted with a movie theater.
A wood-crafted bar overlooks the water and a family room boasts an indoor-outdoor fireplace.
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Outside, a French-inspired courtyard takes center stage, while a pool, pergola, slate patio and landscaped gardens fill out the acreage.
The estate also includes a number of smaller outbuildings, including the carriage house, which has three bedrooms.
He also has his own pub – the Shoe Inn Pub, which has a bar and games area.
The star – who as the lead singer of Bon Jovi has sold more the 130 million albums worldwide – also has converted his stables into a music recording studio.
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