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Kean Estate Sells for a Record $6.2M

Craig McCarthy of has posted the following article regarding the sale of the Kean Estate in Livingston NJ:

The Kean estate, a 30-room stone mansion that has undergone extensive renovations over the last two decades, sold Wednesday for $6.2 million, the realtor said.

The mansion, set atop the highest point in Livingston, was the original home of 10-term U.S. Congressman Robert W. Kean, the father of former Gov. Thomas Kean. The sprawling mansion features 14 bedrooms, seven bathrooms, 15 fireplaces and two full kitchens. 

Its taxes are estimated at $95,320 per year, according to Zillow.

Since 1997, the previous owners spared no expense restoring the mansion's luxurious features, such as the gold gilded moldings, marble and wood flooring, marble baths and a 13-foot high mahogany library, according to Prominent Properties Sotheby's International Realty

The property also boasts a six-car garage, in-ground pool, tennis court, garden house and indoor squash court. The closing set a record for the highest sale price and Livingston and second highest in Essex County. Realtor Tony Verducci made the record-breaking sale.

And just a couple blocks away is celebrity talk show host Wendy Williams, who bought a house in Livingston in 2009 for $2.1 million.

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Living in Livingston Just Became Even More Prestigious

Prominent Properties Sotheby’s International Realty, one of New Jersey’s leading luxury real estate firms, announced today that Sales Associate Anthony “Tony" Verducci has sold one of Livingston’s most prestigious properties, the Kean Estate. The home closed at $6.2 million, making it the highest sales price in Livingston and second highest sales price in Essex County.

Distinguished as the original home to Congressman Robert W. Kean, father of 48th New Jersey governor Thomas Kean, the 30 room stone mansion sits on over 5 acres with sweeping lawns and breathtaking western views from the highest point in Livingston. No expense was spared in restoring this grand estate which boasts 14 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms, 15 fireplaces, 2 full kitchens and an elevator. Gold gilded moldings; soaring barrel, coffered, dome and tray ceilings; intricate marble and wood flooring; marble baths and a 13-foot high mahogany library are among the many elegant features throughout the residence. The grounds also include an expansive circular drive, in-ground pool, tennis court, garden house, indoor squash court and 6-car tandem garage.

Both marketed and sold by Tony Verducci, the Kean Estate went under contract within 25 days of Tony joining Prominent Properties Sotheby’s International Realty. His local knowledge, personalized service and marketing expertise have attributed to his track record and continued success within the company. With a particular focus on towns along the NJ Transit Midtown Direct train line, Tony has also exclusively listed an estate in Summit for $7,688,000.

The Bel Air community in Livingston, where the Kean Estate is located, has been identified by Prominent Properties Sotheby’s International Realty as an exemplary community that is a perfect match for the Range, Reach and Influence offered by its Customized Marketing Plan. Livingston’s quintessential pedigree corresponds with the value of the Sotheby’s...