"Longue Vue,” with 14,000 SF of living space and inspired from European travels, was designed and built over a 3-year period by renowned NJ homebuilder as his personal residence. Each room, uniquely designed tells its own story; placing this extraordinary estate in its own category of uncommon luxury. The entry foyer was designed to replicate Le Petit Trianon, a chateau on the grounds of the Palace of Versailles in Versailles, France, with its sweeping staircase, imported marble flooring and art gallery. The elegant formal living room replicates the original estate’s ballroom, taking over a year to complete with elaborately detailed W.F. Sherman millwork, including 14 individual-layered crown moldings, medallion ceiling recreated from the original estate and custom fireplace mantle. Antique Murano chandeliers imported from Venice and custom faux painting techniques, create an impressive and warm atmosphere for sophisticated gatherings. The gracious formal dining room is a replica of the original estate and perfect for large family gatherings. It is complete with custom cabinetry, custom blue gilded ceiling and an architecturally detailed bay window overlooking the grounds. Clive Christian cabinetry is custom designed throughout the residence, including the unique spaces in the flower-arranging room, inspired by Monet’s gardens in Giverny. The Tuscan-style Clive Christian chef’s kitchen features top quality cooking appliances, including a Wolf Range and two Sub Zero refrigerators; crowned with an authentic hand-laid tin ceiling and with heated limestone flooring. Bright and imaginative, the solarium is designed with a Mediterranean flair and opens to the private terrace and pool area. Custom designed teak ceiling, imported Portuguese tile, Murano sconces and custom designed window treatments draping the wall of French doors makes this room interestingly alluring. The lower level encompasses the art deco Barbara Stanwick theatre and loggia seating 10 and detailed with period lighting, furnishings and silver adorned cabinetry – all evoking the feeling of Hollywood bygone. Take the Elevator to the 3rd Floor and enter into the Master Suite, designed after a Penthouse at the Ritz in Paris. The tray ceiling, moldings, accent lighting and gas fireplace set the mood. The TV retracts into the ceiling and there are his and her baths with Mother of Pearl inlaid tile. At the end of the hall you will find a Guest wing and Gym. Your guests will be pampered in the lavish bedroom with a relaxed English Colonial theme and the spa-like bath with steam shower, body sprays and Jacuzzi tub. Take the private staircase from the Master Bedroom or the public staircase to the quiet 4th floor which is perfect as a music room or an office, away from the day to day activities of the house. There are also additional bedrooms and/or servant’s quarters on the 4th level; as well as a climate-controlled cedar closet. The exterior features copper gutters, Dura-Slate roof, electronic surveillance system, natural gas generator, self-watering window boxes and heated salt water pool; all situated on over 2 acres of beautifully landscaped property and surrounded by a custom designed wrought iron fence and brick pillars. This estate is for the sophisticated buyer who appreciates the opulence of a bygone era with all of the modern luxury amenities, Blue Ribbon schools, ferrying to NYC and living near the beach. Rumson, NJ, a premiere community and lifestyle.