First things first.
The house is beautiful and in the middle of nowhere New Jersey.
A 10k square feet, 5 bed, and 6 bathroom mansion for $5 million isn’t that bad. In California, that same $5 million would get you 2 bedrooms and a ceiling. Here is how the description of the property.
Discover this extraordinary property situated at the end of a cul-de-sac with the most meticulous attention to detail and unsurpassed custom quality. This home has been masterfully designed by the talented team Widell & Boschetti. The grand entrance foyer is perfected by a beautiful staircase and provides expansive views of the rear grounds.
The spectacular chef’s kitchen features 2-inch mitered cambria quartz, double oversized islands, Wolf and Sub-Zero appliances and custom cabinetry. The formal dining room features a spectacular wine wall and adjacent is a wet bar and a dry bar with ice machine, beverage fridge, wine cooler and a large walk-in pantry. The first floor also has large bedroom with ensuite bathroom, expansive main office with custom built-in shelving and french-doors, a powder room, and an additional room that can be used as a playroom/second office/dog room and a second back staircase. Extensive millwork and white oak hardwood floors prevail throughout.
The first floor has 10 ft ceilings with double height ceilings in the foyer and family room. The second level includes a large primary suite with sitting area, wet bar, fireplace, built-in shelving, private terrace and luxurious ensuite bathroom with soaking tub, shower and expansive vanities. You will also find four additional bedrooms, three bathrooms and a large laundry area. The fully finished entertainment-friendly basement is a marvel to see! Featuring oversized movie room with custom-made couch and large lounge chairs, massive fish tank and area for a pool table.
There is also a private gaming room, ventilated lounge, a full-service bar, full bathroom, large kitchenette/candy room with custom cabinets and Sub-Zero refrigerator dining area, outdoor lounge space with access to the backyard plus plenty of unfinished storage space. The entire home is fully equipped with state-of-the-art Savant home audio/visual automation system, a full home security system and a gated front driveway access control system. Additional upgrades/features include: full irrigation system, extensive privacy landscaping, 6 ft tall fencing surrounding the entire property plus a separated dog park /kid play area with turf grass, and more. Premier location close to all major highways to Philadelphia, NYC and the Jersey Shore plus golf courses, shopping, dining and private schools.
It is a very new property. It was built in 2019, so it still got a fresh coat of paint on it. According to the listing, Simmons put it up for sale as soon as Doc Rivers kicked him out of practice.
You will have to decide if you buy it if you like to keep the Ben Simmons’ shrine inside the house.
In the immortal words of Terrell Owens, Ben Simmons “Loves Me Some Me.”
Flip the pages for the Simmons’ shrine and more photos of the property.