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ope that you and your families are safe and well. 2020 is a year which has changed the world. We are witnessing new social, political, economic and cultural transformations which will affect the years to come. Parallelly, life goes on and we are resuming our work under these new conditions. The real estate market is rebounding with strong demand and we are witnessing strong summer and fall markets. With this new issue of our magazine our tradition of showcasing unique destinations, exploring the fascinating world of Christie’s and presenting you with our people and our properties continues. This edition is the result of the teamwork between The Record and Gannett Company, the entire Christie’s team, Ricardo Costa, FX Hotier and Ulysse Nardin, Dan Conn, CEO of Christie’s International Real Estate, and our agents and employees. I am very thankful for their contributions and support. To you, our friends and Christie’s family, welcome to this new edition, and I hope that you will enjoy reading it as much as we enjoyed preparing it. As always, wishing you all the best.

Ilija Pavlovic President and CEO Christie’s International Real Estate Northern New Jersey, Westchester and Hudson Valley

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ISSUE 7

DESTINATION p.12 SEE PORTUGAL:

Its many alluring attributes are hard to resist

FROM THE DESK OF p.5

ASK THE CEO p.8

A letter from Christie’s International Real Estate Northern New Jersey, Westchester and Hudson Valley President and CEO

Christie’s International Real Estate CEO DAN CONN discusses how Christie’s is investing in its strengths and addresses its digital connection to clients

ILIJA PAVLOVIC

CARTIER & CHRISTIE’S p.32 CARTIER JEWELS: The history, and important pieces and collections

WHERE TO STAY p.22 BOUTIQUE BEAUTIES:

One-of-a-kind hotels in New York City’s most captivating neighborhoods

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TROPHY OFFERING p.28 STONEWALL FARM EQUESTRIAN ESTATE 740 magnificent acres located in Westchester County, N.Y.

CHRISTIE’S FAMILY BRAND p.36

CHRISTIE’S EVENTS p.54

Nardin Americas, the luxury watchmaker whose quest for innovation knows no boundaries

REALTORS ON THE GO p.60

FX HOTIER leads Ulysse

ABOUT TOWN/ WESTWOOD p.38

The ‘HUB OF PASCACK VALLEY’ combines city style, suburban living

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Making every moment count in their everyday lives

ON THE MARKET p.66 Properties throughout New Jersey and New York

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CHRISTIE’S INVESTS IN ITS STRENGTHS

CEO Dan Conn Addresses the Digital Connection to Clients

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s the world and our real estate markets continue to cope with the effects of the pandemic,what can you tell us about the impact that this has had on Christie’s International Real Estate and the way that we are conducting our business? How has Christie’s managed to increase the strength and resiliency of its global real estate network despite these challenges? Had you told me in

March that the network would bounce back with the resiliency it has in the small handful of months since the pandemic started taking hold globally, I would have been highly skeptical. Remarkably, though, our affiliates around the world have demonstrated an incredible resolve to continue operating, and supporting their teams, throughout the crisis, and this is paying real dividends in markets globally. Anecdotally, we know that some are having record months, which in many cases are driving record years. Some of this is driven by the desire of many to either own a second home (and the heightened importance this sentiment now has) or to relocate to places that allow for more personal space. Maybe more importantly is that so many of our affiliates approach their businesses differently from the rest of the brokerage world. As other brands have been pulling back on investment in their businesses and people, many of our affiliates have been recruiting both agents and staff to their teams, investing in their existing and new team members, and using the areas of clear differentiation they possess as members of the Christie’s International Real Estate network to accelerate their organic growth.

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We are all adapting technologically. Online meeting platforms and other technology have allowed our team to navigate the restrictions on our business remarkably well under the circumstances, allowing us to represent buyers and sellers globally while respecting the obvious need to follow social distancing and other necessary guidelines. At Christie’s, we are using this opportunity to accelerate our digital leadership beyond real estate, focusing on online sales in our other luxury goods and art categories. Our connection to that world, and the clients who invest across the luxury spectrum, continues to be an important point of differentiation for us, and we are maintaining and strengthening the synergies between these businesses. We also continue to enhance tools that support the overall network, including the development with our technology partner of an advanced client relationship management (CRM) system that currently is in the beta testing phase. We are also staying true to our roots as a business built on trusted relationships with multi-generational clients, focusing on the personal side of our business by expanding our Masters Circle of top agents who have demonstrated a mastery of their geographical territories and /or industry segments to further develop industry segment expertise such as ranch and equestrian estate specialization or vineyard estate management and sales among others. Much continues to evolve in our business, and we remain encouraged and excited about the future of the Christie’s International Real Estate network.

What are some community and not for profit initiatives that Christie’s has undertaken as a result of current events? We are focused on a number of important philanthropic efforts within Christie’s and the Christie’s International Real Estate network. It would be impossible to provide a comprehensive list given the breadth of the efforts of our team around the world. Categories where we focus our help include the remediation of physical damage from environmental disasters, including hurricane rebuilding efforts in Puerto Rico and the Bahamas with All Hands and Hearts; the elimination of inequality in our societies, including our efforts on behalf of organizations like The Innocence Project; the support of health care workers, such as early donations of personal protective equipment (PPE) to health care facilities and ongoing support efforts to mitigate the impact of COVID-19; and the support of returning veterans, including our work with One More Wave. There is so much good work going on in the network in so many areas it is impossible to do justice to the level of enthusiasm and commitment around these and other important causes, but I am continually heartened by the selfless commitment shown by our people around the world in this regard.

Over the past several years,we saw many people moving from the suburbs to the city. Are we at the beginning of a reverse trend? There is no question that activity has picked up in the suburbs. As a New York City resident, I see and hear about it almost daily in the tri-state area. People on the fence had plenty of impetus to look for suburban homes after COVID-19 changed the way life in the city is experienced — at least for the moment. For those people with homes in the city, most will stay, but many are thinking much more seriously about the value of tying up capital in a second (or third or fourth…) home. Having an escape seems like less of a luxury and more of a necessity for those that have been deeply, and often very personally, impacted by COVID-19 and have the financial means to purchase something outside of densely populated urban centers. Having said that, I would never count out the city. The world has proved resilient through health crises and terrorist incidents like 9/11, and cities always come back strong. I expect the same for New York, and for other global hubs around the world.

How has Christie’s auction house adapted its business to the current environment — are more auction events taking place virtually? What are some upcoming auction house sales? After a short adjustment period, Christie’s global sales returned this summer with exciting new formats and a more digitally oriented sale environment. We just made auction history with the completion of our successful sale of 20th Century art in our ONE sale. We held a global live auction offering Impressionist and Modern, Post-War and Contemporary Art and Design. It was the first auction of its kind, relayed in sequence using streaming technology from Hong Kong, Paris, London, and New York, and set auction records for Marden, Thiebaud, Condo and more. Interest from important collectors has not waned during the pandemic. And we continue to hold both live and online sales. If you look at the auction calendar today on christies.com, you will see sales focused on magnificent jewels, antiquities, Old Master and British drawings and watercolors, British and European art, Japanese and Korean art, Chinese ceramics and works of art, Indian, Himalayan & Southeast Asian works of art, South Asian modern and contemporary art, Old Master paintings and sculptures, and valuable books and manuscripts — thanks to our global leadership, there’s something for almost everyone!

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here’s something about Portugal that gets under your skin in a marvelous way. Until recent years, what the world knew most about this small country bordering Spain and the Atlantic Ocean was its soccer hero, Cristiano Ronaldo, one of the best players of all time. While he might still be the face of the country, the world is catching on to its other secrets and can’t get enough. About the size of Maine, Portugal has excellent food and wine, captivating culture, intriguing art and architecture, fascinating history, welcoming people and affordability. Combined, these are the reasons why it is the perfect recipe for not just one visit, but many happy returns.

Lisbon, Portugal is called Europe’s sunniest city and it is also one of the most striking.

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ONE WORD: LISBON Known as the City of seven Hills, the capital of Portugal is a picturesque place bathed in sunlight. Fado music echos down cobblestone streets where bars serve Ginjinha shots — a sweet cherry liqueur — and the nightlife is exciting. Lisbon also boasts beaches, a thriving art scene and world-class restaurants. It’s safe and it has soul. By many accounts, it’s stealing Barcelona’s unofficial designation as Europe’s most alluring capital. (Left) The narrow streets of Lisbon come alive at night with food, music and fun.

FADO Fado is the traditional music of Portugal. It’s moving, even haunting, and experiencing it live in a Fado bar is an essential experience. A kind of reverence falls over the room when the soloist belts out heartfelt lyrics accompanied by guitarists, including a pear-shaped, 12-string Portuguese guitar. It’s simple and beautiful. (Above) Ana Sofia Varela sings Fado, soulful folk music that is a cornerstone of Portuguese culture.

AUTHENTIC APPEAL While more people worldwide are catching on to the ease of travel and diverse offerings in Portugal, the country retains its oldworld charm as a cultural travel experience. Direct flights are available from most major U.S. cities, and comfortable, luxury and uniquely Portuguese accommodations are conveniently situated and readily available. Enjoying regional meals and local wines are a must.

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FA S C I N AT I N G HISTORY One of the oldest countries in Europe, Portugal is a treasure trove for history buffs. Home to navigators and explorers who changed the world map, inhabited by Celts, Phoenicians, Greeks, Romans, Muslims, Knights Templar and more, they all left their mark. Discover archaeological sites, monoliths, ornate palaces, churches and mosques and the Roman Temple of Diana. Portugal boasts 17 UNESCO World Heritage sites. (Left) Standing as a tribute to Portugal’s early explorers and navigators, the Monument of Discoveries is located on the Tagus River in Lisbon where ships set sail for India and the Orient during the Portuguese Age of Discovery in the 15th and 16th centuries.

STUNNING ARCHITECTURE Most noted for its striking façades made from glazed blue and white tiles (azulejos), Portugal’s architecture can be dramatic and wide-ranging: Moorish, Romanesque, Gothic, Baroque and Manueline, to name a few. You’ll find everything from ornate wood carvings in churches and castles to impressive ironwork on Porto’s Maria Pia Bridge, built by Gustave Eiffel.

(Above) Pena Palace in Sintra is said to be one of the best examples of 19th-century romanticism in the world.

WORLD-CLASS WINE The northern city of Porto is the birthplace of port, the worldfamous sweet wine traditionally served after dinner. And the Douro Valley is one of the most picturesque wine regions in the world, with terraced hills resembling an amphitheater along the eponymous river. In the Alentejo region, more vines are planted than in Napa Valley. Here, wine is still aged in clay pots (amphoras) and vino tourism is blossoming. With 11 wine regions and more than 250 grape varieties to discover, the quality is outstanding. (Above) Vines at Cartuxa where wine tourism is getting more sophisticated.

U N PA R A L L E L E D H O S P I TA L I T Y The Portuguese people are some of the most gracious you’ll find. Instead of being inconvenienced by increased numbers of tourists, most go out of their way offering directions, information and advice. It also helps that English is widely spoken. They’re proud of their culture and country, and they want visitors to leave with a bit of it. (Above) English is widely spoken, making it easy to navigate in and around Portugal.

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D E S T I N AT I O N B R E AT H TA K I N G BEACHES A significant part of Portugal’s real estate is waterfront. The Atlantic coastline is full of alluring, accessible beaches with unique personalities, whether for sunning or surfing. The most stunning are found in the Algarve. Shaped by the wind and surf for centuries, there are dramatic honeycombed cliffs, caves and grottos. It’s a photographer’s dream. (Left) The beaches in Lagos look like a movie set and are especially fun to explore by boat or kayak.

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(Above) Rolling fields of sunflowers in Baixa, the vast Alentejo region of Portugal.

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Some of Portugal’s best discoveries are found in the countryside. The roads are wellmaintained and driving is quite easy, especially with navigation. Meander through forests of cork trees, vineyards and sunflower fields. Stop at hilltop cities such as Monsaraz, historic towns like Evora and Coimbra, or the lighthouses in Sagres, thought to be the end of the earth by Portuguese explorers.

CUISINE Portugal is a foodie’s paradise and, until recently, it has been a well-kept secret. The Portuguese are among the top consumers of seafood in Europe and cod is king. The Portuguese black pork is a legendary dish, especially delicious when cured. Pastel de nata, a custard tart, is considered a national treasure. Regional cuisine rules, but the culinary map is being lit up by an increasing number of creative and innovative chefs. (Above) Fresh, grilled sardines rule the culinary scene during the summer season.

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or many looking to invest in their future by purchasing property overseas, Portugal, or more specifically the Algarve region of Portugal, is of major interest. More than a place to visit, the globalized nation is also one of the most desirable places to live and invest in, offering stable returns across diversified property assets. It’s no coincidence that Portugal has also just been elected as the 7th best country in the world to spend one’s retirement, the monthly magazine “International Living” announced. Security, hospitality, landscape beauty, historical heritage, cultural offerings and low cost of living are the factors that contribute most to the distinction. A new ranking, just released by the publication “Life and Investment Overseas,” puts the focus on the Algarve, in the southern region of the country. Ricardo Costa, CEO of LUXIMO’S Christie’s Real Estate, explains that “expats who come to work in Portugal choose cities such as Porto or Lisbon, while pensioners have a clear preference for the Algarve.” He explains why: “In addition to safety, our international clients are delighted by the mild climate, the security, and internationally recognized golf courses.” He also comments that the “excellent value for money in the southernmost region of mainland Portugal” contributes to the Algarve being the place of choice for the purchase of a residence or holiday home. Portugal’s second city, Porto has long been a holiday favorite, and the last five years have seen it gain increasing attention from investors, too. Costa points out that recently “Forbes selected the six best cities in Europe to invest in 2020. Only one Portuguese city appears on that list — Porto.” Quality of life, safety, tourism development (Porto won the European Best Destination Award three times — 2012, 2014 and 2017) and the prosperity of the economy, together with multinational companies and startups that choose the city in the north of Portugal for their establishment, are just some of the reasons given by Forbes Magazine for its selection. Portugal offers a buoyant and well-developed real estate market, with quality and design in line with the highest European standards and a wide choice of properties at attractive prices. In Portugal, expats can live a comfortable life for about $2,500 a month. More Americans are doing just that.

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EASTERN ALGARVE, PORTUGAL

CENTRAL ALGARVE, PORTUGAL

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Located within the exclusive Monte Rei Golf & Country Club, this sumptuous villa offers panoramic views across the Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course, the surrounding hills and the Atlantic Ocean.

Inspired by Moorish architecture and combined with a modern touch, this villa is nestled in an idyllic paradise, surrounded by nature, in the heart of the Algarve.

From its five lavish en suite bedrooms to its 800 sq ft lounge with 360-degree views, home theatre, bar, dazzling outdoor pool, barbecue, and alfresco dining area, this home is a jewel in Algarve’s premier exclusive golf and country club.

Four-bedroom superior villa offering a beautiful landscape with an infinity swimming pool and relaxing areas. The villa also has a spacious lounge, dining area and terrace with BBQ. Amendoeira Golf Resort sits on 270 hectares of nature, two award-winning 18-hole golf courses and one 9-hole golf course, welcoming you to have a delightful time.

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DOURO RIVER TRANQUILITY

PORTO, PORTUGAL

1.500.000 EUROS

1.300.000 EUROS This excellent apartment is in a highly sought-after area overlooking the Douro River.

Boasting four stunning bedrooms and four bathrooms, this amazing villa opens its windows and doors to the river. An impressive 328 ft of waterfront is in the spotlight of this breathtaking paradise that enjoys a southern exposure. The wide windows provide endless natural light accompanied by magnificent river views from every room, including the bathrooms.

A total of five bedrooms and five baths include three-bedroom suites. An expansive living room with private dining area and a large kitchen. A delightful balcony boasts river views. Situated within a gated community with 24-hour security, the home is just a few minutes from the old town, markets, restaurants and international schools.

Combined with the blue of the water, the green of the gardens and the bright colors of the flowers paint a comforting scenario, and the quietness of the neighborhood turns this property into a riverside haven.

Properties listed by LUXIMO’s, Christie’s International Real Estate For further information on these listings, please contact us at 201-934-0607

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ow more than ever, close-to-home getaways have powerful appeal — and no one has a better choice of big city “staycation” options than residents of the tri-state. Within an easy drive, you can take your pick of some of the world’s most glamorous boutique hotels. Whether you’re longing for a weekend of shopping in Soho, drinks and dining in Lower Manhattan, or Broadway matinees in Midtown, you’ll find a boutique hotel to call home among these eight beauties. Best of all, these staycations sacrifice nothing when it comes to world-class style and sophistication. Rates vary widely, depending on date of arrival, and are based on a one-night, midweek stay. Contact the hotels for current room rates, and the status of available services and amenities.

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Nearby: New York Public Library, Grand Central Station and Bryant Park Rates from: $359 Best for: Book lovers and literary luminaries With 60 guest rooms spanning 10 floors (each corresponding to a major category of the Dewey Decimal System), the Library Hotel is a cozy boutique retreat with a soft spot for bookworms. Every room is stocked with 50 to 150 books, making it easy to find a juicy (or dry) bedtime read. In the morning, guests gather in the Reading Room for complimentary continental breakfast, then wind down over wine and cheese every evening. By day, the rooftop Writer’s Den and Poetry Garden are tranquil spots to thumb through the pages of a favorite book; every evening, they become the Bookmarks Lounge, an aptly named spot for drinks like The Pulitzer and Tequila Mockingbird.

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UPPER EAST SIDE Nearby: Central Park, Madison Avenue Rates from: $850 Best for: City Explorers A landmark on the Upper East Side, The Lowell reigns as one of Manhattan’s most sophisticated and timelessly elegant boutique hotels. Part of its appeal is a staff that knows how to open doors. Tickets to Broadway, a table for two at Daniel, an after-hours museum tour — they’re all in a day’s work for The Lowell’s well-connected team. Seventy-four sunlit guest rooms and suites are chic and stylish, thanks to cozy cashmere throws, Frette bed linens, miles of white marble and polished oak, and gourmet goodies from Dean & Deluca. Many have full kitchens, outdoor terraces, and wood-burning fireplaces complete with scented firewood menus.

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Nearby: 9/11 Memorial, One World Trade Center Rates from: $365 Best for: Music lovers and movie buffs Once the Tribeca Grand, the 201-room Roxy is still instantly recognizable, thanks to its vintage movie theater marquee façade. Indoors, a welcome glass of champagne and access to the Art Deco-glam cinema/screening room in the basement set the stage for a memorable stay. The Roxy takes guest comfort in quirky new directions. After all, what’s more comforting than an in-room pet goldfish and a TEAC turntable with a curated collection of vinyl?

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Nearby: Little Italy, Chinatown, MoMA design store Rates from: $695 Best for: Art lovers and fans of film The 86-room Crosby Street Hotel is lavish but, luckily, this boutique gem never too seriously. Just ask the feline at the front door. Crosby The Cat, a 12-foot bronze sculpture at the hotel’s entrance on cobblestoned Crosby Street is a whimsical nod to what’s in store. Credit goes to Kit Kemp, the mastermind behind the hotel’s interiors, including its diverse collection of artwork (incredible even by Soho standards), 99-seat private cinema, and cozy gathering spaces, including a lush and leafy outdoor terrace that beckons those in the mood for afternoon tea or a summertime cocktail.

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TIMES SQUARE/MIDTOWN Nearby: Broadway theaters, Bryant Park Rates from: $377 Best for: Theater-goers Taking its design cues from one of history’s most beloved and romantic films, the Casablanca Hotel is a Moroccan-inspired retreat just steps from the 24/7 energy of Times Square. With just 48 rooms, this intimate boutique hotel charms guests with an unexpected array of amenities, including complimentary wine and cheese receptions every evening and a continental breakfast buffet every morning in Rick’s Cafe, naturally. There’s also round-the-clock coffee, tea and cookies, and room service from perennial Italian favorite Tony’s Di Napoli next door.

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FINANCIAL DISTRICT Nearby: City Hall, Brooklyn Bridge, South Street Seaport Rates from: $541 Best for: Foodies Ranked the #1 hotel in New York City on Conde Nast Traveler magazine’s prestigious Gold List, The Beekman debuted in 2016 and quickly took its place as both a landmark of style and standard-bearer of gracious hospitality in Lower Manhattan. With an interior so stunning it warranted the cover of Travel + Leisure, the 287-room hotel is both stylishly eccentric and unabashedly luxurious. Foodies are in good hands here, thanks to restaurants helmed by superstar chef-restaurateurs Keith McNally and Tom Colicchio.

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Nearby: Tribeca, Canal Street Rates from: $409 Best for: Dog lovers and celebrities Steps from Soho’s world-class art galleries and stylish boutiques, the SoHo Grand Hotel wrote the rulebook on downtown boutique hotel luxury. With 355 rooms and suites, it pushes the boundary of “boutique hotel” but with a dog-friendly policy that includes — gratis — organic dog food, plush dog beds, and a private dog park complete with fire hydrants (not to mention no size or weight restrictions), who’s counting? For the ultimate getaway, book one of the hotel’s corner guest rooms, complete with a furnished 600-square-foot outdoor terrace overlooking downtown.

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Nearby: Soho, Hudson River Greenway, Battery Park Rates from: $650 Best for: Privacy-seeking celebrities and Hollywood royalty As if it’s been transported brick-by-weathered-brick from Tuscany, Tribeca’s Greenwich Hotel is, in fact, the handiwork of Academy Award-winning actor Robert De Niro, whose other neighborhood credits include the Tribeca Film Festival, Nobu and Tribeca Grill. Here, 88 spacious guest rooms, including a dozen suites and one out-of-this-world penthouse, are serene retreats far from NYC’s 24/7 bustle. Butler-trained staff, an on-site spa, and home-style Italian cooking ensure a flawless stay. Don’t miss the underground pool, beautifully tucked beneath a centuries-old bamboo roof lit by lanterns.

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urveying the seemingly endless patchwork of rolling fields and picturesque woodland that stretches out around the handsome, plantation-style house at the center of Stonewall Farm, it’s almost impossible to believe that the hustle and bustle of Manhattan is less than an hour’s drive away. Hop in a helicopter and that journey time is reduced to a mere 15 minutes, which is just one of the reasons why this 740-acre estate in the sought-after county of Westchester is unique. “It’s unheard of to come across this kind of property in such close proximity to New York City,” says Kathleen Coumou, executive director,

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broker of record at Christie’s International Real Estate. “If you were looking for that kind of acreage, you’d usually have to go at least an hour or two further north, and even then, it would be a challenge to find.” But a prime location isn’t the only thing that makes this breathtaking domain unique. The largest privately owned estate in Westchester County — the Rockefeller Estate in Pocantico Hills aside — Stonewall Farm has over the past 40 years been expanded and developed by its owners and is now a world-class equestrian facility dedicated to raising championship thoroughbreds. Within the superbly maintained grounds, reminiscent of the landscapes of Kentucky’s bluegrass country, is a turf racetrack

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“The owners helped choose every detail and the home has been put together with utter care,making it really liveable and enjoyable to be in.”    as well as a number of scenic riding trails. Add to that professional racing facilities, among them a 40-stall yearling barn, two 24-stall broodmare barns, round pens, paddocks, and pastures with run-in sheds, and it’s easy to see how the estate — just an hour from Belmont Park racetrack — has produced winners of 40 stakes races, several of which have run in the Kentucky Derby and the Breeders’ Cup. At the very heart of this offering, perched high on a ridge, sits a four-story, Colonial-style manor house. Designed in 2004 by New York-based architect Rebecca Rasmussen, the 24,000-squarefoot home features an elegant clapboard façade and is topped with a smart slate roof salvaged from Yale Divinity School in New Haven, Connecticut. Inside, the classic yet contemporary interior is the work of world-renowned interior designer Kelly Hoppen. Styled with her signature East-meets-West aesthetic, the ambience is warm, inviting, and almost Zen-like in its calm. “The owners helped choose every detail and the home has been put together with utter care, making it

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really liveable and enjoyable to be in,” says David B. Sanders, listing agent and Director of Luxury Marketing at Christie’s International Real Estate Westchester and Hudson Valley. “It strikes a unique balance between formal and comfortable; it is big, but unbelievably cozy.” Enhancing this sense of serenity is a fluid layout where the front hall gently segues into the elegant reception areas. Double-height windows flood the two-story sitting room with sunlight, while the formal dining room connects to a generous gourmet kitchen with a center island and breakfast bar, and a fully equipped butler’s pantry. Another highlight of this expansive build is the spectacular, two-story library, where the mezzanine is accessed by a spiral staircase, and the fireplace and floors are clad in saddleleather tiles in homage to the owner’s equestrian lifestyle. This stylish surface can also be found in the adjacent office and in the elevator. On the lower level is a 2,200-bottle wine cellar, as well as a tasting room, a games room, and even a pub. Also of note is a sunlit salon with

(Above) The orchidfilled conservatory, with its peaked skylight and glazed French doors that open onto a terrace. (Opposite page) Surrounded by French gardens, a pool pavilion houses a pool, a spa, gym and sauna, plus changing rooms. Several championship thoroughbreds from the farm have run in the Kentucky Derby and the Breeders’ Cup. Designer Kelly Hoppen’s unique East-meetsWest style is evident in the foyer entrance and throughout the home.

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“It strikes a unique balance between formal and comfortable;it is big,but unbelievably cozy.”    an arched-glass ceiling — a favorite spot for the current owners — whose French doors open out on to a bluestone terrace, perfect for a relaxed breakfast or lunch. Upstairs, eight spacious bedrooms and eight full baths feature sumptuous textiles and thoughtful finishing touches, while the third-floor master suite is a tranquil, private sanctuary with a Japaneseinspired indoor garden, and a limestone bath complete with a lavish soaking tub. Move outside and the charming French gardens designed by notable landscape architect Edmund D. Hollander are defined by geometric boxwood and laurel hedges and peppered with fragrant lavender, while a wisteria-draped pergola walkway leads to the impressive 4,000-square-foot pavilion-style pool house. Home to a 60-foot pool and spa plus a gym, sauna, and changing rooms, there is also a comfortable lounge area, a kitchen, and a courtyard for alfresco dining. Further beyond lie tranquil Japanese gardens with a koi pond and a butterfly house, as well as apple orchards and shady pools surrounded by weeping willows. Auxiliary buildings include a guesthouse, eight staff residences, and a caretaker’s residence, plus several garages and an original stone spring house that taps an aquifer, supplying hundreds of gallons of crystal-clear water every day. All reasons why Stonewall Farm is indeed an absolute rarity. “Since the owners acquired this property, it’s been an ongoing love affair,” notes Sanders. “Each one has been as passionate as the other about the estate, and they created something not just for themselves but for the people who work here. It’s about the horses, the people, and the lifestyle, and it has enormous potential.” Claudia Baillie is the editor of Elle Decoration Country. For further information on Stonewall Farm, please contact the Listing Agents, David B. Sanders, 845-3043344 or Kathleen Coumou, 212-468-7140, of Christie’s International Real Estate.

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he House of Cartier was founded in 1847 when the 28-year-old Louis-François Cartier took over a shop at 29 rue Montorgueil in Paris. His son Alfred took control of the company in 1874, by which time it already had an excellent reputation. However, it was Alfred’s three sons — Louis, Pierre and Jacques — who would go on to establish Cartier as a world-famous jewelry brand. While Louis retained the responsibility for Paris, in 1902 Jacques went to London and only two years later received the

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Royal Warrant, thereby supplying jewelry to King Edward VII and his court. Pierre traveled to New York where, in 1917, he famously acquired 653 Fifth Avenue for two strands of the very finest pearls. This piece of prime real estate remains a flagship store to this day. Since then, the Maison has expanded globally, becoming what many consider to be the finest jewelry house in the world. Its clientele has encompassed royalty, film stars and business tycoons. King Farouk of Egypt, The Duchess of Windsor, Elizabeth Taylor, Grace Kelly and Clark Gable all made their way to Cartier to buy or have their jewelry made.

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    (Opposite page) A sapphire and diamond ‘Panthere’ Brooch, by Cartier. Pavé-set with brilliant-cut diamonds interspersed with buff-top sapphire ‘spots,’ pearshaped emerald eyes and onyx nose detail, 6.4cm. Sold for approximately $97,500 on June 13, 2017 at Christie’s in London. (Right) This exquisite and very rare multi-gem and diamond art deco fob watch by Cartier was available for sale at the Important Jewels sale held November 27, 2019 at Christie’s in London. It was valued from $1 million to $1.9 million.

   The famous Cartier ‘three-ring’ made its first appearance almost 100 years ago, in 1924, during the Art Deco craze. It was designed by Jean Cocteau, the French writer, painter, filmmaker and poet, who was a great friend of Louis Cartier. The simplicity of the three interlocking rings, each of a different gold color, quickly became a classic. It seemed appropriate that this ring, which supposedly symbolized friendship, fidelity and love, should be a favorite among jewelry collectors. It is also to be noted that the technicality of the ‘Trinity’ models, as simple as it may look, is an incredible feat, allowing the three bands to slide smoothly over the skin.

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In 1914 the first ‘Great Cat’ motif entered the Cartier family by means of an onyx-spotted panther pattern wristwatch created by the famous French designer Charles Jacqueau. Through the years, the initial pattern has evolved to fully sculptured animals, and the array of cats has widened to include the striped tiger as well as the panther. Promoted to Director of High Jewelry at Cartier in 1933, Jeanne Toussaint, a feline-lover who was nicknamed ‘The Panther’ by Louis Cartier and her colleagues, immediately took the responsibility for supervising the ‘Great Cat’ designs. Together with the outstanding creativity of designer Peter Lemarchand, she produced a variety of

Cartier has always been at the forefront of change and innovation. Jacques Cartier first visited India in 1911 and, through his buying agents in Delhi, Calcutta and Bombay, managed to acquire Indian rubies, sapphires and emeralds, carved with floral motifs, at modest prices. The workshops in Paris assimilated Indian designs into a new style of multi-gem jewels, far removed from the typical severity of purely diamondbased Art Deco jewels, and that would be known by the name of ‘Tutti Frutti’ style. The genre reached its crescendo with a stunning piece, the ‘Hindu necklace,’ which was commissioned in 1936 by the heiress to the Singer sewing machine company, Daisy Fellowes.

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jewels which forever immortalized the feline motif within the context of Cartier design. After the first threedimensional panther was created in 1948 for the Duchess of Windsor, famous Cartier clients regularly fell in love with the jewels. Daisy Fellowes and Nina Dyer, for example, both appropriated this new look. American heiress Barbara Hutton, notable style rival of the Duchess of Windsor, was also famous for her preference for Jeanne Toussaint’s tiger menagerie. During these hundred years of design, the iconic Cartier cats have gone through multiple variations. But they are still considered today as a must-have for jewelry collectors. New designs from the 1980s and 1990s have only furthered the demand for these rare and spectacular jewels.

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CARTIER & CHRISTIE’S

     Aldo Cipullo joined Cartier, New York, in 1969 after serving an apprenticeship in his native Italy, and later at David Webb. Within two years he had created two of the most iconic Cartier designs: the ‘Love’ and the ‘Juste un Clou’ — minimalist, whimsical and ingenious. The ‘Love’ bracelet, a band in two sections, has to be screwed together with the aid of a screwdriver — provided by Cartier of course. Once in a place, the bracelet is not to be removed! In a brilliant marketing move, Cartier made the decision to gift his-and-her love bracelets to the most famous couples of the era, including Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton and Steve McQueen and Ali McGraw. A symbol as strong as the eternity ring itself, the ‘Love’ bracelet has been, for more than 40 years, a token of love and attachment.

   What’s not to love when you combine incredible craftsmanship, timeless design and a bit of magic? Very much inspired by the Magic Clocks of famous 19th-century illusionist Jean Eugène Robert-Houdin, Maurice Couët, a young clockmaker at Cartier, astonished the industry by exploiting the same illusion, but in a traditional clockmaking way, creating the first-ever ‘Mystery clock’, named ‘Model A’, for the Maison in 1913. Hands ‘floating’, no mechanism to be seen, the magic trick of these clocks fascinated Cartier clients and sales staff alike. The Mystery clocks created by Cartier during the Art Deco period blend exquisite craftsmanship, elegant design and the most technologically advanced mechanisms, resulting in works that continue to entertain and mesmerize the observer with their illusion and beauty.

     King Edward VII of England used to refer to Cartier as ‘the jeweler of kings and the king of jewelers.’ This reputation was such that at the coronation of King George V in June 1911, 19 of the tiaras worn at the ceremony were by Cartier. From Spain to England, Belgium to Russia, India to Siam, kings and queens around the world made Cartier their official supplier of royal jewelry. Socialites and movie stars followed suit and Merle Oberon, Elizabeth Taylor, Grace Kelly and Gloria Swanson were all great collectors of Cartier jewelry. Even the most discerning of diamond collectors

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would go to Cartier to have them mounted. Such was the case of Salomon Barnato Joel, who had made his fortune in the South African diamond mines, being the director of Barnato Brothers as well as De Beers Consolidated. In 1912, he asked Cartier to mount four of his best diamonds. Cartier created an outstanding stomacher or devant-de-corsage brooch, so fashionable during the Belle Epoque. Designed around a central pear-shaped diamond of more than 34 carats, two navetteshaped diamonds and a heart-shaped diamond, this devant-de-corsage is a great example of the subtle and delicate ‘Lily-of-the-Valley’ setting used by Cartier around 1910 and mastered by their famous workshop ‘Atelier Henri Picq’ in Paris. Up to this day, Cartier remains a favorite among great jewelry collectors and royal families. As an example, Catherine Middleton, now Duchess of Cambridge, chose to wear the Cartier Halo diamond tiara for her wedding to Prince William in 2011.

An exceptional Art Deco citrine, ebonite, diamond and enamel ‘Mystery’ clock, by Cartier. Sold for $710,500 on December 7, 2010 at Christie’s in New York.

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C H R I S T I E ’ S F A M I LY B R A N D

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   Watchmaker’s Quest for Innovation Knows No Boundaries W R IT T E N B Y NANCY CO HEN | PHOTOG RAPHY PROVID ED BY ULYSSE NARD IN

With François-Xavier Hotier as president Americas of the Swiss watchmaker, Ulysse Nardin, the brand embodies luxury and promotes the ultimate customer experience.

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lysse Nardin is a Swiss luxury watchmaking company founded in 1846 in Le Locle, Switzerland by 22-year-old Ulysse Nardin. The company that bears his name became known in the nautical world for manufacturing highly accurate marine chronometers and complicated timepieces used by over 50 navies and international shipping companies from the end of the 19th century until 1950. Today, Ulysse Nardin continues to execute

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the craft with detailed perfection and is recognized amongst the world’s most distinguished watchmakers. François-Xavier Hotier, president of Ulysse Nardin Americas, uses his passion for luxury brand building to underscore the brand’s compelling history and unique spirit while continuing the quest for innovation through uniquely designed watches with cutting-edge movements. We asked Mr. Hotier about what the future holds for the Ulysse Nardin brand. Here’s what he had to say….

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With the watchmaker’s 175th anniversary on the horizon,how do you see the future of the brand? How do you continue to stay true to the original innovation but move the brand forward?

                                                                                                                                    

How does Ulysse Nardin fit within Christie’s family of luxury brands? And how does your company support or align with Christie’s branding concept of promoting a luxury lifestyle through unique marketing?

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With changes in shopping trends such as a surge in online shopping,how do you meet customer needs both digitally and in retail shops?

                                                                                                 

Can you talk about some of your marketing investments?

                                                                                                                                                        

As a highly regarded innovator in marketing products,what are some of your visions and campaigns for Ulysse Nardin?        

                                                                                                                     

What excites you most about being the president of this luxury brand?

                                                                                    

(Top) The Marine Mega Yacht Tourbillon ($310,000) in the Marine Collection by Ulysse Nardin is refined, well-designed and contemporary; (Middle) Encased in 18ct Rose Gold, the Tourbillon Free Wheel ($96,000) in Ulysse Nardin’s Executive Collection presents the illusion of free-floating components; (Bottom) Created in support of the “One More Wave” program’s surf therapy for wounded and disabled veterans, the limited-edition Diver Deep Dive “One More Wave” is 1000 m water resistant, and exclusive to the U.S. market ($13,500).

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he once rural outpost known as Westwood has transformed during its century and a quarter of existence into the “hub of the Pascack Valley,” a vibrant, family-friendly suburban community with a bustling downtown business district. Present-day government officials, business leaders and residents, however, are hardly willing to let the borough rest on the laurels of its storied history. “Westwood’s future,” said Mayor Raymond Arroyo, “is as bright as its past.” Through the years, the borough has retained small-town virtues and a strong volunteer culture, evidenced by its volunteer fire department and volunteer ambulance corps, award-winning recreational department, premier public library and engaged chamber of commerce. “Westwood’s ‘secret sauce’ begins with great people,” Arroyo said. “Residents serve on myriad volunteer boards and commissions and are actively involved in improving and preserving our community. We have many four- and five-generation families in Westwood. Many young adults who leave for college or work often return to raise families in the way they were raised, in the place that enabled it.” Some of Westwood’s most revered educators, Arroyo added, have touched the lives of successive generations. The Westwood Regional School District includes Westwood Regional Middle School and Westwood Regional Jr./Sr. High School, both shared with neighboring Washington Township, as well as four elementary schools. The recent influx of young families into Westwood has positively impacted the local school system, said Vyacheslav “Slava” Zborovsky, broker/manager of Christie’s International Real Estate Northern New Jersey’s

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Pascack Valley Regional Sales Gallery, which opened its doors in Westwood in October 2019. “Westwood is going through a transition with younger families moving in and school budgets now passing,” said Zborovsky. “Young parents are being very proactive in the school district.” Zborovsky said the recent addition of a Christie’s office to the Pascack Valley area will benefit clients because of the brand’s superior customer service and marketing. Ilija Pavlovic, president/CEO of Christie’s International Real Estate Northern New Jersey, added, “We are very excited to welcome Slava and his team to our Christie’s family. With their longterm presence in Pascack Valley, they have built a stellar reputation as leaders in professionalism and customer dedication and have a proven track record to back that up. We are confident that their talented group of agents will help us expand the delivery of the unique Christie’s experience to this area of northern New Jersey.” Prospective buyers will find a diverse housing stock in Westwood that includes elegant historic homes in the Goodwin Park area and an abundance of ranches, split-levels, Cape Cods and smaller colonials. “There’s affordability in Westwood, with homes ranging from $400,000 to $800,000,” said Zborovsky. “It’s viewed as a sister to Ridgewood, with the same styles of homes and retail centers, commuters to and from New York City via bus and train, and walkability in the downtown area.” Convenient commuter access has long been a staple of Westwood, and a major selling point.

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The community is served by NJ Transit at the Westwood Train Station, located at Broadway and Westwood Avenue. One of Westwood’s landmarks, the train station opened in the 1870s as part of the New Jersey and New York Railroad, and was later rebuilt in 1932. Earlier this year, it was placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the U.S. Department of the Interior. The train station is home to the Westwood Heritage Society, which utilizes space in the former baggage and ticketing area to teach residents about borough history. James Gines, who serves as an officer and past president of the Heritage Society, said, “It’s a volunteer group that recently celebrated its 30th anniversary. We store our archives in the train station and have rotating monthly displays appropriate to the time of year.” Shortly after the train station was built, small hotels, factories and shops sprang up, creating a vibrant downtown in a region dominated by farmland. Presently, Westwood’s downtown area runs along Broadway, Westwood Avenue and Center Avenue, and features “a variety of retail and services businesses, including banks, restaurants, a movie theater and diverse personal services,” said Arroyo. Among Westwood’s oldest businesses is Conrad’s Confectionery on Westwood Avenue, offering homemade treats since 1928. J.J. Krachtus, a third-generation owner of the family business, recalled making ice cream as an 11-year-old and spending his spring breaks packing chocolate Easter bunnies. He said the

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success of Westwood’s downtown business district is two-fold. “The biggest reason the downtown area is so successful is its look and feel,” said Krachtus. “The area is like a Norman Rockwell painting — whoever designed it was spot on. Also, landlords and business owners have fostered strong relationships with the local community.” Krachtus lived in Westwood from early childhood through his mid30s, has been associated with the Westwood Chamber of Commerce on and off for the past 15 years and plans to soon move back to the borough. Among his favorite Westwood locations is Irish pub P.J. Finnegan’s, where a picture of his grandfather playing high school football hangs on the wall. “It’s fun to walk in and see that,” he said. Mike Fitzsimmons, secretary and past president of the Westwood Chamber of Commerce and owner of Westwood Art Gallery on Westwood Avenue, said the popularity of the downtown area is a credit to the original developers. “Unlike other main roads in North Jersey that run north and south, our downtown corridor runs east and west, with a lot of mixed-use residences not only in Westwood, but Emerson and Park Ridge, too,” he said. “The result is you have twoor three-story buildings that give the area a city feel with a walkable downtown. People come to town for one specific merchant, but discover many different ones.” In recent years, Fitzsimmons said, Chamber events have been more entertainment-oriented, with Oktoberfest and Taste of Westwood among the most popular. The most anticipated event of the year remains Westwood’s “Home for the Holidays” parade, which draws local marching bands and includes tree and candle lightings and a visit from Santa Claus. “When I first opened Westwood Art Gallery in 1999, a volunteer from the Chamber came in and

WESTWOOD: JUST THE FACTS The Borough of Westwood is located in the Pascack Valley of Bergen County, NJ, where it borders the municipalities of Emerson, Hillsdale, River Vale, and Washington Township. POPULATION: 11,155 MEDIAN AGE: 42.7 MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME: $102,938 MEDIAN PROPERTY VALUE: $441,000, which is 1.92 times larger than the national average of $229,700. HOMEOWNERSHIP RATE: 61.4% (lower than the national average of 63.9%

Westwood’s thriving business district attracts visitors to its shops from neighboring towns. Vintage street lanterns and flowering trees spring to life along Washington Avenue.

asked if I’d be willing to have a chamber music ensemble in my space during the parade,” recalled Fitzsimmons. “I agreed, and from that point on we’ve provided our own music, as well as cookies and cider. That’s the type of community Westwood is — merchants are conscious of giving back. I don’t know many at all who say no. That’s the big difference with brickand-mortar stores in a small town like Westwood.” Projects of note for 2020, said Arroyo, include continued efforts to bring an app-based commuter bus company to Westwood, and the addition of another parking lot at Center Square, which features Farmhouse Café & Eatery, Kimchi Smoke Barbecue and Hanami Restaurant. A start-up craft brewery, he added, is being proposed for the Central Business District, and changes at Westwood Plaza’s outdoor shopping mall are anticipated. “The success of Westwood’s downtown,” said Arroyo, “is attributable to its human scale. Visitors enjoy an intimate connection to the streetscape.”

COMMUTING TIME: The average commute for residents to their jobs is 33 minutes and 13.6% use public transportation. Westwood is located approximately 25 miles from Manhattan. EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY: The most common employment sectors for Westwood residents are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services, Health Care & Social Assistance, and Retail Trade. SCHOOLS: As part of the Westwood Regional School District, Westwood shares a middle school and a junior/senior high school with the nearby community of Washington Township. HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATE or HIGHER: 93% POPULAR EATERIES: Take your pick. From casual to fine dining, Westwood has several exceptional choices. Just a few: Jack’s Café, a homey diner/luncheonette with first-rate food; the Rolling Pin Café for soups, sandwiches and baked goods; the long-time, family-friendly Iron Horse, home of the Original Stuffed Cheeseburger; P.J. Finnegan’s for lots of atmosphere and good ol’ Irish hospitality; Bibi’z Restaurant & Lounge for “thought-fully sourced, healthy cuisine; and Mezza Bistro, fine dining with authentic Mediterranean Cuisine. CELEBRITY STATUS: Actor James Gandolfini aka Tony Soprano of HBO’s Sopranos was born in Westwood in 1961. HISTORY: Early residents of the area now known as Westwood were the Lenni-Lenapi Native Americans. The first European settlers arrived in the mid-1700s. Historic sites include the Obed Baker House, circa 1810, and the Fisher School, circa 1845. The Westwood Train Station, circa 1870, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Borough of Westwood was incorporated on May 8, 1894. ANNUAL EVENTS: Two long-time traditions in Westwood are the annual “Ragamuffin” Halloween Parade, which gets underway at Veterans’ Memorial Park, and the annual “Home for the Holidays” Parade. Sources: Data USA, U.S. Census and Wikipedia

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onsistently ranked among the top one percent of Realtors in Bergen County and nationwide, Edward DiTroia brings an extraordinary track record of success that includes more than 2,000 transactions and a total volume of over $1 billion to Christie’s International Real Estate Northern New Jersey’s Westwood-based Pascack Valley Regional Sales Gallery. “As we bring the power of Christie’s to the Pascack Valley region, it’s agents like Ed who will help us to enter this new region and bring our recognized level of service to new clientele,” said Sonja Cullaro, executive vice president of Christie’s International Real Estate Northern New Jersey. “His extensive experience and Edward Ditroia commitment to customer service and satisfaction is a welcomed addition to our first-class, a suburban area not far from New York Westwood-based team.” City with great school systems. I was DiTroia is an experienced negotiator fortunate to be able to build my career and relocation specialist who also here.” represents many local builders DiTroia said he is willing and able and developers in the real estate to adapt to changes in the real estate marketplace. He has served the Bergen industry, including advancements in County community for more than 35 technology, but mostly relies on the oldyears. fashioned principles that have served “Everyone in this area loves the towns him so well over the years. where they live and work,” he said. “It’s “I’m a dinosaur in this business,” he

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joked. “I’m very good at time management, and I’m usually right when it comes to pricing. I know the business inside and out and handle transactions from beginning to end.” Most of his clients are repeat customers or referrals, a testament to the trust he has established with legions of satisfied customers who tell friends and loved ones about his experience and expertise. “I’ve always said the key to success in real estate, especially in New Jersey, is putting the client first and guiding them through each and every step of the process,” said DiTroia. “They look to you to help them make the best decision on the largest investment of their lives.” The marketing and customer service resources that Christie’s brings to the table, he added, provide greater assurance to clients that they will receive the best real estate service in the industry. “Christie’s runs a great operation with plenty of support,” said DiTroia. “The company offers its Realtors an opportunity to grow.” DiTroia recently earned the NJ Realtors® Circle of Excellence Award Platinum level for 2019, which recognizes New Jersey Realtors who have demonstrated excellence in the field of salesmanship. He is regularly recognized for his high level of professional and personalized client interaction.

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mitha Ramchandani’s journey through her real estate career has mirrored the path taken by many of her clients. “When I was young I started selling condos and townhomes and progressed with my clients,” she said. “We later started working together on buying homes, then luxury estates, and now some are downsizing. A lot of our clients became our friends. We’ve seen their kids grow up and get married, and some have become grandparents.” Ramchandani’s long road to Christie’s International Real Estate Northern New Jersey’s Summit office began in Mumbai, India, where she worked as a business owner before immigrating to the United States in her 20s. Ever the entrepreneur, she briefly pursued a career as a lawyer before shifting her focus to real estate. A business partnership with her husband Rahul Ramchandani soon followed and has proven to be a successful one. Over 35 years of combined experience, the pair has closed more than 1,350 homes with a combined sales total exceeding $465 million. Having raised their family in New Jersey, they take great pride in helping new families to the area find the right homes. With their multicultural background, including fluency in five Indian languages, they offer a global reach and a high level of expertise that capitalizes on innovative technology and cutting-edge real estate marketing and sales solutions. To better serve the needs of an expanding list of clients, Smitha and Rahul have brought together a larger team to cover all aspects of customer

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service with an emphasis on immediacy. “Real estate has changed,” said Ramchandani. “To meet the needs and high expectations of the modern real estate buyer and seller, you have to provide fast results and fast answers. We want to make sure we can provide that to our clients. Our goal is to be efficient and have some life balance, too.” The team includes full-time licensed agent Laura DiCataldo, who brings more than 10 years of customer service and sales management experience, and operations manager Marta Kowal, who has 15 years of experience in the industry. Rounding out the team are Kara Amendola, a marketing professional who also serves as the team’s brand ambassador, and Neelu Ramchandani, a licensed referral agent with over 25 years of experience in

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residential home sales. “It was most important to us to add team members who were very caring,” Ramchandani said. “It’s a serviceoriented, people business.” She added, “When we see our clients smiling or with tears in their eyes, holding hands or hugging, it just makes us so proud that we made a difference and we were a small part of their lives. It’s a precious feeling.” The team’s efforts, said Ramchandani, are buoyed by the Christie’s brand and its strong leadership. “Christie’s has delivered on everything they promised,” she said. “The transition has been so smooth. It’s refreshing that the leadership at Christie’s gives us the same service we give our clients. They genuinely care and want us to grow.”

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aylor Lucyk agrees wholeheartedly with the entrepreneur Seth Godin: “In a crowded marketplace, fitting in is a failure.” Lucyk elaborates: “As the real estate market gets more saturated, you have to stand out. I pride myself on being creative and differentiating myself and my team.” Although Lucyk joined Christie’s recently as a Realtor Associate in the Westwood office, he has four years’ experience in the real estate industry. His youth and energy are valuable assets; he has been featured in articles in multiple publications and been recognized with a variety of industry sales awards, such as the NJ Realtors® Circle of Excellence Award - Platinum Level. Before real estate, Taylor began his business career at age Taylor Lucyk 20, working for an international health and wellness company. There, he was able to build a team of and it shows: “My favorite part of being over 300 individuals, who collaborated a Realtor is that I understand it is the throughout the country and around the biggest financial decision that many world. At Christie’s, he runs the Taylor people make. It is exciting and gratifying Lucyk Group. His creativity, energy and that someone places their trust in us spontaneity are on full display every day throughout the process.” and motivate his team to maximize their Although he is in the Westwood performance and obtain the best results office, most of Lucyk’s business is in for clients. Paramus. There is no place Lucyk would Lucyk has a passion for real estate rather be working than Paramus. “It

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has a different hustle and bustle. Not everyone knows this, but Paramus has more retail than any place else in the country. It is a centralized hub.” He enjoys the centralized location; in 15 minutes, he and his clients could be in a vast variety of different neighborhoods. Because the area is ideal for so many, he has a diverse group of clients. Originally a Hoboken native, Lucyk currently resides in Paramus. He is utterly devoted to his dog, who he feeds three good meals a day. In his free time, he enjoys good restaurants and hanging out with friends. He is proud that he has established friendships with many of the business owners in town. Despite his youth and spontaneity, Lucyk is precise and exacting, and he prides himself on providing a smooth transaction for each and every one of his clients. He has a stellar reputation for exceeding client expectations, possessing knowledge of the regional market, and exhibiting raw energy. His affinity for customer service is one of his best attributes. With his prior experience and current affiliation with Christie’s International Real Estate, Lucyk is able to leverage Christie’s unmatched corporate marketing resources and its superior customer service to ensure that his clients receive the absolute best service in the industry.

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elissa Rubenstein, the team lead for the Rubenstein Property Group at Christie’s International Real Estate Northern New Jersey’s Ridgewood office, was a practicing real estate lawyer at two prestigious New York City-based law firms. She transitioned her love of real estate into a fast-paced career selling new construction condominiums in Manhattan, even appearing in an episode of the hit reality TV show Selling New York. Rubenstein has been selling real estate for ten years. “I initially became a lawyer to be an advocate for people, and I ended up representing corporations. The best decision I have ever made was taking my attorney background and applying it to real estate. I have been able to take my advocacy training and extensive contract negotiation experience and use it on behalf of individuals; the personal contact and resulting relationships have been very rewarding. I enjoy helping my clients.” Licensed in both New Jersey and New York, Rubenstein is passionate about helping young families make the leap from the city to the suburbs, and she draws on this client base to help sellers find the most-qualified buyers. Her geographical area of expertise is northwest Bergen County and the Pascack Valley. Rubenstein has earned several prestigious awards since embarking upon her real estate career in New Jersey, including the Top Realtor Award from Bergen Magazine twice and the NJ Realtors® Circle of Excellence Sales Award® in 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019. Rubenstein lives in Wyckoff with her husband and two young children; she is well-versed in the schools, communities and details of life in the county and surrounding region. She is also an active volunteer and leader of the community. In 2017, Rubenstein was the second woman ever elected to the Wyckoff Township Committee. She serves as a committeewoman, director of the Finance Committee, and as the fire commissioner of Wyckoff. She has also been treasurer of the Wyckoff Newcomers and Neighbors’ Club and been involved in the Community Service Committee of the Greater Bergen Association of Realtors.

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Rubenstein is committed to providing her clients with a seamless real estate transaction from start to finish, and she is thrilled with the level of support she has received from Christie’s. “I went to Christie’s for the high level of agents and the hands-on management. Broker-managers are very invested in Realtors’ careers and getting each agent to the next level.” With her background, experience, and affiliation with Christie’s International Real Estate, Rubenstein is able to utilize Christie’s superior marketing resources and unmatched customer service to ensure that her clients enjoy a stress-free experience and transaction. When she is not practicing real estate, volunteering for her community, or spending time with her family, Rubenstein is an avid Pilates practitioner.

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artin NcNicholas has spent his entire career mentoring others, starting with his students early on as a biology teacher in New Milford and today as a vice president at Christie’s International Real Estate Northern New Jersey. Coming on board Christie’s last fall with over 40 years in the real estate industry and broad management experience, Marty has created individualized coaching and training programs for new or recently hired agents at their training offices in Mahwah. “The most important people at Christie’s are the sales people,” he says. “They are the ones taking the listings, making the sales, working weekends and generating revenue. My whole focus is to do the best I can to help them become even more successful, it’s a good fit for me.” With a passion for developing broker and Realtor associates, Marty has transformed them into top-earning agents and branch managers. In his four decades, he has opened, developed and grown a number of real estate offices in New York State and New Jersey. The Eagle Program he created for agents and brokers at Christie’s focuses on skills training and learning how to develop better business habits. “When people come into real estate, often they don’t see that in many ways they’re going into business for themselves,” he says. “So that business has to be run in an organized fashion with an effective business plan brought about with proper support and proper training.” The

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program runs for 12 weeks, the length of time it takes to develop a good habit, he says. “I named it after the eagle because they are very solitary animals, but at the top of the food chain,” he says. “If you’re going to be successful at real estate there has to be a part of you that has that independence.” Marty meets with the agents individually and helps develop a system that works for them, with frequent follow-up calls and meetings. “Skills training is also important,” he says. “Even basics like how to price a house needs to be learned and practiced,” he says. While he has only been at Christie’s for less than a year, Marty has seen even top earners benefit from his expertise: “Sometimes it’s just a small thing they don’t see they are doing that needs to be changed and I can help with that.” Marty is a member of the Greater Bergen Association of Realtors, the New

Jersey Realtors Association, the New Jersey Multiple Listing Service and the Garden State Marty McNicholas Multiple Listing Service. “I like being in a business where the amount of money you make is based on how hard you work and how talented you are,” he says. That was what drew him into real estate and now, mentoring agents is what keeps him there. Marty has been a Bergen County resident all his life, growing up in North Arlington and currently living in Ramsey with his wife. Much of their free time is spent with grandchildren and in the garden. “Gardening is our number one activity at home and at our beach house, it’s what we enjoy doing together,” he says.

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t is so exciting watching the Jessica Williams Weehawken waterfront grow — from what it was, to what it is, to what it is going to be.” Jessica Williams marvels at the development and property values of what was once vacant land. She notes that the growth is ongoing. “It is a rapidly changing area. Hudson Yards alone has had a big impact on growth, as many people who work there have decided to live and commute from the New Jersey waterfront.” Williams recently joined Christie’s as a Realtor associate in the Hoboken office, but she has over ten years of experience in the real estate industry. She specializes in residential real estate and is known for her ability to market the finest homes on the New Jersey waterfront, also known as the Gold Coast. Williams is a top sales producer in the area and possesses a stellar sales resume that capitalizes on her industry acumen and includes record sales in some of the region’s most exceptional year from 2014-2019. communities, such as The Brownstones Williams drives an innovative at Port Imperial, The Avenue Collection, business that serves as a catalyst for Henley on Hudson, and Maxwell Place. showcasing home values throughout Throughout her real estate career, the local and regional market. Due to Williams has been recognized for her her reputation, several of her clients superior skill and performance by the are well-known personalities, including industry, including being a NJ Realtors® professional athletes, notable business Circle of Excellence Award winner every executives, and real estate collectors.

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However, she is quick to point out that her clients are diverse, from all walks of life, and each one gets the star treatment. She is extremely impressed with the professionalism she has found at Christie’s: “There is so much support for the agents and a great sense of community. While other firms may emphasize quantity, Christie’s focuses on doing what’s exactly right for each client.” With her experience and her affiliation with Christie’s International Real Estate, Williams is able to leverage the strength of Christie’s unmatched corporate marketing resources and superior customer service to assist clients throughout the real estate process. Her favorite part of the job is the relationships made throughout her career. “You learn the history of a house, who is moving into the house. I have shared dinners and life events with my clients and met a great mix of people.” Williams is a resident of Hudson County, where she lives with her husband, Pete, and her three children — Preston, Rory and Lilliana. She is an active volunteer at her children’s school, Hoboken Catholic Academy, and with any spare time, she can be found enjoying spin classes, developing her personal style, and enjoying a nice pinot noir.

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hen Miriam Miriam Lambert Lambert joined Christie’s International Real Estate Northern New Jersey last fall as a broker associate in their Pascack Valley office, she knew it would be the right fit. “I had worked in that area for 15 years, basically my entire career, so when Christie’s decided to expand further into northeastern Bergen County, they asked me to help them develop their new office in Closter,” she says. Lambert knows the area very well, even lives there and was excited for a change. “That I was going to be part of helping them expand into a new area that was so familiar to me was very appealing.” From the start, working for Christie’s was comfortable for Lambert: “I love the support I have received, especially from the technology and marketing teams,” she job,” she says. “Helping people either says. “In the first conversation we had find the right home or helping them sell when I started they said, ‘How can we so they can move on to the next phase of help you do more business?’ I found that their lives is why I do it.” to be extremely refreshing.” Lambert graduated with honors Working with buyers and sellers, from Tulane University with a degree Lambert gives each of them her promise in management and prior to her real to provide exceptional service every estate career she spent 13 years in sales step of the way. And for her, building and account management for employee relationships and the connections she benefits. A Bergen County resident for has made with clients is what means the 17 years, she currently lives in Closter most: “That is by far the best part of my with her husband and two children, one

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a high school sophomore and the other a college freshman. When not working or with her family, Lambert is very involved with the Closter Food Pantry. As volunteer coordinator and board member of the Pantry, she works primarily with young volunteers in middle or high school. “What is really important to me is educating our youth about the importance of helping people in need,” she says. “Many kids don’t realize that in their own town there are people who need help and I want to help change that.” Lambert works with the volunteers coordinating the sorting and shelving of donations, as well as organizing local food drives. “We’re not a big operation, but we do what we can to help,” she says. Lambert is also on the board of the Realtors Care Charitable Foundation, which provides support through grants to local charities involved in homelessness, shelters and feeding the hungry. “Volunteering is my passion, really,” she says. In 2017 Lambert received the Good Neighbor Award from the Eastern Bergen County Board of Realtors (now Greater Bergen Realtors), which is given to Realtors who make a commitment to improving the quality of life in their community through volunteering. She has also been the recipient of the NJ Realtors® Circle of Excellence Award every year from 2010-2019.

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s part of its ongoing growth and expansion, Christie’s International Real Estate Westchester and Hudson Valley recently announced the addition of Louise Colonna, a highly successful regional real estate leader, as broker of record. She will also manage the company’s New City, NY, branch location. Colonna described her new role as a “liaison” between her agents, the Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors and the public. She is a licensed associate real estate broker with more than 30 years of industry experience in sales and management. She began her real estate career as a sales associate and later received her associate broker’s license before successfully transitioning into management roles. “As a licensed agent I was boots on the ground, so I can relate to agents not just from a managerial point of view,” said Colonna. “I sold real estate when the market was high and when it crashed, and grew a start-up office that earned national recognition. I’ve seen it all.” As broker of record at Christie’s International Real Estate Westchester and Hudson Valley, Colonna will focus on building up the office and helping agents grow their careers. “I look forward to getting to know the agents, learning of their goals and helping them reach them,” she said. “As a manager, I’ve always taken great pride in my agents’ accomplishments. I see my success through others. My role is to be a coach and mentor who helps agents, not just manages an office.” Ilija Pavlovic, president and CEO of Christie’s International Real Estate Westchester and Hudson Valley, said, “We are very excited to welcome Louise to our family. As we continue to expand our presence and strengthen our service across the region, we are always looking for experienced and qualified individuals to join our team. Louise’s proven record of success is further assurance that our customers will continue to receive the unique Christie’s experience.” Colonna added that joining Christie’s gives her “the opportunity to deliver the highest level of customer service available in our industry and the power of the Christie’s brand to clients across the region.”

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Through her career in sales, Colonna has been recognized with several awards for her sales achievements and she has also gained expertise as a relocation specialist. She has a successful track record in opening, growing and managing several offices in Rockland and Westchester counties. She is a member of One Key and Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors. A Bronx native and longtime resident of Rockland County, Colonna is married with two children and seven grandchildren, all of whom live nearby. In her spare time, she enjoys learning about wine, cooking, traveling and most of all, entertaining family and friends.

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TEAM BUILDER

STEPHEN BRACONI RALLIES HIS REAL ESTATE FORCE Accomplished Group Emphasizes Knowledge, Ethics and Honesty W R I T T E N B Y JOS E PH RITACCO | PHO TO G RAPHY PRO VID ED BY THE AG ENT

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he interests of the clients always come first for Team Braconi, as Team Leader Stephen Braconi has assembled a group of real estate professionals who provide service not only rooted in knowledge and experience but, more importantly, ethics and honesty. “I can teach team members how to write contracts, but I can’t teach them those qualities,” Braconi said. Team Braconi is bringing its impressive credentials to Christie’s International Real Estate Northern New Jersey, which Braconi described as the “premier luxury brand” in the United States and beyond. “Geographically, we’re beginning to expand,” he said. “Our team covers all of North Jersey and we also have two agents licensed in New York State. As Christie’s continues to expand, so will we.” Ilija Pavlovic, president and CEO of Christie’s International Real Estate Northern New Jersey, said, “The addition of Team Braconi to Christie’s Real Estate Northern New Jersey brings a higher level of assurance that clients throughout our market areas can access the most qualified agents in our industry. Team Braconi offers a unique perspective in residential sales, rentals and commercial to both our suburban and metropolitan clientele.” Stephen Braconi leads a growing team that includes Michael Filippelli, Jeffrey Spector, Alfredo Vastola, Carol Mancuso, Stacey Shook, Nicholas Larson, Gennifer Stribling, Steven Gardenier, Michael Donohue and James Ristagno. Upon joining Christie’s International Real Estate Northern New Jersey in July, team members have occupied company offices in Franklin Lakes, Mahwah and Hoboken, and maintained a strong presence in the New Jersey Hudson River waterfront towns known as the Gold Coast. “Our team has a strong presence on the Gold Coast,” said

Braconi, a top-producing agent in the Gold Coast community of Edgewater. “Our clients often sell from the Gold Coast and move to the North Jersey suburbs for more space and top-notch school systems. Our team specializes in higher-end luxury townhomes and condos, as well as single-family residences in prestigious North Jersey suburbs.” Braconi brings an impressive list of accolades with him to Christie’s. REAL Trends consulting, which has completed more than 3,500 valuations, brokered the sale of over 760 residential real estate firms and performed some 470 company assessments, recognized Braconi among the top 0.1 percent of real estate agents nationwide and listed him in the top 1,000 of approximately 1.5 million agents in the United States in 2019. The organization also listed Team Braconi among its Best Teams in America. A graduate of the University of Rhode Island with a degree in business management, Braconi began his career as a venture capitalist specializing in start-up ventures. True to form, he built his real estate career from the ground up, working seven days a week for as many as 16 hours a day before reaching a crossroads moment. “I was a one-man show for the first 10 years of my career, so I had to make a choice,” he said. “Do I get help even if it means giving up some commissions?” Ultimately, he decided to form a team that has become a prolific force in the local real estate industry. “We have a system in place for our buyers and sellers,” said Braconi. “We’ve done it 2,000 times. Because of our volume of sales, we don’t need any one sale – we’re not interested in just getting a quick sale. We’re interested in building relationships.” Outside the office, Braconi spends much of his time with his wife, three children (two daughters and a son), and two dogs. He also volunteers his time at the Bergen County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and teaches children’s jiu-jitsu. Stephen Braconi

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CHRISTIE’S AGENTS SERVING THEIR COMMUNITIES

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Juliette Gorham of the PLJ Group, Karen Haruthunian, Samuel Lin, Rhonda Battifarano, and Kim Englishman (not pictured), Realtor associates in the Franklin Lakes office, volunteered their time and services shopping for seniors and those with compromised immune systems, ensuring they received weekly groceries and staples from local farm market, Abma’s Farm. Additionally, they delivered donated food to soup kitchens and food banks.

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Megan Fox and Max Stokes, two of Christie’s top-performing Realtor associates, not only work in Ho-Ho-Kus, but live in the town as well. So, their commitment to the community is both personal and professional. In March, Fox and Stokes turned their commitment into action when they jointly established the Focus on Ho-Ho-Kus campaign, a fund-raising effort in support of local healthcare and front-line medical workers as a gesture of goodwill during the trying times of COVID-19. Distributed through the Valley Hospital Foundation and to Ho-HoKus families in critical need of support, the disbursement of funds is ongoing. “We feel privileged to be able to give back to the community in this way,” said Max Stokes. “To date, we have raised over $26,000, which far exceeded our campaign goal.” Added Megan Fox, “We have also partnered with The Chamber of Commerce of Ho-Ho-Kus to provide some of this support via gift cards purchased from small businesses with storefronts in the Ho-Ho-Kus community.” The Contemporary Club of Ho-Ho-Kus, a 501(c)3 charitable organization, has established a Go Fund Me to raise critical donations for the Community Emergency Relief Fund (CERF), to further support these efforts. For more information or to donate to the community and contribute to this cause, visit gofundme.com/focusonhohokus.

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Gordon Hamm, head of the Ho-Ho-Kus ambulance corps and owner of Ho-Ho-Kus Inn, accepts a first responder donation of medical safety supplies from Megan Fox and Max Stokes, Realtor associates with Ho-Ho-Kus office.

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Bill and Linda Dator of Christie’s Mahwah office collaborated with Ramapo College of New Jersey to host a Dress for Success business clothing drive. The clothing drive solicited professional business attire for Ramapo College students in need, especially those needing such attire for internship and employment interviews, or for job fairs. Team members included, left to right, Maureen Kuntz, Barbara Duff, Margaret Gregorek, Dylan Heffernan of Ramapo College, Heather Clark, Ferne Lambert (broker/manager Mahwah), James McElroy, Matthew Lowe, Nicholas Bykov of Ramapo College, Linda Dator, Stephan Lally, Keith Lawrence, Lauren O’Rourke, Becky DeMarco of Ramapo College, Victoria Parente of Ramapo College, Bill Dator, Katarina Kourgelis, and Laura Rose.

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Agents and staff organized a fundraiser for Table to Table this past holiday season, raising funds, both online and in person, for Table to Table’s Bag a Lunch, Help a Bunch campaign. Liz Gilbert, director of Business Development for Table to Table, was presented a ceremonial check to aid the program. Pictured, left to right (top row), are Darlene Bandazian, broker of record, VP regional business development; John Kuhn; Maryanne Elsaesser; Adrena Aiazian; Wanda Rozwadowska; Sharon Werner; Claudia Inoa; Grace Ziarko; Viveka Gunasekaran; Karen Haruthunian; and Brooke Bagar, manager of corporate agent services. Pictured, left to right (front row), are Christine Bridges, Dorren Carr and Liz Gilbert.

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ALEX RISTOVIC KEEPS AGENTS ON TRACK TO SUCCESS New VP of Central New Jersey Eyes Expansion in the Region W R I T T E N B Y JOS E PH RITACCO | PHO TO G RAPHY PRO VID ED BY THE AG ENT

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ith a mission to expand its services in the region, Christie’s International Real Estate Northern New Jersey announced the recent addition of Aleksandar “Alex” Ristovic as vice president of Central New Jersey and managing broker of the firm’s Summit Sales Gallery. Ristovic said his goal is to create a community and culture where agents collaborate and support each other backed by a brand that is “fresh, exciting, relevant and very local.” He added, “As the regional vice president of Central New Jersey, my mission is to help agents live exceptional lives by offering them the tools, technology and support they need to achieve their goals. It’s an exciting time to be at Christie’s International Real Estate. We are creating something unique and special.” Among his primary objectives in his new role is to open multiple offices in multiple counties in Central Jersey, including Somerset, Morris and Union. “We want to be the most productive office in the company,” Ristovic said of the Summit Sales Gallery. “It’s a great market with great agents.” Ilija Pavlovic, president and CEO of Christie’s International Real Estate Northern New Jersey, said of Ristovic, “We are very excited to welcome Alex to our Christie’s family. His stellar professional background and experience will help us to serve our clients at the highest level and deliver the unique Christie’s experience throughout the region.” Day to day, Ristovic will develop strategies to maximize the potential of his staff. “Each agent is basically a small business,” he said. “How are you optimizing your productivity

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and gaining exposure to new opportunities?” Among his areas of emphasis are creating business plans, recruiting and marketing, with a focus on social media integration. “We all need to be on it,” he said. A former agent, Ristovic acknowledges the scope of the real estate industry can be overwhelming, making it necessary to develop plans and set specific goals. He also stresses the importance of communication and schedules weekly meetings with all agents. “There’s no magic to this,” he said. “You have to hustle and create opportunities.” A highly successful regional real estate leader, Ristovic has worked in the industry for seven years with strong management experience. He specializes in real estate coaching, agent marketing and social media advertising. He has earned several NJ Realtors® Circle of Excellence awards and the President’s Club Management Award in recognition of his superior skills and performance. It is the success of others, however, that inspires him the most. “My true enjoyment is watching my agents grow and helping them reach their goals,” said Ristovic. He added that his efforts are buoyed by the “history and pedigree” of the Christie’s brand. “Joining the Christie’s team gives me the opportunity to deliver the highest level of customer service available in our industry and the power of the Christie’s brand to clients across the region,” he said. Outside the office, Ristovic enjoys being a full-time dad to his daughter Liana, born in March. He is also a self-described “tool nut” who enjoys tackling home improvement projects and bakes bread on a weekly basis, a tradition he started during the COVID-19 pandemic. Alex Ristovic

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s the arrival of COVID-19 brought the region to a screeching halt last spring and forced residents to shelter in place, Judith Marciano, a recent addition to Christie’s International Real Estate Northern New Jersey’s Hoboken Sales Gallery as a broker associate, drew inspiration from a couple to whom she recently sold a Jersey City residence. “When everyone was isolating,” recalled Marciano, “this couple was posting photos of their new place on social media and it made me so happy. We explored all options and took our time until we found the right place for them.” The success story is one of many for Marciano, who joined the real estate industry after a distinguished career in the fashion industry, including 12 years spent as the vice president of international sales for Donna Karan. Buoyed by her experience in the corporate world, inspired by her mother-in-law, a veteran of the real estate industry, and her husband, a real estate attorney, Marciano has made the transition to real estate a seamless one. “For years my husband would talk about closings and I’d talk about the fashion industry,” she joked. “Now I know what he meant.” A long-time Hoboken resident, she does a lot of business on the Hoboken waterfront, as well as the neighboring communities of Jersey City and Weehawken. “It’s a neighborhood feeling here,” said Marciano. “I have two little dogs and when I walk them I always see clients, many of whom have become friends. It’s important that I live and work in the

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same community as my clients and it has resulted in lots of referrals.” Among the benefits of living in Hoboken, she added, are the waterfront, proximity to New York and great restaurants and cafés. In the wake of COVID-19, Marciano has also seen her business expand into the suburbs as some clients have opted to leave the more crowded urban areas. Regardless of location, it is her goal to provide top-notch service to all clients, adding that her clients’ wants and desires are “paramount” in every transaction. “I’ve been doing this for 15 years now,” said Marciano. “My experience helps me get deals done. When issues arise, I know who to go to, whether it’s an inspector, mortgage broker or someone else. I take pride in getting back to clients right away and taking care of things as they happen.” Marciano said the switch to Christie’s made a great first impression on her existing clients. “They were all excited to hear I was moving to Christie’s and very happy for me personally.” She added that Christie’s services are always client-oriented. “Christie’s is always helping agents help their clients, which is such a refreshing concept,” said Marciano. “A majority of my clients are coming from New York City or working there, so Christie’s connection to New York City is important. I’m proud to be associated with the Christie’s brand. Outside the office, Marciano and her two dogs take in all Hoboken has to offer. She and her husband love to explore eateries in Hoboken, Jersey City and New York City. Among her favorite places to travel is Miami, where her son, daughter in-law and two young grandchildren reside. Judith Marciano

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W E A LT H O F E X P E R I E N C E

JOAN MARKS: HELPING AGENTS AND GROWING BUSINESS New Manager Is Perfect Fit for Westchester and Hudson Valley W R I T T E N B Y LUCY PRO BERT | PHO TO G RAPHY BY JAMES EMO LO

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oan Marks, who recently joined Christie’s International Real Estate as manager in the Westchester and Hudson Valley region, brings with her a wealth of experience in the real estate market. “As a broker working for 20 years, I understand the transactional side of the real estate business,” she says. “This will help me coach our agents not only from the business perspective, but also from my own personal experience.” Before starting a career in real estate in 2000, Marks was a marketing and sales executive for both Citibank and The Dreyfus Corporation, living in Closter, NJ. “We had three children at that point and I had a very large network of friends and contacts in the area from volunteering in the schools and our community. When I was ready to make a move, having this network in place, along with my marketing skills, made real estate really the perfect fit,” she says. She started as a Realtor in Bergen County and knew she had found her calling. “Selling a home is for most people one of the biggest decisions they will make, both financially and emotionally,” she says. “And I have always seen it as more than just a transaction, more than just selling their home, it’s helping people make the right decisions moving through this milestone in their life.” As a manager in the Westchester and Hudson Valley region of Christie’s International Real Estate, Marks’ primary focus

will be on growth in two distinct areas: Finding and recruiting agents to join Christie’s and increasing production of the existing agents in the office by helping them reach their goals and grow their businesses. “I was drawn here because Christie’s is a luxury, high-end brand with a very demanding and sophisticated clientele. They go into a market and understand exactly what is needed,” she says. And Christie’s is second to none in not only recruiting great talent but in their openness to an entrepreneurial approach where it’s not one size fits all. “That really spoke to me,” she adds. Newly settled in Westchester County, NY, Marks looks forward to becoming involved in her local community. “I volunteered in many areas when we lived in Closter and I look forward to continuing that in the near future as we get established here,” she says. In her spare time, Marks loves to ski with her family (her three children live in Colorado) as well as hiking and biking … really anything that involves the outdoors, she says. She also enjoys entertaining: “I love cooking and bringing people together.” When it comes to her new role at Christie’s, Marks couldn’t be any more clear in her vision. “I’m incredibly passionate about helping our agents succeed and really driving results,” she says. “That’s why I stepped out of sales and moved into becoming a manager, I see my goal as achieving success through helping others. That’s definitely what drives me.” Joan Marks

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Evelyn Paladino’s personal spin on happiness includes being committed to fitness and enjoying the appreciation of music instilled in her by her mother and grandmother.

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Natural wonders and fascinating destinations inspire Curtis Wright and Erica, his journalist wife, to document their travels, like to Aspen, CO., in memorable photos.

Architecture, photography and traveling are Curtis Wright’s passions. The dovetailing of these interests evolved naturally. A former property manager in New York City, Wright became familiar with a variety of architectural styles there. He enthuses, “New York was one of the original colonies. It has a vast array of architectural styles that are historically important.” He and his wife, Erica, an award-winning journalist and television producer, have traveled to historical and architectural marvels including Dublin, Ireland for St. Patrick’s Day, Italy and Zion National Park and Echo Canyon, both in Utah. Wright says 2020 is a “breather year” for travel. However, he and Erica will attend destination weddings in Cyprus and England. To record these wonders, Wright snaps photos with his I-Phone. “I’ve grown to love using the phone. There are no filters, just what’s happening in nature around you.” Wright is a Realtor associate working out of the Montclair office of Christie’s International Real Estate Northern New Jersey. He and Erica reside in Livingston.

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For the past 35 years, Evelyn Paladino has been a workout enthusiast. Formerly a fitness instructor in the area, spinning has always been her passion. “It’s the mind/body connection you get from it,” she says. “Spinning allows you to de-stress, get the benefits of a great workout and enjoy phenomenal music.” Sidelined with a injury, Paladino is working hard to get back on her bike. A Christie’s International Real Estate broker associate working out of the Ridgewood office, Paladino lives in Hackensack with her husband and counts music as another passion in her life. Growing up among musicians, her grandmother was an opera singer and her mother opened for Perry Como. “I was always surrounded by music and still enjoy going to the opera and Broadway shows,” she says. At 62, Paladino shows no signs of slowing down: “I’m a happy go lucky person who feels very young in mind and in life.”

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Keith Lawrence enjoys a trip to the Atlantis resort in the Bahamas with his children and a new-found friend.

A self-described workaholic, Keith Lawrence is a Realtor associate in the Mahwah office of Christie’s International Real Estate Northern New Jersey. He is passionate about real estate and is happiest when “helping my clients find their dream homes or getting their best offer.” A Hillsdale resident for the past 22 years, Lawrence specializes as both a buyer’s agent and a listing agent, as well as working extensively with residential property rentals, relocations and real estate investors. He notes, “In Mahwah, half of the residents live in condos; this is my area of expertise.” Although Lawrence happily spends most of his waking hours working, he does occasionally find time to unwind and enjoy the great outdoors — especially vacations that involve hiking and skiing. Lawrence also enjoys spending time with friends and frequenting local restaurants.

      Jeanette Seijas Gisonna, a broker associate with Christie’s Real Estate in the Hoboken office, has more than 25 years of experience in real estate and more than 20 years of experience working specifically with new construction along the Hudson River waterfront of New Jersey’s Gold Coast. In recent years, she has served as the assistant vice president of Sales for a luxury condominium development in Weehawken, as well as broker of record for Lennar, WCI Communities, and K. Hovnanian Homes. Her husband, Andrew Gisonna is a Realtor associate in Christie’s Ramsey office, and his focus is on “bridging the Gold Coast and the suburbs.” He is thrilled to be associated with Christie’s: “Everyone truly benefits from the Christie’s experience — not just the clients, but the agents as well.” Andrew is a volunteer member of the Architectural Review Committee in Oakland. He also supports the Bergen Animal Refuge and enjoys coaching and instructing students in performance driving and car control. The Gisonnas currently reside in Bergen County with their 15-yearold son. They own an investment property in Hudson County and love to spend time on the Gold Coast, where Jeanette is very active in the Weehawken Community.

Like many of their colleagues at Christie’s International NNJ, Andrew and Jeanette Gisonna enjoy traveling to beautiful destinations, particularly abroad, with their 15-year-old son.

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Jolanta Krygier can add helicopter flight to the uplifting activities, such as yoga and meditation, that she participates in.

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Staying active comes easy for Thomas Mikalouskas whether he’s at home with his wife Tammy Lynn and their two young daughters, working closely with his Christie’s clients or shooting hoops on the basketball court.

Relaxing on a beach or exercising are the ideal stress busters for Thomas Mikalouskas. He and his wife, Tammy Lynn, travel to Aruba each year and are regulars at his parent’s Seaside Park bayfront home. “It’s important to get away and just relax,” he notes. He also plays basketball, walks and hikes. He quips that with two young daughters — four-yearold Brooklynn and one-year-old Madisyn — the activity level in his home sometimes exceeds that of his Westwood office where he is a Realtor associate with Christie’s International Real Estate Northern New Jersey. “My family is super important to me,” says Mikalouskas. “But it doesn’t take away from my professional commitment. The relationships I build with my clients are as important to me as my family.” He and Tammy Lynn enjoy planning excursions, sometimes spur of the moment, like a recent trip to Disney World in Orlando. They live in River Vale.

Jolanta Krygier is driven. It is a trait she passed on to her son, who is a junior at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. “He is my pride and joy,” says Krieger. Before her son went to college, the family travelled extensively for her son’s fencing competitions. Krygier and her husband reside in Mahwah, and they are trying to enjoy their empty nest. “Although I work a lot, I love going to yoga, practicing meditation, and taking a holistic approach to wellness. I also try to read when I can.” Krygier is a Realtor associate in the Ridgewood office of Christie’s International Real Estate Northern New Jersey, but she works in many northern New Jersey towns, such as Cresskill and Englewood. She has found Christie’s to be exceptionally well run and supportive, and the clientele have been a good match for her: “They are focused and know exactly what they want.”

  Celia Riggio, a broker associate in Christie’s Ramsey office, is a Jersey Girl through and through. Riggio and her family spend time year-round “down the Shore.” In fact, Riggio has combined her love of the beach and real estate and has been known to represent both buyers and sellers in transactions on the Jersey shore, as well as her regular territory in northern New Jersey. She grew up in River Edge and has lived in Oakland for the past 24 years with her husband and two daughters. A graduate of Douglass College at Rutgers University with a degree in history, Riggio was originally drawn to real estate by her appreciation of décor, landscape and architecture. But what she most enjoys now is using her extensive sales and marketing expertise to negotiate and conduct business. Riggio is an active and devoted member of her community, serving as a Eucharistic minister at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church and volunteering her time at The Center for Hope & Safety, a shelter which provides services for victims of domestic violence.

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Celia Riggio and her family find time to “horse around” when not enjoying yearround visits to the Jersey Shore.

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Joan m. Sobeck in Venice, Italy, with grandchildren Ryan and Ashley.

“My life has been my children and real estate,” says Joan m. Sobeck, a broker associate in the Westwood office of Christie’s International Real Estate Northern New Jersey. Sobeck owned an agency in Hillsdale for 30 years. The fieldstone building she purchased for office space had housed a barber shop. She retained the iconic pole and painted it orange and black, her high school’s colors. She earned the Graduate Realtor Institute designation and taught its advertising and fair housing programs. With this wealth of knowledge, Sobeck authored two books. The 12th edition of Essentials of New Jersey Real Estate, used in licensing programs, was due to be published this past spring. Real Estate Brokerage: A Management Guide is a resource used throughout the country.

Pictured with her mother and two sisters, Sinead Coughlan, right, enjoys renovating properties, including a 250-year-old farmhouse she and her husband purchased in her native Ireland.

  Sinead Coughlan’s interest in real estate began at age 19 when she moved from her native County Limerick, Ireland to London. “I knew back then when I was working in the hospitality industry that real estate would become my passion,” she says. Even now, as a CIRE licensed real estate salesperson in Westchester and Hudson Valley, Coughlan’s love of properties has spilled into her personal life as she and her husband, Paddy, have bought and renovated many of their own properties. Currently living in Hartsdale, NY, Sinead and Paddy are working on a very special long-distance project: renovating a 250-year-old farmhouse and cottage back in County Limerick, where they plan to eventually live when they retire. “My ultimate dream would be to go back across the pond one day where it all started many years ago and live there,” she says.

   Christyn Gasbarro Christyn Gasbarro Langseder credits her Langseder enjoys background as a cake designer staging homes for as the perfect training for love clients, as well as of home staging for her sellers. her own for the “I have always been into holidays. She is pictured with her design and am a very visual husband and two person, which helps me a lot daughters. in pulling things together for a home,” she says. “It’s great when someone walks into a house I’ve staged and says they can see themselves living there.” Working out of Christie’s Northern New Jersey office in Mahwah, Langseder lives in Warwick, NY, with her husband and their two children, ages 4 and 2, with another on the way this fall. “There is never a dull moment in our house,” she says. “We have obstacle courses to climb over and all kinds of painting, baking and Play-Doh projects going on at any given time. It’s a busy time, but it’s a good busy.”

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Tathiana Cespedes values the time she spends with her daughters — baking special treats with them and imparting the importance of helping others.

When she’s not helping her clients buy and sell homes out of Christie’s International Real Estate Northern New Jersey’s Montclair office, Tathiana Cespedes is most likely in her kitchen in New Milford doing what she loves the most: Baking with her two young daughters, ages 3 and 4. “They love to bake and I have a background in nutrition so I understand food and love sharing that with them,” she says. Also a priority is teaching her girls the importance of helping others, even at their young age. “I’m involved in community clothing and toy donation drives and I want them to know that many other kids aren’t as fortunate as they are, so giving what we can to them is very important,” she says. This summer the family is going on their first trip to Disney. “One of my girls wants to be Rapunzel and the other, Ariel, so we’ll be in the right place,” she says.

  Madison Frazier is celebrating her one-year anniversary with Christie’s International Real Estate. A Realtor associate in the Hoboken office, she specializes in residential real estate in the Essex County region. She has earned the NJ Realtors® Circle of Excellence Award - Bronze level in just her first year in the industry. Frazier holds a bachelor’s degree in Business A newcomer to real estate, Madison Administration, Marketing, and Management from Frazier (standing) works closely with Berkeley College, as well as a Master’s degree in Sad’e Strickland and together they Education from Montclair State University. Prior are The Madison Group. to becoming a Realtor, Frazier spent 12 years as a teacher and school administrator. “My career in education gave me excellent and invaluable time management and business planning skills.” Frazier has a goal: “My personal mission is to realistically encourage minorities that home ownership is attainable.” To do this, she relies on all of her skills and experience; she also leverages the strength of Christie’s unparalleled corporate marketing resources and superior customer service. When she is not working, Frazier enjoys spending time with family and friends; brunching on Sundays is a staple of her week.

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  Sheryl Epstein-Romano enjoyed several successful careers before joining the Ridgewood office of Christie’s International Real Estate Northern New Jersey. She was a graphic artist who owned her own business. She earned a master’s degree in Teaching and a certification in Teaching English as a Second Language and taught all grade levels. “My favorite,” she recalls, “was the American Language Program at Columbia University.” While teaching, she also ran a private ESL business. Real estate entered the picture in 1993, another career she embraced with gusto. Epstein-Romano serves on the Professional Standards Committee of the Real Source Board of Realtors. She received the Five Star Professional Award, a designation bestowed on fewer than one percent of professionals. She believes in being involved in the community. “I was appointed by the mayor of Upper Saddle River to the Zoning Board of Adjustment and served for 11 years.” She muses, “Time off is at a premium.” Epstein-Romano enjoys spending it with her adult son and daughter. “We go to the beach, shop and eat out.”

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Colleen and Andrew Kelly with daughters Morgan and Katie, and son Jack, are pictured in the Slieve Russell Hotel in Ballyconnell, Ireland, during a family visit and tour of the Island.

“I’m excited for the growth opportunities in this newly-created office,” says Colleen Kelly, a recent addition to Christie’s International Real Estate New City office. The licensed real estate associate broker brings eight years of experience to Christie’s. She and her husband, Andrew, are dedicated to planning and attending fundraising events hosted by the Alzheimer’s Association. In 2017, Kelly’s mother died from the disease just days after her caregiver father passed. “I like to take sadness and make it positive,” she says. Kelly was a guest speaker at the Association’s 2019 summit in Texas where she spoke before 2,000 people. Andrew ran 100 miles within 32 hours to raise money for the organization. The couple strive to make a difference in the lives of others who have had similar experiences with a loved one diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. Kelly enjoys hiking, swimming and biking with her husband and three children. She is proud to have completed a triathlon in Wyckoff, and has fond memories of traveling through Ireland with her family and 30 members of her husband’s family.

   Lanie Von Ogden, a Realtor associate in Christie’s Hoboken office, entered the real estate industry because of her love of helping others, and that is the guiding principle behind both her professional and personal life. She currently resides in Bayonne with her husband and four-year-old daughter; she is expecting another child this summer. Von Ogden studied psychology, communications and theatre at Southern Connecticut University and has found that she utilizes all of those fields in her day-to-day life. She is a superior home stager and can work quite effectively with her clients to help them maximize their property. Von Ogden loves to travel, but when she is home, she throws herself into her daughter’s playdates, parties, programs and school parent teacher organization. “I also love to participate and spearhead charity events in an effort to give back to my local community and to families in need; it’s in my DNA to help others.” When she is not working, being a mom, or volunteering, Von Ogden can be found enjoying a karaoke night out with friends.

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ROCKLEDGE MANOR CEDAR GROVE PRICE UPON REQUEST

OFFICE EXCLUSIVE Perched high in the hills of Cedar Grove, at the end of a private road and sitting on over 5 acres, is the regal Rockledge Manor. Custom built and masterfully designed estate with unobstructed panoramic views of the New York City skyline. SUMMIT OFFICE 908.516.4790

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PERFECT FOR ENTERTAINING ALPINE $15,888,888

New construction transitional, plantation estate on 2 flat acres on a private cul-desac in prestigious Rio Vista, Alpine, boasting over 18,000 sqft. Perfect for entertaining with stone entry foyer, 2-story grand ballroom with soaring ceilings, and chef inspired kitchen. MAHWAH OFFICE 201.962.9555

DESIGNED AND BUILT WITH ENTERTAINING IN MIND ALPINE $12,888,888

Palatial, stone manor with slate roof set on 2 acres on a quiet cul-desac street boasting 7 bedrooms, 9 full bathrooms and 4 half bathrooms, grand kitchen with breakfast room and butler’s pantry, great room, wine bar, and guest suite. MAHWAH OFFICE 201.962.9555

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RAMAPO PRESERVE ESTATE MAHWAH $12,500,000

This one of a kind 4.29-acre masterpiece sits on a private cul-de-sac with breathtaking views of the Ramapo Mountains, just twenty miles from Manhattan. Custom designed with great attention to detail. The home features beautiful woodwork, high ceilings and a backlit two-story stained-glass kitchen ceiling. MAHWAH OFFICE 201.962.9555

FRENCHINSPIRED CHATEAU MAHWAH $8,888,888

Custom built French-inspired Chateau masterpiece with attention given to every detail in this approximately 20,000 square foot home offering 7 bedrooms, 7 full bathrooms and 4 half bathrooms. MAHWAH OFFICE 201.962.9555

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LIMESTONE FRENCH CHATEAU ALPINE $7,900,000

*Similar home to be built* 6 bedrooms, 5 full bathrooms, 2 half baths, luxurious features throughout, 30’ great room, glass wine cellar, theater, and smart home technology. RIDGEWOOD OFFICE 201.962.9552

LUXURY OASIS WYCKOFF $5,650,000

Luxury living has never been better exemplified than in this exquisite sprawling estate with world class smart home technology designed for simplicity and concealed at the end of a cul-de-sac in the exclusive Sicomac section of Wyckoff with wine cellar, theater, pool with pool house and tennis court. FRANKLIN LAKES OFFICE 201.904.2085

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BREATHTAKING MANSION ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS $3,997,000

6 bedrooms, 7 full baths, 2 half baths, new construction, open floorplan with many luxury finishes throughout. RIDGEWOOD OFFICE 201.962.9552

CUSTOM BUILT COLONIAL MANOR MAHWAH $3,555,555

An exquisite masterpiece. Showing pride of ownership and craftsman quality attention to detail surpassing your expectations. MAHWAH OFFICE 201.962.9555

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GATED CUL-DE-SAC SADDLE RIVER $3,500,000

*Similar home to be built* 5 bedroom, 4.5 bath, new construction Hamptonstyle home set on 2+ acres, custom built, private location. RIDGEWOOD OFFICE 201.962.9552

WONDERFUL PRIVATE SETTING FRANKLIN LAKES $3,399,000

4 bedroom, 4.5 bath estate on just under five acres with infinity edge pool, spa and outdoor kitchen. FRANKLIN LAKES OFFICE 201.904.2085

TRUE MASTERPIECE FORT LEE $3,398,000

5 bedrooms, 5.5 baths, presigious Bluff location, high-tech throughout, hand-carved doors, cabinetry, and custom marble. RIDGEWOOD OFFICE 201.962.9552

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MAJESTIC ALL STONE ESTATE FRANKLIN LAKES $3,349,000

Spectacular transitional colonial home built to the highest level of design for grand scale entertaining. FRANKLIN LAKES OFFICE 201.904.2085

CUSTOM HOME TO BE BUILT FRANKLIN LAKES $3,250,000

Amazing opportunity to design your dream home on magnificent 3.25 acres with spring fed pond with fountain. FRANKLIN LAKES OFFICE 201.904.2085

STUNNING AND LUSH LAND ALPINE $3,200,000

Amazing opportunity to build your custom estate on 2 level acres at the end of an exclusive, private cul-de-sac. WESTWOOD OFFICE 201.476.0777

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PALATIAL ALL BRICK ESTATE UPPER SADDLE RIVER $3,198,000

6 bedroom, 7.2 bath custom all brick colonial manor, true elegance with state-of-the-art theater and temperature controlled wine cellar. WESTWOOD OFFICE 201.476.0777

EXTENSIVE ARCHITECTURAL DETAILS FRANKLIN LAKES $2,699,000

6 bedroom, 6.5 bath colonial estate located in one of the most prestigious locations on a private acre. FRANKLIN LAKES OFFICE 201.904.2085

LUXURY LIVING SADDLE RIVER $2,699,000

5 bedroom, 8 full, 2 half bath home. Million dollar renovations. Work, exercise, and relax from home in total luxury. RIDGEWOOD OFFICE 201.962.9552

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BACKYARD OASIS FRANKLIN LAKES $2,650,000

This truly exceptional home is a beautiful synthesis of modern luxury and architectural sophistication. FRANKLIN LAKES OFFICE 201.904.2085

TAMMYBROOK EAST HILL ESTATES CRESSKILL $2,599,000

This remarkable home offers beautiful architectural sophistication and classic elegance. FRANKLIN LAKES OFFICE 201.904.2085

ARCHITECTURAL SOPHISTICATION FRANKLIN LAKES $2,599,000

Premier location offers unparalleled privacy in Franklin Lakes’ most sophisticated Urban Farms West Gate. FRANKLIN LAKES OFFICE 201.904.2085

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SPECTACULAR FRENCH NORMANDY ESTATE

PRIVACY AND CHARM

MAHWAH $2,599,000

SADDLE RIVER $2,550,250

2 acres backing to parkland, resort-style yard with pool and spa, exquisite detailing, dream kitchen, wine cellar and more.

4 bedrooms, 5.5 baths, Chestnut Ridge cul-de-sac. Quality and elegance throughout.

MAHWAH OFFICE 201.962.9555

RIDGEWOOD OFFICE 201.962.9552

LUXURY WATERFRONT CONDO

RARE FIND IN RIDGEWOOD

WEEHAWKEN $2,399,000

RIDGEWOOD $2,350,000

Premier corner unit with wrap-around terrace. Sleek interior, 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath, views of New York City skyline.

6 bedroom, 7.5 bath, stunning center hall colonial with major upgades on premier street.

HOBOKEN OFFICE 201.962.9551

RIDGEWOOD OFFICE 201.962.9552

11 ACRE COUNTRY ESTATE

STUNNING CENTER HALL COLONIAL

MAHWAH $2,299,000

RIDGEWOOD $2,250,000

Spectacular custom 6,300 sqft. estate on 11 acres of wooded property perfect for horses, room for large barn and paddock.

Masterpiece with soaring entry foyer, great room with exquisite millwork and marble fireplace, designer kitchen.

MAHWAH OFFICE 201.962.9555

FRANKLIN LAKES OFFICE 201.904.2085

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EXQUISITE MANOR

EXTRAORDINARY WATERFRONT CONDO

RIDGEWOOD $2,200,000

HOBOKEN $2,199,000

Renovated 6 bedroom, 5 full, 2 half bath home on 3/4 acres of manicured private grounds.

2,308 sqft. 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath home with 2 private balconies. Breathtaking views of NYC and Hudson River.

RIDGEWOOD OFFICE 201.962.9552

HOBOKEN OFFICE 201.962.9551

VIEWS, VIEWS, VIEWS

VICTORIAN ESTATE

SADDLE RIVER $2,199,000

RIDGEWOOD $2,150,000

6 bedrooms, 5 full, 2 half baths, dramatic 3 level contemporary with approximately 8,000 sqft. of living space.

7 bedrooms, 4.5 baths, spacious and open, 12 ft. ceilings throughout, amazing location.

RIDGEWOOD OFFICE 201.962.9552

RIDGEWOOD OFFICE 201.962.9552

PEACEFUL AND QUIET

MAGNIFICENT COLONIAL

FRANKLIN LAKES $2,095,000

HO-HO-KUS $1,995,000

This grand and elegant brick manor is a dream home located on a quiet cul-de-sac with a private lake.

4 bed, 6.5 bath unique home with several additions and renovations. Includes guest house in rear of property.

FRANKLIN LAKES OFFICE 201.904.2085

HO-HO-KUS OFFICE 201.447.6100

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HISTORIC WATERFRONT COUNTRY MANOR

PHENOMENAL VIEWS

PRIVATE OASIS MINUTES FROM NYC

Meticulously renovated, heated pool and barn, tennis court, pond, waterfalls, 2.3 acres, low taxes, 30 minutes to NYC.

Recently renovated Henley on Hudson home with private terrace, 3 en-suite bedrooms and luxurious amenities.

South-facing all brick masterpiece situated majestically on stunning property with sweeping waterviews of Miller’s Pond.

MAHWAH OFFICE 201.962.9555

HOBOKEN OFFICE 201.962.9551

MAHWAH OFFICE 201.962.9555

ELEGANT PRIVATE OASIS

INVESTOR OPPORTUNITY

UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY

6 bedroom, 5.5 bath, grandiose estate conveniently located in Highwood Gates of Urban Farms with new patio overlooking a freeform gunite pool with slide.

Plans to build out 4 residential units. Desired downtown area.

7 beds, 7.5 baths, breathtaking 2.3 acres with separate guest cottage and backyard oasis.

HOBOKEN OFFICE 201.962.9551

RIDGEWOOD OFFICE 201.962.9552

INCREDIBLE SANCTUARY

PANORAMIC NYC VIEWS

5 beds, 3 full, 3 half baths, extensive renovatations on 4 floors of living space offering incredible design and scale.

Spacious and modern 1,914 sqft. luxury renovated 3 bedroom, 3 bath apartment on the Hoboken waterfront.

SPRAWLING WILLIAMSBURG COLONIAL

RIDGEWOOD OFFICE 201.962.9552

HOBOKEN OFFICE 201.962.9551

RIDGEWOOD OFFICE 201.962.9552

RUSTIC ELEGANCE

LUXURY FARM-STYLE COLONIAL

ALLENDALE $1,850,000

MAHWAH $1,800,000

PRESTIGIOUS LUXURY TOWNHOUSE

7 beds, 6 full, 3 half baths, private property with heated pool, hot tub, cabana, and outdoor shower.

A spectacular estate sitting on seven acres in the Ramapo Valley fulfilling all your indoor and outdoor dreams.

OFFICE EXCLUSIVE - Luxury townhome in prestigious Saddle River Grand gated community.

HO-HO-KUS OFFICE 201.447.6100

MAHWAH OFFICE 201.962.9555

MAHWAH OFFICE 201.962.9555

SADDLE RIVER $1,995,000

FRANKLIN LAKES $1,925,000

MAHWAH OFFICE 201.962.9555

RIDGEWOOD $1,895,000

WEEHAWKEN $1,949,000

JERSEY CITY $1,900,000

HOBOKEN $1,875,000

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ENGLEWOOD $1,949,000

UPPER SADDLE RIVER $1,899,000

RIDGEWOOD $1,875,000

6 beds, 4 full, 2 half baths, fresh, modern accents and design. Premier location.

SADDLE RIVER $1,798,000

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SERENE SETTING, MOUNTAIN VIEWS

OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS

MAHWAH $1,789,000

HO-HO-KUS $1,750,000

5 bedrooms, 6.5 bathrooms, grand gourmet kitchen, beautiful architectural detail throughout.

1.84 acres in Rio Vista Estates. Great room with fireplace, all en-suite bedrooms, upscale kitchen, and more.

Georgian home includes 3 parcels, 4.46 acres with sub-division approval.

RIDGEWOOD OFFICE 201.962.9552

MAHWAH OFFICE 201.962.9555

RIDGEWOOD OFFICE 201.962.9552

EXQUISITE HOME

HISTORIC COURT STREET

TIMELESS BEAUTY

Peace, privacy, and beauty in this prime culde-sac location offers 5 beds, 4 full baths and 2 half baths.

Ultra-modern design, 2 bedrooms, 3 full baths with effortless flow to expansive terrace.

Gorgeous 5 bed, 5 bath colonial with highest craftmanship and detailed millwork throughout.

RIDGEWOOD OFFICE 201.962.9552

HOBOKEN OFFICE 201.962.9551

HO-HO-KUS OFFICE 201.447.6100

PICTURESQUE 4-ACRE PROPERTY

ELEGANT CENTER HALL COLONIAL

OAKLAND $1,495,000

RIDGEWOOD $1,495,000

COME LIVE THE LIFESTYLE

Spectacular home on 4 acres, garage with loft/ studio and beautiful 4 stall horse barns with large paddock.

6 bed, 4 full, 1 half bath colonial home with approximately 4,800 sqft. on almost 1/2 acre of flat property.

A resort in your own backyard. You will find perfection in every corner of this 5 bedroom masterpiece.

MAHWAH OFFICE 201.962.9555

RIDGEWOOD OFFICE 201.962.9552

MAHWAH OFFICE 201.962.9555

ARCHITECTURAL DETAILS

LIGHT-FILLED COLONIAL

JERSEY CITY $1,449,000

RIDGEWOOD $1,449,000

WILLIAMSBURG COLONIAL

Stunning 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath single family home featuring ample storage space and private parking/yard.

5 bedrooms, 3 full, 2 half baths, spacious rooms, high ceilings, and fabulous flow.

5 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms. Renovate, expand, or build new on this prestigious location.

HOBOKEN OFFICE 201.962.9551

RIDGEWOOD OFFICE 201.962.9552

RIDGEWOOD OFFICE 201.962.9552

BRAND NEW RENOVATION DEMAREST $1,795,000

FRANKLIN LAKES $1,650,000

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HOBOKEN $1,599,000

UPPER SADDLE RIVER $1,599,000

UPPER SADDLE RIVER $1,470,000

SADDLE RIVER $1,399,000

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QUALITY CONSTRUCTION

CUSTOM CONTEMPORARY

RELAXING RETREAT

WOODCLIFF LAKE $1,399,000

SADDLE RIVER $1,389,000

Bonardi Brothers built, approximately 5,000 sqft. of quality construction with fenced-in yard and brick paver patio.

4/5 bedroom, 5 full bath and 3 half bath home located in one of the most sought after neighborhoods in town.

5 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, 2 acres of wooded grounds create a tranquil setting on private cul-de-sac.

WESTWOOD OFFICE 201.476.0777

WESTWOOD OFFICE 201.476.0777

HO-HO-KUS OFFICE 201.447.6100

STUNNING NORMANDY TUDOR

BEAUTIFUL CENTER HALL COLONIAL

RIDGEWOOD $1,379,000

FRANKLIN LAKES $1,379,000

4-FAMILY HOME

5 beds, 4.5 baths, outstanding craftsmanship and comfortable flow. Meticulously maintained grounds.

Impressive curb appeal, large circular driveway and park-like grounds. Move in ready, beautifully designed.

4 apartments, fully renovated and ready to be rented.

RIDGEWOOD OFFICE 201.962.9552

FRANKLIN LAKES OFFICE 201.904.2085

HOBOKEN OFFICE 201.962.9551

NEW CONSTRUCTION

SOUTHEAST CORNER PENTHOUSE

RESORT-STYLE LUXURY HOME

Custom-built center hall colonial, hardy plank and stone exterior, gourmet kitchen and great room with fireplace.

Spectacular 3 bedroom penthouse home located in The Pearl, showcasing the New York City skyline.

Custom ranch home with resort-style backyard, outstanding pool with built-in bar, Irish pub and fully equipped gym.

MAHWAH OFFICE 201.962.9555

HOBOKEN OFFICE 201.962.9551

MAHWAH OFFICE 201.962.9555

RIO VISTA ESTATES

BEAUTIFULLY APPOINTED COLONIAL

MAHWAH $1,325,000

WOODCLIFF LAKE $1,325,000

EXQUISITELY MAINTAINED

Grand entry, great room with fireplace, custom library, master suite with fireplace, beautiful detailing throughout.

5 beds, 5.5 baths, open floor plan, spacious rooms, custom millwork throughout. Popular neighborhood cul-de-sac.

4 bedroom, 3.5 bath retreat set in enchanted storybook setting in the prestigious town of Saddle River.

MAHWAH OFFICE 201.962.9555

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MAHWAH OFFICE 201.962.9555

PARAMUS $1,399,000

ALLENDALE $1,369,000

EDGEWATER $1,349,000

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JERSEY CITY $1,375,000

RAMSEY $1,349,000

SADDLE RIVER $1,299,000

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NEW CONSTRUCTION

LUXURY TOWNHOME

WOODCLIFF LAKE $1,299,000

MONTVALE $1,290,000

4 bed, 4 bath home offers oversized windows, grand scale rooms and cathedral ceilings throughout, comfortable living.

Set on private cul-de-sac, facing lush woods, this 5,144 sqft. award winning home is truly one of a kind.

5 bedroom, 5.5 bath colonial style home offering luxury, elegance, and style in a relaxed atmosphere.

RIDGEWOOD OFFICE 201.962.9552

MAHWAH OFFICE 201.962.9555

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STUNNING LUXURY TOWNHOUSE

CURB APPEAL

MONTVALE $1,280,000

HO-HO-KUS $1,279,000

NEW CONSTRUCTION

OFFICE EXCLUSIVE - For the discerning buyer that values quality workmanship. A corner unit accommodating first floor master suite.

Elegant 4 bed, 3.5 bath Cheelcroft colonial, spacious rooms, storybook setting with beautiful gardens.

New construction 5 bedroom, 3.5 bath home with noticable craftsmanship and comfortable flow.

MAHWAH OFFICE 201.962.9555

HO-HO-KUS OFFICE 201.447.6100

MAHWAH OFFICE 201.962.9555

3-STORY TOWNHOME

OLD WORLD CHARM

JERSEY CITY $1,250,000

ENGLEWOOD $1,249,000

STUNNING COLONIAL

Meticulously renovated home with the finest finishes. 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath, soaring 10’ ceilings.

6 bed, 5 bath impeccable Victorian home, expanded and renovated with beautiful details throughout.

4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths in desirable Murray Hill Farm section. Impeccable, sunny home on private lot with views.

HOBOKEN OFFICE 201.962.9551

CLOSTER OFFICE 201.899.7100

SUMMIT OFFICE 908.516.4790

PRIME LOCATION

WOODLAND HEIGHTS

UPPER SADDLE RIVER $1,245,000

MONTVALE $1,219,000, $1,015,000, $980,000

BEAUTIFUL HOME

Warm and inviting with 4 bedrooms, 2 full, 2 half baths, beautifully designed, endless kitchen, well-sized bedrooms.

3 homes available in this 20-lot subdivision of custom homes in a private gated development.

Renovated 2-family home in prime Jersey City Heights location.

HO-HO-KUS OFFICE 201.447.6100

WESTWOOD OFFICE 201.476.0777

HOBOKEN OFFICE 201.962.9551

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SOPHISTICATED ELEGANT ESTATE KINNELON BOROUGH $1,285,000

UPPER SADDLE RIVER $1,279,000

BERKELEY HEIGHTS $1,249,000

JERSEY CITY $1,198,888

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BEAUTIFULLY RENOVATED COLONIAL

STATELY COLONIAL

LUXURY TOWNHOME LIVING

Spacious 5 bed, 3.5 bath luxury home in the Sicomac section of Wyckoff. Elegantly appointed interior, set on nearly 1 acre.

Extraordinary 2-story family room, brick oven fireplace in the kitchen overlooking a koi pond and beautiful landscaping.

3 beds, 4.5 baths, award winning townhome with sophisticated architectual detail throughout.

MAHWAH OFFICE 201.962.9555

MAHWAH OFFICE 201.962.9555

RIDGEWOOD OFFICE 201.962.9552

UPDATED COLONIAL

TURN-KEY CENTER HALL COLONIAL

RARE OPPORTUNITY

ALLENDALE $1,125,000

JERSEY CITY $1,100,000

5 bedrooms, 5.5 baths, Ingleside Estates, 4,800 sqft. living space, sun-filled and spacious on end of cul-de-sac.

5 beds, 3.5 baths, most desired neighborhood, updated Ulrich-style kitchen and many additional features.

Excellent opportunity in the heart of Journal Square.

HO-HO-KUS OFFICE 201.447.6100

HO-HO-KUS OFFICE 201.447.6100

HOBOKEN OFFICE 201.962.9551

ENTERTAINERS’ DELIGHT

CLASSIC CENTER HALL COLONIAL

PRIME CUL-DE-SAC LOCATION

Luxurious home comforts. Chef’s kitchen, wet bars, indoor pool, an impressive first floor bedroom suite.

This home in the Estate Section will meet all of your living and entertaining needs.

Center hall brick colonial on cul-de-sac, 5 beds, 4.5 baths, resort-style backyard, in-ground gunite pool, and outdoor kitchen.

SUMMIT OFFICE 908.516.4790

UPPER MONTCLAIR OFFICE 973.509.4649

MAHWAH OFFICE 201.962.9555

IMPRESSIVE CURB APPEAL

UNPARALLELED PRIVACY

FRANKLIN LAKES $1,099,000

FRANKLIN LAKES $1,095,000

LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION

Beautifully updated and maintained 5,100 sqft. custom center hall colonial in prestigious Urban Farms West Gate.

Premier location in Franklin Lakes’ most sophisticated Urban Farms West Gate.

This 4 bedroom, 3 bath home has been entirely rebuilt with amazing space, located in the best area.

FRANKLIN LAKES OFFICE 201.904.2085

FRANKLIN LAKES OFFICE 201.904.2085

CLOSTER OFFICE 201.899.7100

WYCKOFF $1,195,000

OLD TAPPAN $1,149,000

MONTVILLE $1,100,000

UPPER SADDLE RIVER $1,165,000

MONTCLAIR $1,100,000

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MONTVALE $1,150,000

MAHWAH $1,099,900

CLOSTER $1,089,000

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SPACIOUS, SUN-FILLED COLONIAL

CLASSIC CENTER HALL COLONIAL

WOODCLIFF LAKE $1,080,000 

FRANKLIN LAKES $1,050,000

5 bedroom, 4 full, 2 half bath center hall colonial set at end of cul-de-sac. Private .69 acre property.

5 bedrooms, 4.5 baths set on private acre, 9’ ceilings, light and bright throughout. A must see.

Excellent location. 3-family home. All units updated. First floor designer-style apartment. Access to backyard.

WESTWOOD OFFICE 201.476.0777

FRANKLIN LAKES OFFICE 201.904.2085

UPPER MONTCLAIR OFFICE 973.509.4649

CUSTOM COLONIAL

VACATION IN YOUR OWN BACKYARD

SPACIOUS, YOUNG CUSTOM COLONIAL

Gorgeous custom colonial offering the perfect blend of luxury, privacy, and peaceful serenity.

Spectacular renovated 5 bed, 3.5 bath colonial on private property with a heated gunite pool, patio and cabana.

6 bed, 4 full and 2 half bath colonial on parklike 1.3 acre property with approximately 5,000 sqft. plus finished basement.

SUMMIT OFFICE 908.516.4790

MAHWAH OFFICE 201.962.9555

WESTWOOD OFFICE 201.476.0777

SETTING FOR ALL SEASONS

UPDATED CALIFORNIA RANCH

BEAUTIFULLY RENOVATED 2-FAMILY

Set on 2 acres in private Polo Club. Walls of windows, great room with cathedral cedar ceiling and chef’s kitchen.

4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, multiple entertaining/ living spaces plus private outdoor oasis.

Newly renovated 2-family home on one of the nicest blocks in Jersey City Heights. Excellent for investors.

MAHWAH OFFICE 201.962.9555

RIDGEWOOD OFFICE 201.962.9552

UPPER MONTCLAIR OFFICE 973.509.4649

THIS HOUSE HAS IT ALL

3-FAMILY HOME

BEAUTIFULLY DESIGNED

Wonderful ranch built 1979 on cul-de-sac in one of the most desirable neighborhoods with tennis court.

Amazing investment opportunity in Jersey City Heights. 3-family home with 2-car garage.

OFFICE EXCLUSIVE - Bright, spacious, open sprawling farm ranch perched on nearly 1 acre in Allendale’s best neighborhood.

FRANKLIN LAKES OFFICE 201.904.2085

HOBOKEN OFFICE 201.962.9551

MAHWAH OFFICE 201.962.9555

MONTGOMERY TWP. $999,900

MAHWAH $989,000

WAYNE $949,000

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MIDLAND PARK $999,000

RIDGEWOOD $975,000

JERSEY CITY $949,000

UPDATED BRICK 3-FAMILY JERSEY CITY $999,999

MONTVALE $999,000 

JERSEY CITY $949,999

ALLENDALE $949,000

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NEW CONSTRUCTION

NEW CONSTRUCTION BERGENFIELD $949,000

PRIVATE LOCATION

BERGENFIELD $949,000

Spectacular center hall colonial, open floor plan, oversized master suite, flat lot, beautiful yard.

Elegant contemporary home, open floor plan, oversized master suite, spacious bedrooms, flat lot.

4 bed, 2.5 bath colonial on 3/4 acre offers tremendous natural light and great living space, cul-de-sac location.

WESTWOOD OFFICE 201.476.0777

WESTWOOD OFFICE 201.476.0777

HO-HO-KUS OFFICE 201.447.6100

LIGHT-FILLED APARTMENT

UPSCALE TOWNHOME, 55+ COMMUNITY

RECENTLY RENOVATED

Spacious, light-filled 2 bedroom apartment with private yard and renovated kitchen.

Premier location in Bears Cove. First floor master suite, great room with fireplace and chef’s kitchen.

4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, provides all of today’s desired amenities plus low property taxes.

HOBOKEN OFFICE 201.962.9551

MAHWAH OFFICE 201.962.9555

HO-HO-KUS OFFICE 201.447.6100

SPECTACULAR TOWNHOME

ELEGANCE IS DEFINED

LOCATION & VALUE IN RIO VISTA ESTATES

4 bed, 4.5 bath unique one of a kind townhome overlooking wildlife preserve. 4 floors of finished living space.

13 year young, 4 bedroom, 3 bath, open floor plan brick colonial in sought after Willard School district.

5 bed, 4 bath colonial on a private 1 acre lot. Great room with fireplace, hardwood floors and large stone patio.

HO-HO-KUS OFFICE 201.447.6100

MAHWAH OFFICE 201.962.9555

MAHWAH OFFICE 201.962.9555

REDEFINING LUXURY LIVING

DEVELOPERS’ DREAM

JERSEY CITY HEIGHTS

4-story Dutchess model with 3 bedrooms + loft, 4.5 baths, 10’ ceilings, chef’s kitchen, elevator access and walkout deck.

Great location. Corner brick multi-family sold with approved plans.

Located on a quiet street, this 2-family house has been remodeled with careful consideration.

WESTWOOD OFFICE 201.476.0777

HOBOKEN OFFICE 201.962.9551

HOBOKEN OFFICE 201.962.9551

HOBOKEN $935,000

HO-HO-KUS $929,000

MONTVALE $909,000

RAMSEY $929,900

RIDGEWOOD $925,000

JERSEY CITY $900,000

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ALLENDALE $945,000

SADDLE RIVER $929,000

MAHWAH $919,000

JERSEY CITY $899,999

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HGTV KITCHEN

ONE OF A KIND FIND

WYCKOFF $899,000

JERSEY CITY $899,000

Entertainer’s dream. Pool, tennis and covered patio. Custom Italian cabinetry, 2,000 year old Moroccan tile backsplash.

2 bedroom apartment with private yard, open floor plan, and renovated kithcen.

Stately brick colonial perched on private culde-sac. Contemporary open floor plan reveals 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths.

FRANKLIN LAKES OFFICE 201.904.2085

HOBOKEN OFFICE 201.962.9551

MAHWAH OFFICE 201.962.9555

STUNNING COLONIAL

IDEAL FOR ENTERTAINING

WHIPPANY $899,000

NORTH BERGEN $895,000 

GORGEOUS VIEWS

Cul-de-sac street, large yard, updated eat-in kitchen and baths, huge finished walkout basement with kitchenette and full bath.

Incredibly spacious and upgraded 3 bedroom, 3 bath home in the prestigious Watermark.

The wood trim and architectural details make this 5 bedroom, 5.5 bath home a dream come true.

SUMMIT OFFICE 908.516.4790

FRANKLIN LAKES OFFICE 201.904.2085

FRANKLIN LAKES OFFICE 201.904.2085

MARQUIS ON THE HUDSON

IDEAL LOCATION

STUNNING COLONIAL

HARRINGTON PARK $859,000

SCOTCH PLAINS $859,000

Upgraded and spacious premier townhouse. This particular layout is sought after and offers an open concept.

Spacious and upgraded expanded ranch located on spectacular lot which backs up to reservoir and preserve.

4 bed, 3.5 bath colonial with attached two car garage on new foundation by Debcan Construction.

FRANKLIN LAKES OFFICE 201.904.2085

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UPPER MONTCLAIR OFFICE 973.509.4649

WELCOME HOME

GORGEOUS NORMANDY TUDOR

AMAZING VALUE

Stately 4 bed, 2.5 bath center hall colonial with traditional flow in most desirable section of town.

4 beds, 3.5 baths, charm and attention to detail throughout with sun-filled rooms. Don’t miss this home.

One of a kind 3 bed, 3.5 bath home in desirable Short Hills. Beautifully updated with 3 floors of living space.

MAHWAH OFFICE 201.962.9555

HO-HO-KUS OFFICE 201.447.6100

SUMMIT OFFICE 908.516.4790

EDGEWATER $879,000 

UPPER SADDLE RIVER $850,000

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RIDGEWOOD $849,000

METICULOUSLY MANICURED RIVER VALE $899,000

RINGWOOD $888,888

SHORT HILLS $849,000

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METICULOUSLY MAINTAINED

ONE OF A KIND

RENOVATED WITHOUT COMPROMISE

Beautiful 3,000+ sqft. 4 bed, 2.5 bath spacious center hall colonial on cul-de-sac in desirable Franklin Lakes.

Generous room sizes, flexible floor plan, custom tile work, huge private backyard with beautiful patio.

Stunning 5 bedroom, 4.5 bath total renovation in the prestigious Blauvelt section of Oradell.

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UPPER MONTCLAIR OFFICE 973.509.4649

SPACIOUS AND PRIVATE

ELEGANT TOWNHOME

UPPER SADDLE RIVER $849,000 

WYCKOFF $839,000

5 bed, 3.5 bath custom home on .86 acre of private property backing up to 27 green acres. Many updates throughout.

3 beds, 2.5 baths, completely updated, gorgeous custom designed kitchen. Many wonderful features.

This home has two units with separate utilities. Each unit features open concept living.

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NEW 8 LOT SUBDIVISION OF QUALITY HOMES

WHAT A PROPERTY

CHARMING TUDOR

3 quality homes available built by premier builder with views of landscaped golf course.

4 bedroom, 2.5 bath spacious raised ranch located on beautiful 1.45 acres of private parklike property.

3 bedrooms, 3 baths in heart of Ho-Ho-Kus, updated kitchen, living room with stone fireplace.

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SPACIOUS AND SUNNY

PRIVATE OAKLAND COLONIAL

HOBOKEN $829,000 

OAKLAND $825,000

SPECTACULAR WYCKOFF HOME

2 bedroom, 2 full bath home with parking. Recently updated in an elevator building.

4 bed, 3 full bath, 1 half bath colonial manor set on 1+ acre with theater and private oasis master suite.

There is no doubt you will be impressed with everything this home has to offer just waiting for new memories to be made.

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FRANKLIN LAKES $849,000

RIVER VALE $839,000, $775,000, $775,000

TOTOWA $849,000

FRANKLIN LAKES $830,000

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ORADELL $849,000 

WESTWOOD OFFICE 201.476.0777

RENOVATED 2-FAMILY HOME NORTH BERGEN $839,000

HO-HO-KUS $829,000

WYCKOFF $819,900

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3-STORY SINGLE FAMILY HOME

DEERHAVEN PREMIER LOCATION

JERSEY CITY $819,000

MAHWAH $800,000

3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, outdoor space, exposed brick fireplace, and gleaming hardwood floors.

Beautifully appointed 4 bedroom, 4 bath colonial sitting at the foothills of the Ramapo Mountains.

4 bedrooms, 3 baths, open concept gourmet kitchen and family room plus many more great features in this home.

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COUNTRY HOME

NEW CONSTRUCTION DUPLEX

SIGNATURE LUXURY CONDO

Charming 4 bed, 2.5 bath home in excellent location full of ample space in sought after location.

Private Jersey City condo with beautiful backyard, side-by-side garage parking, and natural light throughout.

Captivating condo with 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, private entry door, modern open concept living, chef’s kitchen.

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EXTRAORDINARY TOWNHOME

CUSTOM CRAFTSMANSHIP

MODERN CONDO

EDGEWATER $799,000

JERSEY CITY $779,000

Luxurious townhome, 3,400 sqft. 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, living room with fireplace, all wood floors, pool and tennis.

Fully renovated, spacious, and open concept premier 2 bedroom, 2.5 bath home in Independence Harbor.

Charming 2 bed, 2 bath condo on tree-lined street, perfectly situated in highly sought after Paulus Hook.

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UPTOWN HOBOKEN

CORNER 3-FAMILY HOME

HOBOKEN $759,000

JERSEY CITY $750,000

NO EXPENSE SPARED

Own the pinnacle home atop a brick building with soaring ceilings and versatile living space.

Developer/investor opportunity to purchase a corner 3-family home with garage parking for each unit.

Premium luxury end unit - Toll Brothers-built with study, loft, and over $100k in upgrades and updates.

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SUMMIT OFFICE 908.516.4790

GLEN ROCK $799,900

WYCKOFF $799,000

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JERSEY CITY $799,000

CLASSIC CHARM

HAWTHORNE $799,900

JERSEY CITY $799,000

DENVILLE $750,000

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END UNIT WITH PRIVACY

UNIQUE FLOORPLAN

Spacious and sun-filled, 3 bed, 2.5 bath end unit luxury townhouse in premier location with plenty of privacy.

2 bedroom, 2 bath condo with parking and storage. Outdoor space with private terrace.

Two bedroom duplex located in a wellmaintained, elevator building, this home is thoughtfully laid out.

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WATERMARK ON THE HUDSON

GLEN ROCK GEM

NORTH BERGEN $749,000

GLEN ROCK $749,000

BOONTON TOWNSHIP COLONIAL

Immaculate waterfront 2 bed, 2 bath home offers sweeping New York City views, 9’ ceilings, and an open floor plan.

Beautifully updated and close to town offering 4 bedrooms, 2 full baths and central air conditioning.

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SPACIOUS HOME

COMPLETELY RENOVATED CONTEMPORARY

ONE OF A KIND

3 bedroom, 2.1 bath newer construction colonial with an open plan first floor, close to train and town.

Great home on private cul-de-sac with 5 bedrooms, 3 baths, gourmet kitchen, vaulted ceilings and large Trex deck.

4 bedroom, 3.1 bath designer hilltop home with breathtaking views and minutes from the New York City train.

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MOUNTAIN LIVING

CURB APPEAL

SUN-FILLED HOME

HO-HO-KUS $699,000

JERSEY CITY $699,000

Ramapo River Reserve 5 bedroom, 4.5 bath colonial enveloped by nature with convenient pool and clubhouse.

4 bedroom, 3 bath spit level, open space living in tree-lined neighborhood in amazing town.

Modern open concept loft at Washington Commons. 1,200 sqft. home with flexible floorplan.

FRANKLIN LAKES OFFICE 201.904.2085

CLOSTER OFFICE 201.899.7100

HOBOKEN OFFICE 201.962.9551

PARK RIDGE $749,900

SUMMIT $740,000

OAKLAND $719,000

HOBOKEN $749,000

RAMSEY $739,995

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SUNNY DUPLEX

HOBOKEN $749,000

RINGWOOD $740,000

Secluded custom built, 4 bedroom, 2.2 bath colonial on 2 acres with gated entry.

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GILLETTE $735,000

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SPACIOUS COLONIAL

BREATHTAKING VIEWS

THRIVING UNION CITY CONDO

3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, modern eat-in-kitchen, great room with fireplace. Backyard gate opens to a beautiful park to enjoy.

3 bedroom, 3 bath beautiful townhouse in The Palisades communtiy offering spacious rooms and many amenties.

3 bedroom, 2 bathroom condo features an open floor plan, living room/dining room with 2 terraces.

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19TH CENTURY COLONIAL

EXCEPTIONAL HOME

CUSTOM SPLIT LEVEL

3 beds, 1.5 baths, expanded and renovated, large kitchen, wide wood plank floors throughout, many wonderful pluses.

4 bedroom, 2.5 bath home with exceptional value and private yard. Great for entertaining.

Custom split level home located in a fabulous neighborhood with a private backyard retreat surrounded by nature.

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PICTURE PERFECT REMODEL

IDEAL MIDTOWN HOBOKEN LOCATION

ONE OF A KIND COLONIAL

HOBOKEN $649,000 

WAYNE $649,000 

4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths on one of the prettiest tree-lined streets in River Edge.

Oversized 1 bedroom condo featuring an open layout for entertaining. Balcony for that much desired outdoor space.

4,000 sqft. of living space on cul-de-sac with large eat-in kitchen, dining room, den, family room, deck and patio.

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RENOVATED SUGAR MAPLE SPLIT

CENTER HALL COLONIAL

DOWNTOWN HOBOKEN

WANTAGE $629,000

HOBOKEN $629,000

4 bedroom, 3 bath home with open floor plan, renovated kitchen and central air conditioning on quiet cul-de-sac.

Multi-family residential and commercial estate on 5.1 well-manicured acres in a quiet, beautiful setting.

True 3 bedroom, 2 full bath condo featuring patio space and private entrance.

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PARAMUS $699,000

WYCKOFF $675,000

RIVER EDGE $649,900

WESTWOOD $645,000

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FORT LEE $679,000

ALLENDALE $664,900

UNION CITY $679,000

WALDWICK $659,999

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GRACIOUS LIFESTYLE

VICTORIAN ERA GEM

3 beds, 3.5 baths, light and bright Nomandy Court townhouse, 9’ ceilings, wide halls and spacious rooms.

Just waiting to be transformed into an elegant 2-family or single family home with deep backyard.

3 bedroom contemporary offering 2 fireplaces, 2 decks, and beautiful private yard.

HO-HO-KUS OFFICE 201.447.6100

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UPPER MONTCLAIR OFFICE 973.509.4649

LUXURY TOWNHOME AT OLD WOODS

FIVE-STAR AMENITIES

MONTVALE $625,000

WEST NEW YORK $624,000

CITY AND RIVER VIEWS

Updated 3 bed, 2.5 bath unit with 2,500 sqft, ground floor entry foyer, 2 car garage, rec room, laundry/utility/storage.

Beautifully appointed 1 bedroom, 1 bath home with oversized windows and natural light.

This home will exceed the expectations of even the most selective buyer. Fully renovated in the prestigious Hudson Club.

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PRISTINE AND PERFECT

HEART OF PAULUS HOOK

TREMENDOUS UPGRADES

3 bedrooms, 3 baths, offers great living space with tremendous natural light, private property on cul-de-sac.

Located in the original carriage house facing the tranquil courtyard, featuring 2 bedrooms and 1 bath.

Fully renovated and spacious 2 bedroom, 2 bath corner home at prestigious Independence Harbor.

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END UNIT WITH VIEWS

CHARMING COLONIAL

MONTVALE $579,900

ALLENDALE $569,000

MAKE IT YOUR OWN

Spacious and sun-filled 3 bed, 2.5 bath end unit luxury townhome in great location with wooded views.

3 bed, 2.5 bath well-maintained colonial. Great opportunity to live in Allendale with all of its amenities.

5 bed, 2 bath split level, spacious family room addition and great bedroom space, large fenced yard.

WESTWOOD OFFICE 201.476.0777

HO-HO-KUS OFFICE 201.447.6100

CLOSTER OFFICE 201.899.7100

HO-HO-KUS $625,000

ALLENDALE $609,000

JERSEY CITY $625,000

JERSEY CITY $599,000

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VERSATILE FLOOR PLAN MOUNTAIN LAKES $625,000

WEST NEW YORK $619,000

EDGEWATER $599,000

CLOSTER $550,000

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WATERFRONT COMMUNITY

MOVE-IN READY

2 bedroom, 2 bath condo in Independence Harbor. Expansive floor plan with natural light and great views from terrace.

4 bedrooms, 2 baths, beautifully updated, large yard with massive 2 tier deck. Just unpack.

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BEAUTIFULLY DETAILED

A COMMUTERS’ DREAM

Large 1 bedroom plus second room that can be converted into a true 2 bedroom.

3 bedroom, 2 full bath home on a massive lot, ideal location, with ample living space and beautiful backyard.

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PRESTIGIOUS HUDSON POINTE

A TRUE TOWNHOME FEEL

PERFECT LOCATION

COMPLETELY RENOVATED

Fully upgraded 3rd floor home with spectacular NYC and Hudson River views featuring an ideal spacious layout.

2 bedroom, 2 bath penthouse home located in prestigious Hudson Club featuring many upgrades.

4 large bedrooms, 2.5 baths, this lovingly maintained bi-level home is just waiting for you to make it your own.

5 bedroom home on sought after street in desirable Bald Eagle Park with private backyard and oversized deck.

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GREAT LOCATION

NEWLY RENOVATED

COMMUTERS’ DREAM

BUCOLIC STILLWATER

Charming 3 bed, 1.5 bath colonial located in beautiful Mahwah with close proximity to bus and train.

NYC views from every window. 2 bedroom, 1 bath with new kitchen and appliances.

Gorgeous newly updated condo with NYC skyline views. Prime location 1 block from the light rail.

3 bed, 2 bath ranch on 11.5 acres with lush green landscape and seasonal mountain views, less than 65 miles from Manhattan.

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EASY SINGLE-LEVEL LIVING

NEW YORK CITY VIEWS

PRIDE OF OWNERSHIP

LAKE LUXURY

Rare interior unit with full single level living. Bright and spacious with 2 bedrooms and 2 baths.

Spacious 2 bedroom, 2 full bath condo with a private outdoor balcony and 1 deeded indoor parking space.

Pride of ownership in this 1962 meticulous 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath bi-level on tree-lined street.

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EDGEWATER $550,000

NORTH BERGEN $549,000

MAHWAH $539,000

RIVER VALE $519,000

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GLEN ROCK $549,900

WEST NEW YORK $549,000

JERSEY CITY $529,900

UNION CITY $515,000

JERSEY CITY $549,000

RAMSEY $539,999

JERSEY CITY $529,900

RIVER VALE $514,000

CRANFORD $549,000

RINGWOOD $539,000

STILLWATER $525,000 

MOUNT ARLINGTON $509,000 Resort-style living on Lake Hopatcong. Finished walkout basement, private deck, patio, and your own deeded dock slip. SUMMIT OFFICE 908.516.4790

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PERFECTLY UPDATED

MOVE-IN READY RANCH

Picture perfect 3 bedroom, 2 full bath cape cod on a corner lot in a quiet neighborhood.

Rare opportunity for the price to live in great location with opportunity to renovate with fantastic school system.

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INVITING SPACE

CHARMING UPDATED RANCH

1 bedroom plus bonus room with great natural light, 2 detailed fireplaces, and hardwood floors.

3 bedroom, 2 full bath, 1 half bath updated ranch with great room, cathedral ceiling, and in-ground pool.

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LOW HANOVER TAXES

KENSINGTON SQUARE

STUNNING CONDO

CHARMING TWO-FAMILY

Rare Bradbury model with a finished walkout basement, deck, first floor den, and a 2-car garage.

Immaculate, luxury townhome with 9’ ceilings, plantation shutters, upgraded lighting, and gourmet kitchen.

3 bedroom, 2 full bath condo with gourmet kitchen, plenty of storage, and backyard oasis.

2-family home features high ceilings, hardwood floors, large eat-in kitchen, big bedrooms, office, and basement.

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HUDSON CLUB

SPACIOUS HOME

BEAUTIFUL AND MODERN

LUXURY CONDO

Spacious open layout, inviting living room with high ceilings and fireplace.

1 bedroom home located in prestigious Hudson Club. Home has many upgraded features.

1 bedroom condo with a den and 1.5 baths in this luxury amenity building.

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WELL DESIGNED LAYOUT

INVITING TOWNHOME

RAMSEY SIDE HALL COLONIAL

HEART OF HOBOKEN

Premier 2 bedroom, 2 bath home available in the luxurious and boutique-style Mirabelle on the Hudson.

Warm townhome with 3 beds, 2.5 baths, open concept floor plan, living room with fireplace and large deck.

Great 3 bedroom side hall colonial in excellent condition with recent upgrades and finished basement.

Gorgeous 1 bedroom, 1 bath condo features a thoughful layout with attractive exposed brick.

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NEW PROVIDENCE BORO $509,000

HANOVER TWP $483,000

WEST NEW YORK $469,000 The perfect 1 bedroom apartment. Newly renovated living space with high-end fixtures, beautiful tile and hardwood flooring.

NORTH BERGEN $449,000

PARAMUS $499,000

RANDOLPH TOWNSHIP $480,000

SUMMIT $465,000 

WAYNE $445,000 

HOBOKEN $498,880

JERSEY CITY $479,000

WEST NEW YORK $459,000

RAMSEY $434,000

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OAKLAND $489,900 

PARK RIDGE $475,000 

UNION CITY $459,000 

HOBOKEN $430,000 

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VIEWS ABOUND

UPDATED TOWNHOME

GREAT LOCATION

2 bedroom, 2.5 bath in Cambridge Heights, granite counters, newer cabinets, open living room, great amenities.

Spacious 900 sqft. condo with 2 bedrooms on opposite ends, full living/dining room space and bonus room.

Beautifully renovated 2 bedroom corner unit, partial views of river and GW Bridge, terrace facing the West side.

HO-HO-KUS OFFICE 201.447.6100

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GATED COMMUNITY

STAIR-FREE LIFESTYLE

EXQUISITELY DESIGNED

WEST NEW YORK CONDO

Move-in ready 1 bedroom, 1 bath, highly desirable location, beautifully updated, 24 hour doorman.

Convenient 1-floor living. Underground parking, elevators and close to downtown and train.

Newly renovated home with modern kitchen and gleaming hardwood floors throughout.

Completely renovated open concept 2 bedroom condo with 12’ ceilings in a boutique building with 4 corner units.

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FRANKLIN CROSSING CONDO

SPECTACULAR VIEWS

ELMWOOD PARK DUPLEX

GREAT TOWN AND LOCATION

Immaculate 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 1,260 sqft. condo in desirable Franklin Crossing. Secluded private location with amenities.

Welcome to your view. Stunning, classic 4,400 sqft. penthouse overlooking Hudson River and NYC skyline.

3 bedroom duplex offers a fenced yard with lush landscaping. A perfect private retreat on a quiet cul-de-sac.

In the heart of Ramsey with award winning schools and close proximity to restaurants, NYC train and shops.

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GREAT STUDIO

CHARMING TWO-FAMILY

GRAND MANOR CONDO

IDEAL FIRST FLOOR

1 bedroom, 1 bath conviently located few blocks from Journal Square with great Manhattan views.

Charming 2-family nestled in the southern section of Upper Greenwood Lake. Enjoy lake views all year round.

Picturesque, well maintained lawns surround this 2 bedroom, 1 bath end unit condo with natural light.

Lovely sun-filled 1 bedroom, 1 bath with updated ktichen and hardwood floors. A commuter’s dream.

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FORT LEE $429,000 2 bedroom, 1 bath in wellmaintained, full service building with sweeping views of Hudson River in every room.

JERSEY CITY $379,000

MAHWAH $349,500

JERSEY CITY $255,000

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RAMSEY $429,000

MORRIS TOWNSHIP $360,000

FORT LEE $349,000

WEST MILFORD $205,000

WEEHAWKEN $420,000  

JERSEY CITY $359,000

ELMWOOD PARK $314,000

HACKENSACK $199,000

A TRUE GEM IN CLIFFSIDE PARK CLIFFSIDE PARK $385,000

WEST NEW YORK $349,900

RAMSEY $285,000

RAMSEY $150,000

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BEACONSFIELD BEDFORD HILLS $12,500,000

Built for British nobility, the compound encompasses a manor house, elegant guest house, in-ground pool, tennis court, 4-car garage, barn, plus 2 additional dwellings. NEW CITY OFFICE 845.205.3521

GRAND VICTORIAN ESTATE NYACK $3,495,000

Glenholme was the setting of beloved Susan Sarandon film, Stepmom. Extensively renovated with exhilarating Hudson River views, truly a one of a kind place to call home. NEW CITY OFFICE 845.205.3521

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PRIVATE FIELDSTON COLONIAL BRONX $2,795,000

Rare opportunity to own and live in a one of a kind, Dwight James Baum designed home. Located in Fieldston, a private New York City enclave, this home offers an open floor plan and beautifully landscaped property. A must see. SCARSDALE OFFICE 914.200.3931

MILTON HOUSE FARM WARWICK $1,850,000

Enjoy stunning views from the front porch at a place you’ll never want to leave. Located 50 minutes from New York City, this magnicicent property sits on 27.8 acres and boasts a 5,458 sqft. meticulously kept farmhouse with in-ground pool. NEW CITY OFFICE 845.205.3521

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COLONIAL MINI ESTATE

RIVERSIDE CONTEMPORARY

Stone colonial on the shore of the Hudson River with wraparound, 3-sided veranda, accented by a bluestone firepit terrace and views of the new Cuomo Bridge.

A gated approach leads to a superbly renovated contemporary with every imaginable convenience.

NEW CITY OFFICE 845.205.3521

NEW CITY OFFICE 845.205.3521

MAGNIFICENT MOUNTAIN VIEWS

CUSTOM COLONIAL

This fabulous 4 bed, 2 full, 2 half bath home with over 4,000 square feet makes for a great home with great privacy.

Custom colonial featuring chef’s kitchen, 4 bedrooms, the primary with en-suite, and a private backyard.

NEW CITY OFFICE 845.205.3521

NEW CITY OFFICE 845.205.3521

COLONIAL SMART HOME

CUSTOM RANCH

Open concept floor plan, gourmet kitchen, certified smart home, makes this the perfect house to call home.

Gorgeous custom ranch, open floor plan, beautiful deck and views, views and more views from every room.

NEW CITY OFFICE 845.205.3521

NEW CITY OFFICE 845.205.3521

NYACK $1,675,000

NYACK $1,495,000

NEW CITY $729,000

TUXEDO PARK $770,000

TOMKINS COVE $725,000

WARWICK $658,500

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COLONIAL SET ON CUL-DE-SAC

RENOVATED CO-OP

Located on a quite cul-de-sac, this 3,000 square foot home offers open living space for all to enjoy.

Renovated 2 bed, 2 bath co-op with beautiful views and wonderful amenities. Close proximity to Nyack Village.

NEW CITY OFFICE 845.205.3521

NEW CITY OFFICE 845.205.3521

FARMHOUSE COLONIAL

RAMAPOUGH KNOLLS

Completely renovated 3 bed, 2 bath farmhouse colonial with oversized deck overlooking beautiful property.

Beautiful 3 bed, 2.5 bath townhouse with basement in Ramapough Knolls community offering pool, tennis, and more.

NEW CITY OFFICE 845.205.3521

NEW CITY OFFICE 845.205.3521

LOVELY CONDOMINIUM

UPDATED CONDOMINIUM

WALLKILL $410,000

NYACK $405,000

WARWICK $369,000

SUFFERN $359,000

WHITE PLAINS $335,000

SUFFERN $217,500

2 bed, 2 bath condo. Hardwood floors, stainless appliances, laundry in unit and so much more.

Fully updated, ready to move in, one bedroom, open floor plan, kitchen, breakfast nook and so much more.

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