A stunning $11 million mansion under contract in Cedar Grove has the area buzzing with speculation that the new owner could be a celebrity like Jets quarterback Aaron Rodgers or someone in the music industry.
The new-construction, modern glass house has stunning views of New York City and is located on the Montclair-Cedar Grove border near the Mills Reserve, a wooded county park that sits on top of the First Watchung Mountain and the Upper Montclair downtown area.
This very private, 10,000-square-foot home has a sleek design, with walls of windows that let in plenty of sunlight, an open floor plan that seamlessly blends indoor and outdoor living spaces, and a gourmet kitchen with high-end appliances, custom cabinetry and a large center island with bar seating. The rear of the home is almost entirely made of glass.
The home was listed and sold by Stanton Company Realtors in Montclair. Rich Stanton, the broker and owner of the agency, says he doesn’t know who the buyer is, as the home was purchased through an LLC.
“It’s a very unique, modern home,” he says.
Local gossip started mounting about the identity of the buyer once area residents found out the jaw-dropping home was under contract. The rumor mill has speculated that 39-year-old Rodgers, a recent East Coast transplant who was traded to the New York Jets in April from the Green Bay Packers, could be the buyer. The team’s practice facility is in nearby Florham Park.
The 8-bedroom, 9-bathroom home was built in 2022 and features a luxurious primary suite with an open-plan, spa-like en-suite bathroom (the large glass shower stall has two entrances) and a walk-in dressing room, as well as a home office, media room, gym, in-law suite, wine cellar, a whole house generator and a three-car garage.
Additional bedrooms are generously sized and have en-suite bathrooms and custom closets. The house sits on 2.39 acres of land atop the mountain.
Carol Apprendi, a realtor with Brown Harris Stevens real estate office in Montclair, toured the luxe pad.
“The house is beautiful, and very unusual for the area because it’s so modern. It’s a great home for entertaining and the views of the city are breathtaking,” she says.
The closing is scheduled for the end of the month.