1000 River Rd, Teaneck, NJ 07666
Interior, exterior and aerial photos page: 1
Florham Mansion is one of the largest houses in the United States and is a special historic mansion. The most famous Twombly residence was Florham Mansion, a combination of Florence Vanderbiltand Hamilton Mck. Twombly names. Built between 1890 and 1900 in Madison, New Jersey. The Estate was made up of more than 1,000 acres, only 25 miles from Manhattan. The main house, Georgian in style, had more than 100 rooms, with an entrance hall containing carved marble busts of the 12 Caesars.
In the house’s Great Drawing Room were a set of 10 tapestries telling the story of Rinaldo and Armida which had originally been a gift of Louis XIII of France to Cardinal Barberini of Rome. On the property was also and indoor swimming pool as well as a working farm, an orangery and railroad siding for the private railroad cars (like private jets today, private railroad cars were a must amongst the very rich). Even at the end of her life, Mrs. Twombly had a staff of 126 including 30 gardeners. The Twomblys commuted to Florham on weekends by rail.
- Built between 1890 and 1900
- 1,000 arces
- 80,000 sq. ft.