450 Claremont Rd, Bernardsville, NJ 07924


Stronghold is the name of this beautiful historic castle for sale in New Jersey that happens to be owned by the founder of a very popular hip hop clothing line. This amazing celebrity mansion home is one of the most iconic buildings in history, made famous by the current owner, Marc Ecko – who has spent nearly double the price on fancy upgrades! The 30,000 square foot brownstone castle mansion sits on 32 acres and has 7 bedrooms, 8 full and 5 half bathrooms, luxury foyer with staircase, formal living and dining rooms, gourmet kitchen, breakfast room, family room, home office and conservatory.

The castle, built in 1899 by John Dryden, who founded Prudential Insurance and served as a U.S. senator from New Jersey, features an outdoor patio and swimming pool. Marc Ecko is an American fashion designer, entrepreneur, investor, artist, and philanthropist. He is the founder and Chief Creative Officer of Marc Ecko Enterprises, a billion-dollar global fashion and lifestyle company. He is a pretty big deal actually. In 2013 Ecko released his first book, titled “Unlabel: Selling You Without Selling Out.” In this book, heavily focused on the subject of authenticity, Ecko divulges how he turned a $5,000 investment into a billion dollar brand. Ecko clothing is popular with the hip hop and skater crowd, their logo is a red rhino.

One of the Great American Estates. Stronghold, the John Dryden Castle has 22 rooms, 7 bedrooms, 8 full baths & 5 powder rooms, a free standing gymnasium with a full basketball court, 2 pools, carriage house, stone guest house, & 10 garages, all secluded on 32 gated acres with emerald green rolling lawns, studded with huge towering trees. A landmark estate of incomparable majesty, quality, & sophistication, lovingly restored & expanded by one of the country’s foremost entrepreneurs with passionate attention to its heritage. Over 20,000 sq. ft. of museum quality construction that could not be duplicated today. A rare opportunity to live in a work of art & enjoy all the elegance & grandeur of a bygone era, yet all the modern conveniences for grand scale living & entertaining.

450 Claremont Rd, Bernardsville, NJ 07924

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