Leonard “Len” Dunikoski, GRI
Diane Turton Realtors – Rumson Office
8 West River Road
Rumson, NJ 07760
(732) 239-0739 (cell) (732) 530-6686 (office)
Yes, you read it correctly. Currently on the market for less than $700,000 is a beautiful 1922 brick mansion with a slate roof, 7 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms, a walnut-paneled entrance hall, and a carved marble fireplace. It was built for the president of the retailing giant, the S.S. Kresge Company. As an aside: when I was young my parents used to shop at the Kresge store on Broad Street in Newark.
Unfortunately this wonderful home isn’t located in Rumson, or in Fair Haven or even in Monmouth County. No, if you’re interested in taking a look at this home you’re going to have to travel farther west. Quite a bit farther west, in fact. However, you can get a look at it in the “Mansion” section of yesterday’s Wall Street Journal, or you can click on this link to their web site:
As you’ll see when you get there, this is the Van Dusen Mansion, and by “father west” we mean in Detroit, Michigan. Make sure you click through the slide show, because the interior of this home is fabulous. In addition, there are pictures of several other homes in the same Detroit neighborhood, Palmer Woods. Imagine what those homes would sell for if they were in Rumson or Fair Haven!