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New York Times Bestselling Author Dorothea Benton Frank lists her $3.35M estate with Sam Joseph

September, 2018- New York Times bestselling author Dorothea Benton Frank listed her $3.35M opulent Tudor residence located in Montclair, New Jersey with Sam Joseph, of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New Jersey Properties Montclair office. “Highwall” is a magnificent 21 room, 7-bedroom, 6 full bath and 2 powder room rock-faced ashlar and brick 1928 English Manor estate.

This well-known author enjoyed this grand and stately home secluded on 1.22 private acres with a breathtaking view of the New York City skyline and adjacent to Eagle Rock Reservation for more than 30 years. Dorothea has written all 19 books in this historic and elegant house. Ms. Frank’s latest novel, BY INVITATION ONLY, was released this May.

This luxurious and private property, designed by renowned architect Charles Lewis Bowman, is one of the finest examples of this style in Montclair, the Township known for its thriving art community and famous residents. Dorothea takes great pride in the fact that she kept the historic details of this fine home intact. Examples of the unique and distinctive features are 6 fireplaces, beamed, coffered and plaster rosette ceilings, bespoke walnut and oak woodwork, an outstanding library with a balcony of bookcases and a wet bar, a 3,000-bottle wine cellar with terracotta cooling shelves and a tasting room, and a lower level billiards room with adobe fireplace. Although it retains historical authenticity, it is tastefully updated for today’s lifestyle with a gourmet kitchen with two dishwashers, four new baths, master bedroom suite with his/hers full baths, dressing room, and walk-in closets. This well-appointed estate also includes a fully contained 3-room apartment with a kitchenette that is ideal for au pair or servants quarters.


Ms. Frank can be inspired gazing out the windows of her “Jungle Room” overlooking the professionally landscaped yard or acquire creativity while meditating in the garden beside the koi fishpond. She is fond of entertaining her guests in the Gunite pool and on her patio with a built-in bar and outdoor kitchen. Whether serving up a game of tennis or a delectable poolside dinner, she could always delight her guests by having the ordinary be extraordinary in this remarkable home.


View the virtual tour here.

If you are interested in seeing this outstanding estate, contact Sam Joseph here, call his private cell at 917 359-8990 or email [email protected].

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