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Live Out Your Castle Fantasies in this 58-Room Mansion Near New York City

The century-old, 50,000-square-foot home is on the market for $48 million.
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Darlington, a 50,000-square-foot mansion that was built more than a century ago in Mahwah, New Jersey, is on the market for $48 million. Scroll down for a look inside.

George Crocker, the son of railroad magnate Charles Crocker, built the house between 1901 and 1907.


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He modeled it on Bramshill House, a Jacobean mansion in Hampshire, England, and the construction, landscaping, and furnishings were estimated to cost $2 million (about $50 million in today's dollars).

The current owner, Ilija Pavlovic, undertook a seven-year renovation.


Italian wood carvers who had worked on the Italian Parliament, as well as the Ritz-Carlton and Waldorf Astoria in New York City, were involved in the project.

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The great hall's ceilings are 30 feet high.


The 100-year-old Aeolian player organ is one of the few remaining in the world.


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It's 45 feet tall and fully operational.

The house has 29 bathrooms and 21 bedrooms.


But Pavlovic told the Wall Street Journal there are rooms that could be turned into additional bedrooms, if 21 isn't enough.

The restaurant-style kitchen makes dinner parties easy.


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It's equipped to serve 250 meals at a time.

The custom furnishings are included in the asking price.


They're courtesy of Italian furniture manufacturer Francesco Molon.

The home is full of rooms for entertaining.


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In addition to the theater shown here, there is a billiard room with a bar, a poker room, and a game room.

A spa includes a lap pool, steam room, sauna, massage, and exercise rooms.


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There's also a wine cellar with a tasting room, a cigar room, and a beauty salon.


The 12.5-acre grounds include a swimming pool, tennis court, and cabanas.


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For $48 million, it could be yours.


Here's a link to the listing.

This story originally appeared on Townandcountrymag.com.
* Minor edits have been made by the Townandcountry.ph editors.

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