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Nick Churton of Mayfair International Realty bigs it up at Mendham, New Jersey.

They come big in Mendham, New Jersey. Take the State’s Republican Governor and potential presidential runner, Chris Christy. He has a house in Mendham. Some rather cruelly say that his size is his biggest asset. But others who saw and admired the way he handled the aftermath of Super Storm Sandy, that so devastated lives and property in the State, strongly disagree. For them he has a charisma and ability as big as his frame.

Then there was Whitney Houston. She lived in Mendham and was one of the biggest names in show business.

So I was very prepared for 6 Balbrook Drive, Mendham Boro to be big in stature, amenities and appeal. I was not disappointed.

Massive wrought iron gates mark the main entrance to this 5 acre estate with elegant Georgian Colonial style house. It is all very impressive and the accommodation is lavish – just the place for some major parties. Guests would be put up with ease. The master suite is privately situated at one end of the house, while a four-room apartment anchors the other. Between are three additional en suite bedrooms. In addition to the apartment in the main house, there is a four-room, one bedroom apartment above the detached three-car garage, providing room for extended stays by guests or staff.

But I was especially drawn to the park-like landscape surrounding the property and studded with mature specimen trees. An English garden with raised beds and boxwood hedges connects the terrace to a pergola-covered patio. Garden structures dot the landscape, adding visual interest and delightful venues for outdoor entertaining. Guests and owner alike will also enjoy the pool, spa and tennis court. A detached garage near the tennis court has been renovated to function as a catering kitchen for outdoor parties and events.

So here is a big house for a big owner with a big family and a big list of friends and contacts – all ready for some big entertaining. Even perhaps Chris Christy . . .

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