Rectangular Italian Renaissance Colonial Revival Mansion,'Lauriston' is the historic name of the Colonial tile and stucco house built for banker Henry A. Ceasar completed in 1913. Designed by Red Bank and NY architect, Leon Cubberly. Turn-of-the-century majestic estate referred to as ''The White House'' for its impressive architecture. Enter from three separate entrances with almost 6 acres of beautifully landscaped property. A spacious entrance hall is one of the outstanding architectural features. Extraordinary details & construction. Simply stunning entry into center-hall two story marble foyer w bow staircase,7 hand-crafted wb fireplaces, 11ft high ceilings,French pocket doors, gold leaf trim. Colonial Revival elements. Easy commute to NYC via AH ferry or train. 1 mile from river.
Rectangular Italian Renaissance Colonial Revival Mansion,'Lauriston' is the historic name of the Colonial tile and stucco house built for banker Henry A. Ceasar completed in 1913. Designed by Red Bank and NY architect, Leon Cubberly. Turn-of-the-century majestic estate referred to as ''The White House'' for its impressive architecture. Enter from three separate entrances with almost 6 acres of beautifully landscaped property. A spacious entrance hall is one of the outstanding architectural features. Extraordinary details & construction. Simply stunning entry into center-hall two story marble foyer w bow staircase,7 hand-crafted wb fireplaces, 11ft high ceilings,French pocket doors, gold leaf trim. Colonial Revival elements. Easy commute to NYC via AH ferry or train. 1 mile from river, 1/2 mile to beach.
28 feet of frontage along Rumson Road, 445.53 feet of frontage along Osprey Lane, 456.89 feet of frontage along Tuxedo Rd. Service wing of 3,400 sq ft at an angle of East elevation. 960 sq ft of attic space,with 3 bedrooms on the 3rd floor as well. and a 2 car detached garage. Two storage sheds outside. 3 Dishwashers, 3 large cedar closets, 2 wine storage closets, 6 zones.The property is registered with Rumson Borough Historic Preservation Commission, the Monmouth County Historic Sites. The Lauriston Estate was known for its fine tree specimens and many flower gardens. Simply stunning double door entry into center-hall two story marble foyer including European chandelier. The grand foyer features a bowed staircase, large stone carved fireplace, and a high ornate frieze ceiling. An impressive European crystal chandelier as well. An even more impressive formal dining room updated in 1981 by a hand-crafter Italian craftsman, a coffered ceiling added, historical stone carved fireplace, high ceilings, and elegance galore. The formal Living Room has exquisite detail enhancements including gold leaf trim and crown molding on the ceiling as well as shadow boxes outlined in gold leaf as well, with Japanese Grass Cloth, original built-in bookcases with glass fronts added that lock to display statues, and a large marble fireplace. Six French doors lead out to front patio as well. A door leads into the Billiard Room, and Smoking Room for flow of entertaining. 7 hand-crafted ornate stone wood-burning fireplaces, french pocket doors, 11 ft high ceilings throughout mansion. Three of the bathrooms are all marble. Original wood floors and marble foyer. Two kitchens on the first level ( Service/Main). The main kitchen was once the Solarium of the once summer home of Henry Ceasar. It boasts the original red-tile floor and mural done by artists, of Middletown, NJ. The service Kitchen is large and has been updated with Industrial Professional Stove with Wok extension with warming draw. Additional cabinets were added to duplicate the original cabinets and handles already in place. Granite counters and half bath. Off the Service Kitchen is the 3400 sq ft East Wing of the home, is a duplex apartment with a living room, dining room, separate entrance, and stairs leading to the bedrooms. Butler's Pantry that leads to Dining Room. Lift available for handicap or laundry into laundry area. Leads to main kitchen as well. Outstanding marble foyer leads to formal dining room and living room through original French pocket doors. The wood-paneled Billiards Room and Smoking Room respectively. Smoking Room includes gargoyles from the "Hunters from Sleepy Hollow" along with a beautiful stone fireplace . Bow staircase leads to second floor Library front and center with veranda at center of mansion. Center porch overlooks custom landscaping and front tree-lined driveway to Rumson Rd. The Library joins the West and East Wind with a warm and comfortable heart of the home. Illuminated wall hung case housing for books and statues. A fireplace and a wonderful place for the family to meet and relax. On the West side of home the Master Suite with an ornate crystal chandelier setting the elegant mood for the sitting room (originally the Music Room) that is part of the Master Suite ( with two large closets) a fireplace,and separate bath. Primarily a pale blue which is the predominate color, very soft. A fireplace as well. The Master Suite has a wood burning fireplace and wrap-around porch overlooking serene wooded property. Large Princess Suite as well with full bath. On the East Wing, Nursery/Nanny with shared bath available or Jack/Jill.. Remaining bedrooms on the second and third floors can accomodate large family or guests. Music Room and Meditation Room as well. Six full baths and two half baths in home. Closet space galore. Cedar closets as well. On the third floor on the same level as some smaller bedrooms, there is an entrance into a large unfinished attic with windows, attic fan, and skylights can be finished as a room of choice. Bathroom can be added as well. Unfinished basement for workshop, storage, and access to electrical panels for the home, portable generator. Six zones including a brand new hot water heater. Irrigation well for gardening, highly valuable black walnut trees. Flat acreage allows plenty of room for a pool or other outdoor amenities. Security System.
Registered in Rumson as one of the 250 Historical Homes in Rumson built in 1904.Named Lauriston for Caesar's second wife, the former Laura Unger, the house was erected in a 39-acre segment of the Parmly estate that covered the block between Osprey Lane and Tuxedo Rd. They chose Leon Cubberly, famous architect, to design their new home used for seasonal purposes. Cubberly designed a rectangular Italian Renaissance Revival house with Colonial Revival elements. Caesar was an active sportsman and hunter of large game;he maintained a lodge in Canada for that purpose. His youngest son, Charles Unger Caesar, stayed on at Lauriston, which passed from the family following the 1942 death of Laura. The property had a number of owners in the 1940's, and was subdivided by the 1950's. Three houses were built in front of Lauriston about 1954-1962. In 2001, the current owners applied for the Register Listing. This masterpiece is awaiting an appreciative buyer on its own merits. This 20th century masterpiece will soon warrant a new and masterful owner!
Influenced by the English Picturesque and Associationist Movements, this style borrowed (or associated with), the imagery of the 16th Century Italian Renaissance as well as the indigenous freedom of the Italian Countryside. Its American proliferation found a separation from its Italian formalism, embracing its use of natural materials, low-pitched roof profiles, projecting cornice lines, small porches and opulent craftsmanship.
1 mile from beach. 1/2 mile to Shrewsbury River via Osprey Lane or Tuxedo Rd. Privacy Galore. Easy commute to NYC via ferry or train. Room sizes approximate.