Jon Bon Jovi’s French chateau is up for sale

Jon Bon Jovi’s French chateau

Jon Bon Jovi’s French chateau

By Staff Writerécoute moi         

Rock legend and New Jersey native Jon Bon Jovi is selling his French chateau-inspired home in Middletown, New Jersey for $20 million.

Bon Jovi recently took the listing public, but it has quietly been on the market since 2017, according to a spokesperson.

The 18,000 -square-foot home was custom built in 1999 for Bon Jovi and his wife of 30 years, Dorothea, who lived there with their four children, Stephanie Rose, 26; Jesse, 24; Jacob Hurley, 17; and Romeo Jon, 15.

The 15-acre property is located an hour outside of New York City and designed by famous architect Robert A.M. Stern.

Jon Bon Jovi’s French chateau

Inside, solid wood double doors open onto a two-story foyer with a dramatic wrought-iron staircase as its centerpiece. From the intricate glazing and 18th-century patinas to the handmade plaster finishes, every inch of the interior screams old-world luxury.

The first floor has a 50-foot living room with 12-foot ceilings and a grand fireplace, parquet flooring and adjoining bar area, along with a dining room, family room and home theater. There’s also an outdoor retreat with a fireplace and a pergola where you can take in the river views.

There are six bedrooms, seven full baths and two partial baths. The kitchen has a handcrafted brick, barreled ceiling and honed alabaster countertops, according to the listing by Gloria Nilson & Co Real Estate.

Adjacent to the kitchen, there is a breakfast room with views of the Navesink River.

Jon Bon Jovi’s French chateau

There is also a large spiral staircase to take you to the second floor or you can hop in the elevator to arrive at the second floor, which is split into two distinct wings; one is reserved for the family and the other for guests, staff or your groupies. The family wing has four en-suite bedrooms. The master suite has a seating area, his and her walk-in closets and a balcony with river views. while the guest wing features two bedrooms, a full bath, a kitchen, plus a full gym with bathroom and steam shower. Outside there is a heated pool with two cedar bath cabanas and a separate kitchen.

Of course, the pièce de résistance is the master suite which is fit for rock royalty. The space comes complete with a balcony, a master bathroom with steam shower and freestanding soaking tub, his-and-her walk-in closets, a lounge area and even its own kitchenette.

“The property boasts the talents of the world’s most esteemed visionaries in music, architecture, landscaping and interiors,” said executive director of Christie’s International Real Estate Kathleen Coumou. “The result is an estate that is a work of art to be lived in.”