HOUSE OF THE DAY: The $11 Million House That Ballantine Pale Ale Built

ballantine house, 04/30/10

The Ballantine family is a New Jersey legend – they founded Patterson & Ballantine Brewing Company in Newark, producer of one of the most popular American beers – the Ballantine Ale.

Peter Ballantine, who immigrated from Scotland, started the company in 1840 and quickly found success.

[The Ballantine Brewery is currently owned by the Pabst Co., which has outsourced the production to the Miller Brewery.]

Peter built a house for his daughter Alice Isabel Ballantine and her husband in Somerset, New Jersey.

The house features 30 rooms, heated in-ground pool, a tennis court and a park size back yard. It is currently listed by Sotheby’s International Realty with a price tag of near $11 million dollars.

The fieldstone Greek Revival manor sits on 28 acres.

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Nice and airy when you come in. Great floors!

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Left off the entrance is one of the living-rooms.

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Fireplaces in almost every room.

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This room is huge - that royal piano looks tiny.

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The library has all original book cabinets.

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The master bedroom

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There are two master bathrooms – this one has a fireplace near a soaking tub.

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Another fireplace in the second master bathroom.

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The house is spacious -- 14,000 Sq. Ft.

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Double-oven in the kitchen -- did you expect anything less?

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A chandelier in the dinning-room.

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This is the kids' TV room.

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The adults get a movie theatre.

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A winter patio where you can read and relax.

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Or you can relax in yet another living-room.

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Cozy attic

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11 bedrooms, 10 bathrooms, 4 half-bathrooms....What's outside?

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The yard is massive.

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Nothing says you're loaded like a porcelain fountain.

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This is the herb garden.

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Pool! Great feature for the summer..

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...and the winter. The pool is heated!

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This is the original bridge where carriages passed to get to the house.

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