Guernsey’s to auction prestigious NJ Palisades real estate June 8
NEW YORK – Guernsey’s, long-known for producing innovative, eye-opening auctions, will be entering the world of prestigious real estate when it sells at auction on June 8 one of New Jersey’s most prestigious properties: 75 Bluff Road in Fort Lee.
Online-absentee and Internet live bidding will be available exclusively through LiveAuctioneers.com.
In the late 1940s, mob kingpin Albert Anastasia Jr. selected a spectacular 1.3-acre site on the Palisades cliffs with sweeping Manhattan views on which to build his Italianate-styled mansion. With money being no object, his resulting home, situated at the end of a long, gated drive and amid a park-like setting was nothing short of magnificent.
The ensuing years saw the property change hands twice to owners celebrated for their positive accomplishments. First Del Webb, part owner of the NY Yankees, and then popular comedian Buddy Hackett found themselves the owners of this grand mid-20th century estate.
Forty years ago, the property was sold to its present owner, Arthur Imperatore. Highly regarded for his efforts to improve the New Jersey shoreline, Imperatore’s endeavors include the creation and current ownership of what has come to be considered a critical link between NYC and points west – the NY Waterway ferry system. Consulted by world leaders and a pioneer in many fund-raising activities including research into cancer cures, Imperatore is parting with the home following the recent passing of his wife.
Guernsey’s is being assisted in the presentation of this stunning estate by Joshua Baris, agent for the luxury New Jersey real estate firm, Prominent Properties. Those wishing to inspect this important residence and learn details prior to the auction contact Guernsey’s directly at 212-794-2280.
View the fully illustrated catalog and register to bid absentee or live via the Internet as the sale is taking place by logging on to www.LiveAuctioneers.com.