Concierge Auctions Announces Real Estate Auction of the Fabled Froh Heim Mansion in Far Hills

. August 27, 2009

Concierge Auctions announces a luxury real estate auction of the Froh Heim mansion, a historic landmark property situated on more than 11 acres in Far Hills, New Jersey. Conducted in cooperation with Prominent Properties Sotheby’s International Realty, the auction has no reserve, and no minimum bid is required.

The newly restored Froh Heim estate, German for “Happy Home,” features a stone and stucco exterior with Mediterranean-style architecture. It boasts 16 rooms with seven bedrooms and eight and a half baths, along with an array of luxury appointments including an elegant new Leonardis kitchen, two new Waterworks custom baths, and eight fireplaces.

A dramatic 47-foot great banquet hall dining room with majestic limestone fireplace and soaring ceiling is illuminated by four elaborate crystal chandeliers, and features French doors opening onto a private formal courtyard garden with fountain.

Rare period details are found throughout the residence: intricately-laid hardwood floors (some original to a Spanish Galleon and some to a French chalet), imported French tile, delicate moldings, rich paneling, hand-crafted fireplace surrounds, 19th-century European crystal chandeliers, hand-hewn beamed wood ceilings, and antique windows, doors and hardware. Modern plumbing and electrical systems and central air conditioning ensure comfortable, hassle-free living.

There is also a restored swimming pool with cabana and fireplace, separate “Gentlemen’s Retreat” including a wine cellar with hand-hewn beams, and a barn with eight stalls and two caretaker apartments. The expansive walled gardens, originally created by noted designer E.B. Shipman, have been faithfully restored and provide a tranquil setting ideal for entertaining.

Designed by noted New York City architects Peabody, Wilson & Brown, Froh Heim was originally the home of Evander B. Schley, a mining industrialist. Schley’s wife remarked over the beautiful view of the “far hills,” thus giving the village of Far Hills, NJ its future name. Additional alterations were made by F. Burrall Hoffman Jr. in the 1930s.

The property was recently renovated by respected local builder Heritage Premiere Properties and garnered the coveted 2009 Award of Excellence for Best Historic Residential Renovation by the Community Homebuilders Association of New Jersey. This noble property has been masterfully restored to showcase its inherent charm and splendor, while incorporating every conceivable modern luxury. The result is a thoroughly livable estate with an unparalleled pedigree.

“Froh Heim is a truly exceptional property, boasting old world elegance alongside modern features including spacious rooms and state-of-the-art amenities,” stated Laura Brady of Concierge Auctions.

“We are excited to work with Concierge Auctions to expose this magnificent property,” said Lorraine Hunt Kopacz, Broker Associate, Director of Luxury Marketing at Prominent Properties Sotheby’s International Realty in Basking Ridge, NJ. “This is truly a unique opportunity to acquire one of the preeminent and most desirable estates in the Northeast region.”

The auction will be held at 11am EDT on Saturday, September 26 at Froh Heim on Liberty Corner Road in Far Hills, New Jersey. Attendance is limited to registered bidders and their agents. A $100,000 deposit via wired or certified funds is necessary to bid. View Terms and Conditions of Sale for full details. Open houses will be held from 12pm to 3pm on Aug. 29, 30, Sept. 12, 13, 19 and 20. The property is available for preview daily, by appointment. For more information, call 877-215-2370 or visit

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