Friday Flim Flam: : Gloria Crest

The mega-mansion obsessed folks over at Homes of the Rich reported on the wildly opulent and fantastically pedigreed Gloria Crest Estate in Englewood, NJ that just popped up for sale with a $39,000,000 price tag. The 24,000 square foot  Italianate villa was originally built in 1926, according to listing information, for the heir to the Polish throne.
It was later purchased by Joseph Kennedy—that would be the father of Joseph P., Jr, John F., Rose, Kathleen, Eunice, Patricia, Robert F., Jean and Edward M.—as a gift for his then mistress and current namesake Gloria Swanson. There are rumors Mister Kennedy somehow paid for the property with Miz Swanson’s money but we can’t speak on that.

The lavish, five acre estate is currently owned by Edward Turen, the Chairman and CEO of Control Equity Group and the father of young and well-connected Tinseltown producer Kevin Turen who was married on the grounds with groomsman like Zac Efron, Harry Morton and Will Kopelman who otherwise known as Drew Barrymore’s hubby and baby daddy.

listing photo: Sotheby’s International Realty

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  1. Anonymous says:

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  2. Anonymous says:

    old navy $12 cords? bitches i work there and read your post faithfully… or used to! :/

  3. Anonymous says:

    “Heir to the Polish throne” makes me giggle.

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  5. Anonymous says:

    great old place; i love the italianate style. fwiw Italy reaches from the southern end in the Med all the way north up to the Alps and borders Switzerland etc. northern italy gets cold and winter weather .

    Dear MAMA

    will you please do a Post on that French chateau owned by the russian oligarch that got ‘accidentally’ and completely bulldozed and eradicated??

  6. The word I’d use to describe the style of the place was coined by someone smarter than me in reference to Mrs Gardner’s pile in the Fenway: Italianette.

    I can’t for the life of me understand why people in the 1920s built these “Spanish” and “Italian” piles anywhere but California and Florida; they’re completely out of place, both stylistically and practically.

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  8. Anonymous says:

    If you look for it on Google Earth you can see that it is very out of place in its surroundings. It does have a high wall shielding it from the road but the houses across the street and in the vicinity, although perfectly nice, are far from being mansions. Why would anyone pay a big price for such a location?

  9. Anonymous says:

    Radziwitt?! Decent?! Only Mama is allowed three gins and tonics before bed.

  10. Anonymous says:

    Was the heir to the Polish throne a Radziwitt? Jackie O’s sister Lee’s second husband was a polish prince of Radziwitt decent. That would be historically ironic.

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