Russian-born hockey star Ilya Kovalchuk is getting ready to say goodbye to his 10-room French chateau-inspired mansion in Alpine, New Jersey.
Kovalchuk, now playing for the Los Angeles Kings, bought the 2-acre tract in 2010 (after joining the New Jersey Devils) for $4.5 million. He then built a beautiful custom home at 10 Flick Drive that looks like something out of a fairytale, which he’s now ready to part with for a whopping $17.99 million.
With 8 bedrooms, 11 full baths, and 3 half baths spread on 4 levels, this magnificent home is a treat even for the most demanding buyer. The first level includes a formal living room and banquet-size dining room as well as a great room, bar, and family room. The designer chef’s kitchen includes a separate prep kitchen, walk-in pantry, butler’s pantry and wine closet. There is also a library and guest bedroom with full en suite bath and indoor pool.
The basement hosts an array of fun amenities: a lounge, theater, bar, plunge pool, massage room, exercise room, dry sauna, and wine / tasting room. There are also two game rooms, arts & crafts room, and a bedroom with wet bar and en suite bath.
The lot the home is built on is part of the Frick Estate, which was formerly owned by Henry Clay Frick II, the grandson of the great American industrialist Henry Clay Frick.
Alpine, New Jersey, is no stranger to ultra-luxury homes. In fact, Alpine is an enclave of around 2,400 that counts some of business and pop culture’s best known names among its residents and was often named among the wealthiest zip codes in the U.S.
“Alpine is known worldwide for its grand estates, celebrity residents, and close proximity to Manhattan. This home epitomizes the best of what Alpine has to offer: privacy, luxury, and above all space – something buyers won’t easily find in New York City,” said top real estate agent Michelle Pais, Founder of Signature Realty NJ and leader of the Michelle Pais Group — which is exclusively marketing the property.