New York Times Bestselling Author Dorothea Benton Frank lists her $3.35M estate with Sam Joseph

September 2018- New York Times bestselling author Dorothea Benton Frank listed her $3.35M opulent Tudor residence located in Montclair, New Jersey with Sam Joseph, of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New Jersey Properties Montclair office. “Highwall” is a magnificent 21 room, 7-bedroom, 6 full bath and 2 powder room rock-faced ashlar and brick 1928 English Manor estate.

This well-known author enjoyed this grand and stately home secluded on 1.22 private acres with a breathtaking view of the New York City skyline and adjacent to Eagle Rock Reservation for more than 30 years. Dorothea has written all 19 books in this historic and elegant house. Ms. Frank’s latest novel, BY INVITATION ONLY, was released this May.

This luxurious and private property, designed by renowned architect Charles Lewis Bowman, is one of the finest examples of this style in Montclair, the Township known for its thriving art community and famous residents. Dorothea takes great pride in the fact that she kept the historic details of this fine home intact.

Examples of the unique and distinctive features are 6 fireplaces, beamed, coffered and plaster rosette ceilings, bespoke walnut and oak woodwork, an outstanding library with a balcony of bookcases and a wet bar, a 3,000-bottle wine cellar with terracotta cooling shelves and a tasting room, and a lower level billiards room with adobe fireplace. Although it retains historical authenticity, it is tastefully updated for today’s lifestyle with a gourmet kitchen with two dishwashers, four new baths, master bedroom suite with his/hers full baths, dressing room, and walk-in closets. This well-appointed estate also includes a fully contained 3-room apartment with a kitchenette that is ideal for au pair or servants quarters.

Ms. Frank can be inspired gazing out the windows of her “Jungle Room” overlooking the professionally landscaped yard or acquire creativity while meditating in the garden beside the koi fishpond. She is fond of entertaining her guests in the Gunite pool and on her patio with a built-in bar and outdoor kitchen. Whether serving up a game of tennis or a delectable poolside dinner, she could always delight her guests by having the ordinary be extraordinary in this remarkable home.

If you are interested in seeing this outstanding estate, contact Sam Joseph here, call his private cell at 917 359-8990 or email samueliamarealtor@gmail.com.

September 2018- New York Times bestselling author Dorothea Benton Frank listed her $3.35M opulent Tudor residence located in Montclair, New Jersey with Sam Joseph, of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New Jersey Properties Montclair office. “Highwall” is a magnificent 21 room, 7-bedroom, 6 full bath and 2 powder room rock-faced ashlar and brick 1928 English Manor estate.

This well-known author enjoyed this grand and stately home secluded on 1.22 private acres with a breathtaking view of the New York City skyline and adjacent to Eagle Rock Reservation for more than 30 years. Dorothea has written all 19 books in this historic and elegant house. Ms. Frank’s latest novel, BY INVITATION ONLY, was released this May.

This luxurious and private property, designed by renowned architect Charles Lewis Bowman, is one of the finest examples of this style in Montclair, the Township known for its thriving art comm

Sam Joseph Featured on Front Page of Sunday Star Ledger

Montclair, NJ, October 24, 2017

On Sunday, October 22, 2017, the Sunday Star Ledger, the largest circulated newspaper in the state of New Jersey, featured a story on the front page about Sam Joseph, Realtor® Associate and Luxury Home Specialist at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New Jersey Properties Montclair office. It also appeared on nj.com, New Jersey’s largest online newspaper. The article’s author was Joseph Atmonavage and was entitled, “(Sur) real estate sales are his stock in trade”.

Explaining how Joseph has represented a number of CEOs and celebrities with his creative approach to marketing a listing, the article provides some examples of his unusual and at times, unorthodox, Realtor® Open Houses. For instance, at the Castlewood Castle in Llewellyn Park when he hosted a live jousting match. Or when he promoted a turkey give away and then procured a handler and live turkeys to strut on the front yard of one of his listings. Or the time he hired Cirque du Soleil players to perform. And let’s not forget the memorable West Orange home he transformed into Daddy Warbucks’ house from “Annie” complete with Broadway friends to be at the Open.

Watch Sam Joseph setting up a joust at Castlewood in Llewelyn Park, West Orange


Well known by Essex County realtors for his theatrics, “Realtors come to see what I am going to do next, “says Joseph, they are usually not disappointed.

Sam sets up a Realtor Open House with an “I Love Lucy” theme

“It’s always a party,” one realtor remarked at his latest open house where the theme was back to school. Brown bag lunches of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches were given out along with an apple and school supplies.

Sam serves lunch in gold boxes and hides a 1927 uncirculated $20 gold piece in one!

If you haven’t come to one of Sam Joseph’s “(Sur) real” Realtor® Open Houses, then you are definitely missing out.

To read more about Sam’s background and how he went from Harvey Nichol’s window director to Macy’s Herald Square creative director, creating the world-famous window displays, too, as one client put it in 2016, “Simply…The KING of real estate in Essex County…”, click here.

Sam Joseph Awarded NJ REALTORS® Circle of Excellence 2016-Platinum Award and Chairman’s Diamond Award

Montclair

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices is proud to announce that Sam Joseph, a Sales Associate with their affiliate New Jersey Properties, has achieved the 2016 Annual Chairman’s Circle – Diamond Award. This is the highest level that can be achieved by an individual real estate sales professional at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices.

Sam has also been awarded the NJ REALTORS® Circle of Excellence Sales Award, 2016-Platinum. This is the 4th year in a row that he has received this award.

Joseph has also been awarded the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New Jersey Properties Pinnacle Award for #1 Agent Companywide – 2015 in addition to the President’s Award.

Sam Joseph, a Luxury Collection Specialist, specializes in the Glen Ridge, Maplewood, Montclair, South Orange, and Llewellyn Park, West Orange markets. Since 1992, Sam has lived in South Orange, Glen Ridge, and Montclair which provides him a unique perspective on marketing homes in these communities.

In 2007 & 2008, the HGTV show “Bought and Sold” featured Sam as a Luxury Home Specialist and focused on his upscale listings and celebrity clientele.

Sam has more than fifteen years of experience in decorating and design, which makes him uniquely talented as a REALTOR®. Sellers benefit from his design expertise, which helps them style and stage their homes for maximum value. As Vice President & Creative Director of Macy’s Herald Square NYC, Sam was responsible for the Flagship Store’s world famous Holiday Windows and annual Flower Show. Previously Sam was Window Director for London based Harvey Nichols where his windows created quite the buzz when depicting the royal family in its world-famous windows.