Site and Restoration
Crocker Mansion is located in northwest Bergen County only 30 minutes from the George Washington Bridge and Tappan Zee Bridge. Interstate and other Highways in the immediate vicinity of the property include I-87, I-287 and Routes 4, 17, 202 and 208. The site is within a few minutes by helicopter from New York City and major airports including JFK, LaGuardia, Newark and Teterboro.
The Crocker Mansion site consists of the restored mansion of approximately 45,000 square feet, a restored gate-caretaker's house of approximately 2,000 square feet which is constructed of the same exterior materials and compatible design to the mansion, located at the Ramapo Valley Road gate, the entrance drives, gates, walls, reflecting pond and the property of approximately 12.5 acres.
The restoration of Crocker Mansion was recently completed after many years of detailed craftsmanship and special arrangements. The renovation includes the complete reconstruction of the original fireplaces, pergolas, exterior brickwork and extensive terraces, walks and walls of the mansion. The interior restoration of the mansion includes the replacement of all plumbing systems and fixtures, new heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems and controls, repair and restoration of the elaborately carved wall paneling, ceilings and other decorative features. The gate entrance on Ramapo Valley Road has been restored with site and drive lighting installed in the style of the period of the mansion. Conduits for communication and security facilities to each gate entrance have been installed to afford privacy and security arrangements to the mansion. The long and winding drive leading to the mansion is landscaped and paved. New utilities including power, gas, sewer and water have been extended to the mansion.