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Build your dream home or weekend get-a-way on Sussex Counties best kept secret. This parcel of land has never been marketed for sale. Its rich history is a timeless treasure of beauty, privacy and glamour. 11 Payne Road is the place where socialites, politicians and celebrities enjoyed the outdoors during the 1930’s and beyond in privacy.

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History Company Biography

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In 1912 a young John Perona departed from Europe to find his dream in the USA. He settled in Sussex County and worked on his brother Emil’s beloved Perona Farm (a dairy farm back then). In 1918 John moved to Manhattan and worked in the restaurant business as a busboy. By 1930 he was a successful businessman, the founder and owner of the famous El Morroco Club in Manhattan.

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John purchased a large tract of land in Sussex County adjacent to his brother Emil’s Perona Farms. There he dammed a stream to create “Perona Lake”. In this bucolic setting he built a classic country estate which remains occupied by his descendants. It was his Shangri-la where John and his wife, Eleanor relaxed and entertained close friends and family. When John was not reigning from his customary place at the El Morocco Club he entertained and greeted the elite who included the Vanderbilts, Whitneys, Roosevelts, Astors, Fords, Rockefellers, European Aristrocrats and South American playboys. Hollywood stars including Clark Gable, Marilyn Monroe, Babe Ruth, Merle Oberon, Judy Garland, Gary Cooper, Rita Hayworth, Elizabeth Taylor, Errol Flynn, Nicky Hilton, Douglas Fairbanks (Sr. & Jr.) Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz were regulars at the club and as invited guests to the lake. … Read the full story

 

 

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El Morocco Club What We Do

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For thirty years John Perona lived at the epicenter of the international society as the famed proprietor of New York’s legendary supper club – El Morocco. On October 5, 1931, John Perona opened El Morocco as a speakeasy in rented quarters at 154 East 54th Street. Referred to as Elmo or Elmer by its regulars, El Morocco quickly became a favored night spot among the city’s beau monde. The repeal of prohibition two years later on December 5, 1933 was marked at El Morocco with great celebration. John hired decorator Vernon McFarlane to create the exotic décor that became El Morocco’s trademark. The famed banquettes and the dining chairs were upholstered in a distinctive azure blue and white zebra print. Lining the walls were white-painted cactus,  Moroccan grilles, Venetian lamps and the famous palm trees with translucent cellophane fronds. Overhead, a dark blue ceiling twinkled with a galaxy of miniature lights. The club’s exclusive Champagne  Room, offering French haute cuisine, featured a more subdued décor of striped wallpaper and white painted rococo mirrors. El Morocco counted a galaxy of Hollywood stars among its regulars, including Errol Flynn, Marlene Dietrich, Gloria Swanson, Clark Gable, Charlie Chaplin, Greta Garbo, Douglas Fairbanks (Sr. and Jr.), Cary Grant, Ginger Rogers, Merle Oberon, Judy Garland, Gary Cooper, Rita Hayworth, Claudette Colbert, Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, Audrey Hepburn and many more. El Morocco was, as a 1930s newspaper advertisement for the club proclaimed, “Where smart New Yorkers welcome the elite of the world.”

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Picture perfect property all year round. Land can be sub-divided into approx. 15 to 16 residential lots of 2 acres each. Lovely wooded property, on a private road right off of Andover Sparta Road.

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Area: Andover Township
County: Sussex
Price: $499,000
MLS#: 3657135
Property Type: Lot/Land/Acreage
Lot Size: 38.21 Acres
Taxes: $9988

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