Hearst Castle is 68,500 square feet.The Breakers is 62,482 square feet. Will Montclair be getting the Comodo Castle at 60,000 square feet?
Melih Abdulhayoglu, CEO and founder of the Clifton-based Comodo companies, who according to Forbes has a net worth of $1.8 billion, is the Montclair resident looking to substantially increase his footprint in Montclair, with a controversial mega mansion that could rival The White House in size.
The proposed Montclair mansion, if built to plans submitted so far, would be 60,000 square feet — practically presidential in size when you compare it to the White House, which checks in at 55,000 square feet of living space (and valued at $400 million).
Homes ranging from 20,000-30,000 feet can be found in Alpine, New Jersey, but a compound anywhere near this size is unheard of in Montclair.
The proposed Lloyd Road mega mansion would not be the owner’s first teardown. Abdulhayoglu is the owner of a Montclair home that was previously an expanded ranch home. Sold in 2004 for $849,900, the 1950s-era home was subsequently torn down and replaced by a much larger home.