Understated elegance beautifully nestled on a quiet mountain cul-de-sac.
A private road on esteemed Bernardsville Mountain provides the setting for this beautiful Federal-style home. A gated entrance with estate fencing encloses this offering’s five acres of lawn, mature trees and abundant landscaping. A wood shingle roof and clapboard siding envelope the home’s grand dimensions allowing for 18 rooms including 6 bedrooms. Indoors the gracious floor plan’s signature décor is given a sweeping palette in the 2-story foyer and throughout. Corbels augment carved multilayered crown molding. Elegant headers and fluted casings trim entries while columns and arches define spaces. Wainscoting lines walls and staircases.
Comfortable and functional design define the gracious floor plan. To the right of the foyer the living room presents the first of the home’s four fireplaces. The cherry library sports a magnificent coffered ceiling, built-ins and a window wall stretching its length. A teak paneled cathedral ceiling rises in the solarium, light streams from its banks of windows. Another window wall and fireplace prevail in the spacious family room; wide-spaced arches define the open flow to the kitchen. A 13-foot island centers the latter, the Hampshire cabinetry is flush with custom features and breakfast takes place amid views to the spectacular private grounds. On the second level a sitting room with refreshment station accompanies the master bedroom and the luxurious bath may well be a dream come true. Four additional bedrooms, all en suite, and a sizeable laundry room are here as well. A staircase heads from the hall to the third level with expansive sitting room, bedroom and bath.
The home’s finished lower level hosts a theater; video game, recreation and exercise rooms; bath and multiple utility and storage rooms.
No less impressive is the pool with pool house. Multiple French doors open from the home to the fully fenced complex. A travertine deck frames the 40' x 20' heated, saltwater pool inset with sun bathing deck. Echoing the architecture of the main residence, the structure features a cathedral ceiling sheltering the open dining area/lounge with fireplace. Indoors are a full bath, changing and storage rooms.
Known throughout the metropolitan area for its estates and historical mansions, Bernardsville is also prized for its excellent schools and ready access. Manhattan bound trains are available at the town’s historical train depot and nearby highways provide easy access to the State’s corporate centers.
Property Features Include: Attached Garage, Zoned cooling and heating, Multi-Zone, Full finished basement
Amenities Include: In ground heated pool
Additional Information: Carbon Monoxide Detector, Central Vacuum, Range/Oven-Gas, Refrigerator, Instant Hot Water, Dishwasher, Kitchen Exhaust Fan, Sump Pump
Built in: 2005
Exterior: Stone, Clapboard
Lot Acres: 5.03