Majestic, one-of-a-kind, historic colonial set on a meticulously landscaped 2.30 acre oasis in the heart of Mountain Lakes. Believed to have been the home of Herbert Hapgood, the town developer, this impeccable gem is simply breathtaking. Drive up to this serene setting and enter the grand portico from the gracious circular drive. You'll be welcomed into the elegant foyer and immediately struck by the interesting architectural features, quality craftsmanship and exquisite design. The formal Dining Room features a lovely, marble fireplace, coffered ceilings and floor to ceiling windows that frame the beautiful grounds. An ideal space for entertaining, dinner parties will be gracious events. Gather around the handsome, marble gas fireplace in the elegant, expansive Living Room. Perhaps one guest will be tickling the ivories from the adjacent music room. You may be required to host every holiday! Double doors open to the inviting den. A true entertaining space, these rooms are ideal for gatherings with French doors to a private courtyard, a perfect spot for the bar and an excellent flow! Enter the soaring Family Room w/ fabulous vaulted ceilings and walls of windows. The views are enchanting. An impressive floor to ceiling brick, gas fireplace anchors the room creating a magnificent focal point. Open to the kitchen, hosting large crowds will be a breeze with ample custom oak cabinetry, granite countertops, a full pantry and separate eat-in-area. The views to the pool and waterfall are simply sublime. Just off the Family Room find a wonderful guest bedroom w/ French doors to a private courtyard. A full bathroom with shower and laundry room complete the first level. For the ultimate in outdoor entertainment, enjoy the breathtaking covered porch with soaring ceilings, travertine tiled floor and incredible built in bbq w/granite topped bar area! This is an entertainer's delight! Rain or shine –the party is here! With a full bathroom and changing area, this space has everything your guests could possibly need! Relax poolside and enjoy the tranquil surroundings. With a travertine patio, koi pond, bridge and waterfalls, this is a serene, awe-inspiring setting! All your cares will slip away as you sip iced tea and dine in this beautiful oasis. Take a walk through this spectacular property up to the apple and pear orchards- enjoying the expansive views. As you wander, notice the private courtyards and niche gardens, it is simply stunning. Ascend the open staircase to the second level. The master suite is a true retreat w/ a warm, inviting sitting room nestled around the handsome gas fireplace w/ custom cherry mantle Open the French doors and enjoy the fresh air from the expansive balcony! Unwind in the master bath w/ dual vanity, glass shower and claw foot tub. A second bedroom down the hall features hardwood floors and a gas fireplace – what a treat! A crisp, third bedroom is located here as well as a shared hall bath w/ seamless glass shower and exposed brick detail. There are so many charming features to be discovered! The third floor is a whimsical retreat featuring an expansive bedroom w/ clipped ceiling niche, reading nook and full bathroom. No detail was overlooked in this thorough renovation resulting in the most inviting rooms everywhere you turn. This showplace offers everything today's buyers seek – exquisite renovation; expansive room; flexible floor plan; newer systems and multi zone heat /AC; built-in house generator and every other high end amenity imaginable. The property is truly indescribable with a spectacular pool, incredible covered porch; indoor/outdoor BBQ; magnificent stonescaping and gardens to include your own private orchard! No stone was left unturned in this lovingly restored masterpiece. Shangri-La awaits! Make it home!
MLS ID: 3432010
Prominent Properties Sotheby's International Realty