Welcome to this historic stately gem set on an enchanting 1.08 acre lot nestled in the center of town. Within close proximity to all schools, ML train station, library, post office and lake recreation…you'll be able to enjoy all that Mountain Lakes has to offer here. The gardens burst with beautiful hydrangea and stone columns welcome you to this special home. A stunning columned front porch is a perfect spot to watch the world go by…the view is simply magnificent. Upon entry, you are struck by the exquisite chestnut trim work, gleaming hardwood floors and unique architectural features. Expansive rooms and plenty of windows, creates an airy, open and bright atmosphere. Dine in the elegant formal Dining Room with coffered ceiling and chestnut paneling. Any chef will delight in the gourmet kitchen featuring loads of custom quarter sawn oak cabinetry, an oversized center island, granite counter tops, spacious eat-in-area and French doors to the patio. Entertain on the lovely blue stone patio centered around a calming water feature. What a beautiful outdoor space for gathering. Set up your badminton net on the side yard…there is room for all your activities here! A convenient side entrance from the driveway accesses a large laundry/mud room and powder room that leads to the kitchen. This floor plan is ideal. Relax in the sunny Family room with wall of windows, custom built-in cabinetry and sweet corner seating. Gather in the Living Room to enjoy the crackling fire or play pool in the expansive den/gam room. Ascend the grand stairwell to the second level. The master suite is perfection with a spacious bedroom, separate dressing area with 2 large walk-in-closets and luxurious master bath. With coffered ceiling, a dual marble vanity, frameless glass shower, soaking tub and radiant heat floor – you'll feel you've gone to the spa here! Three additional bedrooms with gleaming wood floors and ample closets share a crisp hall bath with herringbone tiled floor and tub/shower. The third level is home to 2 very spacious bedrooms as well as a large hall bath. All will be comfortable here. With a full unfinished basement, 2-car garage, built-in generator, newer boiler and AC compressor this home awaits your arrival. Just move right in and enjoy!