A traditional Bernardsville Mountain Colonial is majestically set on five view-filled acres. This exceptional home is approached by a gated stone drive overlooking the property's spring-fed pond and surrounding countryside. Sweeping lawns are enhanced by native plantings, flowering trees, brick and stone walkways and a stone terrace spanning the rear of the home. A swimming pool complex offers an entertainment-sized terrace, spa and pool house.
Built in 1978, this Colonial has been meticulously maintained, renovated and upgraded through the years, including the addition of an oversized detached heated carriage house with finished office and party space above. The finely-appointed floor plan provides five bedrooms, three full bathrooms and two powder rooms. Interior highlights include gleaming wood floors, intricate millwork, generously-scaled rooms, two fireplaces and beamed ceilings.
An ideal flow from one gathering space to the next characterizes the main floor. The foyer reveals a front-to-back formal living room anchored by a fireplace, double windows overlooking the splendid view and an elegant formal dining room with access to the stunning butler's pantry. Adjacent to the living room is a sophisticated yet inviting home office/den. In the step-down family room, the home's second fireplace is a welcoming focal point.
Chefs will appreciate the stylish kitchen fitted with custom cabinetry, granite counters, stainless steel appliances and a breakfast bar island. Adjoining the kitchen is a spacious dining area with sliding French doors to the terrace, a computer room/office featuring multiple built-ins and a formal powder room.
The second floor is accessed by front and rear staircases. A luxurious master suite of rooms contains a bedchamber, sitting room, spa-like bathroom and a private deck overlooking the pond and pool. Four additional bedrooms, two full bathrooms, a laundry room and window seat niche complete the second floor.
Casual space on the finished lower level includes billiard, sitting and family rooms, plus a wine cellar and powder room.
Bernardsville in Somerset County is a borough known for its rolling hills, estate properties, charming downtown and an excellent public schools. Shopping, dining, Midtown Direct trains, bus service, Interstates 287 and 78 and Newark Liberty International Airport are convenient to this refined Colonial.upper level, a very inviting inground swimming pool with adjacent poolhouse, and an expansive terrace with views of the spring fed pond. The interior of the 5 bedroom residence presents us with a very charming, sophisticated, "done to-the nines" look. The front-to-back Living Room with fireplace, adjacent Den/Office, gracious formal Dining Room, Family Room with fireplace, an extraordinary gourmet Kitchen, Master Suite with sitting Room & fireplace, newly renovated bathrooms, hardwood floors and more. List of updates is available.