House In Bernardsville, United States
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- 4 bedrooms
Property descriptionexceptional home enjoys four seasons of natural beauty and sheltered privacy
Four seasons of natural beauty and sheltered privacy surround a classic Colonial on the Bernardsville Mountain. This thoughtfully updated four bedroom, five full and two half bath home is situated on over five lush acres with a heated custom pool, detached two-car garage and two-story studio outbuilding. Approached beyond stone pillars marking the entry, a paved circular drive leads to this traditional residence filled with outstanding details and designer touches.Highlights of the gracious floor plan include hardwood floors, extensive millwork, custom built-ins, three fireplaces, high ceilings, a wet bar, Schonbek lighting fixtures, neutral paint colors and recessed lights. Landscaped grounds are characterized by open green lawns, colorful perennials and mature trees which can be viewed from the open air porch and railed master terrace above, both overlooking the serene pool. A stylish vestibule with mosaic tile flooring gives way to the wide entrance foyer featuring North American chestnut flooring, a sweeping staircase, crown and chair rail moldings and sightlines into some of the principal rooms. These include a living room warmed by the glow of an imported honed marble fireplace, a dining room with dimensional wainscoting, a wet bar and two built-in china cabinets, and a handsome coffered ceiling library fitted with built-in wood cabinetry flanking a custom fireplace. Each of these rooms presents flooring of North American chestnut. The chef's kitchen contains custom cherry cabinetry, granite countertops, oak hardwood floors and a collection of upper-end appliances from Thermador, Miele and Sub-Zero. The adjacent breakfast room also contains cherry cabinets, granite counters and a butler's pantry area as well as a built-in window seat, secondary farmhouse-style sink and atrium door to the open air porch. An archway reveals the adjoining family room, where a stacked stone fireplace creates a commanding focal point. The main floor is completed by an elegant powder room illuminated by a crystal chandelier, a mud room and full bath. There are access points to the open air bluestone porch from the family room, library and living room, reinforcing the home's focus on indoor-outdoor living. Upstairs, a sophisticated master suite offers a well-designed dressing room lined in custom cabinetry, and an elaborate spa-like marble bath with radiant heated floors, jetted tub and oversized shower with bench seating. The private mahogany master deck's spiral staircase descends to the pool. Three additional bedrooms, a spacious laundry room and cedar closet are also located on this level. A personal gym and a great room featuring multiple windows with plantation shutters are situated in the sun-splashed walkout lower level.Warm weather gatherings are easily hosted around the resort-like pool edged by slip-resistant granite pool decking. A two-story studio is a perfect space for creative pursuits like art, yoga or a home enterprise. The main level has radiant heated travertine flooring, a powder room, atrium door to the deck and ample closet space. Upstairs, a lofty area is a bright space fitted with reclaimed wood floors. The detached two-car garage is finished in stone and cedar clapboard. A dog run and convenient trash shed are additional outdoor amenities. Bernardsville offers a prime location in the heart of the Somerset Hills near extensive shopping, fine restaurants, world class recreational opportunities, access to a network of interstate highways and Midtown Direct train service to Manhattan.
303-1, HARDSCRABBLE RD, Bernardsville, USA, United States
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