243-279 Pleasant Valley Rd, Mendham Boro NJ - Real Estate Homes for Sale
For more information, visit: http://www.turpinrealtors.com/property/43168408/243-279-Pleasant-Valley-Rd-Mendham-Boro-NJ-07945 A winding driveway meanders past the renovated farmhouse, traverses an open meadow, crosses a cobblestone bridge and gently slopes to a wide cobbled parking court in front of the main residence. Beautifully sited amidst sweeping acreage along one of Mendham Borough’s most scenic roads, this Tuscan-style masterpiece commands glorious views of the surrounding countryside. The façade is a masterful blend of stone and stucco, adorned with a wood shingle roof and zinc gutters and leaders. Amidst the 13,000 square feet of luxurious living space, the homeowner and their architect have created rooms that feel intimate and inviting. Classic motifs such as beamed ceilings and stone mantelpieces have been beautifully blended with modern design touches. Throughout the residence, there is a breathtaking interplay between rustic and elegant, enhanced by the extensive use of natural finishes, handcrafted wrought iron, and designer lighting fixtures. On every level, the thoughtful placement of windows captures the marvelous views of the natural beauty that surrounds the estate. One step inside the vestibule hints at the numerous architectural details and opulent appointments that grace each of the three finished floors. The walls in the gallery hall are covered in an aged plaster finish, while the hardwood flooring was handcrafted from antique oak wood beams. The gallery opens to a two-story great room with stone walls and a curved pewter bar top imported from France. The centerpiece of the room is a soaring fieldstone fireplace with a ten- foot hearth, beautifully balanced by a vaulted ceiling featuring wooden trusses and custom chandeliers. Tucked behind the great room, the wood paneled library offers privacy and inspirational panoramic views. Grand gatherings are easily envisioned and graciously accommodated in the formal living and dining rooms, gourmet kitchen, breakfast room and outdoor terraces. The dining room is a stunning formal room with curved walls and a cove ceiling that was hand-painted in burnished copper by a local artist. The kitchen features custom oak cabinetry from Lancaster, Pennsylvania in an array of configurations that provide storage and conceal an assortment of upscale appliances. A massive center island topped in granite provides counter space for serious cooks as well as breakfast bar seating for informal dining. One wall in the kitchen is devoted to an enchanting inglenook with a gas fireplace and custom fitted pub benches tucked beside the fire. Completing the kitchen wing is a fully-equipped butler’s pantry, a powder room, laundry room, and a back hallway with fitted wardrobes that adjoins the attached four-car garage. The entertainment level can be reached by elevator or by two sets of stairs from the gallery hall. One end features a movie theater and a billiards room that leads to the wine tasting room, wine cellar and wine bar. A vast game room with a wall of windows and two sets of French doors opens to the lower terrace and meticulously landscaped lawn. The exercise room at the other end of the hall has a curved wall of windows with views of the pool and spa. A cabana bath, two powder rooms and a pet shower room were thoughtfully incorporated into the floor plan on this level. A sports barn with a basketball court and a renovated four bedroom antique farmhouse are also located on the estate. Professionally landscaped beds and established perennials accent the cobbled parking court, lower terrace and pool. A lily pond forms the centerpiece of the manicured lawn behind the residence. Mature specimen trees and deciduous plantings outline the perimeter of the property, enhancing the long views in all their natural glory. Mendham Township and Mendham Borough, commonly referred to as Mendham, are situated in the southern part of Morris County, a few miles from the county seat of Morristown. This property is located along a scenic country road that leads from Mendham to Peapack-Gladstone, an area that is cherished for its natural beauty. An excellent school system, close proximity to a network of highways and Midtown Direct train service to New York from the stations in downtown Morristown and downtown Bernardsville add to the appeal of this central location. Newark Liberty International Airport is approximately 45 minutes away by car.