13 Wilrich Glen, Mendham NJ - Real Estate Homes for Sale

May 27, 2015
A high quality of life and location are undeniably two of the most important aspects of choosing where to live. Selected by New Jersey Monthly magazine in 2014 as having the #4 public school system in the State of New Jersey, Mendham has added yet another accolade to its reputation as a great place to thrive in northern New Jersey. Its location just to the west of Morristown has always kept it in the eyes of corporate and private business owners looking to locate within easy reach of work and, in the case of this particular offering, within ten minutes’ drive of five dozen fine restaurants in Morristown’s historic town center, the Mayo Performing Arts Center, and of course the highly respected Morristown Medical Center. Within the popular Washington Valley portion of Mendham is an enclave named Wilrich Glen, a premier neighborhood of custom-built homes that today complements the wooded, rolling hillsides and green valleys of Morris County. The owners chose two lots for their home site, placing the improvements on one and keeping the second in its maturely wooded state for recreation and a naturalized buffer. Now offered as a package, the combined 6.8± acres provide a private, gated and fenced setting to the roadway as well as ample play yards and gorgeous vistas over landscaped grounds to distant hillsides to the east. Immediately behind the custom-designed home, bluestone terraces and an expansive Ipé deck with outdoor kitchen provide an idyllic setting for casual or formal entertaining. A series of waterfalls trickle down a small hillside in backdrop, filling the koi pond that ribbons along the terrace and under a bridge that joins the two spaces. Viewed from most of the house, the effect is magical. This is a generously-sized home of approximately 7,800 square feet on the main two floors with another 3,000-plus square feet in the finished daylight lower level. Professional decorating echoes a sense of warmth and welcoming, with rooms that serve to entertain and comfort, invigorate and exercise both body and soul. The two-story entry foyer sets a warm, welcoming tone. A two-story library/office with fireplace and stunning dining room with fireplace open to hillside views to the east. Built in 1997 with consistent updates and expansion, a recent kitchen wing takes your breath away with the use of handsome stone walls, multiple islands, a large pantry closet, a fabulously functional cooking space and an adjoining family room with informal dining and fireplace wall. The architect’s hand added a beguiling two-story cupola-topped ceiling and a dramatic mass of windows that immediately transport you into the landscape. Around the corner is an office lined with built-in cabinetry and desk space with versatile use. A great room doubles as a media center within direct sight of the kitchen, while the billiard and game room at the opposite end of the house provide alternate sports. The second floor is dedicated to six bedrooms and five full and one half bathrooms. The newly renovated master suite includes a private balcony, a gorgeous new bathroom and two generous walk-in closets. Four more large bedrooms are accented by dormer windows, outfitted closets and updated bathrooms. A charming two-room guest suite is located on a mid-level with a rear staircase. For more information visit http://www.turpinrealtors.com/property/35863683/13-WILRICH-GLEN-Mendham-Twp.-NJ-07945
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