SOLD, Video of Elegant European-style Manor Bernardsville NJ - Real Estate Homes for Sale

August 23, 2011
This property was successfully marketed and sold. To see other properties please visit: http://www.turpinrealtors.com Beautifully situated at the end of a private drive in Bernardsville, Somerset County, New Jersey, this European-style manor house, circa 1911 with later additions and renovations, provides a unique opportunity for grand country living with park-like grounds with exquisite gardens, and unusual privacy. Located on 20 prime acres, this estate is a part of the original Mountain Colony which was formed by wealthy New Yorkers flocking to this area during the years following the Civil War. Part of the original Stevens Estate, Caroline Bayard Stevens Alexander Wittpenn lived in this house designed by the architectural firm of Delano and Aldrich. The estate eventually became occupied by Caroline's grandson, Archibald Alexander III who had a distinguished career as treasurer of the state of New Jersey and undersecretary of the Army under President Truman. The home passed out of family ownership in the 1980's. The property embraces manicured lawns, two holes of golf with fairway, and woodlands offering an abundance of nature. A tree-lined drive leads to the courtyard adorned with garden plantings. The resort-like pool area features a cabana and expansive bluestone terracing. A gazebo accents the lighted tennis court. The slate roofed stucco home offers a center-through entrance hall, formal living and dining rooms, family room, media room, chef's-style kitchen with adjoining breakfast room, butler's pantry, and three powder rooms. On the second floor is the sumptuous master suite with bedroom with fireplace, sitting room, abundant closet space and two luxurious bathrooms; four additional bedrooms, all with bathrooms, and a cozy den. On the third floor are the sixth bedroom and seventh bathroom, as well as a walk-in attic. The basement features an exercise room, recreation room, dry sauna, wine cellar and a utility room. Open porches and brick and flagstone terraces offer outdoor living. Dependencies include a carriage house with second floor apartment, limousine-size garage, horse stalls, wash room and tack room; three-bedroom guest cottage and a greenhouse. Amenities include nine fireplaces, high ceilings, beamed ceilings, marble floors, patterned oak flooring, gilt decorative mouldings, whole-house generator, security system and custom lighting accenting the exterior landscaping. An additional ten-acre lot is available.
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