Four seasons of spectacular forested views on 40± farm assessed woodland acres await in a glorious mountainside retreat just five minutes from Bernardsville’s charming village. Peaceful privacy surrounds the architect-designed main home, vintage guest cottage and spring-fed pond on the tranquil property, a contemplative setting ideal for use as a writer’s retreat, artist’s muse, or anyone inspired by the natural world. A recent price reduction makes this Bernardsville custom home for sale even more enticing.
Entered by a tree-lined drive through managed forests, a stone bridge crosses over a bubbling stream to the custom stone and shingle residence built in 1981. Celebrated local architect William Halsey designed the home to seamlessly interact with its surroundings. His visionary approach incorporated large windows, open decks and a covered patio to take in leafy views and panoramic vistas of the pond, while sounds of the rushing stream lend a further feeling of serenity.
A sunny open floor plan of 18 rooms includes four bedrooms., three-and-one-half baths and a walkout lower level. The main home is enhanced by a charming cottage on the grounds. This circa 1930 ice house has been transformed into a special multi-room dwelling with waterfall and stream views, making it reminiscent of a cozy Adirondacks lodge. Nearby, an outdoor stone grill invites summertime cookouts or creates a fireside focal point for ice skaters in the winter.
Carefully maintained and diligently managed by the current owners as a woodland assessment, their thoughtful management of the hardwoods has resulted in an open, light filtered overhead canopy and a forest floor remarkably free of underbrush. Walking trails, native plantings, wildlife, a variety of bird species and gorgeous natural scenery make this exquisite Bernardsville property a unique offering in a central location.
Wonderfully private yet a quick drive from town, this exceptional listing is close to Midtown Direct train service to Manhattan, fine restaurants, shops, golf courses, Newark Liberty International Airport and a network of local and interstate highways. For more information about this luxury home for sale in Bernardsville, luxury real estate in New Jersey or Bernardsville estates for sale, contact Turpin at 877-788-7746.