140 Old Farm Road, Bernards Twp, NJ - Real Estate for Sale
For more information: http://www.turpinrealtors.com/property/156763983/140-Old-Farm-Rd-Bernards-Twp.-NJ-07920-3310 Tall trees shade a large courtyard edged with decades old fieldstone wall and lantern posts. Follow the driveway’s descent to the 11-room residence and realize the beginnings of a botanical nirvana. Wonderfully private, the 5+ acre grounds are a mecca of lush horticultural diversity complemented with woodlands. From columned porches and the artistically rendered terrace at the home’s rear, the outlook is to a spring-fed stocked pond with fountain and lighting, a recently restored gunite pool with spa and the gently rolling lawns to the Har-Tru surfaced tennis court. The present owner reveals he is regularly told this is perhaps the loveliest property in Basking Ridge. He further discloses he chose to purchase it upon seeing only the grounds having not yet entered the home. A striking open-stud portico proceeds its solid-roofed counterpart at the home’s entry bringing a fresh spirited motif to the home’s traditional design. The contemporary treatment continues in the high front-to-back foyer, its glass walls introducing the structure’s proclivity for inviting the outdoors in. High set grids bestow a decorative charm to large casement windows while allowing unobstructed views of the property’s bountiful amenities. Freshly painted walls, handsome oak floors and newly installed carpeting prevail throughout generously sized rooms. In the living room the stone fireplace rises to the cathedral ceiling. The renovated kitchen hosts amber-hued pine cabinetry, robust appliances and an expansive island. An L-shape wall of continuous windows virtually converts the family room to a sun room. French doors prevail at the several entries to the home and glide into wall pockets at the paneled library with sizable wet bar. And while laundry rooms are rarely applauded, this one—copiously-sized, amply bestowed with cabinetry, counter space and state of the art appliances, needs to be noted. Four bedrooms occupy the home’s second level including the master suite whose bedroom opens to a balcony and whose bath is a haven of comfort. The fifth bedroom with sitting room is located on the third level while the sixth bedroom, with bath, is over the garage and enjoys a private entrance. Bernards Township has long been favored by discerning buyers seeking a sophisticated community with small town charm convenient to train lines and major thoroughfares. Equally attractive are abundant recreational opportunities, the area's pastoral beauty and nationally awarded Ridge High School.