Bernardsville Mountain Contemporary For Sale
A highly imaginative collaboration between a New Jersey-based art collector and two leading California architects lasted for seven years and produced a modernist Bernardsville Mountain luxury home notable for its size, scope and striking features. Quickly recognized as a unique contemporary design, the home was prominently featured in major publications including Architectural Digest, Architectural Record, GA Houses, American House Now and Elle Décor. The homeowner’s desire for a warm and fun country residence that was decidedly different is accurately reflected in the stunning four-bedroom, four full and three-half bath layout.
As fresh and appealing today as when it was completed in 1996, the distinctive L-shaped home is set on a knoll, where the 11.4 acre property, comprised of two lots, takes in dramatic 30-mile views. Great precision was taken with the home’s site on the acreage, and the result is two prominent wings which follow the lines of the landscape.
Forming a central part of the open concept floor plan are the living room, kitchen and dining room, free-flowing spaces ideal for grand or intimate entertaining. Expansive windows frame vast panoramas throughout the home. Varying levels contain a media room, art gallery, gym and three en suite bedrooms, including a magnificent master retreat in its own private wing.
Natural materials used throughout include:
• An inventive exterior of stone and stucco using bold, modern angles
• Beechwood built-in furnishings
• Teak-framed windows of every shape and size
• Exposed Douglas fir posts and beams
• Indiana Yukon Silver limestone flooring and countertops
• Fieldstone fireplace and exterior retaining walls reclaimed from the excavation
• Ipé –Brazilian mahogany—decking at the lap pool
• Fractured bedrock harvested at the site for the entry steps and lower façade
Enhancing the main residence are a three-level guest cottage, Olympic-sized lap pool, spa and Ipé deck. Year ‘round comfort is provided by multiple zones of hot air and air radiant heating and cooling, steam humidification, Light Touch automated lighting and a Kohler generator.
Measuring about 6,400 square feet, the floor plan has been customized right down to the smallest cabinet detail and sock drawer specification. This is a testament to the owner’s exacting standards of excellence—and his 40-year thought process—ultimately resulting in an unparalleled contemporary home for sale in Bernardsville.
This Bernardsville Mountain luxury property for sale is offered on two lots for a total of 11.4 acres. The listing includes a four bedroom Colonial on a separate five-acre lot at 65 Peachcroft Drive. For more information about Bernardsville luxury homes for sale, luxury real estate in New Jersey or luxury properties in Somerset County, contact Turpin at 877-788-7746.