48 Sunnybranch Rd, Far Hills, NJ - Real Estate Homes for Sale
For more information visit http://www.turpinrealtors.com/property/26294402/48-Sunnybranch-Rd-Far-Hills-Boro-NJ-07931 It is hardly surprising that upon completion of this custom shingle-style residence, upscale New York Spaces Magazine recognized a superb opportunity to feature its exemplary design in their New Jersey edition. Flourishing in Newport from 1879 to 1916, shingle style was architecture of fresh spirit and unbridled expansiveness. Privately poised on 10.5 premier Far Hills acres, this 15-room home celebrates one of America’s most beautiful and original architectural idioms. Thick cedar shakes overlay varying roof heights prompted by the interior’s diverse, original design. Cedar shingle siding descends to the Pennsylvania fieldstone foundation. Park-like grounds abundant with specimen trees and color-surged perennials can be enjoyed from columned bluestone porches, the terrace inset with fountain pond and artfully designed brick patio. Indoors beautiful natural materials showcase rooms imagined for understated comfort and ease. The wide-spaced entry to the great room is framed with Pennsylvania barn beams, pine paneling covers the cathedral ceiling, a two story Palladian window pervades one wall and expansive floor-to-ceiling fieldstone fireplace another. Floors throughout the home are of various antique wide-plank wood including chestnut, elm, red pine and oak. The Adirondack-inspired game room is clad in barn siding and sports one of the home’s six wood burning fireplaces. French doors open to the adjoining 2-story Adirondack screened porch with stone fireplace. Wainscoting inset with beadboard, faux-finished walls, wide custom moldings, raised wood-paneled ceilings, walls of windows and French doors are prevalent throughout. In the spacious kitchen, contrasting tones of alder wood cabinetry, complemented with fieldstone and brick establish a country-kitchen tenor. Top-of-the-line appliances are tucked into the room’s studied functional layout. Antique chestnut flooring warmed with radiant heat continues from here to the breakfast room and adjoining great room. Other highlights include first-level au pair quarters and a large guest suite. Upstairs, in the two-level master suite with stone fireplace and tiger maple flooring, stairs ascend to a tower library with panoramic views of the estate grounds and structures. The eye goes to the four-car heated carriage house shaped with porte-cochère and including a full gym, office and full bath, then to the white-picket fence circling the charcoal-finish heated pool with pool house including full bath. Further afield is the full size USTA tennis court and FIFA soccer goal. And finally there is the gated, posted entry to this resplendent country retreat.