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Located in Bernardsville, the estate home is sited on 5± acres at the end of a private cul-de-sac in the coveted Somerset Hills. Entered by a gated stone entrance, the property is completely enclosed, protecting lush plantings from deer. Mature specimen plants in the front of the home frame a gracious covered porch. Custom landscaping surrounds the rest of the property, including a pergola that leads from the garage to the expansive cobblestone patio and rear bluestone terrace. An outdoor wood-burning fireplace and kitchen create a magical al fresco entertainment area.
The wonderful floor plan of over 8,700 square feet offers gracious living spaces enhanced by exceptional finishes. A two-story foyer with limestone flooring and sweeping staircase is flanked by formal living and dining rooms. Beyond the foyer are a light-filled conservatory, paneled office/library and hallway to the grand two-story great room overlooking an expansive bluestone patio. The great room leads to a spacious eat-in kitchen with plenty of room for a large dining table, center island and cozy sitting area. The kitchen presents custom cabinetry, granite countertops, tumbled marble backsplash, high-end stainless steel appliances and two pantries. A sun room, two powder rooms and a well-appointed laundry room complete the first floor.
Upstairs, the master bedroom suite offers elegant style and ultimate comfort. A gas fireplace, hardwood floors, an abundance of windows and extensive millwork define the room. There is also a master sitting room with a cathedral ceiling and French doors to a deck overlooking park-like views. The spacious master bath has luxurious features such as tumbled marble flooring, custom cabinetry, two sink vanities, a large jetted bath and custom steam shower. Dual walk-in closets with wardrobe organizers provide plenty of storage options. There are four additional en suite bedrooms plus a sitting/study area.
The finished lower level is arranged with sitting, billiards, exercise, media and wine rooms as well as a full bath. There is also a third floor with 1,200 square feet of unfinished space. This level has a roughed-in bathroom and doors to a balcony taking in manicured views of the property.
Custom-built in 1999, this sophisticated center hall Colonial was just professionally updated and decorated by SIMPLICITY DESIGN SERVICES. Listed at $2,795,000 by Michelle Hill of Turpin Realtors.