This French-style custom cedar and stone-accented residence set amid nearly six acres of open, rolling grounds enhanced by equestrian amenities, offers a sophisticated lifestyle. Approached beyond a gated entrance along a tree-lined circular drive, this detailed home presents a flowing floor plan of six bedrooms and five-and-one-half baths. There is a four-car garage attached to the residence Horse-friendly acreage includes a fully-equipped four-stall barn built in 2000 with electricity and running water, a tack room, attached garage and finished second floor with full bath. When it’s time to relax, enjoy a refreshing in-ground pool surrounded by a paver patio, a bluestone-floored side porch or rear patio, all positioned to take in majestic countryside views.
Natural light fills an expansive open floor plan highlighted by high ceilings, intricate moldings, gleaming cherry and oak hardwood floors, a wood-burning fireplace, decorative columns, custom built-ins, neutral paint colors, French doors and recessed lights. Oversized windows capture panoramas of the bucolic acreage, much of which is enclosed by classic three-board fencing.
A soaring two-story foyer features a limestone floor and dramatic butterfly staircase with railed gallery overlook. Extending from this grand entrance is the living room connected to a limestone-floored side porch for outdoor entertaining. Both the living and dining rooms have detailed moldings and large windows overlooking front fields. In the handsome cherry library are custom bookcases and cabinets. The expansive bar and elegant powder room are conveniently located behind the butterfly staircase.
The spectacular designer kitchen fitted with Enkeboll moldings has a granite-topped center island, oversized random width oak flooring, newer stainless steel and paneled appliances a generous-sized informal dining area opening to the patio, back staircase and access to the mud room and laundry room. An adjacent step-down family room is anchored by a wood-burning fireplace edged in raised paneling and built-ins. The paver patio is just a step beyond the family room.
Entered by double French doors, the second story master suite contains volume ceilings, a dressing area with dual walk-in closets, huge arched picture window and lavish Botticino marble tile bath offering a double sink vanity, jetted platform tub and separate shower. Five additional bedrooms—one ensuite and four connected by two full baths—provide ample space for guests. Completing this custom Residence is a finished basement featuring a full bath, mirrored-wall exercise room, casual entertaining areas, and room for a future wine cellar.
Bedminster Township in the Somerset Hills presents a sophisticated country lifestyle convenient to a network of interstate highways for commuters. The township is characterized by windswept fields, estate properties and open spaces.