Bernardsville Mountain is a prime estate area founded by industrialists who built summer homes here and established a rail line to the area after the Civil War. Many fine examples of those Gilded Era mansions still exist on the Bernardsville Mountain, along with more newly-created luxury homes in this part of town. Famous residents included members of the Dryden, Stevens, Pfizer, Roebling, Olcott, Ballantine and Forbes families.
In the 1890s, the Bernardsville Mountain was primarily comprised of estate homes on 20 or more acres, with polo grounds, rambling gardens and private race tracks. The village of Bernardsville housed many of the artisans and laborers who built the big houses. The borough expanded to fill the growing demand of the mountain colony for services.
A recent listing on the Bernardsville Mountain is a 1969-built Colonial sited on five acres that was once part of the thread manufacturing Clark family’s 300-acre Peachcroft estate. This impressive brick front Colonial was extensively remodeled in 2009 and includes a variety of modern amenities and stylish updates. Open, level acreage overlooks pastoral country and sunset views. The grounds contain a heated pool, barn/stable, covered porch, rear deck, brick walkways and a bluestone patio. Both the land and barn were part of the original Peachcroft estate built in 1907. Sited near the pool, the barn is upgraded with radiant heated flooring and can be used as a yoga studio.
Inside, the expansive 12-room open floor plan offers five bedrooms, six full baths and a powder room. Luxury finishes abound as seen in the prevalent use of marble, granite, limestone and polished nickel, heated bathroom floors and towel racks, a whole home sound system and wider-plank flooring. Additional interior highlights such as three elegant custom-mantled fireplaces, detailed millwork, newer Pella windows with extra-sheer screens, Rohl faucets imported from Italy, neutral paint colors, French doors and generous room dimensions add traditional character to this premier home.
This graceful residence is located near public and private schools, as well as fine dining, shopping and sporting facilities. Bernardsville is approximately 45 minutes from Newark Liberty International Airport and approximately one hour from Manhattan by car or Midtown Direct train service.
For more information about Bernardsville Mountain homes for sale, luxury homes for sale in Bernardsville or luxury real estate in Somerset County, contact Turpin at 877-788-7746.