101 Mountaintop Rd,
Bernardsville NJ

5 beds | 5.2 baths | 32.14 Acres | MLS/ID#: 3361474

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Description

The Eugene W. Mason House, considered by many to be one of the more architecturally significant and beautiful homes in the Somerset Hills, is featured in New Jersey Country Houses: The Somerset Hills. Designed by and for Eugene Mason, an architect with Carrere & Hastings and built in 1927 – at the height of Bernardsville’s heyday as a country retreat for New York’s most affluent families – the house is a stunning example of the French Norman Manor House style. Magnificently maintained, beautifully renovated and carefully preserved by the current owners, the house has changed hands only once before in its history: this exclusive offering marks a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to own a truly remarkable estate. The compound includes:  a five-plus bedroom main house with exquisite period detailing; more than 32 private acres with formal gardens (designed by visionary landscape architect Clarence Fowler), wooded areas,  open fields; a pool with twin pavilions; a two bedroom caretaker’s cottage; a two-story, heated barn and a stone water tower – a charming relic of a storied era.

A pea gravel drive winds gracefully from the electronic security gate to an impressive courtyard and the majestic stucco main house. The gracious, grand scale entrance hall has a true floating staircase and features a magnificent crystal chandelier, original to the property. All principal rooms in the house are characterized by beautifully proportioned rooms, quartered oak parquet floors, high ceilings, elegant crown moldings, antique mirrors, extraordinary craftsmanship and French doors from which views of the distant rolling hills and open fields can be enjoyed. The 32 acres affords management of the viewscape.  

The library/reception room features the original cabinetry, a fireplace with an antique stone mantel, faux marble detailing and pastoral views.

The formal but intimate living room has a fireplace with an antique marble mantel and glazed wall paneling; this is a timelessly classic space that echoes the original ambiance of an elegant era. Three sets of French doors open to a brick terrace and the great lawn, which leads to a Rhododendron allee and formal, tiered French gardens rimmed with boxwood. The adjacent dining room shares those elegant proportions, also with a fireplace and twin sets of French doors to the terrace, with a third opening to the four-season conservatory/ dining porch with its radiant heated marble floor. Floor to ceiling screens replace glass panels in the warmer months. Views are of the Boxwood parterre, gardens and fountain. 

The Butler’s Pantry features the original glass-fronted cabinetry, a nickel silver sink, two under-counter refrigerators, a full-size Subzero wine cooler and an ice maker. Swinging service doors open to the dining room and the conservatory. 

The large and very sunny kitchen blends period elements with modern amenities conducive to contemporary lifestyles. Appliances include: a Subzero refrigerator, two Subzero under-counter refrigerator drawers, two sinks, two Miele dishwashers, a 60” commercial-grade gas range with an original brass trimmed ventilation hood, an under counter microwave and an over counter warming lamp. Additionally, the kitchen features to-the-ceiling white paneled cabinets with brass hardware, a large marble-topped center island, wood countertops, a walk-in pantry and an adjacent informal dining area.

The family room has handsome mahogany –stained paneling, custom cabinetry that houses the flat screen TV and other electronics, a computer workstation -and provides a comfortable, very casual place for informal gatherings or casual entertaining.

Off the back hall is a second powder room, laundry room, utility/dog room (with dog door/fenced run) and access to a two-car garage. The service drive connects to the main entry drive and also leads to a second two-car garage, the barn and the caretaker’s cottage.

Five main bedrooms – including a master bedroom with a gas fireplace, large walk in closet with sliding glass doors and an ensuite marble bath – all enjoy lovely pastoral views.  Two of the other bedrooms are ensuite; one has a gas fireplace and a connecting door to an exercise room. The other two, one currently a nursery, share a bath with shower. 

Four smaller rooms and a hall bath are ideal for use as office space, a nanny’s room or cozy bedrooms for extra guests. There is also a large linen room, an elevator to the first floor and a back staircase. 

Additionally, this extraordinary compound includes: a heated pool with two pavilions (one with a fully-equipped kitchen, the other with two changing room/ bathrooms and an outdoor shower); a modernized two bedroom caretaker’s or rental cottage; a two story heated barn with three garage spaces and a workroom, an historic stone tower, a generator, security and irrigation systems, and central air conditioning. 

Bedrooms 5
Full Bathrooms 5
Half Bathrooms 2
Property Type Residential
Year Built 1925
Acreage 32.14
Style See Remarks
Taxes $40,323 (2016)
 

Schools

Elementary Bedwell
High Bernards HS
Middle BernardsvilleMS
 
Number of Rooms 16
Basement Yes
Basement Desc. Finished-Partially, Partial
Renovation Year 2011
Community Living No
Pets Allowed Yes
 
  • BarWet
  • Elevator
  • WlkInCls
  • SecurSys
  • CeilHigh

Appliances

  • CarbMDet
  • RgOvGas
  • OvnWElec
  • Refrig
  • Washer
  • Dishwshr
  • Dryer

Amenities

  • Elevator
  • Pool-Outdoor

Fireplace

  • Bedroom 1
  • Dining Room
  • Library
  • Living Room

Flooring

  • Marble
  • Wood

Heating

  • Multi-Zone

Fuel type

  • OilAbIn
  • GasNatur

Cooling

  • Multi-Zone Cooling
  • Central Air

Water

  • Private
  • Well

Water heater

  • Electric

Sewer

  • Private
  • Septic 5+ Bedroom Town Verified

Sewer

  • Cable TV Available
  • Garbage Extra Charge

Room layout

Room Dimensions Floor
Master Bedroom 19x17 Second
Bedroom 2 19x13 Second
Bedroom 3 17x13 Second
Bedroom 4 11x8 Second
Den Room 19x13 First
Dining Room 22x17 First
Family Room 24x17 First
Kitchen 21x11 First
Living Room 21x17 First
Breakfast 15x11 First
Conservatory 18x18 First
See Remarks 16x12 First
Bedroom 11x9 Second
  • Storage Shed
  • Underground Lawn Sprinkler
  • Barn/Stable
  • Dog Run
  • Patio
  • Carriage House
  • Outbuilding(s)

Garage

  • 4 Spaces
  • Garage Door Opener
  • Attached Garage
  • Detached Garage

Driveway

  • Gravel
  • Driveway-Exclusive

Roof

  • Slate

Lot

  • Mountain View

Pool

  • In-Ground Pool
  • Heated

Listing Agent

Photo of Gerry-Jo Cranmer

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