240 Pennbrook Road,
Bernardsville NJ

5 beds | 5.2 baths | 8.03 Acres | MLS/ID#: 3392738


New York Sophistication with Country Charm

Pair a talented architectural team, a New York interior designer and an owner’s penchant for best-in-class, and the result is incomparable. Stone pillars announce the entry to this 8-acre property spanning the pastoral Bernardsville/Far Hills landscape. Centering the courtyard is architects Beer & Coleman’s 14-room Country French reproduction. Built as recently as 2008, a cedar-shingle roof and HardiPlank siding clad the exterior. A wide, columned porch wraps around and stages views to rolling lawns, fieldstone walls, lush plantings, woodlands. In sight too, is the freeform pool with pool house, brick dining terrace, artistic railings.

Step indoors to high ceilings and entryways thickly framed with moldings, expansive windows, gleaming oak floors, solid 8-foot tall doors, rare marbles and granites. The coffered ceiling in the library is inset with stamped tin, wainscoting and crafted cabinetry line walls, French doors open to the porch. In the dining room a full-wall mirror and walk-in bay window visually expands the room’s generous dimensions. In the kitchen, modern verves enliven. A thick, glazed-concrete counter tops the island. A curved metal hood suspends over the Wolf range. Contrasting dark and light-hued cabinetry intermingles with Sub-Zero, Miele, Fisher & Paykel appliances—even a Viking full-height wine cooler. Enjoy a glass-of-wine by the fireplace or linger over a meal in the window-surround of the dining area. Architectural drama—grand proportions, high coffered ceilings, wide stretching windows—comes to a crescendo in the adjoining family room. It is magnificent!

As the French prefer, the main staircase is tucked away—here, in the gallery spanning the east/west axis of the home. But it is none the modest. Grand windows mark the landing. Pearl-porcelain glazing, selectively introduced on the main level, finishes the stair wall, then continues on to the upper level’s wide hall. Enter the luxurious master suite through double doors. The extensively outfitted cherrywood dressing room is beyond enviable. There is a kitchenette. Carrara marble and lavish custom appointments prevail in the master bath. French doors open from the bedroom to a balcony. Four additional bedrooms share this level, each handsomely detailed and accompanied with walk-in fitted closets and beautifully furnished baths.

This exceptional offering also hosts a walk-out lower level featuring 10-foot high ceilings spanning a recreation room with stage, media room and mechanicals including Crestron Home Automation for managing systems from near or far.

Bedrooms 5
Full Bathrooms 5
Half Bathrooms 2
Property Type Residential
Year Built 2008
Acreage 8.03
Style Custom Home
Taxes $52,203 (2016)


Elementary Bedwell
High Bernards HS
Middle BernardsvilleMS
Number of Rooms 14
Basement Yes
Basement Desc. Walkout, Finished, Full
Renovation Year 2014
Community Living No
Pets Allowed Yes
  • Bar-Wet
  • Beam Ceilings
  • Walk-In Closet
  • Fire Alarm Sys
  • Security System
  • CO Detector
  • High Ceilings
  • Cathedral Ceiling
  • Smoke Detector


  • CO Detector
  • Dishwasher


  • Kitchen
  • Family Room
  • Living Room


  • Tile
  • Wood


  • Radiant - Electric
  • Radiant - Hot Water
  • Forced Hot Air
  • Multi-Zone

Fuel type

  • Gas-Natural


  • Multi-Zone Cooling
  • Central Air


  • Well

Water heater

  • Gas


  • Septic


  • Cable TV

Room layout

Room Dimensions Floor
Master Bedroom 23x17 Second
Den Room N/A First
Dining Room 19x13 First
Kitchen 29x16 First
Living Room 26x15 First
  • Barbeque
  • Underground Lawn Sprinkler
  • Patio
  • Curbs
  • Open Porch(es)
  • Outbuilding(s)
  • Thermal Windows/Doors


  • 3 Spaces
  • Attached Garage


  • 2 Car Width


  • Wood Shingle


  • Stream On Lot
  • Wooded Lot
  • Pond On Lot


  • Gunite
  • Heated

Listing Agent

Photo of Ashley Christus




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Bernardsville, NJ real estate market

Located in northern Somerset County, historic Bernardsville Borough is bordered by Mendham, Harding, Peapack-Gladstone, Bedminster and Basking Ridge/Bernards Township. Established after seceding from Bernards Township in 1924, Bernardsville has the distinction of being the only town with that name in the United States.

Bernardsville's bustling downtown district winds along Route 202 and offers shops, services, boutiques, a movie theater, two supermarkets, several restaurants and a New Jersey Transit train station for service to New York.

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