2 Talmage Rd,
Mendham Boro NJ

5 beds | 3.1 baths | 1.35 Acres | MLS/ID#: 3444497


Beautifully sited on 1.3 grassy acres with a pool and perennial gardens is the historic circa 1824 Ezra Fairchild House in the heart of Mendham Village. This prominent three-story home has been carefully restored and renovated retaining antique wide plank floors, built-in cabinetry, solid wood doors and deep crown and base moldings throughout. Spacious rooms with high ceilings and large, newer windows allow sunlight to fill the interior.

A grand wraparound porch frames the entry to this special home and sets the tone as you enter. The welcoming foyer features crown molding and deep baseboard moldings, paneled wall detail and a staircase with antique wood treads and a curved wood handrail. An arched entry with French doors leads to the cozy den with gas fireplace, brick surround and hearth, bookshelves and French doors to rear terrace. Also off the foyer is the gracious dining room fitted with wainscoting, crown molding, two glass-fronted china and storage cabinets, a fireplace with brick surround, Moravian tile floor and French doors to a covered porch and deck. The front-to-back formal living room is on the other side of the foyer; it presents wide crown moldings, a fireplace and wall of floor-to-ceiling built-in shelving. Nearby, the custom chef's kitchen is a delight with maple cabinetry, a Sub-Zero refrigerator, Viking professional-grade eight-burner range and Viking dishwasher. A center island has soapstone counters, stainless bar sink and cabinetry. The adjoining large breakfast area overlooks wonderful views of the backyard. A charming powder room and laundry area complete this floor.

The second floor offers three bedrooms including a master suite bedroom with decorative fireplace and a sitting room.  An updated master bath contains marble floors, a double vanity with vessel sinks, jetted tub, and glass door shower with marble tile. Two additional bedrooms on this floor include one with a decorative fireplace. These bedrooms share a full bath in the hallway. Also upstairs is access to a covered sleeping porch and a staircase to the first and third floor.

The third level has two more bedrooms, a study or office with built-in bookshelves, full bath, second laundry room or studio, large hallway closets and a reading nook. The basement has a storage area, utility room, laundry room area and entry through Bilco doors.

Lush grounds are characterized by expansive lawns, walled garden areas, extensive professional landscaping with mature trees, perennial gardens and flowering shrubs. Among the trees are apple, apricot, mulberry and dogwoods. There is a deck, a stone terrace connecting to the den and a covered side porch adjacent to dining room.  An in-ground pool with bluestone patio and gazebo complete this tranquil setting.

This inviting three story antique home boasts high ceilings, grand/covered front & side porches and newer large windows creating sun filled spacious rooms. Original built-in cabinetry, impressive antique wide plank flooring and deep base & crown moldings create amazing ambiance throughout the home. Front to back living room with fireplace, arched entry to dining room with fireplace & French doors to side porch.Cozy den features a gas fireplace & built in bookcases.Updated kitchen with Viking,sub zero appliances.Second & third floor spacious bedrooms, master with bath. Level yard with gorgeous gardens,patio & pool
Bedrooms 5
Full Bathrooms 3
Half Bathrooms 1
Square Feet 5,149
Property Type Residential
Year Built 1906
Acreage 1.35
Style Colonial
Taxes $21,941 (2018)


Elementary Hilltop
High W.M.Mendham
Middle MT.View
Number of Rooms 11
Basement Yes
Basement Desc. Bilco-Style Door, Unfinished
Approximate Square Feet 5,149
Renovation Year 2000
Community Living No
Pets Allowed Yes
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  • JacuzTyp
  • CeilBeam
  • StallShw
  • WlkInCls
  • StallTub
  • CODetect
  • CeilHigh
  • SmokeDet


  • CO Detector
  • Range/Oven-Gas
  • Refrigerator
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen Exhaust Fan


  • Dining Room
  • Library
  • Living Room


  • Tile
  • Wood


  • Forced Hot Air
  • Multi-Zone

Fuel type

  • Gas-Natural


  • Multi-Zone Cooling
  • Central Air


  • Public Water

Water heater

  • Gas


  • Septic


  • Cable TV Available
  • Garbage Extra Charge

Room layout

Room Dimensions Floor
Master Bedroom 17x14 Second
Bedroom 2 17x17 Second
Bedroom 3 13x15 Second
Bedroom 4 18x18 Third
Den Room 20x17 First
Dining Room 18x17 First
Kitchen 16x24 First
Living Room 17x34 First
Bedroom 13x15 Third
Office 14x8 Third
SittngRm 17x18 Second
  • Patio
  • Wood Fence
  • Open Porch(es)
  • Thermal Windows/Doors


  • 2 Spaces
  • Detached Garage


  • 1 Car Width
  • Additional Parking
  • Blacktop


  • Slate


  • Level Lot
  • Open Lot
  • Wooded Lot


  • Gunite
  • In-Ground Pool
  • Outdoor Pool

Listing Agent

Photo of Holly Suminski




Community Video: The Mendhams

Mendham Borough, NJ real estate market

About Mendham

Ranking first in New Jersey Monthly’s 2013 “Best Places to Live” survey, residents of Mendham Borough enjoy the historic setting of this quaint six-square-mile community--located in Morris County and surrounded on three sides by Mendham Township, with Bernardsville (Somerset County) to the south--plus the conveniences of a walkable downtown featuring boutique retail shopping and dining options, like the historic Black Horse Inn and Tavern. Other nearby stores located in the Village Shopping Center include a supermarket, pharmacy, and a hardware store as well as additional specialty retailers.  

Traditions abound in Mendham Borough, with annual events that bring residents together to meet and mingle.  Music is in the air during the summer concert series and outdoor movie nights, when neighbors picnic in Borough Park.  The annual Labor Day Carnival and Parade is capped off by fireworks that signals it’s back-to-school season.  In December, kids and adults alike bundle up and sip hot cocoa as they warm their hands at the annual 12th Night Bonfire of Christmas trees, organized by the volunteer fire department. 

Many children walk to the Borough’s public schools, Hilltop Elementary and Mountain View Middle School, greeted along the way by crossing guards whose smiles are familiar to all after their many years of service.  The West Morris Mendham High School is also located in Mendham, drawing students from Mendham Borough and Mendham Township, as well as the neighboring communities of Chester Borough, Chester Township and Washington Township. 

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