31 Peachcroft Dr,
Bernardsville NJ

7 beds | 5.3 baths | 11.49 Acres | MLS/ID#: 3471382


The Bernardsville Mountain Colony—the stories of the men of wealth who inhabited it, the country homes they commissioned which inspire architects to this day, the lifestyle they lived—is undoubtedly one of the most romantic chapters in American history. That many of those great houses no longer stand leaves the ones remaining all the more treasurable as visual depictions of the Nation’s late 1800s gilded age.

Peachcroft, a striking English-style manor, was built for John William Clark (1867-1928), president of the Clark Thread Company of Newark, later to become Coats and Clark Inc. Clark wisely positioned the manor to gain maximum advantage of the mesmerizing views to the Somerset and Hunterdon hills. Completed circa 1907 with fieldstone façade and slate roof, the 21-room residence stands impressively atop 11+ acres with sweeping drive, manicured lawns, exquisite plantings and one of Bernardsville Mountain’s choicest vistas.

Indoors large rooms with high ceilings, tall windows and frequent fireplaces are prepared to entertain in the grandest of styles. But Peachcroft originated as a country home, a respite from urban busyness, and continues today as a manageable oasis of comfort and ease. Emanating from the central reception hall are the library and office each with French doors opening to an arched stone loggia, the expansive formal living room with adjoining sun-splashed solarium, a well-sized dining room and family room. The updated kitchen features custom cream-hued cabinetry, a spacious cherry island and first rate appliances. 

On the second level, the master suite is a microcosm of the home’s finest architectural elements. Artfully carved crown molding and high baseboards frame the 31' x 21' bedroom. A prominent fireplace is anchored beside custom bookcase cabinetry. A wall of French doors, each prefaced with folding shutters, opens to a broad terrace with skyline views. Flanking the bedroom are sizeable dressing rooms and beautifully updated baths. Four additional bedrooms share this level. A separate wing contains the staff/in-law apartment. The home also includes an immense fully floored attic and walk-out lower level with service kitchen. Steps away from the residence is a lately-built fieldstone carriage house offering four garages and an unfinished second level. 

Forever a part of Mountain colony history, Peachcroft, today as then, offers casually elegant living convenient to major thoroughfares and New York City.  

Great-hall style foyer is the fulcrum for the comfortable and spacious main level rooms including library w/ large stone fireplace and office with fireplace, each opening to an arched stone terrace; A stunning living room adjoins the glass-walled conservatory w/ enchanting vistas of the Somerset Hills; kitchen w/chef's quality appliances & family/game room. Renovated master suite featuring expansive bedroom, 2 dressing rooms & 2 baths. Second-floor apt. includes 2 BR, LR, kit & bath. Immense attic & walk-out lower level. A rare gem!!
Bedrooms 7
Full Bathrooms 5
Half Bathrooms 3
Property Type Residential
Year Built 1907
Acreage 11.49
Style Custom Home
Taxes $62,138 (2017)


Elementary Bedwell
High Bernards HS
Middle BernardsvilleMS
Number of Rooms 21
Basement Yes
Basement Desc. Walkout, Full, Unfinished
Renovation Year 2004
Community Living No
  • Walk-In Closet
  • Fire Alarm Sys
  • Security System
  • CO Detector
  • High Ceilings
  • Smoke Detector


  • Range/Oven-Gas
  • Refrigerator
  • Washer
  • Dishwasher
  • Self Cleaning Oven
  • Water Softener-Own
  • Kitchen Exhaust Fan
  • Dryer
  • Microwave Oven


  • Bedroom 1
  • Family Room
  • Living Room


  • Carpeting
  • Tile
  • Wood


  • Baseboard - Hotwater

Fuel type

  • Gas-Natural


  • Central Air


  • Well

Water heater

  • Gas


  • Septic

Room layout

Room Dimensions Floor
Master Bedroom 31x21 Second
Bedroom 2 14x21 Second
Bedroom 3 15x17 Second
Bedroom 4 17x18 Second
Dining Room 20x25 First
Family Room 21x24 First
Kitchen 19x19 First
Living Room 18x31 First
Library 17x18 First
Conservatory 12x28 First
Breakfast 10x15 First
  • Carriage House
  • Enclosed Porch(es)


  • 4 Spaces
  • Detached Garage


  • Crushed Stone
  • Blacktop


  • Slate


  • Skyline View
  • Level Lot
  • Mountain View
  • Open Lot

Listing Agent

Photo of Ashley Christus




Community Video: Bernardsville Borough

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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