127 Old Army Rd,
Bernards Twp. NJ

4 beds | 3.1 baths | 3.11 Acres | MLS/ID#: 3534547


Exceptional Basking Ridge Colonial

Beautifully situated on over three landscaped acres in the Old Army Road section of Basking Ridge, this expansive custom Colonial overlooks breathtaking distant views of the Somerset Hills. Originally built in 1985 with numerous upgrades and stunning renovations, the designer-owner integrated fresh design elements throughout. 

Bright and airy, the 13-room open floor plan presents four bedrooms and three-and-one-half baths. Among the many outstanding details are hardwood flooring, high ceilings, three fireplaces, crown molding treatments, custom built-ins and a Sonos sound system serving the main floor. Reinforcing the home’s strong indoor-outdoor connection are rear decks, large windows, French doors and a patio taking in dramatic natural panoramas of open lawns and tall trees.

Introducing the home is a welcoming foyer offering glimpses into some of the principal rooms. In the living room, beamed ceilings, an elegantly mantled wood-burning fireplace and charming built-in window seat are outstanding features. A set of French doors reveals a sublime home office or den featuring built-in cabinetry and elaborate woodwork. Special occasions are even more memorable in the formal dining room lined with crown and chair rail moldings. 

The spectacularly updated chef’s kitchen features marble countertops, a center island with breakfast bar seating and prep sink, designer white cabinetry and commercial-grade appliances. An open rear staircase leads to the second and lower levels. The kitchen adjoins a sunny dining area with French doors to the deck and the family room fitted with custom built-in cabinetry and a gas fireplace. Nearby are a powder room and a stylish mud room offering custom cabinetry.

Upstairs, the sophisticated master suite is designed with crown moldings, hardwood floors, a separate windowed dressing area with detailed cabinetry and a spa-like master bath. This sumptuous owner’s bath contains a double sink vanity and a huge shower with multiple jets and a bench seat. Two additional bedrooms and a full bathroom complete the second floor.  

Additional living space on the daylight walkout lower level includes a family room warmed by the glow of a raised hearth stone fireplace, a stylish wet bar with wine refrigerator, a windowed dining area, oversized bedroom and updated full bath with a clear glass door enclosed shower.

This gracious Basking Ridge Colonial is a short distance from local shopping, public transportation and major highways. It is approximately 30 miles from Newark-Liberty International Airport and 40 miles from Manhattan. Nearby recreational facilities include golf courses, tennis courts, country clubs, fitness centers, a local YMCA, equestrian facilities and theaters.
Bedrooms 4
Full Bathrooms 3
Half Bathrooms 1
Property Type Residential
Year Built 1985
Acreage 3.11
Style Colonial
Taxes $22,059 (2018)


Elementary OAK ST
Middle W ANNIN
Number of Rooms 13
Basement Yes
Basement Desc. Walkout, Finished
Community Living No
  • BarWet
  • TubShowr
  • SecurSys
  • FireExtg
  • CODetect
  • CeilCath
  • SmokeDet


  • CarbMDet
  • CentVac
  • GenBltIn
  • RgOvGas
  • OvnWElec
  • Washer
  • Dishwshr
  • OvenSelf
  • KitExhFn
  • Dryer
  • Microwav


  • Gas Fireplace
  • Rec Room
  • Family Room
  • Living Room


  • Carpeting
  • Tile
  • Wood


  • 2 Units
  • Forced Hot Air

Fuel type

  • Gas-Natural


  • 2 Units
  • Central Air


  • Public Water

Water heater

  • Gas


  • Septic


  • Cable TV Available
  • Garbage Extra Charge

Room layout

Room Dimensions Floor
Master Bedroom 19x15 Second
Bedroom 2 15x12 Second
Bedroom 3 13x12 Second
Bedroom 4 16x14 Second
Den Room 17x12 First
Dining Room 16x14 First
Family Room 26x11 First
Kitchen 19x17 First
Living Room 26x15 First
Bedroom 21x14 Ground
FamilyRm 29x14 Ground
Rec Room 17x13 Ground
  • Patio
  • Curbs
  • Deck
  • Thermal Windows/Doors


  • 2 Spaces
  • Garage Door Opener
  • Attached Garage


  • 1 Car Width
  • Additional Parking
  • Crushed Stone


  • Asphalt Shingle


  • Skyline View
  • Open Lot

Listing Agent

Photo of Susan Miller




Bernards Twp. (Basking Ridge), NJ real estate market

Basking Ridge in Bernards Township has retained its small-town charm for over 200 years. Most of the shops, restaurants, and services along tree-lined South Finley Avenue are located in historic 19th-century houses. In fact, the downtown area has so much history that it was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1994.

Bernards Township was originally formed by Royal Charter as Bernardston Township. The name Bernards Township was given to the area in 1760 by King George II to honor Sir Francis Bernard, Provincial Governor of New Jersey from 1758 to 1760. It was incorporated as Bernards Township in 1798. Basking Ridge, Liberty Corner, Lyons, and West Millington are located within Bernards Township, while Martinsville is split between Bernards and Bridgewater Townships.

Even though maps indicate that Basking Ridge is a small commercial district in the northeast section of Bernards, about 95% of the township is referred to as Basking Ridge and has a Basking Ridge postal address. The only major parts of Bernards that do not have Basking Ridge addresses are the Veterans Administration Hospital in Lyons and Liberty Corner, a small historic district in the southern portion of the township.

The Bernards Township municipal building on Collyer Lane is housed in a circa 1912 brick Tudor mansion detailed with French pocket doors, maple and mahogany paneling, and marble fireplaces. The house and its 28 acres were sold to the township by John Jacob Astor VI for $140,000 in 1968.

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