189 Douglas Rd,
Bernards Twp. NJ

4 beds | 5 baths | 3 Acres | MLS/ID#: 3543787


If you are looking to escape life's chaos, this professionally landscaped property is a wonderfully serene retreat in Bernards Township. Sited on three acres and tucked away behind entry gates is a classic, updated and expanded Colonial.  Enclosed by deer fencing, the acreage presents gorgeous planting beds, stone walls, an expansive shade patio as well as other brick patios, an in-ground heated saltwater pool, a hot tub and a 70-zone irrigation system.    Measuring approximately 5,000 square feet, the current owners have transformed this home through the years. The two-car garage now accommodates three cars and offers an expansive master suite addition above. There is also a renovated  kitchen, a refinished walkout lower level and updated baths throughout. The extensive landscaping project was completed over a three-year period.   Highlights of the gourmet kitchen include a large center island, separate dining area and high-end appliances such as a Wolf six-burner gas range with dual ovens, a Wolf wall oven, Sub-Zero refrigerator and Miele dishwasher.  The wet bar located between the kitchen and dining room offers a Sub-Zero wine cooler and Sub-Zero ice maker. Nearby is a full bath conveniently located close to the pool and a kitchen laundry closet.    Upstairs, the new master suite features a sitting room, two walk-in closets, a spa-like master bath and a private deck overlooking the pool and yard. The original master now serves as a spacious guest suite with updated full bath.     The walkout lower level was renovated in 2018 by well-known local builder C. Mannion Construction. It features wood flooring throughout, a full bath and kitchenette.  The spacious living area offers sliding doors to a back patio with a newer hot tub.  In addition, the home has a generator, security system with indoor and outdoor cameras, and a Control 4 audio system. Centrally located close to I-78 and I-287, Bernards Township is celebrated for its Blue Ribbon schools, open spaces, and proximity to shops and restaurants. It is about a 30-minute drive to Newark Liberty International Airport and about hour to New York City. New Jersey Transit also services this area.
Bedrooms 4
Full Bathrooms 5
Property Type Residential
Year Built 1977
Acreage 3
Style Colonial, Custom Home
Taxes $22,283 (2018)


Elementary LIBERTY C
Middle W ANNIN
Number of Rooms 12
Basement Yes
Basement Desc. Walkout, Finished, Full
Community Living No
  • BarWet
  • JacuzTyp
  • StallShw
  • WlkInCls
  • AlrmFire
  • SecurSys
  • Shades
  • Skylight
  • StereoSy
  • CeilCath
  • HotTub
  • SmokeDet


  • CarbMDet
  • GenBltIn
  • RgOvGas
  • OvnWElec
  • Refrig
  • HotTub
  • Washer
  • Dishwshr
  • WtrSftOw
  • Disposal
  • KitExhFn
  • Dryer
  • Microwav
  • WineRefr


  • Pool-Outdoor


  • Family Room
  • Wood Burning


  • Carpeting
  • Stone
  • Tile
  • Marble
  • Wood


  • Forced Hot Air
  • Multi-Zone

Fuel type

  • Gas-Natural


  • Multi-Zone Cooling
  • Central Air


  • Well


  • Septic 4 Bedroom Town Verified


  • Fiber Optic
  • Garbage Extra Charge

Room layout

Room Dimensions Floor
Master Bedroom 24x25 Second
Bedroom 2 15x12 Second
Bedroom 3 14x12 Second
Bedroom 4 15x19 Second
Dining Room 15x15 First
Family Room 13x20 First
Kitchen 24x19 First
Living Room 15x26 First
SittngRm 13x14 Second
Office 11x12 First
Rec Room 25x24 Basement
Laundry Room N/A Second
  • Barbeque
  • Underground Lawn Sprinkler
  • Hot Tub
  • Patio
  • Metal Fence
  • Open Porch(es)


  • 3 Spaces
  • Garage Door Opener
  • Attached Garage


  • Gravel
  • Blacktop


  • Asphalt Shingle


  • Level Lot
  • Open Lot


  • In-Ground Pool

Listing Agent

Photo of Michele Hill




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.

Select a Point of Interest and Radius from the form above.

Properties sold nearby

*Information provided by GSMLS is deemed reliable but not complete. May not include all transactions

You might also like

The data relating to real estate for sale on this website comes in part from the IDX Program of Garden State Multiple Listing Service, L.L.C. Real estate listings held by other brokerage firms are marked as IDX Listings. Information deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Copyright © 2019 Garden State Multiple Listing Service, L.L.C. All rights reserved. The dissemination of listings on this website does not constitute the consent required by N.J.A.C. 11:5.6.1 (n) for the advertisements of listings exclusively for sale by another broker. Any such consent must be obtained in writing form the listing broker. This information is being provided for Consumers personal, non-commercial use and may not be used for any purpose other than to identify prospective properties Consumers may be interested in purchasing.

Turpin Realtors is an innovative, independent family-run real estate company defined by outstanding service to its communities. Our agents are committed to treating every client with the finest care and attentiveness, regardless of home size, style or value.

Our Offices

List your home with a Turpin Realtor and you will benefit from innovative marketing resources that are enhanced by the following exclusive partnerships.

Visit Luxury Portfolio Visit Leading Real Estate Companies of the World Visit Mayfair International Realty