17 Madisonville Rd,
Bernards Twp. NJ

3 beds | 3.1 baths | 0.26 Acres | MLS/ID#: 3547213


Renovated Basking Ridge Colonial Offers Abundant Curb Appeal

A classic Basking Ridge Colonial is a charming example of traditional architecture and displays an abundance of curb appeal. Numerous updates are showcased throughout a sun-splashed nine-room floor plan of three bedrooms and three-and-one-half baths. Situated in an established neighborhood on over ¼-acre of level, landscaped property, it is centrally located near downtown Bernardsville’s shops and restaurants, the Basking Ridge Country Club and Interstate 287. An entertainment-friendly rear deck overlooks the fenced backyard, which includes a patio with fire pit and detached two-car garage enhanced by loft storage.

Highlights of this timeless home include high ceilings, a wood-burning fireplace, hardwood floors, neutral paint colors, crown moldings, recessed lighting, upgraded central air conditioning, plus a new deck, gutters and replacement windows.

A landscaped walkway leads to the covered front door and entrance foyer. Fitted with hardwood floors, crown moldings and a handsome staircase edged in wainscoting, the foyer offers sightlines into some of the principal rooms. The elegant fireside living room lined in crown moldings connects to the sunny family room featuring window walls, vaulted ceilings, hardwood floors and a door to the roomy deck for outdoor gatherings. A privately-situated den or home office presents hardwood floors, crown moldings and recessed lights.

The updated gourmet kitchen is a stylish part of the home designed with granite countertops, a breakfast bar, richly-toned wood cabinetry and stainless steel appliances. Crown moldings and recessed lights in the kitchen extend into the adjacent dining area.

Upstairs, a stunning master bedroom offers a custom outfitted walk-in closet, hardwood floors, crown moldings and recessed lights. Updated and spa-like, the master bath contains an oversized clear glass door shower, double sink vanity and vibrantly patterned cement tiles. Spacious secondary bedrooms have hardwood floors, recessed lights and fitted closets.

On the finished lower level, casual spaces include game and recreation rooms as well as a full bath designed with floor-to-ceiling subway tile walls, a modern vanity and shower. Outside, the level rear yard has an updated, detached two-car garage and expansive parking area. Originally built in 1930 and extensively upgraded in 2017, pride of ownership is displayed throughout. 

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 3
Full Bathrooms 3
Half Bathrooms 1
Property Type Residential
Year Built 1930
Acreage 0.26
Style Colonial
Taxes $9,808 (2018)


Elementary OAK ST
Middle W ANNIN
Number of Rooms 9
Basement Yes
Basement Desc. Finished
Renovation Year 2017
Community Living No
  • TubShowr
  • StallShw
  • WlkInCls
  • Blinds
  • CODetect
  • CeilHigh
  • SmokeDet


  • CarbMDet
  • OvnWElec
  • CookElec
  • Refrig
  • Washer
  • Dishwshr
  • KitExhFn
  • Dryer
  • Microwav
  • SumpPump


  • Living Room
  • Wood Burning


  • Stone
  • Wood


  • 1 Unit
  • Baseboard - Hotwater

Fuel type

  • OilAbOut


  • 1 Unit
  • Central Air


  • Public Water


  • Public Sewer


  • Cable TV Available
  • Fiber Optic Available

Room layout

Room Dimensions Floor
Master Bedroom 19x11 Second
Bedroom 2 12x9 Second
Bedroom 3 14x11 Second
Den Room 19x9 First
Family Room 22x11 First
Kitchen 19x9 First
Living Room 19x11 First
Rec Room 17x8 Basement
Game Room 17x8 Basement
Bathroom N/A Basement
  • Wood Fence
  • Deck


  • 2 Spaces
  • Loft Storage
  • Detached Garage


  • 1 Car Width
  • Additional Parking


  • Asphalt Shingle


  • Level 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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