241 Hardscrabble Rd,
Bernardsville NJ

4 beds | 2.1 baths | 5 Acres | MLS/ID#: 3549043


Gated Contemporary with Serene Views

A dazzling California-style contemporary exhibits a high design quotient and variety of recent updates, giving it a fresh, of-the-moment feel. Sited on five elevated acres, a gated and sheltered setting includes a serene in-ground pool, paver patios and views of the Somerset Hills. The single-level floor plan embraces open concept living with four bedrooms and two-and-one-half baths. 

A detached four-car garage outbuilding is topped by finished studio with high ceilings and numerous skylights, the perfect spot for a business enterprise, pool house or au pair suite. Highlights of the sun-filled layout include cherry wood floors, high ceilings, two fireplaces, oversized windows framing countryside views and neutral paint colors. A custom door edged by sidelights opens to the foyer offering sightlines into some of the main spaces. 

At the heart of the home are a chef’s kitchen, fireside living room and view-filled dining room. In the kitchen, ivory-toned maple cabinets, a granite-topped center island with breakfast bar seating and stainless steel appliances are gracious details. An elegant fireplace creates a modern focal point in the living room, while the adjacent dining room connects to a paver patio overlooking views of windswept flower meadows. 

Enjoy casual get-togethers in a family room warmed by the glow of a raised hearth stone fireplace; this convivial space opens to a private courtyard, an arrangement that is designed to streamline indoor-outdoor entertaining. 

In the bedroom wing, a huge master suite presents wood-paneled cathedral ceilings, a room-sized walk-in closet and sliding glass doors to the manicured grounds. An upgraded master bath is a Zen-like space with a platform soaking tub, frameless glass door shower and granite-topped double sink vanity. Three additional bedrooms are served by another renovated full bath.

Surrounded by nature, the acreage includes a private walking trail through the leafy woodlands.  The refreshing in-ground pool edged by a paver patio invites relaxation in a completely private atmosphere. Thoughtfully updated inside and out, this home offers all new systems and a generator for uninterrupted power.

Defined by bold architectural lines and artful living spaces filled with natural light, this custom home is less than ten minutes from Morristown for Midtown Direct trains to Manhattan and the award-winning Morristown Medical Center. A few miles away, commuters can easily access Interstates 287 and 78.
Bedrooms 4
Full Bathrooms 2
Half Bathrooms 1
Property Type Rental
Year Built 1984
Acreage 5


Elementary Bedwell
High Bernards HS
Middle BernardsvilleMS
Number of Rooms 8
Basement Yes
Basement Desc. Bilco-Style Door, Crawl Space, Unfinished
Renovation Year 2007
Community Living No

Co-listing Courtesy of: Susan Miller

  • Smoke Detector
  • Fire Alarm Sys
  • Stereo System
  • Walk-In Closet
  • CO Detector
  • Whirlpool
  • Cathedral Ceiling
  • Security System


  • Dryer
  • GenBltIn
  • Microwav
  • CentVac
  • CookElec
  • Washer
  • Dishwshr
  • KitExhFn


  • Living Room
  • Family Room


  • Stone
  • Wood


  • 3 Units
  • Baseboard - Hotwater

Fuel type

  • Electric
  • OilAbOut


  • Central Air
  • Multi-Zone Cooling
  • 2 Units


  • Well


  • Septic


  • Cable TV Available
  • Garbage Included

Room layout

Room Dimensions Floor
Master Bedroom 18x17 First
Bedroom 2 16x12 First
Bedroom 3 16x12 First
Dining Room 13x13 First
Family Room 28x14 First
Kitchen 20x8 First
Living Room 20x13 First
4th Bedroom 12x9 First
  • Storage Shed
  • Patio
  • Carriage House
  • Metal Fence
  • Wood Fence
  • Privacy Fence


  • 3 Spaces
  • Garage Door Opener
  • Loft Storage
  • Detached Garage


  • 2 Car Width
  • Additional Parking
  • Fencing


  • Backs to Park Land
  • Open Lot
  • Wooded Lot

Listing Agents

Photo of Kathy Rockwell

Photo of Susan Miller


Kathy Rockwell



Susan Miller



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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