226 Somerville Rd,
Bernards Twp. NJ

4 beds | 3 baths | 2.03 Acres | MLS/ID#: 3569132


A feeling of serenity begins as soon as you drive down the private wooded lane leading to this polished antique gem on two-plus acres. Steeped in history, the restored circa 1870 Colonial creates a delightful presence on the acreage. While it maintains much of its vintage character, it has been thoughtfully updated and beautifully maintained over the years. 

The four bedroom, three full bath layout has a great flow for entertaining. An expansive living room leads to the kitchen and dining area, which continues on to the family room and cozy  sun room filled with natural light. Featured throughout the home are original design elements such as oak and pine floors, generous baseboard and crown moldings, French doors, coffered ten-foot ceilings and original bead board walls in the kitchen.

Upstairs in the original section of the home are three bedrooms and a full bath. There is also a  bonus room and a spacious master suite which includes a cathedral ceiling bedroom, sitting area with French doors and a full bath. An added amenity is the private deck overlooking lush views.

The original basement has been expanded with each renovation.  Offering plenty of room for storage, it also houses the utility area and the laundry room. A detached three-car garage/barn includes three parking bays, a separate area for firewood, and ample storage space.  This charming and unique outbuilding can be used for a variety of purposes. A bluestone patio and walkways framed by professional landscaping lend further tranquility to the picturesque grounds.

This renovated Colonial is close to shopping, major highways and public transportation as well as top-rated public and private schools.
Bedrooms 4
Full Bathrooms 3
Property Type Residential
Year Built 1870
Acreage 2.03
Style Colonial
Taxes $15,079 (2018)


Number of Rooms 11
Basement Yes
Basement Desc. Walkout, Full, Unfinished
Renovation Year 1990
Community Living No
  • StallShw
  • WlkInCls
  • StallTub
  • CODetect
  • CeilHigh
  • CeilCath
  • SmokeDet


  • RgOvElec
  • CookElec
  • Dishwshr
  • KitExhFn
  • Microwav
  • SumpPump


  • Family Room
  • Living Room
  • Wood Burning


  • Carpeting
  • Tile
  • Vinyl-Linoleum
  • Wood


  • Radiators - Hot Water
  • Baseboard - Hotwater

Fuel type

  • OilAbIn


  • 1 Unit
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Central Air


  • Well

Water heater

  • From Furnace


  • Septic 4 Bedroom Town Verified
  • Septic

Room layout

Room Dimensions Floor
Master Bedroom 15x15 Second
Bedroom 2 15x11 Second
Bedroom 3 12x9 Second
Bedroom 4 12x15 Second
Dining Room 12x14 First
Family Room 20x18 First
Kitchen 15x15 First
Living Room 32x15 First
Sunroom 15x15 First
Den 11x18 Second
Office 9x13 Second
  • Deck


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


  • Gravel


  • Composition Shingle


  • Level Lot
  • Flag Lot
  • Open Lot
  • Wooded Lot

Listing Agent

Photo of Kathleen Doran




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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