20 Lake Rd,
Far Hills Boro NJ

5 beds | 5.2 baths | 10 Acres | MLS/ID#: 3466708

Description

A quintessential country home awaits in the coveted borough of Far Hills, known for its splendid estate properties. Nestled into a scenic ten-acre setting, this fieldstone and clapboard residence represents a wonderful opportunity to live in a rarified locale. The five bedroom, five full and two half bath home is filled with designer details that showcase close attention to scale, style and proportion.   Inspired by classic interiors from legendary designers like Sister Parish, Ralph Lauren and Mario Buatta, the layout displays an inimitable mix of charm, warmth and flair. Fresh, vivid rooms reveal an underlying garden theme as seen in the botanical wallpaper and brightly-hued gathering areas clad in daffodil yellow, rosy pinks and grass green. These dramatic pops of color are tempered by classic design elements like deep and ornate millwork, four fireplaces, custom built-ins and hand painted detailing.   Large windows throughout the home frame pastoral views of the acreage as well as the bluestone terrace with shade awning, in-ground pool, pond, stream and detached three-car garage outbuilding with loft. The timeless Colonial architecture finished in fieldstone and clapboard is capped by a slate roof.   Impeccably decorated throughout, the interior is introduced by a sunny yellow foyer with black and white flooring, a curved staircase featuring a custom runner, and sightlines into some of the principal rooms. These include the formal living room containing a fireplace edged by an ornately carved wood mantle, deep custom-painted crown dentil moldings, an arched built-in cabinet and a cushioned window seat overlooking serene grounds. A set of arched double doors in this space flows into the glass enclosed sunroom offering a wet bar, exposed stone wall and stone flooring, as well as access to the terrace and pool. A richly-toned wood-paneled library is warmed by the glow of a fireplace and lined in bookcases, cabinetry and a cleverly-concealed wet bar. The formal dining room designed in deep shades of pink and coral presents built-in china cabinets, hardwood floors, recessed lights and crown and chair rail moldings. A French door connects to the terrace for al fresco meals.   The kitchen and family room combination features hardwood floors painted in Kelly green, crisp white cabinetry, dark granite countertops and a center island with a cooktop, open display shelves and breakfast bar seating. The adjacent family room is set under beamed ceilings and designed with transom-topped windows for abundant natural light and views of a picturesque stone wishing well. An adjacent breakfast room showcases white cabinets with lime green hardware, bleached wood floors and built-in display shelves. A multi-windowed garden room/enclosed porch set under high ceilings with a skylight is an atrium space that’s perfect for flowering plants and greenery or simply enjoying a good book.   Among the five bedrooms is a gracious master suite with a fireplace, full bath and two walk-in closets plus a guest suite accessed by its own private staircase. The upper hallway offers three linen closets and a cozy window seat overlooking bucolic views.  There is additional living space in the basement’s fireside recreation room, while other amenities on this level include a full bath and laundry/utility room adjoining a half bath. An eclectic combination of modern and traditional design sets this unique home apart in a most delightful way.   Far Hills is situated in the celebrated Somerset Hills. This desirable location is close to a network of local and interstate highways, Midtown Direct train service to Manhattan, local shopping, dining, equestrian facilities and cultural opportunities. Newark Liberty International Airport is about 40 minutes east.  The enclosed conservatory with walls of glass and a wet bar opens to the stone awning-covered patio overlooking the park--like grounds. One of the most charming rooms in this special home is the wood paneled library with a bay window, wood-burning fireplace and another wet bar. The formal living room is anchored by a fireplace with a beautiful wood-carved mantle, and crown molding. A formal dining room, large open kitchen with a FAMILY ROOM, catering kitchen and breakfast room complete this distinctive home.
Bedrooms 5
Full Bathrooms 5
Half Bathrooms 2
Property Type Residential
Year Built 1900
Acreage 10
Style Colonial
Taxes $28,799 (2017)
 

Schools

Elementary BEDWELL
High BERNARDSVILLE
Middle BEDWELL
 
Number of Rooms 14
Basement Yes
Basement Desc. Full
Community Living No
 

Co-listing Courtesy of: Priscilla Alexandre

  • Bar-Wet
  • Beam Ceilings
  • Walk-In Closet
  • Fire Alarm Sys
  • Security System
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • CO Detector
  • Skylight
  • Smoke Detector
  • Track Lighting

Appliances

  • Freezer
  • CookElec
  • Refrig
  • OvnWGas
  • InstHotW
  • Dishwshr
  • OvenSelf

Fireplace

  • Bedroom 1
  • Rec Room
  • Library
  • Living Room

Flooring

  • Carpeting
  • Stone
  • Tile
  • Vinyl-Linoleum
  • Parquet-Some
  • Wood

Heating

  • Forced Hot Air

Fuel type

  • Oil Tank Below Ground

Cooling

  • Central Air

Water

  • Private
  • Well

Sewer

  • Private

Sewer

  • Cable TV Available
  • Garbage Extra Charge

Room layout

Room Dimensions Floor
Master Bedroom 14x20 Second
Bedroom 2 11x14 Second
Bedroom 3 11x14 Second
Bedroom 4 14x14 Second
Den Room 13x13 First
Dining Room 14x20 First
Kitchen 18x26 First
Living Room 14x25 First
Bedroom 15x19 Second
Breakfast 12x14 First
MudRoom 9x13 N/A
Sunroom 12x18 First
  • Patio
  • Enclosed Porch(es)

Garage

  • 3 Spaces
  • Loft Storage
  • Detached Garage

Driveway

  • 1 Car Width
  • Driveway-Exclusive
  • Circular

Roof

  • Slate

Lot

  • Corner
  • Stream On Lot
  • Open Lot
  • Wooded Lot
  • Pond On Lot

Pool

  • In-Ground Pool
  • Heated

Listing Agents

Photo of Leigh Fenwick

Photo of Priscilla Alexandre

Questions?


Leigh Fenwick

908-295-0311

lfenwick@turpinrealtors.com


Priscilla Alexandre

908-202-0872

palexandre@turpinrealtors.com

Community Video: Far Hills Borough

Far Hills, NJ real estate market

Far Hills encompasses five square miles in Somerset County, bordered by Bedminster Township, Peapack-Gladstone, Bernards Township and Bernardsville. It shares a public library, a community pool, athletic programs, civic organizations and a school system with Bernardsville. It also shares a fire department and a first aid squad with neighboring Bedminster Township.

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