This stunning estate in bucolic Gladstone comprises 5.7 beautiful acres of rolling land and a magnificent 9500-square-foot residence, built to perfection in 2010. At the end of a long, winding drive, the house stands elevated on the property, commanding distant and sunset views.
Designed in the noted Shingle Style that graces the famous summer mansions of Newport, the house has cupolas, turrets, gables, and dormers. The varied planes of the wood shingled roof complement the covered porches, stone loggias, and portico, adding up to a masterpiece deeply rooted in America’s architectural heritage.
The sophisticated interior of this home for the ages is as lovely as the exterior. There are ten-foot ceilings on the first floor, hardwood flooring with inlay detail, and five fireplaces. Artisanal-quality woodwork is found throughout, from the coffered ceiling in the entry foyer to the magnificent raised-panel wainscot in many spaces. The graceful floating staircase in the gallery hall is reminiscent of the turn-of-the-last-century grand mansions built by the financiers and industry tycoons who discovered the beauty of the Somerset Hills and made it their home.
No detail has been overlooked in the expansive kitchen suite, with walls of finely crafted true divided-light cabinetry, honed Callacatta Gold marble countertops, and marble subway tile backsplashes. There is a seven-burner, 72” Lacanche range, as well as appliances by Wolf, Bosch, and Sub-Zero. A wonderful breakfast room, lounge area with fireplace, and separate prep kitchen round out this elegant yet welcoming space for cooking, eating, and relaxation.
Also on the first floor is the exquisite oval-shaped dining room serviced by a butler’s pantry, a music room that opens to a welcoming covered veranda, gracious family room with three sets of French doors, study, office, powder room, full bath and laundry.
The home’s five bedroom suites, all with radiant-heated bathrooms, are on the second level. The master suite has two fireplaces, in the sitting room and the bedroom. In the bathroom, a vaulted ceiling adds depth and light, while his and her vanities and water closets complement the frameless shower and the pampering Ameritech Airbath free-standing tub.
A sitting room, hobby room, and second laundry are also found on the second level.
Taking full advantage of the long views is the heated gunite pool with spa and waterfall,. There is an outdoor kitchen complex, which includes a cooking station, stone bar, pizza oven, and stone fireplace with a bluestone hearth—a private summer resort for gatherings large and small.
Other features of this luxurious estate are the heated oversized three-car garage, potting room, indoor/outdoor sound system, deer fencing, and generator.
Convenient to major highways & NJ transit train. Shopping, dining, cultural & recreational opportunities abound in the area.