Equestrian Estate in Bedminster, NJ
Bedminster, Somerset County, New Jersey
Resplendent French Country Equestrian Estate
Approached beyond stone gates along a tree-lined circular drive, an architecturally-nuanced French Country manor is the centerpiece of an equestrian estate containing a heated gunite pool, expansive stone terraces, four-stall barn, fenced paddocks and run-in sheds. The extensively updated stone and clapboard manor offers six bedrooms, five-and-one-half baths and an attached four-car garage, while parking for another vehicle is located in the barn. A beautifully finished studio with bath on the barn’s second story provides flexible uses. Located in the heart of Bedminster’s Hunt Country, this estate is close to New York transportation, schools, shopping, dining, golf clubs and cultural venues.
Built in 1997, the residence has experienced numerous 2020-21 upgrades to the chef’s kitchen, baths and flooring as well as a freshly painted interior using neutral tones. Outdoors, newly installed Belgian blocks line the drive leading to a refreshed landscaping at the front of this distinctive home. Additional exterior improvements include the re-done pool deck, terrace and retaining walls, new river rock edging the pool fence line, a new pool heater with propane tanks installed and updated three board wood fencing. Reflecting the same architecture used to design the home, updates to the barn include a new cupola plus new flooring and paint and in the finished studio.
Expansive window walls and glass doors usher natural light into the nearly 5,000 square-foot floor plan, where the open layout is filled with gracious details. A towering two-story foyer with limestone flooring and a grand staircase makes a memorable introduction. Tucked behind the stairs is an entertainment-friendly built-in bar area serving the adjacent living and dining rooms. A gorgeous cherry paneled library features extensive built-ins and Brazilian cherry flooring.
In the updated center island kitchen, new quartz countertops, new custom white cabinetry and a collection of upper-end stainless steel appliances includes a new stainless steel refrigerator and stovetop. The sunny dining area has French doors to a covered side porch overlooking park-like grounds. Adjoining the kitchen is an inviting great room with an elegantly mantled fireplace, custom built-ins and transom-topped doors to the rear terrace.
Upstairs, six bedrooms include a sophisticated primary suite and lavish owners’ bath arranged with a new freestanding tub, new flooring, a clear glass door shower stall and two granite-topped vanities. Another bedroom suite has its own private bath with new tilework, while the additional bedrooms each connect to a shared, updated bath. Completing this level is a newly-floored home office.
Additional living space has been created in the partially finished basement featuring new floors and high-end finishes. This level incorporates a game room, recreation room, stage performing area and full bath. Impeccably designed and perfect for horses, this magnificent estate is a rare find in the Somerset Hills.
Bedminster Township is a desirable location known for its impressive estates, horse properties, and winding country roads as well as its proximity to New York City and regional business campuses via a network of highways including Interstates 78 and 287.
, Turpin Real Estate