Summit City, NJ 2995676 Single Family
Elegant and stately, yet purposefully functional, this magnificent 1904 Georgian Revival estate is the quintessence of five-star quality. Meticulously updated with the finest amenities and major infra structural enhancements, this extraordinary home is reserved for the most discerning homebuyer with an eye for excellence and impeccable lifestyle.
Raised paneled walls, high ceilings, elaborate crown moldings and a ceiling medallion in the main hallway set a regal tone as it introduces an entertainment-scale living room with oversized windows, gold leaf moldings and ceiling medallion, along with a focal fireplace with marble surround and decorative relief embellishments on its mantel. Opposite is a handsome fireside library with custom built-ins, moldings, ceiling medallion and beautifully patterned wall-to-wall carpeting. A banquet-sized formal dining room with fireplace is the perfect venue for gracious dinner parties, with two sets of French doors opening to a one-of-a-kind all-brick family room that exudes refined comfort and leisure living. Unique character-creating features include a substantial brick and granite fireplace, custom media center, trap door to the wine cellar below and five original Atrium-topped windows with French doors leading to an expansive bluestone and granite terrace, complete with a high-end outdoor summer kitchen. Sophisticated and timeless with wide-planked wood floors, custom cherry wood cabinetry and granite countertops designed to match the original butler's pantry, the chef's kitchen is a setting for guests to gather while meal are prepared. Sleek, professional-grade stainless steel appliances are a stunning contrast to the built-in roll-top desk located beneath an original stained glass window. A generously-sized curved center island provides extra seating in addition to the breakfast room with built-in china cabinets, heated travertine marble floor and charming archway to the family room. French doors open to the terrace for extended dining al fresco. A 21' loggia flanked by Atrium floor-to-ceiling windows and French doors invites the fortunate guest to his/her own private guest apartment, complete with an exquisitely appointed bedroom, a lovely full bath, cozy living room and kitchenette.
A fireplace with marble surround and original mantel can be found in each of the perfectly appointed second-floor bedrooms -- for a total of eight fireside rooms in the home -- with Stark wall-to-wall carpeting, crown moldings and custom-fitted closets. Two of the bedrooms are joined by a Jack and Jill bath and a "foyer" that can be closed off with an original pocket door. The bath features heated floor and towel warming bar, glass tile accents and built-in dressing table. The spacious hall bath includes a jetted tub and oversized shower. The fireside master bedroom suite is a gracious retreat, showcasing five oversized windows, a wall of built-in bookcases flanking the fireplace, a custom cherry wood dressing room with window seat and a private master balcony with garden views. The luxurious master bath boasts heated marble floors, marble tile and countertops over his and her vanities and boudoir, with glass 'perfume' shelving, oversized rain shower and separate commode.
Private quarters await on the third floor, complete with bedroom/media room, dining nook with built-in banquette, half bath, a cedar-clad storage room and access to attic storage -- a special place for the special guest.
The finished lower level is loaded with extras -- a fully equipped gym, authentic 1,000 bottle wine cellar and tasting room, home office, a laundry center, workshop, plentiful storage/project rooms and a mud room. The three-car heated garage with storage has direct access to this level and a staircase to the first floor.
The exterior grounds are superbly maintained, with manicured hedges, plantings and tiered walk Featuring: Subdivision: ,CIRCA: 1904,Acres: 1.10 ,Basement: Finished, Full Basement,Garage/Carport: Garage Spaces: 3,Attached,Finished,Oversize Garage,Style: Colonial,Driveway: Additional Parking,1 Car Width,Blacktop,Fireplaces: 8,Appliances: Refrigerator, Dishwasher, Microwave, Range-Tabletop, Wall Oven(s), Self Cleaning Oven, Trash Compactor, Disposal,Heating: 4 Units, Forced Hot Air, Multi Zone, Radiant-HotWater,Air Conditioning: Central Air, Multi-Zone Cooling, 4 Units,Taxes: $57,291 (2012)