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Approached by a gated entrance, this gorgeous shingle style Colonial sits on 3.34± park-like acres in the desirable New Vernon section of Harding Township. Originally built in 2009, this sophisticated home was designed with high-end features such as a roof and siding of top grade natural cedar shingles, copper accents, a cupola, Pella top-of-the-line Architectural Series true divided light windows, bluestone terraces, a mahogany entry door, hardwood flooring and extensive molding throughout. The final touches, including finishing the lower level and third floor, were completed in subsequent years.
An open double-height foyer lends a sense of grandeur to the entry, while a Palladian window above the Juliet balcony fills the space with natural light. The impressive double doorway opens to a window-walled great room offering dramatic sightlines of the rear property. Formal spaces flanking the foyer include an elegant formal living room, powder room, dining room with wood-burning fireplace and adjacent butler’s pantry.
A gallery hallway separates the formal and casual spaces. The open great room’s focal point is a double-sided gas fireplace, and this grandly-scaled room also offers access to the rear terrace. Adjacent to the great room is a spacious eat-in kitchen featuring a center island with breakfast bar seating, granite countertops, upscale appliances and a roomy walk-in pantry. An inviting solid cherry-paneled library presents a dual-sided gas fireplace and built-in bookshelves. Everyday conveniences such as a mud room with laundry, full bathroom accessed from a rear yard entry and direct access to a heated three-car garage complement the effortless lifestyle afforded by this luxury home.
The main staircase leads to a generously-sized master bedroom suite overlooking the rear grounds. It offers two walk-in closets, recessed lighting and speakers. Opulent appointments in the master bathroom include two separate sink vanities topped in granite, a glass door shower and jetted tub. Five additional bedrooms all contain expansive closets and custom millwork. Completing the second floor are four full baths, a laundry room and a rear staircase accessing all four levels. The third floor office is a quiet work space fitted with wood paneling, a window seat and granite-topped shelving. A hallway leads to the bonus room with dormer windows and a large closet tucked under the eaves.
The lower level was created with entertainment in mind and offers a space for different interests with a sound-insulated music room, custom bar, media area, gym, and bonus room. A full bath and storage space complete the lower level.
Beautifully situated on a level lot backing to preserved land on one side, mature professional landscaping offers sheltered privacy. Open countryside views enhance the entertainment-friendly rear bluestone terrace. A water feature dotted with perennial plants in the rear yard provides an ideal spot for al fresco dining. Tucked off to the side is a pergola leading to a gated kitchen garden. Deer fencing surrounds and protects this bucolic property.
New Vernon is approximately 45 minutes from New York City and convenient to Newark Liberty International Airport. It offers a small-town feel amid pastoral scenery of grazing horses and sheep, protected open space, fishing and skating pond and charming village center. A quick ten-minute drive brings you to the vibrant nightlife of downtown Morristown with award-winning restaurants, a performing arts center and numerous shops. A variety of recreational facilities, golf and country clubs are also nearby.
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Additional Property InformationThis single family listing located at 18 Glen Alpin Rd, Harding, NJ boasts six bedrooms, seven bathrooms and one partial bathroom. A shingle-style coloni style property, it is presently offered at $3,950,000.
This property is listed by Nadine Coffey of Turpin Real Estate, Inc. headquartered in New Jersey.