205 S Finley Ave Bernards Twp., NJ 07920
Listing Courtesy of:GARDEN STATE MLS / Basking Ridge / Chantal Konicek
  205 S Finley Ave Bernards Twp., NJ 07920
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Right in the heart of Basking Ridge, this enchanting 1780s replica Saltbox House exudes the magic of the area’s colonial past while offering all the luxuries of modern design. Situated in a private alcove, this home is surrounded by exquisite landscaped grounds and includes a renovated 250-year-old Barn; unlike any other - imagine swimming under snowflakes in your indoor pool.

Captivating period details grab you right from the start. The 1780s replica door topped in bullet glass, reclaimed wide plank floors, and original David Wiggins mural invite you into this large foyer. The Formal Living and Dining Rooms are trimmed in extensive custom millwork setting the backdrop for elegant entertaining. Sure to be the favorite space for casual gatherings, the Great Room features a walk-in fieldstone fireplace, hand hewn beams, and a cathedral ceiling! The heart of the home, an oversized Kitchen, holds genuine Shaker built cabinetry with Jerusalem stone counters, a Black Obsidian topped island, along with commercial grade appliances. Perfect for entertaining and storage the Butler’s Pantry and large Pantry complete the Kitchen. Pass through a Dutch Door to the Breakfast Room with a fireplace and French Door to the expansive reclaimed brick Terrace; or continue to the stunning authentic English built Conservatory complete with a radiant heated floor. The Office accented with custom millwork, built in shelves, and a dry bar conclude the first floor.

Upstairs the sumptuous Master Suite awaits. Relax in the spa quality marble Master Bath or on the private sun deck after use of the exercise area. On cool nights, enjoy a nightcap by the fireplace in the Sitting Room. The dressing Area is fitted with a custom walk-in closet. 3 Additional bedrooms each enjoy ample closets and dedicated Baths - 2 Bedrooms are en suite. Radiant heat floors can be found under the tiles of all of the Bathrooms!

The stone lined 5000 bottle wine cellar, complete with a hammered copper sink and coffered ceiling, awaits in the finished Basement. The Recreation Room with wet bar, built in seating and gaming space, an additional Den, full Bath, Hobby/Study Room, and Laundry Room complete the level.

Outdoors, a township original 250-year-old Barn has been renovated for endless fun. Imagine the parties you could hold in the Party Room while keeping guests comfortable in the fully equipped guest house. On cold winter nights, you can swim while watching the snow fall and step out onto radiant heated pool decking. Move the summer party seamlessly from the outdoor seating areas or the awning covered Terrace to the pool and Pool House lounge complete with a full Kitchen, changing room, and full bath. Want to bring the warm summer sun in, open the retractable roof and sliders and your indoor pool goes outside!

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Lot Size
2.7 acres
Single-Family Home
Year Built
Somerset County
Bathroom Details
  • Full Bathrooms:8
  • Half Bathrooms:2
Interior Features
  • Skylight
  • Ceilhigh
  • Secursys
  • Wlkincls
  • Ceilcath
  • Barwet
  • Ceilbeam
  • Bardry
  • Stereosy
  • Soaktub
  • Stalltub
  • Steam
  • Eat-In Kitchen
  • Center Island
  • Separate Dining Area
  • Breakfast Bar
  • Pantry
  • In Town
Lot Information
  • Level Lot
  • Open Lot
Property Features
  • Fireplace:Living Room
  • Fireplace:5
  • Fireplace:Bedroom 1
  • Fireplace:Great Room
  • Fireplace:See Remarks
Heating and Cooling
  • 2 Units
  • Baseboard - Hotwater
  • Baseboard - Cast Iron
  • Radiant - Hot Water
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Central Air
  • Multi-Zone Cooling
  • Ductless Split Ac
Basement Information
  • Full
  • Finished
  • Walkout
Pool Information
  • In-Ground Pool
  • Heated
  • Gunite
  • Indoor Pool
  • Carpeting
  • Tile
  • Wood
  • Stone
  • Marble
  • See Remarks
Exterior Features
  • Clapboard
  • Roof:Asphalt Shingle
Utility Information
  • Utilities:Gas-Natural, Public Water, Electric
  • Sewer:Public Sewer
  • Fuel:Gas-Natural
School Information
  • Elementary School:Oak St
  • Middle School:W Annin
  • High School:Ridge
  • Attached
  • Inentrnc
  • Additional Parking
  • 1 Car Width
  • Blacktop
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