Basking Ridge, NJ
Auction Date & Time
Friday September 21, 2018 at 7:00pm ET
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6 BD / 6 BA / 2 Half BA
+/- 7,189 sf
Lot Size: +/- 9.3 acres
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PREVIOUSLY OFFERED FOR $2.95 MILLION. NOW SELLING WITHOUT RESERVE! Custom-designed and sited on +/-9.3 private manicured acres, this elegant Property is well-appointed and serene. Located in the exclusive community of Pheasant Crossing in Basking Ridge, New Jersey, the Property offers both a short commute to Manhattan and a park-like setting in a suburban area among the wealthiest in the state. Built in the Colonial style with stone and cedar shakes, the Property also boasts an attached gazebo on the front porch and two impressive chimneys with decorative brickwork on the rear of the property. With six bedrooms, six full and two half baths, the Property is spacious, and versatile living spaces include a finished, walk-out lower level built for entertaining.
A long, private drive winds through a wooded portion of the Property’s acreage and passes the stately front entry before continuing to the dual, 2-car garages hidden from view on the side of the Property. A columned front porch paved with bluestone leads to double entry doors flanked by pineapple sconces, a traditional symbol of hospitality. Beyond the doors, a 2-story entry with marble and granite tile flooring opens to a grand foyer with curved staircase, chandelier with ceiling medallion, and extensive crown and picture frame molding. Entertaining areas include a handsome wood-paneled library, spacious living room and, light-filled family room. The living and family rooms offer wood burning fireplaces with gas starters, and all three entertaining areas have French door access to the bluestone patios at the front and rear of the Property. The rear patio is complete with a built-in Lynx grill, brick fireplace and water feature.
A formal dining room connects to the gourmet kitchen via a butler’s pantry, which is complete with granite countertops, wine refrigerator, and storage for china, glassware, and flatware. The kitchen and breakfast area are open and bright, with large windows and vaulted ceilings. White wood cabinets complement a seafoam green glass backsplash and white marble. Professional grade appliances include a 6-burner Wolf range with griddle and a wall-mounted pot filler, DCS range hood, Sub-Zero built-in refrigerator/freezer, Bosch dishwasher and additional Fisher Paykel DishDrawerTM dishwashers. Two islands provide space for food preparation and casual family dining: one, topped in black granite, offers a sink with instant hot water and ample space for à la minute tasks while the other offers a tiered top with marble counter for additional preparation space and a raised breakfast bar finished in walnut that seats four.
One guest bedroom with en-suite bath is on the first floor, and the remainder of the four guest bedrooms are on the upper level. Two bedrooms share a Jack and Jill bath with a commode and shower/tub combination separated by a door from the double vanities, while the others have en-suite baths with custom tile and linen closets. The master suite, accessed via double entry doors, is a private retreat with his and hers walk in closets, and a sitting room complete with wood-burning fireplace and built-in cabinetry with sink and refrigerator drawers. The spa-like master bath completes the master suite, and offers radiant heated marble flooring, a large walk-in steam shower, separate jetted tub, and double vanity with raised sinks and custom glass.
The finished lower level is the perfect place to relax and unwind with family and friends, and includes a recreation room with wood-burning fireplace, wet bar/kitchen, dining area, home theater, card room, 1,000-bottle wine cellar, and an exercise room with adjacent full bath featuring a walk-in steam shower and sauna.
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PHEASANT CROSSING. Moments from Basking Ridge’s main street, Pheasant Crossing is an exclusive community situated on a lush, private cul-de-sac in central New Jersey’s Somerset County. The 45-acre enclave of ten traditionally-styled residences was constructed by Mark Built Homes, an award-winning, family-owned company founded by Michael Markovitz.
Educated at Harvard and Cornell, this architect and builder is responsible for some of the most lauded residences in New Jersey – his accolades include several “Community of the Year” awards from both the Community Builders Association of New Jersey and the New Jersey Builders Association. With a commitment to excellence and a reputation for remarkably luxurious residences, Mark Built homes are “enduring designs that transcend time.”
Although Pheasant Crossing is only one hour from the corporations located in New York City, many international businesses are choosing to move their headquarters west to take advantage of the world-class workforce and proximity to Newark Liberty International Airport. Nestle Health Science, Linde Americas, and Daiichi Sankyo are just a few of the industry giants new to central New Jersey, with Nestle alone committing $100 million to their offices in the former Sanofi U.S. Research and Development Center, located just 15 minutes from the community.
On weekends, families can unwind together at numerous local parks, and Pheasant Crossing is also within 30 minutes of Neshanic Valley, one of the county’s five public golf courses. Ranked by Golfweek as one of the top 50 municipal courses in the United States and consistently ranked among the best in New Jersey, the course also offers an acclaimed Junior Golf program that has produced several PGA professionals.
BASKING RIDGE, NJ. Originally settled in the 1720s by British Presbyterians, Basking Ridge was chartered on May 21, 1760 from land purchased from the Lenape tribe. With a median income of nearly $100,000, this unincorporated community located within Bernards Township is exclusive and affluent, with many residents employed by Verizon Wireless, Perspecta Labs, and Barnes & Noble College Booksellers – all of which have headquarters in the area.
Basking Ridge is a community that embraces its past, dedicating time and resources to the historic sites that shaped the region. Several farmhouses, schools and churches are listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and the downtown area was added to both the New Jersey and National Registries as an historic district in 1974. Several famous Revolutionary War figures spent time in Basking Ridge: George Washington and the Marquis de Lafayette picnicked and rested their troops under the oak tree in the Presbyterian churchyard, and in 1776 General Charles Lee was captured by the British at a tavern that stood in the southern portion of today’s downtown area.
Despite the rich history of the region, present-day Basking Ridge is a thriving suburban region that boasts easy access to New York City and Hoboken, as well as local educational advantages that serve the young families living there. New Jersey Transit’s Gladstone Branch line runs through Basking Ridge, with two stations offering a car-free, 90-minute commute to New York Penn Station, while the community’s proximity to Interstates 287 and 78 make the drive to Midtown Manhattan approximately one hour.
The Bernards Township School District, which encompasses all of Basking Ridge’s public schools, was recently ranked 7th in New Jersey, and Ridge High School (a gold-medal recipient in the 2018 U.S. News “Best High Schools” list) is a National Blue Ribbon award winner. Basking Ridge students have a long history of academic excellence dating from 1809 when the Brick Academy was founded with the aim of sending young men to “the bench, the bar and the pulpit.” Students entered their junior year at the College of New Jersey (now known as Princeton University) and students went on to hold posts as state governor, vice-presidential candidates and ambassadors.
Property listed and offered for sale by Kienlen Lattmann Sotheby’s International Realty (Lic#0903100). Listing Agent Michael Lattmann (Lic#0336689). Platinum Luxury Auctions LLC is a registered Foreign Limited Liability Company with the state of New Jersey (ID#0450234983) performing auction-marketing services as part of this transaction, and is not performing any real estate brokerage services where prohibited. Bid calling by New Jersey Auctioneer Alfred J. Finocchiaro (Lic#9486638). Sotheby’s International Realty, the Sotheby’s International Realty logo and affiliate logos are registered (or unregistered) service marks used with permission. Neither Sotheby’s, Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC, nor any of their affiliated companies is providing any product or service in connection with this event other than as required by applicable law.
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