Central Vacuum, Cook Top Range, Dishwasher, Dryer, Oven, Refrigerator, Washer & Dryer.
Cedar Closet, High Ceilings, Walk-In Closet.
Dog Run, Outbuilding(s).
New Listing: Call Sue Adler for more information 973-552-2419 MLS#:3049282 $1,795,000
Truly a one-of-a-kind Mid-Century Modern Mendham estate, this enchanting 7.1 acre property will take your breath away. The setting offers an oasis of serenity and splendor all just 30 miles west of New York City, close to Morristown, a Midtown Direct community. The Princeton firm of Richardson-Smith, trained by renowned contemporary architect, Michael Graves, made design modifications to the original Mendham ranch in 2000. More than just a 10,000+ SF home, they created a master plan that reflects innovation and impeccable design with an extreme sensitivity to nature and its surroundings.
Rightly called a “Home for all Seasons” the property captures the beauty of nature all year round. As you approach the home from one of two entrance areas, graced by the first of two gazebos, stately specimen trees, and mature foliage, you know something magnificent awaits. The park-like grounds are picture perfect in springtime. Summer entertaining is a dream with a pond, waterfall and an exterior, heated 25,000 gallon pool. In Fall, the vibrant colors of many Japanese maples set the property aflame. And the Zen-like Japanese garden-accessible from both the Gallery and Master Suite-is the perfect place to unwind and reflect during any season.
Walk through the double French door entrance and you’re immediately welcomed by a warm interior color palette. Central to the design of this open and easy flowing 5 Bedroom, 6.5 Bath house is the Great Room with vaulted ceiling, an acid stained cement floor with radiant heat, Richardson-Smith’s distinctive custom floor-to-ceiling geometric windows and an oversized wood burning fireplace with a black slate hearth. This room with contrasting blue/grey tones is warm and cozy in wintertime and offers access to the side patio and breathtaking backyard, perfect for summer gatherings. The show-stopping gourmet kitchen boasts a 6-burner Viking stove, plus griddle and grill, Sub-Zero refrigerator and Snaidero custom cabinetry. Jet black granite countertops create a striking complement to the stainless steel appliances and sleek white curves. A built-in breakfast bar is perfect for morning coffee, while the adjoining breakfast area with the Sun shining in from the southeast exposure wall of windows and the coziness of a wood-burning fireplace is ideal for casual gatherings. A formal Dining Room with a sustainably-harvested Brazilian cherry floor and another fireplace adds just the right touch of decorum for formal dinner parties and entertaining. The Library/Living Room is a contemporary combination of custom maple bookshelves, unique display wall for artwork (with recessed lighting) and large picture windows inviting you to put your feet up and relax with a good book.
There’s attention to detail and a deep respect for every feature of this house: a Gallery separating the public areas from the family wing, complete with Indian slate flooring and distinctive internal windows, is typical of the sensitivity to angle and color of Richardson-Smith designs. Here the oversized Master Suite embraces the home’s 4th wood burning fireplace. An architectural maple headboard makes a striking statement and adds a bold modern dimension to this incredible room. The generously sized closet/dressing area features custom cabinetry and shelving. The spa-like Master Bath features a honed limestone tile floor, oversized soaking tub, shower with glass mosaic tiles, Brazilian granite vanity, Dornbracht fixtures and twin Barbara Barry lozenge sinks — it’s sheer bliss in one room. Four additional bedrooms with custom shelving and built-in cabinetry in earth-toned hues provide plenty of space for a growing family.
In need of a winter getaway? No need to make reservations — the interior Bathing Pavilion adjacent to the home offers more than any five-star spa or resort. With Jacuzzi and spa-side controls, Vermont marble walls, 6-speaker built-in sound system and humidity control, your next vacation can be right at home. A lockable door separates the pool from the family wing for peace of mind for those with young children.
And it keeps on going-a fully finished basement with a Game Room and full bath provides an additional recreation area for growing kids to hang out, or for extended guests. With an Exercise Room and the indoor pool, your workout regimen is more than complete. There’s an Office, work room and lots of additional storage, plus extensive closet space. Make some popcorn and enjoy family movie night or Superbowl Sunday in the Media Room with surround sound.
Also on property is a fabulous two-story lodge style Guest Cottage, showcasing a native stone fireplace and a large wrap-around sleeping loft; this Cottage offers many options for changing or bathing after swimming, or to accommodate relatives or live-in help. Next to the Cottage is place for your pets: a spacious 3-unit dog run. Two further outbuildings store pool supplies and more. And, to protect your plants, five of the 7 acres are enclosed with 8 foot high deer fencing.
27 Washington Valley Road is much more than just a home, it’s a lifestyle statement for anyone who appreciates perfection in architectural design, the magical beauty of nature and the comforts of home life lived in great style. Here’s a chance to own a piece of heaven.
Out Building, Dog Run, Cedar Closet, High Ceiling, Walk-In Closets, 4 Fireplaces.
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