Presiding over manicured grounds fronted with cascading stone walls, specimen trees and garden beds, this exceptional five-bedroom custom home was built in 1998 by the highly regarded builder, Harvey Caplan, known for unsurpassed quality and craftsmanship. Extensively renovated and upgraded within the last five years in all the right places for today's homebuyer, this impeccable home will exceed expectations.
An impressive two-story foyer sets the tone, featuring a sweeping bridal staircase and light, bordered hardwood floors. Nine-foot ceilings and elaborate crown moldings add elegance to the gracious fireside living room with sleek marble-front focal fireplace and lovely Atrium windows, and the formal dining room with its oversized bay window and ceiling medallion.
A stunning conservatory enjoys verdant property views from two exposures of expansive floor-to-ceiling windows. French doors open from there to a first-floor home office that lends cachet and versatility to the home. An open concept kitchen/breakfast room (totally renovated in 2012) and adjoining family room together span the rear of the home, eminently designed with today's homebuyer in mind. Two sets of transomed sliders off the family room and breakfast area open to a large Trex deck (new in 2014) that overlooks the totally private yard and a backdrop of tiered stone walls and privacy plantings--the perfect venue for extended outdoor dining and relaxation.
Rich dark wood floor-to-ceiling cabinetry with elaborate top trims adorns the kitchen, set against granite counters and glass subway tile backsplash. High-end appliances include a Viking six-burner range and double wall ovens, a side-by-side SubZero, a built-in Thermador coffee/espresso maker, and more. A granite-topped center island with seating has light wood cabinetry that offers a tasteful counterpoise. A nearby service bar includes an undermount wine fridge and kegerator, complete with a beer tap and wine rack for optimum entertaining. A nearby laundry center adds convenience, while a powder room with linen closet off the front hallway completes this level.
An open second-floor landing overlooks the foyer below and takes in elevated tree-top views from a showcase Atrium window across the way. A motorized drop provides the perfect location for a central chandelier.
Double doors introduce a gracious master bedroom suite set beneath a high tray ceiling and recessed lighting, anchored on pristine champagne wall-to-wall carpeting. An adjoining sitting room provides a quiet respite after a long day, with nearby his- and her- walk-in closets. A luxurious master bath is de rigueur for this home, with double marble-topped vanities, a deep jetted tub and a skylight above, and an oversized frameless shower with multiple heads.
Three additional bedrooms reside on this floors, each generous in size, with ample closets and wall-to-wall carpeting. One of the bedrooms is an ensuite with private bath and tub shower, while two bedrooms share a Jack and Jill bath with double marble vanities and a separate tub shower. All of the bathrooms were upgraded. Pull-down stairs to full attic storage are located in the hallway.
The lower level is sprawling, multi-purpose and completely finished, featuring a recreation room with wall-to-wall carpeting and natural light, an exercise area with mirrored walls, a bright fifth bedroom with wall-to-wall carpeting, two custom closets and nearby full bath with shower. Abundant storage rooms are located off the hallway, culminating in a mud room that offers easy access from the three-car attached garage.
Wonderfully located in a tree-lined neighborhood of upscale homes in a Chatham's top school system ranked #1 in 2013 and 2017 (with school bus stops two houses away), just a short drive to downtown and 20 minutes to Newark Liberty International Airport.
Step into this outstanding residence and experience fine suburban living at its best!