A fresh, modern interior and classic design elements blend effortlessly in an authentic Colonial farmhouse sited on over nine farm-assessed acres in Bedminster. Designed and built by esteemed architects Halsey and Ryder in 1983, this home looks as if it’s always been in its pastoral setting surrounded by conserved land on all sides. The sprawling residential complex also includes a two-bedroom guest cottage, two barns which can accommodate up to 20 cars, a landscaped swimming pool edged by cool decking and an expansive bluestone terrace overlooking manicured grounds.
The main home’s floor plan measuring about 4,500 square-feet offers four bedrooms,...
three full baths, two powder rooms and an attached three-car garage. Stunning details such as four wood-burning fireplaces, crown moldings, wide plank pegged wood floors, pocket doors, neutral paint colors, custom built-ins, skylights, an updated kitchen and upgraded baths are among the notable features. Set far back from a winding country road, the reproduction farmhouse is finished in clapboard with custom-blended sandstone accents, a slate roof, and a welcoming covered front porch.
Introducing the layout is a handsome front door opening to a sunny foyer. To the left, a spacious living room features crown moldings and a fireplace enclosed by an ornate carved wood mantle. To the left, an office or den lined in crown and chair rail moldings presents by a fireplaced flanked by built-in bookcases. In the dining room, two built-in display cabinets, wall sconces, crown and chair rail moldings are elegant details.
Connecting to the dining room is a designer kitchen featuring a butcher block-topped center island, white cabinetry, beamed ceilings and a beadboard backsplash. Upper-end appliances from Thermador, Bosch and GE simplify meal prep. An adjacent dining area has a charming Dutch door revealing the covered side porch. Continuing the open flow is a fireside family room set under beamed ceilings. Two sets of doors in the family room open to the sunroom, a fully windowed space overlooking serene views. Completing the first level are two powder rooms, a mud room, rear staircase, and separate laundry room.
Upstairs, the primary bedroom’s focal point is a custom-tiled fireplace bordered by cabinetry. In addition to two bedroom closets, a dressing area provides five additional closets. The spa-inspired primary bath contains a walk-in shower enclosed by clear glass, custom tilework, and a roomy double sink vanity. Three more bedrooms share two updated baths. Future living space is an option in the full, unfinished basement.
An expansive three-level barn and a smaller two-level barn on the property are clad in cedar clapboard and slate roofs. The two-bedroom guest cottage has its own detached two-car garage and is currently tenant occupied. Recent updates to the cottage include a 2020 septic, windows and furnace; and a 2017 roof. The main home is served by a 2019 high efficiency boiler for zoned baseboard heat; 2019 windows; a 2018 diesel generator and a 2018 well pump with a water filtration system.
This gracious property is ideal for multi-generational living or income-production from the guest cottage, as well as ample storage or equestrian facilities in the two barns, or simply as a sublime country retreat about an hour from Manhattan. Bedminster Township in Somerset County is known for its grand estate homes, rolling scenery and access to a network of local and interstate highways. This farm-assessed property has a Far Hills mailing address.