Home of the Week August 16, 2018

Home of the Week: 116 Meeker Rd, Bernards Township

Magnificent! Stunning! Gorgeous! Grandiose! Palatial! None of these words adequately describes just how amazing the property located at 116 Meeker Rd in Bernards Township really is. This home truly impresses all who enter. Want a bit of southern charm right here in the northeast? This Georgian mansion delivers. With a home designed by Beer & Coleman and vast grounds designed by award-winning landscape architects Ehrich & Ehrich, you can’t help but be awestruck.

Magnificent doesn't begin to describe how amazing the estate located at 116 Meeker Rd in Bernards Township, NJ really is. You'll have to see it to believe it.

An ornate iron gate with the estate’s insignia (two swans) bids visitors welcome. The long, private drive ends in a circular driveway with its own custom copper fountain covered in a rich patina.

Greet your guests in grand style in your two-story foyer. The sweeping staircase includes an ornate iron railing with gorgeous architectural detail throughout. One of seven handcrafted Enkeboll fireplaces can be found in the two-story living room. Another fireplace is located in the main floor’s kitchen. A third fireplace can be found in the family room. You’ll never feel like you’re working when you’re in this office, with its opulent mahogany walls and bookshelves. Or use it as a library where you can curl up next to a roaring fire, reading a good book. (A fourth fireplace is located here.)

The grand master bedroom is also situated on the main floor. In addition to the gorgeous fireplace, it features a beautiful tray ceiling, floor-to-ceiling windows, and two walk-in closets. The attached master bath includes separate his and hers vanities as well as a domed ceiling over the Jacuzzi-style tub.

On the second floor, you’ll find a laundry room and another five bedrooms, including a two-bedroom guest apartment over the garage. The guest quarters connects with the rest of the home through a hallway over the porte-cochere. Inside the guest quarters, you’ll also find a living room, second laundry room, kitchen, and breakfast area.

In the basement, a sixth fireplace warms up the billiards room. Watch movies or television with the family in your cherry wood paneled media room. Shelves line the huge craft room. Every bauble, button, bow, and bit of wrapping paper can be neatly organized here. Why go to the gym when you have a large exercise room on-site? A third kitchen can be found here as well to keep your guests well fed at all times. Relax in the steam room and sauna. Store everything you need to in one of three separate storage rooms. Did one of your guests enjoy themselves a little too much? Put them up in your lower level guest room for the night. And don’t worry about navigating between floors. There’s an elevator that reaches from the basement to the second story. A smart home system helps you keep all areas of this massive estate running smoothly, too.

What can I say about the grounds other than “wow”? Two outdoor kitchens, an inground swimming pool with cascading fountains and two cabanas (to change in and out of swimwear in privacy) make this the perfect place to entertain. Fragrant wisteria winds its way up the pergola by the pool. A custom copper-domed gazebo provides a picturesque spot to sip your coffee on a lazy Sunday morning. The two-story koi pond is a definite conversation starter. And the spectacular man-made pond complete with its own island, fountain and two resident swans is truly breathtaking.

For more information on this grand estate, please visit www.116MeekerRd.com or contact Janine Rose at (908) 229-6253.