Spectacular Stone Mansion on Bernardsville Mountain—Craigmore Estate

US $4,900,000
55 Boulderwood Dr
Bernardsville Boro, NJ, USA
Status: Under Contract
Craigmore, Bernardsville, NJ Fairy-tale architecture rendered in stone, complete with turrets and towers, lends a sense of whimsy to the immense Craigmore estate on 15± acres on the Bernardsville Mountain. Over 12,000 square feet of living space is arranged on three formal floors, befitting the baronial lifestyle of former owner Charles Engelhard Senior. A captain of industry specializing in precious metals, Engelhard made Craigmore his family’s home from 1912 until 1973, reveling in the magnificent Somerset Hills panoramas and incredible sunrise views from this stunning architectural masterpiece’s elevated vantage point. Today this circa 1900 estate is as relevant as ever, supporting a grand living experience that is truly unparalleled in the region. With its generously dimensioned rooms featuring one-of-a-kind details, the 22-room floor plan flows easily from one breathtaking space to the next. Introduced by double wood doors into a stone-floored vestibule and gracious foyer, there is an immediate sense of grandeur. Highlights of the layout include seven ornately mantled fireplaces, oak flooring in select first-floor rooms, wood floors, elaborate moldings, high ceilings, and multiple sets of French doors opening to view-filled bluestone and grass terraces. There is a sunken conservatory overlooking stunning countryside vistas, a welcoming center island kitchen connecting to the breakfast and family rooms, and a partially finished basement containing an Endless Pool room, a temperature-controlled wine cellar and two insulated storage rooms. On the second floor’s flexible layout, six bedrooms include a primary suite wing. Originally utilized for staff members, the third floor is currently arranged as two wings. One wing provides an oversized office and bedroom with full bath; the other a den, office, office/studio, two full baths plus an expansive recreation or exercise space. Outdoors, a series of stone terraces and patios step down to a heated pool with fountains, a koi pond and gardens, all providing a perfect venue for warm weather entertaining. In the front, there is a stone-walled courtyard with a fountain. Formal landscapes recall a vast re-design of the estate’s grounds from the 1920s. Elite landscape architects of Brinley and Holbrook, known for their contributions to the New York Botanical Garden, and more locally, the Morristown Green, created a park-like setting of open lawns and shade trees that are still in place today. Craigmore’s 15± acres comprises two lots; the stone residence is privately sited on 10±acres and there is an adjoining 5-acre lot, offering potential building opportunities. Both lots are farmland assessed. Located atop the Bernardsville Mountain, Craigmore was—and is--one of the premier estates in an area long recognized for impressive properties. The village of Bernardsville is minutes away for fine dining, cafes, shops and New York-bound trains. As part of the celebrated Somerset Hills, Bernardsville is convenient to interstate highways, cultural venues, museums, equestrian events and international airports.
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Listing Agent

Ashley Christus

Turpin Realtors

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