The Sue Adler Team sold 27 Washington Valley when Coldwell Banker Couldn't!Mendham Township
27 Washington Valley Rd Mendham Twp, NJ 07960
- 27 Washington Valley Road
- Mendham Township
- 7.1 Acres
- 6 Full and 1 Half Bathroom
SOLD By the Sue Adler Team! 27 Washington Valley Rd Mendham Twp, NJ 07960
Call Sue Adler for more information 973-464-9129
MLS#:3124177 Price: $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 6,000+ 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.
Entry with double French doors
Library/Living room with granite tile floors, custom maple bookshelves, large picture windows, mirrored focal walls, coat closet
(Custom privacy screen with shelving and storage separates the library from the breakfast area)
Breakfast area with granite tile floor, wall of windows, built-in bench, wood fireplace with black glass surround
Kitchen with granite tile floor, custom Snaidero cabinetry, granite countertop with eased edges, peninsula with breakfast bar, stainless steel appliances including—Viking dishwasher, trash compactor, 6 burner professional grade Viking propane range with griddle and oven, double ovens, exhaust fan, Sub-Zero refrigerator–upper display cabinets with glass fronts, built-in work area with desk and shelving, pantry with custom shelving, storage closet or extra pantry.
Great room with vaulted ceiling, acid washed cement floor (radiant heat), custom floor to ceiling geometric windows, wood fireplace with slate hearth, closet (access to side patio and rear yard)
Dining room with Brazilian cherry hardwood floor, wood fireplace with granite hearth and mahogany mantle, recessed lights, custom windows looking out onto Japanese garden
Hall bathroom with tile floor, vanity with double sinks, and tub shower
Bedroom with Brazilian cherry hardwood floor, two closets (attic access)
Bedroom with Brazilian cherry hardwood floor, custom shelving and built-ins, recessed lights
Hall bathroom with ceramic tile floor, custom tile backsplash, maple vanities with storage, walk-in steam shower
Gallery hallway with Indian slate floor, custom floor to ceiling windows and accent lighting (access to Japanese garden)
Bedroom with white oak floor, vaulted ceiling, custom shelving, built-in work area with desk
Bedroom with white oak floor, vaulted ceiling, custom shelving, built-in work area with desk
(Above two bedrooms are mirror images of each other)
Carpeted Master bedroom with custom white oak entry door, focal wall/headboard, wall of windows, wood fireplace with slate hearth and surround, dressing area with custom maple shelving, recessed lighting (access to Japanese garden)
Master bathroom with honed limestone tile floor, over-sized soaking tub, Brazilian granite vanity countertop, vanity with double sinks, walk-in shower with glass mosaic tile backsplash, and recessed lighting
Laundry area with utility sink and upper cabinets
Hall bathroom with marble tile floor, steam shower with ceramic tile backsplash, vanity, recessed lighting
Indoor heated pool with spa and paver deck, wood ceiling with fans, white Vermont marble walls, solar cover, French sliding door to rear yard, stereo system, cable and phone hook-ups (Pool area is humidity and temperature controlled, heated with natural gas)
Powder room with tile floor and vanity
Game room with carpet, dry bar and recessed lighting
Exercise room with carpet
Double deep closet
Media room with carpet and surround sound
Bathroom with ceramic tile floor and stall shower
4 car (tandem) attached garage with shelving
Main level with hardwood floors, oak paneled walls, wood fireplace with stone surround, dry bar, kitchen and full bathroom with tile floor, stall shower and linen closet
Second level loft with carpet, wood paneled walls, ceiling fan and large cedar closet
Outside, paver patio with built-in bbq and storage shed
Additional features and updates
Indoor and outdoor heated pool
Cottage guest house
Remodeled gallery hallway, two bedrooms, and Master bedroom (2001)
Great room addition (2000)
New gas furnaces in Master wing
3 zone central air conditioning
5 zone heating
4 wood burning fireplaces
Blown-in insulation (with top-rated R levels) 2012
Security system with motion sensors and smoke alarms
4 car attached garage
Two wells (New well motor serving Guest Cottage and exterior pool)
Acres: 7.1 total acres, 5 acres fenced
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Visit The Community
Mendham’s highly-rated public schools include two elementary schools for children grades kindergarten through grade four. Middle school students in grades five through eight go to either Mountain View Middle School or Mendham Township Middle School.
High school students attend West Morris Mendham High School, where they can participate in one of the few International Baccalaureate programs in the state. Known for its academic excellence, the high school was ranked #4 in the state by New Jersey Monthly magazine. The school district also offers a full array of child services to make sure each child gets the very best eduction.
Mendham is a very commuter friendly town. Located just minutes from the Morristown train station, NYC commuters are often found riding the Midtown Direct train line to and from work. A train schedule for the Morristown train station can be found here. Mendham is also conveniently located close to Routs 78, 80 and 287 which makes commuting by car a breeze.