Majestic Victorian on 1.5 Acres, 6 Minutes from Downtown Summit SOLD BY THE SUE ADLER TEAM!

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117 Burlington Rd Berkeley Heights Twp, NJ 07922 

$1,265,000 MLS#: 3112367

Call Sue Adler for More information 973-464-9129

This majestic Victorian dates back to the mid-nineteenth century, rich in history and splendor. Built as the summer home of a wealthy New Yorker, it eventually became the site of the Summit Golf Club and then the Murray Hill Golf Club and ultimately restored as a single family residence with great attention to detail and modern living. Exquisite views of the extensive valley and Kittatinny Mountain range can be seen from the west side of the property.

What truly aggrandizes the home is the French Mansard roof, the only home in Berkeley Heights to showcase this magnificent architecture. The roof together with a blue stone terrace that wraps around the home gives the property a romantic allure. In 2008, a grand covered portico was added to part of the terrace that architecturally compliments the Mansard roof. Intricate cornices and flourishes and a custom mahogany ceiling seamlessly blend in and at night the many windows throughout the home illuminate a breathtaking, magical view.

Chosen by acclaimed New Jersey author and illustrator, Harry Devlin, who had a long standing interest in Victorian architecture, to be included in his book “To Grandfather’s House We Go,” the property was highlighted as an important example of Victorian architecture featuring Italian elements.  His book was published in 1967 and because of the clarity of the descriptions and illustrations became an educational children’s book and a source for college courses in architectural history.

Upon entering the stately entry foyer with an arched doorway and leaded glass front doors, you’ll be charmed by the original trim and elegant chandelier.  The original staircase with a decorative, elaborately carved newel post, adds a focal point welcoming residents and guests. Soaring ceiling heights set the stage for the dramatic first floor layout designed with oversized rooms with an easy flowing floor plan.  Along the hall are large archways leading to a living room, dining room and a large family room all filled with bright sunlight from tall, double-paned windows. The grand Living Room features hardwood floors, wood panel detailing, crown molding, a wood fireplace with marble surround and sandstone hearth, all overlooking the wrap around terrace. The Dining Room has inlayed hardwood flooring and crown molding perfect for formal dinners.  A 38-foot Family Room with a wood burning fireplace and intricate mantelpiece can also be used as a warm and cozy study and library. With access to the covered bluestone terrace it’s an ideal layout for outdoor parties in spring and summer offering views of the pretty gardens on this acre and a half estate.

The chic black and white gourmet kitchen is the heart of the first floor.  The large open space is ideal for dinner party preparation or simple family meals.

Four large bedrooms with hardwood floors and custom built-ins on the second floor can be accessed by the main or back staircases.  The large master bedroom has a romantic arched focal wall, crown molding and a spacious walk-in closet with custom shelving.  A spa-like master bath with jetted soaking tub, pedestal sink and linen closet completes the master suite.  A full media room provides the perfect space for family fun, movies and a place to wind down and relax.

The third floor landing has two bright skylights opening to four bedrooms and two additional full baths.

A carpeted recreation room on the lower level complete with a bar and refrigerator offers a good space for growing teens to hang out with friends.  There’s also a workspace or a storage room and access to the home’s two car garage.

A rare chance to own a true piece of American history, this truly one-of-a-kind home embellishes the essence of grandeur combined with modern day comforts and easy living.


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First Level

Entry foyer with hardwood floor, lead glass front doors, newel post, arched doorway  with original trim and chandelier

Living Room with hardwood floor, crown molding, wood fireplace with marble surround, wood mantle and sandstone hearth, recessed lighting and custom built-ins

Dining Room with inlayed hardwood floor, crown molding and two closets

Family Room with hardwood floor, wood panel detailing, crown molding, wood fireplace with marble surround, wood mantle and sandstone hearth, recessed lighting (access to side terrace)

Powder room with tile floor and vanity

Kitchen with tile floor, center island with breakfast bar, tile backsplash, pendant lights over center island, 6 burner range, double ovens, double sink, work area and chair rail detail

Terrace with bluestone and custom mahogany ceiling

Second Level-with back staircase

Bedroom with hardwood floor, custom built-ins and closet

Bedroom with sitting room and closet, en-suite bathroom with tile floor and shower over tub

Bedroom with hardwood floor, crown molding, custom built-ins and closet

Hall bathroom with tile floor, vanity with double sinks, jetted tub, separate shower and linen closet

Media room with hardwood floor, wood fireplace with marble surround and sandstone hearth, crown molding

Master Bedroom with hardwood floor, arched focal wall, crown molding, walk-in closet and custom shelving piece

Master Bathroom with tile floor, jetted tub, stall shower, pedestal sink and linen closet

Third Level

Landing with two skylights

Bedroom with carpet and closet

Bedroom with carpet and closet

Hall Bathroom with tile floor, vanity with double sinks and shower over tub

Bedroom with en-suite bathroom, carpet, two closets (one walk-in). Bathroom with tile floor, jetted tub, vanity with sink and skylight

Bedroom with carpet and walk-in closet

Lower Level

Recreation room with carpet, bar with refrigerator and recessed lighting

Workshop/Storage Room

Cedar Closet

Two-car garage with storage


Additional Features and Updates

Security System

3-zone heat and central air conditioning

Underground sprinkler system

Water Heater-2008


Circular driveway

2-car built-under garage

Staircase railings, trim and banister are all original


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