BERNARDSVILLE — Golfers and tennis buffs will love this multi-million dollar Somerset County home for sale.
Built in 1897, this single-family Tuscany distinctive country villa located at Mountain Top Road, Bernardsville, sits on more than 13 acres of manicured greenery.
It is listed as the most expensive home for sale in Somerset County, according to Zillow.
The 7-bedroom, 10-bathroom (8 full and two half baths) estate is being sold for $12 million and has been restored to reflect both its “former glory and future aspirations,” the listing says.
Each of the home’s four levels is serviced by an elevator.
There is a two-bedroom, two-bath guest suite, a 21st-century brand-new kitchen with Boffi cabinets imported from Italy, Gaggenau appliances, and radiant-heated floors.
A new gas fireplace, French-imported bookcases accented with LED lighting, a fireplace in the family room, a quartz wet bar, an exercise room, and a dressing room in the primary suite truly make this mansion unique.
Other cool design features include Faircourt include bronze-accented wrought iron work in the entry opening to a foyer and a grand staircase with marble columns which is the perfect backdrop for family portraits.
There is also a glass-enclosed loggia featuring a marble and granite floor, a trophy room to show off your accomplishments, an oak-paneled library, and a 60-foot-long gallery.
For the sports nuts, there is a putting green to practice your swing, a VersaCourt tennis court, and a heated saltwater pool to enjoy laps or just lazily float. Plus, there is a heated parking courtyard.
For the gardeners, enjoy an orchard filled with peach, pear, apple, and cherry trees.
Hope you love windows because this place has plenty allowing natural sunlight to spill into every room, giving the place a light, airy feel to it.
Upper and lower garages provide protected parking for multiple vehicles.
To learn more about this little slice of paradise, visit here.
A trip to New Jersey doesn't have to be all about the beach. Our state has some incredible trails, waterfalls, and lakes to enjoy.
From the Pine Barrens to the Appalachian Trail to the hidden gems of New Jersey, you have plenty of options for a great hike. Hiking is such a great way to spend time outdoors and enjoy nature, plus it's a great workout.
Before you go out on the trails and explore some of our listeners' suggestions, I have some tips on hiking etiquette from the American Hiking Society.
If you are going downhill and run into an uphill hiker, step to the side and give the uphill hiker space. A hiker going uphill has the right of way unless they stop to catch their breath.
Always stay on the trail, you may see side paths, unless they are marked as an official trail, steer clear of them. By going off-trail you may cause damage to the ecosystems around the trail, the plants, and wildlife that live there.
You also do not want to disturb the wildlife you encounter, just keep your distance from the wildlife and continue hiking.
Bicyclists should yield to hikers and horses. Hikers should also yield to horses, but I’m not sure how many horses you will encounter on the trails in New Jersey.
If you are thinking of bringing your dog on your hike, they should be leashed, and make sure to clean up all pet waste.
Lastly, be mindful of the weather, if the trail is too muddy, it's probably best to save your hike for another day.
I asked our listeners for their suggestions of the best hiking spots in New Jersey, check out their suggestions: