141 Lake Road
Listed by: Robin Eskind
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This immaculate three bedroom ranch home has a rare blend of elegance and warmth with the benefit of single floor living. The home was renovated in 2010 and is sited thoughtfully on 2 parklike acres in Basking Ridge. The home’s interior features include a well-conceived floor plan that is open and flowing for entertaining yet intimate for daily living. Thorough and detailed finishes accent the elegant simplicity of the home and include many custom features including built-in shelving, hardwood floors, French doors, a finished basement, and ample storage throughout. The home’s plentiful windows and recessed lighting bring natural and supplemental light into the home throughout the day.
The entrance to the home is accented by a covered porch which is perfect for sitting and enjoying the beautiful setting. The entrance area welcomes guests and sets the tone of the elegant yet relaxed styling of this home by providing a vantage point for appreciating the central living space of the house — the living room with hardwood floors features a brick front wood-burning fireplace and French doors leading to the large deck overlooking the backyard. The fireplace has a large white mantle and a flagstone hearth. The living room is open to the large gourmet kitchen which is perfect for the home chef to interact with family and guests.
The spacious eat-in kitchen features custom wood cabinetry including glass-paned cabinets, brushed nickel hardware, Corian countertops, recessed lighting, and suspended light fixtures. Appliances in the kitchen include a Fisher & Paykel refrigerator, a Kitchen Aid range with double oven and overhead microwave and a KitchenAid stainless steel dishwasher. The kitchen’s large center island is topped with custom Corian countertops and features a breakfast bar and under counter cabinets. The large eat-in area of the kitchen effortlessly accommodates a table of six and other furniture. A favorite spot in the kitchen is the window seat that overlooks the property below. The kitchen has access to the deck through a wooden paneled door with glass panes and also to the finished basement.
All bedrooms are located in the same wing of the home, separate from the entertaining areas of the home and thoughtfully-arranged to maintain separation between the master bedroom suite and the secondary bedrooms. Each of the secondary bedrooms has hardwood floors and plentiful windows which both let in light and offer views of the property. The hall bath has a tiled floor, double vanity with large storage drawers underneath and a tub/shower.
An office nook with white sliding barn door is also located in this area of the home with an exposed brick wall that has been painted white, a built-in desk and three windows that overlook the front yard
The spacious first-floor master bedroom suite features hardwood floors, high ceilings, a large sitting area, two walk-in closets, access to the yard through French doors with transom windows, and two master bathrooms. The sitting area features high ceilings and French doors with a transom window leading to the yard. One of the master bedroom suite bathrooms is located here features a glass enclosed tiled shower with a window, a vanity with storage drawers and also has a stackable washer and dryer in the closet. The hardwood floors continue into the large bedroom which also features high ceilings and the other master bedroom suite bathroom. This bathroom features a large soaking tub, white vanity with drawers for additional storage, a large glass enclosed shower with white subway tile, a storage closet, and a window overlooking the side yard. There are two walk-in closets – one has custom built-in shelving and cabinetry with plentiful hanging, drawer, and shelf storage, and a window to let in natural light.
The finished basement of the home features several more areas. At the bottom of the stairs is the optimal spot for a mudroom as it is adjacent to the garage and the perfect space to leave coats and shoes. Further into the basement is a room with a glass-paned door that is currently used as an exercise room but could have many uses. The largest room has a faux fireplace nestled between two windows which let in tons of natural light making this room feel less like a basement. Two daybeds with storage drawers underneath are situated against the far wall and are separated by a closet. This is the perfect area for overnight guests and sleepovers. This room is so large that it could easily be made into two rooms which could accommodate an in-law or au pair suite. There is also a full bathroom on this level and an additional washer and dryer. a
Systems of the home include 200 ampere electrical service, public sewer, well water, multi-zone central air conditioning, oil-fired multi-zone forced hot air heating system, smoke detectors, and a fire extinguisher.
The property is located in Bernards Township, one of the most prestigious areas of Somerset County, a town renowned for its natural beauty, private estates, and upscale lifestyle. The township supports an active youth sports program that includes lacrosse, soccer, softball, basketball, tennis and baseball teams. Nearby outdoor recreation areas include; Lord Stirling and Dunham Parks, the Coakley-Russo Memorial Golf Course, and the Pleasant Valley Pool. It is served by the William Annin Middle School, and Ridge High School and is convenient to private schools (Gill St. Bernard, Pingry, Far Hills Country Day) with nearby shopping, golf courses and country clubs (Basking Ridge, Somerset Hills, Roxiticus, Fiddler’s Elbow, Trump National, Hamilton Farm). Commuter highways (Interstates 78 and 287), TransBridge Line buses and NJ Transit trains allow for convenient access to New York City and Newark Liberty International Airport.