96 Mountain Top Rd,
Bernardsville NJ

5 beds | 3.2 baths | 5.04 Acres | MLS/ID#: 3490193


A traditional Bernardsville Mountain Colonial is majestically set on five view-filled acres.  This exceptional home is approached by a gated stone drive overlooking the property’s spring-fed pond and surrounding countryside.  Sweeping lawns are enhanced by native plantings, flowering trees, brick and stone walkways and a stone terrace spanning the rear of the home.  A swimming pool complex offers an entertainment-sized terrace, spa and pool house.

Built in 1978, this Colonial has been meticulously maintained, renovated and upgraded through the years, including the addition of an oversized detached heated carriage house with finished office and party space above. The finely-appointed floor plan provides five bedrooms, three full bathrooms and two powder rooms.  Interior highlights include gleaming wood floors, intricate millwork, generously-scaled rooms, two fireplaces and beamed ceilings.

An ideal flow from one gathering space to the next characterizes the main floor.  The foyer reveals a front-to-back formal living room anchored by a fireplace, double windows overlooking the splendid view and an elegant formal dining room with access to the stunning butler’s pantry.  Adjacent to the living room is a sophisticated yet inviting home office/den.  In the step-down family room, the home’s second fireplace is a welcoming focal point.

Chefs will appreciate the stylish kitchen fitted with custom cabinetry, granite counters, stainless steel appliances and a breakfast bar island.  Adjoining the kitchen is a spacious dining area with sliding French doors to the terrace, a computer room/office featuring multiple built-ins and a formal powder room.

The second floor is accessed by front and rear staircases.  A luxurious master suite of rooms contains a bedchamber, sitting room, spa-like bathroom and a private deck overlooking the pond and pool.  Four additional bedrooms, two full bathrooms, a laundry room and window seat niche complete the second floor.  

Casual space on the finished lower level includes billiard, sitting and family rooms, plus a wine cellar and powder room.

Bernardsville in Somerset  County is a borough known for its rolling hills, estate properties, charming downtown and an excellent public schools.  Shopping, dining, Midtown Direct trains, bus service, Interstates 287 and 78 and Newark Liberty International Airport are convenient to this refined Colonial.

upper level, a very inviting inground swimming pool with adjacent poolhouse, and an expansive terrace with views of the spring fed pond. The interior of the 5 bedroom residence presents us with a very charming, sophisticated, "done to-the nines" look. The front-to-back Living Room with fireplace, adjacent Den/Office, gracious formal Dining Room, Family Room with fireplace, an extraordinary gourmet Kitchen, Master Suite with sitting Room & fireplace, newly renovated bathrooms, hardwood floors and more. List of updates is available.
Bedrooms 5
Full Bathrooms 3
Half Bathrooms 2
Property Type Residential
Year Built 1978
Acreage 5.04
Style Colonial
Taxes $31,930 (2017)


Elementary Bedwell
High Bernards HS
Middle BernardsvilleMS
Number of Rooms 12
Basement Yes
Basement Desc. Finished
Renovation Year 2017
Community Living No
Pets Allowed Yes

Co-listing Courtesy of: Patricia Pertusi

  • Drapes
  • JacuzTyp
  • StallShw
  • WlkInCls
  • Whrlpool


  • CarbMDet
  • CookGas
  • Dishwshr
  • Dryer


  • Bedroom 1
  • Family Room
  • Living Room


  • Tile
  • Wood


  • 3 Units
  • Forced Hot Air
  • Baseboard - Hotwater

Fuel type

  • Gas-Natural


  • Multi-Zone Cooling
  • 2 Units
  • Central Air


  • Well

Water heater

  • Gas


  • Septic


  • Cable TV Available
  • Fiber Optic Available

Room layout

Room Dimensions Floor
Master Bedroom 19x15 Second
Bedroom 2 17x13 Second
Bedroom 3 17x14 Second
Bedroom 4 14x11 Second
Den Room 15x13 First
Dining Room 16x12 First
Family Room 19x15 First
Kitchen 29x16 First
Living Room 26x15 First
Bedroom 14x12 Second
SittngRm 14x11 Second
MudRoom 13x11 First
  • Patio
  • Wood Fence
  • Privacy Fence
  • Outbuilding(s)
  • Thermal Windows/Doors


  • 4 Spaces
  • Finished Garage
  • Garage Door Opener
  • Attached Garage
  • Oversize Garage
  • See Remarks
  • Detached Garage


  • 2 Car Width
  • Crushed Stone
  • Lighting
  • Driveway-Exclusive
  • Fencing


  • Wood Shingle


  • Level Lot
  • Open Lot
  • Pond On Lot


  • Heated

Listing Agents

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Photo of Patricia Pertusi


Susan Miller



Patricia Pertusi



Community Video: Bernardsville Borough

Bernardsville, NJ real estate market

Located in northern Somerset County, historic Bernardsville Borough is bordered by Mendham, Harding, Peapack-Gladstone, Bedminster and Basking Ridge/Bernards Township. Established after seceding from Bernards Township in 1924, Bernardsville has the distinction of being the only town with that name in the United States.

Bernardsville's bustling downtown district winds along Route 202 and offers shops, services, boutiques, a movie theater, two supermarkets, several restaurants and a New Jersey Transit train station for service to New York.

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