301 Mountain Rd,
Bernards Twp. NJ

4 beds | 2 baths | 3 Acres | MLS/ID#: 3469561


Deck House, A Frank Lloyd Wright Inspiration in Basking Ridge

Deck houses are special . . . and so are the people who choose to live in them. A product of Deck House Inc. of Acton, MA, this unique offering echoes the vision of Frank Lloyd Wright who believed that a home should work in harmony with its surroundings.

The road to extraordinary began with Deck’s site engineers walking the 3-acre lot and determining the proper orientation of the home. Assimilating the sun’s seasonal path would yield energy efficiency for the life of the residence. Consideration was also given to the orientation of the rooms to take advantage of views, and how the terrain would influence the design. On site at Acton, carefully selected materials were crafted with precision by skilled artisans. The manufacturing process occurred under tightly controlled conditions assuring durable quality.

The clean, classic simplicity of this home is drawn from its post and beam framing system. This bold and timeless form is as beautiful as it is practical providing a perfect blend of aesthetics and function. The contemporary design crafted of wood, glass, quartz and other natural materials, created a warm, informal living space—a virtual symphony of light and texture. A joy to call home.

Cedar envelops the home’s exterior. Douglas Fir planks shape the cathedral ceiling floating over the home’s upper level. Wide spans of glass begin in the foyer. A brief, pine staircase rises to the newly installed kitchen brightened with white high-gloss modern cabinetry and quartz countertops. Unencumbered, the window-lined space continues to the dining and living room, the latter with a raised-hearth wood-burning fireplace. Wide glass doors slide open to the deck melding this welcoming gathering space with the home’s bountiful natural setting. Two bedrooms are located on both the home’s upper and ground levels. Newly refurbished baths present Ann Sacks ceramic-clad showers, high -gloss modern cabinetry, Italian lighting sconces, marble counters, concrete-tile floors. Schumacher grass-cloth wall covering and plush carpeting define the lower level’s family room and a paver patio spreads outside its sliding-glass door.

Detached from the home, the two-car garage copies the home’s cedar exterior. A separate entrance provides access to the structure’s window-lined loft.

wood beams, oak floors echo the home's natural environment.Its signature decking ceiling & exposed post & beam construction allow for great walls of glass welcoming the outdoors in. Open to each other, the updated Kitchen is a vision of white high-gloss modern & quartz appointments, the Living Room is centered with wood-burning fireplace, window walls continue to the Dining Room. Sliding doors open all to the deck. Refurbished baths sport quartz, Ann Sacks ceramic tile, contemporary appointments. The Family Rm opens to the paverstone terrace. The detached 2-car garage rises to a window-lined loft.
Bedrooms 4
Full Bathrooms 2
Property Type Residential
Acreage 3
Style Custom Home
Taxes $11,753 (2017)


Elementary LIBERTY C
Middle W ANNIN
Number of Rooms 8
Basement No
Renovation Year 2017
Community Living No
  • Beam Ceilings
  • Security System
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • CO Detector
  • Cathedral Ceiling
  • Smoke Detector


  • CO Detector
  • Range/Oven-Electric
  • Refrigerator
  • Washer
  • Dishwasher
  • Self Cleaning Oven
  • Water Softener-Own
  • Dryer
  • Microwave Oven


  • Living Room
  • Wood Burning


  • Tile
  • Wood


  • 1 Unit
  • Baseboard - Hotwater
  • Multi-Zone

Fuel type

  • OilAbOut


  • Wall A/C Unit(s)


  • Well

Water heater

  • Electric


  • Septic 4 Bedroom Town Verified


  • Cable TV Available
  • Garbage Extra Charge

Room layout

Room Dimensions Floor
Master Bedroom 17x14 First
Bedroom 2 14x11 First
Bedroom 3 14x12 Ground
Bedroom 4 12x10 Ground
Dining Room 18x14 First
Family Room 23x12 Ground
Kitchen 14x8 First
Living Room 18x14 First
Laundry Room 15x12 Ground
  • Patio
  • Deck


  • 2 Spaces
  • Oversize Garage
  • Loft Storage
  • Detached Garage


  • Additional Parking
  • Blacktop


  • Composition Shingle


  • Level Lot
  • Open Lot
  • Wooded Lot
Photo of Ashley Christus




Bernards Twp. (Basking Ridge), NJ real estate market

Basking Ridge in Bernards Township has retained its small-town charm for over 200 years. Most of the shops, restaurants, and services along tree-lined South Finley Avenue are located in historic 19th-century houses. In fact, the downtown area has so much history that it was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1994.

Bernards Township was originally formed by Royal Charter as Bernardston Township. The name Bernards Township was given to the area in 1760 by King George II to honor Sir Francis Bernard, Provincial Governor of New Jersey from 1758 to 1760. It was incorporated as Bernards Township in 1798. Basking Ridge, Liberty Corner, Lyons, and West Millington are located within Bernards Township, while Martinsville is split between Bernards and Bridgewater Townships.

Even though maps indicate that Basking Ridge is a small commercial district in the northeast section of Bernards, about 95% of the township is referred to as Basking Ridge and has a Basking Ridge postal address. The only major parts of Bernards that do not have Basking Ridge addresses are the Veterans Administration Hospital in Lyons and Liberty Corner, a small historic district in the southern portion of the township.

The Bernards Township municipal building on Collyer Lane is housed in a circa 1912 brick Tudor mansion detailed with French pocket doors, maple and mahogany paneling, and marble fireplaces. The house and its 28 acres were sold to the township by John Jacob Astor VI for $140,000 in 1968.

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