101-5 Ballantine Rd,
Bernardsville NJ

6 beds | 7.2 baths | 5.03 Acres | MLS/ID#: 3520635


Understated Elegance beautifully nestled on a quiet Mountain cul-de-sac

A private road on esteemed Bernardsville Mountain provides the setting for this beautiful Federal-style home. Estate fencing encloses this offering’s five acres of lawn, mature trees and abundant landscaping. A wood shingle roof and clapboard siding envelope the home’s grand dimensions allowing for 18 rooms including 6 bedrooms. Indoors Federal style’s signature décor is given a sweeping palette in the 2-story foyer and throughout. Corbels augment carved multilayered crown molding. Elegant headers and fluted casings trim entries while columns and arches define spaces. Wainscoting lines walls and staircases. Comfortable and functional design define the gracious floor plan. To the right of the foyer the living room presents the first of the home’s four fireplaces. The cherry library sports a magnificent coffered ceiling, built-ins and a window wall stretching its length. A teak paneled cathedral ceiling rises in the solarium, light streams from its banks of windows. Another window wall and fireplace prevail in the spacious family room; wide-spaced arches define the open flow to the kitchen. A 13-foot island centers the latter, the Hampshire cabinetry is flush with custom features and breakfast takes place amid views to the spectacular private grounds. On the second level a sitting room with refreshment station accompanies the master bedroom and the luxurious bath may well be a dream come true. Four additional bedrooms, all en suite, and a sizeable laundry room are here as well. A staircase heads from the hall to the third level with expansive sitting room, bedroom and bath. The home’s finished lower level hosts a theater; video game, recreation and exercise rooms; bath and multiple utility and storage rooms. No less impressive is the pool with pool house. Multiple French doors open from the home to the fully fenced complex. A travertine deck frames the 40' x 20' heated, saltwater pool inset with sun bathing deck. Echoing the architecture of the main residence, the structure features a cathedral ceiling sheltering the open dining area/lounge with fireplace. Indoors are a full bath, changing and storage rooms. 

Known throughout the metropolitan area for its estates and historical mansions, Bernardsville is also prized for its excellent schools and ready access. Manhattan bound trains are available at the town's historical train depot and nearby highways provide easy access to the State's corporate centers.
Bedrooms 6
Full Bathrooms 7
Half Bathrooms 2
Property Type Residential
Year Built 2005
Acreage 5.03
Style Custom Home
Taxes $45,496 (2018)


Elementary Bedwell
High Bernards HS
Middle BernardsvilleMS
Number of Rooms 18
Basement Yes
Basement Desc. Finished, Full
Community Living No
  • Bar-Wet
  • Walk-In Closet
  • Fire Alarm Sys
  • Security System
  • High Ceilings
  • Smoke Detector


  • CO Detector
  • Central Vacuum
  • Range/Oven-Gas
  • Refrigerator
  • Instant Hot Water
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen Exhaust Fan
  • Sump Pump


  • Bedroom 1
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Family Room
  • Living Room


  • Stone
  • Marble
  • Wood


  • Multi-Zone

Fuel type

  • Gas-Natural


  • Multi-Zone Cooling


  • Well


  • Septic

Room layout

Room Dimensions Floor
Master Bedroom 20x18 Second
Bedroom 2 17x17 Second
Bedroom 3 17x14 Second
Bedroom 4 23x14 Second
Dining Room 17x19 First
Family Room 33x22 First
Kitchen N/A First
Living Room 21x18 First
Library 15x18 First
Conservatory 16x16 First
Bedroom 23x14 Second
Bedroom 20x28 Third
  • Underground Lawn Sprinkler
  • Patio
  • Open Porch(es)
  • Thermal Windows/Doors


  • 4 Spaces
  • Attached Garage


  • See Remarks


  • Metal
  • Wood Shingle


  • Level Lot
  • Cul-De-Sac
  • Open Lot


  • Gunite
  • In-Ground Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Heated
Photo of Ashley Christus




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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