84 GLEN ALPIN ROAD - Harding Township, New Jersey
The quintessential European-inspired custom estate, nestled on 15 breathtaking private fenced acres in exclusive Morristown, NJ. Grandeur awaits at this magnificent 30,000-square-foot SF custom retreat built in 2005 to the highest standards of quality and luxury by the preeminent Wesketch Architects, known for their thoughtful sustainable design innovations in traditional and transitional architecture. Truly a dream residence for the most discerning, in a spectacular resort-like setting graced by pristine landscaping, imported sculptures, exquisite perennial gardens, over 100 imported trees, stretching lawn areas, a full regulation tennis court, 80,000-gallon oval swimming pool, 2 spas with hot tubs, a pool house, 3 outdoor kitchens and a separate guest/staff carriage house with a living room, kitchen and bedroom. Both the exterior and interior environs are expansive in scale and exquisite for entertaining, affording a seamless flow for phenomenal parties with access to the magnificent outdoors from all major rooms. Every meticulous detail of this incomparable 6 bedroom 12.5 bath home has been carefully selected and artfully designed to sheer perfection. Incorporation of the finest handcrafted and imported materials, woods, finishes, fixtures down to geothermal radiant heat flooring and an elevator has created a one-of-a-kind showplace and an enviable living experience. Upon entering the voluminous 2-story entry hall graced by a sweeping limestone staircase and majestic fireplace, you are taken away by elegance. Soaring 10 to 14Ã¢Â€Â™ architecturally-distinctive ceilings lend airiness throughout the house, with generously-proportioned rooms of unique yet complementary styles adorned with extensive wainscoting, moldings and millwork, graceful columns, intricate built-ins, the finest European light fixtures, 13 imported fireplaces from Italy and Portugal plus countless other stunning details. Complementing the sculptural main stairway is a hand-finished Paul Urat raw steel/waxed staircase to the bedroom level plus an elevator that transports you from floor to floor. The main level is an entertainerÃ¢Â€Â™s haven with large light-filled gracious rooms of indescribable beauty: an awing family room that spills out to the rear porch via triple sets of French doors; a regal formal dining room; masterpiece gourmet Italian chefÃ¢Â€Â™s kitchen adorned with 2 islands, plaster ceiling beams, Pietra Cardoza and Calacatta marble; sun-drenched breakfast room; gorgeous sky-lit oval great room leading outside; pub room with a custom bar; stately library and study. Ascend the work-of-art staircase to the master suite, a luxurious sanctuary glamorized by his and hers bathrooms, dressing/sitting areas, huge custom-fitted closets, opulent spa baths, and an outdoor Jacuzzi for romantic moments together. Every substantially-sized bedroom has its own lovely sitting area and spa-like en-suite bath. Views of the stunning grounds can also be enjoyed from multiple balconies. The breathtaking lower level is indescribable with a museum-quality wine cellar graced by Roman brick and Jerusalem limestone floor, a massive entertaining/recreation room and theater, gym that connects to Ã¢Â€ÂœherÃ¢Â€Â¿¿ bedroom upstairs, and large fully-equipped octagonal catering kitchen providing seamless access to outside. Here awaits a never-to-be-equaled opportunity to own a residence of the highest pedigree in an exclusive, sought-after locale.
This listing courtesy of Douglas Elliman