247 Douglas Road,
Bernards Twp. NJ

6 beds | 5.1 baths | 3 Acres | MLS/ID#: 3500122


Majestic Tudor Estate in Bernards Township

Taking its design cues from English country manors and regal Tudor architecture, a luxurious custom home is incredibly detailed both inside and out. This captivating estate property is sited on three serene acres surrounded by an in-ground swimming pool, hot tub, gazebo, colorful perennial gardens, park-like landscapes, bluestone walkways and a huge multi-tiered wraparound TimberTech deck.  Level, wooded acreage can be viewed from every room, where a strong indoor-outdoor connection is emphasized by dramatic window walls and glass doors opening to the entertainment-friendly deck and yard.

A sun-splashed open floor plan contains six bedrooms, five full and one half baths within its 13-room layout.  Unique design features distinguishing the freshly-painted interior include beamed ceilings, hardwood floors, five fireplaces, intricate trim and woodwork, recessed lights and multiple ceiling fans.  Generously sized for entertaining on a grand or intimate scale, the nearly 5,100 square-foot floor plan is further enhanced by a full, unfinished basement and attached three-car garage. 

Principal gathering spaces on the main floor are regally appointed with elaborate moldings and wood floors in the living and dining rooms, while the expansive center island kitchen offers a dining area opening to the bright solarium infused with natural light and tranquil views. This brick-floored space has a gas fireplace and is enclosed by window walls and a vaulted, skylit ceiling.  Casual gatherings can be enjoyed in the gracious family room featuring a wet bar and handsome built-ins, which shares a towering two-sided brick fireplace with the step-down sunroom topped by cathedral ceilings.  

Upstairs, the master suite offers access to a private master deck, staircase to a loft, roomy walk-in closet and fireplace. A lavish master bath has a jetted soaking tub, separate shower and two sink vanities.  Five additional bedrooms—two of which are en suite— and a home office complete the second story. Pride of ownership is evident throughout this beautifully maintained home featuring a new six-bedroom septic and recently paved circular drive. 

Timeless style and graceful amenities combine in this one-of-a-kind Bernards Township estate with a Far Hills mailing address.  Award-winning schools, a central location in the Somerset Hills near commuting routes and train lines, plus picturesque scenery all combine to make this part of the state a highly-desirable locale.

A perfect home for entertaining: plentiful space inside & outside.The LR features a parguet floor & fireplace. The DR has a large window flooding the room with natural light, hardwood floor & a built-in china cabinet.The beamed FR is highlighted by custom cabinetry, bookcases, wet bar & a two-sided brick fireplace shared with the Den. There is a formal PR & full bathroom on this floor. The spacious eat-in kitchen with center island has a dining area opening to the solarium featuring a south-west style fireplace. The 2nd Floor features a lavish master suite w/loft, 5 more bedrooms (2 en suite). Recessed lighting.
Bedrooms 6
Full Bathrooms 5
Half Bathrooms 1
Square Feet 5,092
Property Type Residential
Acreage 3
Style Tudor
Taxes $19,921 (2018)


Elementary LIBERTY C
Middle W ANNIN
Number of Rooms 13
Basement Yes
Basement Desc. Full, Unfinished
Approximate Square Feet 5,092
Community Living No
  • CedrClst
  • BarWet
  • JacuzTyp
  • CeilBeam
  • WlkInCls
  • SecurSys
  • FireExtg
  • CODetect
  • CeilHigh
  • Skylight
  • SmokeDet


  • CarbMDet
  • OvnWElec
  • CookElec
  • Refrig
  • Dishwshr
  • Dryer
  • Microwav


  • Bedroom 1
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Kitchen
  • Family Room
  • Living Room
  • Wood Burning


  • Tile
  • Marble
  • Wood


  • 2 Units
  • Forced Hot Air

Fuel type

  • Gas-Natural


  • Multi-Zone Cooling
  • 3 Units
  • Central Air


  • Well

Water heater

  • Gas


  • Septic 5+ Bedroom Town Verified
  • Septic


  • Cable TV Available
  • Garbage Extra Charge

Room layout

Room Dimensions Floor
Master Bedroom 19x18 Second
Bedroom 2 12x13 Second
Bedroom 3 15x15 Second
Bedroom 4 13x12 Second
Den Room 13x12 First
Dining Room 16x15 First
Family Room 25x16 First
Kitchen 15x22 First
Living Room 25x16 First
Solarium 13x13 First
Office 14x11 Second
Bedroom 19x19 Second
Bedroom 17x15 Second
  • Storage
  • HotTub
  • Gazebo
  • Deck


  • 3 Spaces
  • Garage Door Opener
  • Attached Garage


  • Blacktop
  • Circular


  • Composition Shingle


  • Level Lot
  • Open Lot
  • Wooded Lot


  • In-Ground Pool
  • Heated
Photo of Gerry-Jo Cranmer




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.

Select a Point of Interest and Radius from the form above.

Properties sold nearby

*Information provided by GSMLS is deemed reliable but not complete. May not include all transactions

You might also like

The data relating to real estate for sale on this website comes in part from the IDX Program of Garden State Multiple Listing Service, L.L.C. Real estate listings held by other brokerage firms are marked as IDX Listings. Information deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Copyright © 2019 Garden State Multiple Listing Service, L.L.C. All rights reserved. The dissemination of listings on this website does not constitute the consent required by N.J.A.C. 11:5.6.1 (n) for the advertisements of listings exclusively for sale by another broker. Any such consent must be obtained in writing form the listing broker. This information is being provided for Consumers personal, non-commercial use and may not be used for any purpose other than to identify prospective properties Consumers may be interested in purchasing.