303-1 Hardscrabble Rd,
Bernardsville NJ

4 beds | 5.2 baths | 5.44 Acres | MLS/ID#: 3526708


Four seasons of natural beauty and sheltered privacy surround a classic Colonial on the Bernardsville Mountain. This thoughtfully updated four bedroom, five full and two half bath home is situated on over five lush acres with a heated custom pool, detached two-car garage and two-story studio outbuilding. Approached beyond stone pillars marking the entry, a paved circular drive leads to this traditional residence filled with outstanding details and designer touches.

Highlights of the gracious floor plan include hardwood floors, extensive millwork, custom built-ins, three fireplaces, high ceilings, a wet bar, Schonbek lighting fixtures, neutral paint colors and recessed lights. Landscaped grounds are characterized by open green lawns, colorful perennials and mature trees which can be viewed from the open air porch and railed master terrace above, both overlooking the serene pool. 

A stylish vestibule with mosaic tile flooring gives way to the wide entrance foyer featuring North American chestnut flooring, a sweeping staircase, crown and chair rail moldings and sightlines into some of the principal rooms. These include a living room warmed by the glow of an imported honed marble fireplace, a dining room with dimensional wainscoting, a wet bar and two built-in china cabinets, and a handsome coffered ceiling library fitted with built-in wood cabinetry flanking a custom fireplace. Each of these rooms presents flooring of North American chestnut. 

The chef’s kitchen contains custom cherry cabinetry, granite countertops, oak hardwood floors and a collection of upper-end appliances from Thermador, Miele and Sub-Zero. The adjacent breakfast room also contains cherry cabinets, granite counters and a butler’s pantry area as well as a built-in window seat, secondary farmhouse-style sink and atrium door to the open air porch. An archway reveals the adjoining family room, where a stacked stone fireplace creates a commanding focal point. 

The main floor is completed by an elegant powder room illuminated by a crystal chandelier, a mud room and full bath. There are access points to the open air bluestone porch from the family room, library and living room, reinforcing the home’s focus on indoor-outdoor living. 

Upstairs, a sophisticated master suite offers a well-designed dressing room lined in custom cabinetry, and an elaborate spa-like marble bath with radiant heated floors, jetted tub and oversized shower with bench seating. The private mahogany master deck’s spiral staircase descends to the pool. Three additional bedrooms, a spacious laundry room and cedar closet are also located on this level. A personal gym and a great room featuring multiple windows with plantation shutters are situated in the sun-splashed walkout lower level.

Warm weather gatherings are easily hosted around the resort-like pool edged by slip-resistant granite pool decking. A two-story studio is a perfect space for creative pursuits like art, yoga or a home enterprise. The main level has radiant heated travertine flooring, a powder room, atrium door to the deck and ample closet space. Upstairs, a lofty area is a bright space fitted with reclaimed wood floors. The detached two-car garage is finished in stone and cedar clapboard. A dog run and convenient trash shed are additional outdoor amenities. 

Bernardsville offers a prime location in the heart of the Somerset Hills near extensive shopping, fine restaurants, world class recreational opportunities, access to a network of interstate highways and Midtown Direct train service to Manhattan.
Bedrooms 4
Full Bathrooms 5
Half Bathrooms 2
Square Feet 5,665
Property Type Residential
Year Built 1953
Acreage 5.44
Style Colonial
Taxes $29,446 (2018)


Elementary Bedwell
High Bernards HS
Middle BernardsvilleMS
Number of Rooms 13
Basement Yes
Basement Desc. Partial, Finished
Approximate Square Feet 5,665
Renovation Year 2009
Community Living No
  • BarDry
  • BarWet
  • JacuzTyp
  • StallShw
  • Bidet
  • CeilHigh
  • StereoSy
  • CeilCath
  • SmokeDet


  • CO Detector
  • Central Vacuum
  • Generator-Built-In
  • Range/Oven-Gas
  • Refrigerator
  • Washer
  • Dishwasher
  • Water Softener-Own
  • Kitchen Exhaust Fan
  • Dryer


  • Pool-Outdoor
  • Exercise Room


  • Family Room
  • Library
  • Living Room


  • Carpeting
  • Stone
  • Tile
  • Marble
  • Wood


  • Radiant - Hot Water
  • Radiators - Hot Water
  • Baseboard - Hotwater
  • Multi-Zone

Fuel type

  • OilAbIn
  • GasPropL


  • Multi-Zone Cooling
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Central Air
  • 4 Units


  • Well

Water heater

  • Oil


  • Septic 5+ Bedroom Town Verified


  • Cable TV Available
  • Fiber Optic Available
  • Garbage

Room layout

Room Dimensions Floor
Master Bedroom 17x16 Second
Bedroom 2 20x14 Second
Bedroom 3 12x11 Second
Bedroom 4 30x15 Second
Den Room 12x11 First
Dining Room 16x14 First
Family Room 22x19 First
Kitchen 23x12 First
Living Room 19x14 First
Great Room 26x24 First
Breakfast 16x13 First
Exercise Room 18x11 Basement
Laundry Room 14x12 Second
  • Storage Shed
  • Dog Run
  • Patio
  • Metal Fence
  • Open Porch(es)
  • Deck
  • Outbuilding(s)


  • 2 Spaces
  • Garage Door Opener
  • Detached Garage


  • Additional Parking
  • Blacktop
  • Circular


  • Composition Shingle


  • Open Lot
  • Wooded Lot


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




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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