74 Ballantine Road,
Bernardsville NJ

4 beds | 5.1 baths | 5.9 Acres | MLS/ID#: 3559699


Exquisite Country Estate on the Bernardsville Mountain

A renovated estate home on the Bernardsville Mountain experienced a recent restoration process that addressed design and mechanical aspects of this gracious “Connecticut Colonial” residence situated amid over 5 acres of lush privacy. The four-bedroom, five-and-one-half bath layout was upgraded with all new baths, a new chef’s kitchen, refinished hardwood flooring and fresh paint inside and out. Other major improvements include a comprehensive new roof system, new Andersen windows and doors, a re-built brick walkway and brick steps, plus upgraded plumbing and electrical systems.  The intense nine-month project also included enhancements to the home’s construction and architecture.

As a result, this appealing residence has been restored to its former mid-century luster, a place where expansive gathering and entertaining spaces are filled with timeless features and an abundance of natural light. Among the finer points of its 5100+ square-foot interior are three fireplaces, gleaming hardwood floors, exquisite millwork, custom built-ins, over-sized windows, a wet bar, high and beamed ceilings, exposed brick wall and a neutral color palette which serves as an ideal backdrop for any design scheme.

The covered front porch and original Dutch door are charming introductions to this welcoming home. Generously-sized principal rooms fan out from the grand entrance foyer to reveal a formal fireside living room edged in classic trim and family room anchored by a brick fireplace. Of special note is the all-new designer center-island kitchen featuring Crown Point ivory-toned cabinetry, quartz countertops, and upper-end appliances from Sub-Zero, Bosch and Kitchen Aid. 

Also on the main floor is a sophisticated master bedroom connecting to a sun-splashed sitting room/library with built-in bookcases and two spa-like master baths.  Upstairs are three additional bedrooms, a loft area, bonus room, laundry room, and two new bathrooms.

Outside, wonderful entertaining spaces such as a heated in-ground pool surrounded by a brick pool deck, stone and brick walls, upgraded landscaping, a tennis court, open porches, terraces of bluestone, an outdoor grill/fireplace, granite block curbs, mature trees and winter views make this tranquil Bernardsville Mountain property even more magical.
Bedrooms 4
Full Bathrooms 5
Half Bathrooms 1
Property Type Residential
Year Built 1960
Acreage 5.9
Style Colonial
Taxes $28,662 (2018)


Elementary Bedwell
High Bernards HS
Middle BernardsvilleMS
Number of Rooms 12
Basement Yes
Basement Desc. Unfinished
Renovation Year 2017
Community Living No
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  • CentVac
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  • Refrig
  • InstHotW
  • Dishwshr
  • KitExhFn
  • Dryer
  • Microwav


  • Pool-Outdoor
  • Tennis Courts


  • Kitchen
  • Family Room
  • Living Room
  • Wood Burning


  • Tile
  • Wood


  • Baseboard - Hotwater
  • Multi-Zone

Fuel type

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  • Multi-Zone Cooling
  • Central Air


  • Well

Water heater

  • Electric


  • Septic


  • Cable TV Available
  • Fiber Optic Available
  • Garbage

Room layout

Room Dimensions Floor
Master Bedroom 17x17 First
Bedroom 2 14x16 Second
Bedroom 3 17x16 Second
Bedroom 4 17x17 Second
Den Room 19x15 First
Dining Room 17x14 First
Family Room 16x19 First
Kitchen 15x23 First
Living Room 28x17 First
Rec Room 23x32 Second
Foyer 17x14 First
Media Room 34x13 First
Bathroom 14x07 First
  • Patio
  • Storm Door(s)
  • Metal Fence
  • Curbs
  • Open Porch(es)
  • Tennis Courts
  • Thermal Windows/Doors


  • 3 Spaces
  • Garage Door Opener
  • Attached Garage
  • Oversize Garage


  • Additional Parking
  • Blacktop


  • Asphalt Shingle
  • See Remarks


  • Mountain View
  • 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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