451 Somerville Rd,
Bernards Twp. NJ

4 beds | 3.1 baths | 3.25 Acres | MLS/ID#: 3550017


Imagine unwinding on your bluestone patio in your private retreat amid distant pastures and cedar groves, or entertaining by your built-in grill, all within easy reach of transportation routes and town amenities, and just 35 miles from Manhattan.

Nestled at the end of a long driveway, this special stone front Colonial welcomes you home with a covered rocking chair porch and wide mahogany door. Inside, volume ceilings and generous room sizes are framed by classic wood moldings while formal and casual living spaces create a seamless flow.   

A gracious two-story entrance hall opens to a sophisticated dining room featuring raised panel wainscoting, a coffered ceiling and a bright bay window. French doors with beveled glass panes open from the living room into a cherry-paneled library and then again into the two-story family room. A dramatic stone fireplace creates a lodge-like feeling and the transom-topped windows display unobstructed views of this serene setting.   

The sky-lit  kitchen provides informal gathering options and everyday comfort with its separate breakfast area, large center island, stainless steel appliances and custom cabinetry.  A butler's pantry with a sink, ice maker and beverage refrigerator makes entertaining a breeze.

Upstairs, a master bedroom offers a vaulted ceiling, dual walk-in closets and a private spa-like bath with tile and granite finishes and plenty of room to lounge or get ready for the day.  At the other end of the hall, two more bedrooms share a hall bath. The expansive fourth bedroom provides privacy  with its en suite bath and access to a secondary staircase.

The lower level presents a multitude of recreational opportunities as well as a large, climate- controlled wine room and a distinctive stone wall.

Situated on a country road and across the street from a quiet park, this home offers the unique feel of a vacation retreat yet is centrally located near the village of Liberty Corner and highly-regarded private and public schools in sought-after Basking Ridge.
Bedrooms 4
Full Bathrooms 3
Half Bathrooms 1
Square Feet 4,007
Property Type Residential
Acreage 3.25
Style Colonial
Taxes $21,365 (2018)
Number of Rooms 9
Basement Yes
Basement Desc. Finished-Partially
Approximate Square Feet 4,007
Community Living No
  • BarWet
  • JacuzTyp
  • TubShowr
  • StallShw
  • WlkInCls
  • SecurSys
  • FireExtg
  • Shades
  • Steam
  • CeilHigh
  • Skylight
  • CeilCath


  • CentVac
  • OvnWElec
  • GenHkUp
  • Refrig
  • CookGas
  • Dishwshr
  • OvenSelf
  • KitExhFn
  • Microwav
  • SumpPump
  • WineRefr


  • Family Room
  • Wood Burning


  • Tile
  • Wood


  • Forced Hot Air
  • Multi-Zone

Fuel type

  • Gas-Natural


  • Attic Fan
  • Multi-Zone Cooling
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Central Air


  • Public Water

Water heater

  • Gas


  • Septic 4 Bedroom Town Verified
  • Septic


  • Fiber Optic Available
  • Garbage Extra Charge

Room layout

Room Dimensions Floor
Master Bedroom 18x15 Second
Bedroom 2 17x13 First
Bedroom 3 14x13 Second
Bedroom 4 25x13 Second
Dining Room 17x13 First
Family Room 21x17 First
Kitchen 16x12 First
Living Room 18x16 First
Library 17x15 First
Breakfast 14x12 First
Foyer 14x13 First
Laundry Room 9x8 First
  • Barbeque
  • Storage Shed
  • Patio
  • Storm Door(s)
  • Thermal Windows/Doors


  • 3 Spaces
  • Attached Garage


  • 1 Car Width
  • Blacktop


  • Asphalt Shingle




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.

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