171 Pennbrook Rd,
Far Hills Boro NJ

5 beds | 4 baths | 15.17 Acres | MLS/ID#: 3371212

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Description

Enter past Pennbrook Hill’s stone-posted gates and savor trees here since long ago, a cottage cape set amidst winding garden paths and distant westerly views. Step into the storybook setting of this 15-acre country home built for Betsy Beinecke Shirley, the daughter of one of the original founders of The Plaza Hotel, and her husband. While The Plaza is known to the world for its pomp, opulence and celebrity guests, Pennbrook Hill is simply nature at its best. 

A stone walkway cascades to the entry of the spacious yet cozy home. Rustic charm paired with just enough poised elegance captures the senses in its delightful interior. Brick and pine are as engaging as old friends in the foyer. Oak floors flow in the formal living room with slate-surround fireplace and views to the horizon are framed by a wall of windows.  Views continue in the wood-paneled library where Betsy, an avid collector of children’s literature, stored original works including Good Night Moon, Eloise, and A Child’s Garden of Dreams on richly carved shelves. Nearby the dining room with wainscoting and sapphire-hued wall covering is groomed to entertain and the first-floor suite to offer guests a restful night. Not to be overlooked is the large eat-in kitchen where black/white checkered flooring provides a dramatic stage for white, clean-lined cabinetry and dramatic western views.   

On the second level, the Cape’s pitched, varied roofline affords architectural intrigue to the master suite and 3 additional bedrooms.  Spacious rooms and customized dressing areas are pleasantly accented with diverse ceilings, dormers and eave closets. 

Generously expanding the home’s living area is the finished lower level with large recreation, craft and storage room.  

Inextricably though this home melds with its resplendent setting. Whether from expansive windows, the bluestone terrace, or its sweeping landscape, there is the tug to savor the view, the sights and scents and the unsurpassed beauty of the outdoor living space. Tucked into the landscape as well is a barn style 3-bay garage with loft handsomely bordered by a stone and paver-block motor court. And on a slight rise is the perfectly-sized greenhouse with wood-paneled potting shed.  Pennbrook Hill borders 40 acres of preserved land, protecting the magnificent western views.  

A private road leads to this superb property in the enchanting community of Far Hills. Long known for its patrician homes and equestrian events, it is also home to the United States Golf Association. Ten acre minimum zoning protects the natural beauty and character of this five square mile township in Somerset County.  NJ Transit trains and interstates 78 and 287 offer efficient access to New York City, international airports and corporate centers.

Bedrooms 5
Full Bathrooms 4
Property Type Residential
Year Built 1949
Acreage 15.17
Style Custom Home
Taxes $17,385 (2016)
 

Schools

Elementary BEDWELL
High BERNARDSVILLE
Middle BERNARDSVILLE
 
Number of Rooms 11
Basement Yes
Basement Desc. Full, Finished-Partially
Community Living No
 

Appliances

  • Range/Oven-Gas
  • Refrigerator
  • Dishwasher

Fireplace

  • Library
  • Living Room

Flooring

  • Tile
  • Wood

Heating

  • Multi-Zone

Fuel type

  • Gas-Natural

Cooling

  • Central Air

Water

  • Well

Water heater

  • Gas

Sewer

  • Septic

Room layout

Room Dimensions Floor
Master Bedroom 18x17 Second
Bedroom 2 19x14 Second
Bedroom 3 20x14 Second
Bedroom 4 20x13 First
Den Room 17x11 First
Dining Room 15x13 First
Family Room 14x13 First
Kitchen N/A First
Living Room 30x24 First
Bedroom N/A First
Library N/A First
Laundry Room N/A First
Game Room N/A Basement
  • Greenhouse Type Room
  • Open Porch(es)
  • Wood Fence
  • Barn/Stable
  • Outbuilding(s)
  • Patio
  • Underground Lawn Sprinkler

Garage

  • 3 Spaces
  • Detached Garage

Driveway

  • Gravel
  • Crushed Stone
  • Fencing

Roof

  • Asphalt Shingle

Lot

  • Skyline View
  • Open Lot
  • Wooded Lot
Photo of Ashley Christus

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Far Hills encompasses five square miles in Somerset County, bordered by Bedminster Township, Peapack-Gladstone, Bernards Township and Bernardsville. It shares a public library, a community pool, athletic programs, civic organizations and a school system with Bernardsville. It also shares a fire department and a first aid squad with neighboring Bedminster Township.

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