51 Ravine Lake Rd,
Bernardsville NJ

5 beds | 5.2 baths | 5 Acres | MLS/ID#: 3527402


Understated elegance, beautifully scaled and detailed, privately nestled on the Bernardsville Mountain

A custom-built home on the Bernardsville Mountain provides beautiful views and desired privacy on five professionally landscaped acres. Far reaching panoramas of the Roxiticus Valley offer dramatic outlooks, while conveniences such as Midtown Direct trains, award-winning schools, shopping and dining are nearby. The beautifully detailed 16-room floor plan arranged in four finished levels offers five bedrooms, five full baths and two powder rooms. Highlights of the gracious layout include hardwood floors, generous millwork, custom built-ins, high ceilings, French doors and recessed lighting. Finished in fieldstone and cedar clapboard, the home’s lush grounds contain a bluestone patio, rear deck, paver stone walkway and fieldstone walls. Storage needs are easily met in an attached, oversized four-car garage.

Hinting at the elegance to come is a grand entrance foyer featuring two-story ceilings, marble floors and shadowbox moldings which continue up the staircase. Flanking the foyer are formal living and dining rooms, both generously-sized for entertaining. The living room has hardwood floors, crown moldings and a set of French doors to the billiards room/office. In the dining room, a tray ceiling with hand painted mural, crystal chandelier, hardwood floors, crown, chair rail and shadowbox moldings are distinctive design elements. The dining room connects to a well-appointed butler’s pantry lined in floor-to-ceiling cabinetry. Casual get-togethers are easily hosted in the fireside family room and connecting five-sided sun room overlooking serene country vistas.

Epicureans will appreciate the chef’s center island kitchen presenting custom wood cabinets, granite countertops, a tile backsplash and upper-end stainless steel appliances from Jenn-Air, Thermador and Sub-Zero. An adjacent breakfast area offers deck access for outdoor meals. This level is completed by a mud room, informal powder room, laundry room and second staircase.

Upstairs, the owner’s retreat begins in a bed chamber designed with a vaulted beamed ceiling, hardwood floors and two walk-in closets. A spacious master sitting room lined in crown and chair rail moldings is warmed by the glow of a gas fireplace and enjoys custom cabinetry and bookcases, a coffee center with mini refrigerator. Spa-like and luxurious, the master bath contains marble flooring, two vanities with marble counters, a jetted tub, marble tiled shower and private water closet.

This level also has a roomy guest suite with a sitting room and radiant heated bath. There is another en suite bedroom as well as two more bedrooms sharing a connecting full bath. Stairs from the second level lead to the 3 rd floor, 800’ finished bonus room.

Additional living space has been created in the walkout lower level offering an extra-large recreation room opening to the bluestone patio, a windowed game room and a full bath. Home systems include seven zones of natural gas heat and central air, a whole house generator with automatic transfer switch, plus security and sprinkler systems. Located in a sought after mountain location, the property shows pride of ownership throughout.

Located in a sought after mountain location, the property shows pride of ownership throughout.
Bedrooms 5
Full Bathrooms 5
Half Bathrooms 2
Property Type Residential
Year Built 1999
Acreage 5
Style Custom Home
Taxes $31,961 (2018)


Elementary Bedwell
High Bernards HS
Middle BernardsvilleMS
Number of Rooms 16
Basement Yes
Basement Desc. Finished-Partially, Walkout, Full
Community Living No
  • BarDry
  • JacuzTyp
  • CeilBeam
  • StallShw
  • WlkInCls
  • AlrmFire
  • SecurSys
  • Shades
  • CODetect
  • CeilHigh
  • SmokeDet


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


  • Bedroom 1
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Family Room


  • Carpeting
  • Tile
  • Marble
  • Wood


  • Radiant - Electric
  • Forced Hot Air
  • Multi-Zone

Fuel type

  • Gas-Natural


  • Multi-Zone Cooling
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Central Air


  • Well

Water heater

  • Gas


  • Septic 5+ Bedroom Town Verified


  • Cable TV Available
  • Fiber Optic Available
  • Garbage

Room layout

Room Dimensions Floor
Master Bedroom 22x16 Second
Bedroom 2 24x11 Second
Bedroom 3 16x15 Second
Bedroom 4 13x12 Second
Dining Room 22x15 First
Family Room 28x16 First
Kitchen 18x15 First
Living Room 22x15 First
Sunroom 16x15 First
Office 16x22 First
SittngRm 22x21 Second
Bedroom 24x11 Second
  • Underground Lawn Sprinkler
  • Patio
  • Deck
  • Thermal Windows/Doors


  • 4 Spaces
  • Garage Door Opener
  • Attached Garage
  • Oversize Garage


  • 1 Car Width
  • Blacktop


  • Asphalt Shingle


  • Cul-De-Sac
  • Mountain View
  • Open Lot
  • Wooded Lot
Photo of Ashley Christus




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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