Real Estate

66 Fernwood Rd, Summit NJ: $2,750,000

Posted July 13, 2017 By Lois Schneider Realtor

Listing Stats

Location. Luxury. Lifestyle. A prestigious Northside setting is home for this gracious center hall colonial, just blocks to Lincoln-Hubbard Elementary School in Summit’s highly-ranked school system and a short walk to downtown and New York City trains. Grand formal rooms afford fine entertaining, while expansive, open concept informal rooms are designed with today’s affluent homebuyer in mind. Five fireplaces, high ceilings and elaborate crown moldings, paneled wainscoting, original vintage touches, freshly painted walls and rich dark walnut refinished hardwood floors make this home special.

First floor
A large vestibule with leaded front door side lights introduces a center hallway flanked by the home’s formal rooms. A bay window set atop a window seat illuminates the handsome front-to-back fireside living room, with a focal woodburning fireplace and marble surround flanked by bookcases and leaded glass windows above. Paneled pocket doors open to a cherry-clad fireside library/study with custom built-in bookcases, media center and desk, complete with sliders that open to its own private bluestone patio surrounded by rows of boxwoods and garden beds with ample room for entertaining. A two-car garage is located at the rear of the graciously landscaped and fenced yard.

High, paneled wainscoting with “egg and dart” moldings adorn the elegant banquet-sized formal dining room with a wall of vintage leaded glass recessed china cabinets that are original to the home. A pocket-doored entry off the dining room leads to the heart of the home that is the open concept chef’s kitchen and adjoining family room. Professional-grade appliances that include a SubZero fridge and six-burner Thermador cooktop are set against a blend of granite-topped cream and painted cabinetry in a country chic setting with a built-in desk and center island. The breakfast area features a window seat and banquette seating that overlooks an expansive great room with gas fireplace that enjoys the rustic elegance of knotty pine walls and coffered ceilings, complete with oversized windows, a built-in media center and two doors that open to the main bluestone patio that overlooks the deep, private level rear yard. There is a spacious butler’s pantry with wet bar and beverage fridge, plus a nearby mud room and powder room off the kitchen that add convenience. 

Second floor
Leaded glass windows, high ceilings and wainscoting continue along the second floor as well, with a back staircase that leads from the first floor to generously-sized bedrooms with great closet space. A gracious fireside master suite with front and back views features a pillared entry, a dressing area with built-in drawers, two closets and spacious walk-in closet, while the master bath includes a dressing table, along with twin vanities, jetted tub, shower and separate commode. Two well-appointed full hall baths serve three additional bedrooms that reside on this floor, along with Bessler pull down hallway stairs to attic storage.

Two extra bedrooms, a hall full bath, large walk-in closet and storage are privately set on the third floor, affording extra space and versatility. 

Lower level
A stone fireplace warms the lower level recreation room, accompanied by a bedroom with a full bath and tub shower, complemented with a temperature-controlled wine cellar for the wine aficionado. A walk-in storage closet and pantry closet are located nearby.

For the discerning homebuyer seeking comfort and elegance on a grand scale, this Northside home is the place to be.

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