Set on a quiet cul-de-sac in the prestigious Bel Air community in Livingston Township, this seven bedroom and six and a half bath brick colonial is nothing less than the pinnacle custom home. Architecturally stunning with Porte-cochère, and finished with the most luxurious materials by designer Vicente Wolf. Featured in Elle Decor magazine, 18 Grasmere Court presents an open floor plan that stands the test of time with front and back staircases, and three levels of living space. With almost 14,000 square feet, this grand home is an entertainer’s dream.
Welcomed into the expansive foyer, you will be impressed by the soaring 30 foot high ceiling and dark wide plank wood floors with inserts of Chambord Limestone. A Nickel and glass lantern fixture handcrafted in England crowns the grand flight of stairs. The two story living room features a wealth of glass elements that allow the natural surroundings to flow freely and create a visual experience throughout. The hand-carved limestone chimney piece warms the conversation space.The paneled library on the main level is adorned with gorgeous wood walls, thick pocket doors and a gas fireplace with a slate and metal surround- a testament to quality workmanship.
The master suite allows for a deserved indulgence with a sitting room with a soothing fireplace, an expansive bedroom parlor with a wall length upholstered headboard, and three fitted walk in closets. The fireplace is a Portland early 19th century chimney piece with hand carved scrolled shelf brackets and a central carved small rosette flanked by an indented frieze surmounted by a block shelf. The luxurious master bath has a large glass shower with a steam unit, a jetted tub, dual sinks and tinted glass doors creating a spa-like oasis. All plumbing fixtures in this home are Waterworks and doorknob hardware and hinges are from Nanz.
The Formal dining room is banquet sized and ideal for family gatherings. The fireplace has a 19th century limestone surround with trefoil decoration. The adjoining butler pantry provides ample storage for china and serving pieces, as well as a wine refrigerator and Miele dishwasher.
The open floor plan is highlighted by the Chef’s kitchen where the heartbeat of all entertaining stems- a commercial double Traulsen stainless and clear front panel refrigerator with vegetable drawers and matching free standing Traulsen freezer, two Gaggenau wall ovens, Professional grade Viking cooktop with six burners and griddle, two sinks, Miele dishwasher allows for the most grand scale entertaining. The elegantly modern lime-rubbed oak cabinetry with stainless and glass doors presents a rare blend of architectural excellence and fluid functionality. The center island was designed as a custom work table floating in the room with an Edwardian style base in a Mahogany finish with turned legs and a black Fireslate top.
A leather banquette is fitted to the breakfast space and all opens to an incredible covered patio with outdoor kitchen and Gunite pool and spa, and gloriously expansive lot secluded with trees and greenery. The adjoining step down family room exudes comfortable luxury living with high ceilings and ceiling to floor windows. A fireplace with a custom surround of slate and wood trim molding anchors the room.The first floor guest room has a separate entrance and has an adjacent full bath with glass tiled walls and floors, frameless glass shower and Toto commode. This bathroom also conveniently serves as the pool/cabana bath. The laundry room is located on the first floor and has a high efficiency washer and dryer plus a laundry chute from the second floor. The Shaw’s Original farmhouse sink is set into cabinetry which provided useful storage space.
The second story houses four bedrooms and three ensuite bathrooms. The wide hallway is open to below and bridges the open feeling of both levels. All bedrooms are generous in size, neutral in decor, and have fitted closets. There are two walk out entrances to a second story deck overlooking the outstanding grounds and pool. A cozy nook at the end of the hallway provides a quiet respite for reading.
There are two staircases that lead to sprawling walkout lower level which is as open and bright as above. With over 3500 square feet, there is a comfortable yet cozy feeling. The principal rooms on this floor include a gym, billiard room, game room, media room, cedar closet, and Nanny’s suite with a full bath.
The systems in the house are state of the art with five zones of heating and cooling, Lutron lighting system, central vacuum, alarm system including driveway sensors, concealed speakers, and underground sprinklers. The exterior of the home is all brick, the roof is slate, the driveway is paved, and the three car garage with openers is connected by a PORTE-COCHERE. The outdoor pool and spa is Gunite and is heated. The outdoor kitchen has a built in grille, refrigerator, and open covered patio with a stamped concrete foundation.
Conveniently located to Houses of Worship, New York City transportation and fabulous shopping.
*Please note these floor plan are for marketing purposes and is to be used as a guide only. All dimensions are approximate.
Information on Livingston and Bel Air
Set on the former 300-acre site of the Kean Mansion, Bel Air was developed to become one of the most sought after luxury communities. Located in Livingston, New Jersey, Bel Air is the home to many famous celebrities, athletes, and pioneers of industry. The lifestyle that Bel Air provides can not be surpassed with the accessibility to nearby private and public airports, close proximity to highways, and ease of transportation to nearby New York City.
A home in Bel Air not only satisfies the demands of today’s busy executives, but brings luxury retail shops and malls within minutes for relaxed enjoyment. The simplicity of nearby Houses of Worship enhances the conveniences of this most desirable neighbourhood
The coveted Livingston School System was recently ranked ninth in New Jersey by niche.com, and for those families who prefer a private school education, Livingston is host to Newark Academy and Joseph Kushner Hebrew Academy.
Bel Air, Livingston, is the perfect choice for those who want, and expect, the best.