A magnificent 16,000-square-foot country estate set on more than 13 breathtaking acres in one of the state's most sought-after locations, within an hour to Manhattan, is sure to please even the most discerning appetites.
166 Liberty Corner Road, Far Hills, New Jersey
This magnificent estate enveloped by hills and woodlands is tucked into the lovely hamlet of historic Far Hills. From the gated stone entrance and long winding drive through acres of sweeping lawns to the stunning formal gardens surrounding the residence, a private paradise awaits at Moggy Falls.
The 13+ acre property is breathtaking, combining the wonders of the natural world with the creativity of inspired landscape design. On the outer reaches of the estate are forested hills broken by the pounding waterfall that gives Moggy Falls its name.
Walking and jogging trails run along the perimeter and down into the riverine valley, past an old stone bridge with aqueducts. From a tree-house-like platform overhanging the woods, quiet contemplation of the tumbling falls can be enjoyed, or take long walks to the peaceful enclave surrounding the stonewalled reflecting pool and fountain.
Massive locally mined stones and boulders from the Schley estate, old-growth trees, and ornamental plantings punctuate the wide swaths of lawn in the park-like grounds. Every Christmas, one of the majestic Norway spruces on the property, bedecked with thousands of lights, can be seen from miles around, thanks to the artisanship of the company that decorates New York City's famous Rockefeller Center tree.
Sitting at pride of place and commanding long views to Far Hills's famous hills is Moggy Falls' six-bedroom residence. A formal courtyard crisscrossed by stone paver detailing fronts the stone-faced house. Charming cupolas and clay-pot chimney caps push out of the wood shake roof whose slopes and angles reach out over the wings of this sprawling home.
Like the beauty of nature outside, the interiors are an artist's palette of creative design and execution of style. Fine materials captivate the eye—Carrara marbles, oak and stone flooring, cherry wood ceilings, artfully crafted custom millwork, and limestone countertops.
Every room is a masterpiece of architectural surfaces—the barreled ceiling in the entrance hall, the garden room's exposed truss-work, the club room's impressive cherry wood coffered ceiling, oversized fireplace, and well-equipped cherry wood bar. Custom-fitted curio hutches with antiqued glass doors and cabinetry lend elegance to the dining room, while the wine room's honed stone and oak detailing have the old-world feel of a British social club.
Comprising its own wing, and opening to a private courtyard, the spa-like primary suite is a deluxe apartment of spacious rooms. Complementing the pretty bedroom with long views are two vast dressing rooms, a private gym with a cedar-paneled ceiling and a juice bar, and an oak-paneled library with a wood-burning fireplace. Lustrous marble is the predominant material in the radiant-heated bathroom with double vanities, steam shower, and tub. Two sets of columns resting on plinths and a center marble-topped island enhance the sumptuous space.
Illuminated by skylights, the beautiful kitchen makes a bold statement with its stunning 13-foot vaulted ceiling trussed with cherry wood. A hand-hammered copper beverage sink and cherry cabinetry are a perfect complement to the honed limestone countertop of the horseshoe-shaped center island. Appliances are all sourced from top-of-the-line manufacturers: Fisher Paykel, Sub-Zero, Bosch, and Viking. The adjoining 14-foot domed breakfast room casts views over the property, thanks to floor-to-ceiling windows. For outdoor eating, the covered dining pavilion can be accessed through French doors and the dining patio with fireplace.
Decorative columns give entry from the kitchen to the adjacent great room, whose dramatic cathedral ceiling is accented by raised-panel millwork, stenciling, and clover accent window. The muted hues in this striking room are enhanced by the soft off-white concrete mantel of the fireplace—a testament to Moggy Falls' interior designer's skilled eye.
Step back in time into the lower-level screening room, whose faux-painted, embossed leather coffered ceiling and 13 reclining stadium seats make the viewing experience a pleasure: wall-to-wall carpeting and wall padding guarantee noiseless acoustics.
Running the length of the north face of the house are the magnificent formal English gardens surrounding the pool and spa/hot tub. A series of patios, terraces, courtyards with stone fireplace and grilling island open out from the house onto this serene space, while many rooms—like the stone-floored garden room and the shiplap paneled artist's studio—have direct access to it.
In the gardens, gravel walkways and box hedges weave through brilliantly colored plantings. Sculptures, benches, and stone planters bursting with blooms are reminiscent of Europe's most beloved planned gardens.
A fully equipped pool house with stainless steel appliances, laundry facilities, and a full bath service the garden retreat. Also on hand for year-round entertainment is a covered pavilion, audio system, fire pit, and yoga studio.
Cooler weather may entice revelers into the house's west wing, accessed through the pool house and main residence. Here you will find a billiards room and separate game room with spiral stairs to The Lookout, with 360-degree views of the estate. Also located in the west wing is a guest suite.
A self-contained apartment within the home for guests or staff offers a living room, kitchen, dining alcove, bedroom, and bath.
Just minutes from the private haven of Moggy Falls are shopping, dining, and recreational activities, including world-class golf courses and equestrian facilities. There are multiple options for travel to Manhattan, with major highways and train stations nearby.
166 Liberty Corner Road, Far Hills, New Jersey, is offered at $8,250,000.
For more information, or to schedule a private showing, please contact:
Kienlen Lattmann Sotheby's
454 Main Street
Bedminster, NJ 07921