Featured Mendham Community:
Mendham Township, NJ
Brookrace, a custom designed community of 86 luxury homes on cul de sac sites, offers a unique and healthy lifestyle. Adjoining Brookrace is the 423 acre Schiff Nature Preserve providing residents access to more than 10 miles of hiking and jogging trails as well as nature programs for all ages. Schiff Natural Lands Trust, Inc. owns 640 acres of preserved land and conservation easements in this tranquil area. Brookrace homeowners enjoy boating, fishing and skating on the private 20 acre Lake Therese which marks the entry to this beautiful community. The Pavillion is a gathering place for picnics and neighborhood events.
Underground wiring adds to the pleasing aesthetics of the streetscape. The community features public water and sewer which is not the norm in Mendham Township. The Mendhams boast highly ranked schools at all grade levels. NJ Transit stations are within a few miles at Peapack, Gladstone, Bernardsville and Morristown as well as convenient access to Interstates 287, 78 and 80.
The scenic area is dotted with historic markers referencing George Washington and Revolutionary War happenings. There is also a marker for the saw mill at McVickers Brook which was typical of early land use in the heavily forested area. Its rich history includes the Gilded Age social scene in the grand mansions of nearby “Millionaires’ Mountain.” Having been part of these social fetes and inspired by the beautiful land Colonel Richard H. Williams bought 560 acres for a manor house and barns as a wedding gift for his son. In 1914-18 “Brookrace,” a Colonial Revival and French Eclectic manor, was built on the site. Subsequently, the property was purchased by the Mortimer L. Schiff family and given to Boy Scouts of America in 1932. The Scouts used the complex as a retreat and an international training facility for leaders. Ross Perot provided the incentive for Boy Scouts of America to relocate to Texas.
AT&T purchased the Schiff complex for a retreat center which was not popular with town residents. The outcry resulted in the sale in the late 1990s to a developer with the concept of cluster zoning which left hundreds of acres as permanent open space.
Brookrace residents appreciate how unique their community is. One former mid-western family reports that one of the top features for selecting their home was that it bordered Schiff Preserve. “We’ve had years of enjoyment hiking, walking our dog, cross country skiing, exploring, mountain biking and learning. We appreciate how the Schiff Preserve has brought Nature to our back yard.” A homeowner from Northern California ranks Brookrace as “the most beautiful community in America!” Brookrace is an enjoyable, active community for all ages.
For information about available homes call Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage and Previews International, Mendham Office, 973-543-2552. Or visit the office at 106A East Main St, Mendham, NJ, 07945.
15 Brookrace Dr, Mendham Township, NJ 07945
This is the home for your most discerning buyer! Meticulously maintained, originally built with numerous upgrades, and updated with quality materials. This home presents with a balanced palate and decor! Welcome home to this beautiful executive colonial in a marvelous family neighborhood. Inside the home is sure to delight with it’s fabulous flow and thoughtful updates.The large spacious kitchen has an oversized island with sitting area for entertaining and quick meals. The great room is resplendent with walls of windows and a gas fireplace. The office has beautiful built-ins and can be used for multiple purposes. The first floor master bedroom has sliding doors to a mahogany deck which overlooks the rear yard. The formal living and dining rooms complete the first floor Private family quarters consisting of 3 bedrooms and two bath rooms, as well as a gallery complete the second floor. The gallery loft, with a southwestern exposure, is a great computer/homework area or a wonderful place to curl up and read a a book. The walk out lower level was finished in 2008. It provides a second kitchen, game room, media room, recreation room and a craft room, or possible bedroom, as well as a full bath.The home is wired for sound and Fios with a unique system in the media area. Additional updates include an abundance of transom windows, Key Stone and soldiering brick work and a three car garage. A whole house generator completes the package. 15 Brookrace Drive offers 1.92 acres of property that backs to natural woodlands. The property is architecturally landscaped to provide year round beauty from plantings including cherry trees, blue spruce, dogwoods and a perennial garden. A stacked stone wall provides the perfect terrace for the polished stone patio and a rock garden. A nine zone watering system keeps the plantings lush and beautiful.
Call Kris Gobbel-Swanson:
(973) 543-3936 direct
(973) 229-7832 mobile
5 McVickers Ln, Mendham Township, NJ 07945
Classic elegance best describes this light-filled 4 bedroom, 4.1 bath updated Brookrace home, situated on 1.1 level acres, backing to parkland. Beautiful architectural details throughout include arched doorways, French doors with transom windows, tray ceilings, enhanced moldings & built-in cabinetry. Recent upgrades include hardwood floors, new stainless steel appliances & granite kitchen countertops, high efficiency furnace & air conditioning system and updated master bath with frameless shower door & marble floor. The fabulous finished basement is an entertainer's dream! It walks out to a paver patio & is highlighted by a large, custom wet bar with seating for 8, a fireplace, media room & exercise room. Professionally landscaped, with 16 zone sprinkler system & large deck overlooking flat rear yard.
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Mendham Connection to Rockettes
His Eminence Timothy Cardinal Dolan, Archbishop of New York poses with the Rockettes (L-R) Tori Schelling, Karen Ritchie, Danelle Morgan and Corey Whalen on November 5, 2015 as they welcome camels, sheep and donkey back to Radio City Music Hall for their starring role in the Living Nativity in the 2015 Radio City Christmas Spectacular. Rockette Corey Whalen is the niece of our agent Norman Herms. Norm and his sister Wendy, Corey's mother, grew up in Mendham. Cardinal Dolan blessed the animals before they entered Radio City for their first day of rehearsals. AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARY
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