Filed under: Estates
Today's home isn't just on Ballantine Road in Bernardsville, New Jersey, it has a Ballantine provenance. It is the former home of Alice Isabel Ballantine, daughter of brewery founder Peter Ballantine, and her husband Henry Young Jr. The home was designed by architect Charles Alling Gifford and is a stately Greek Revival manor on 28 acres. Inside the venerable old home has been restored to the nines with a muted neutral, gently feminine style that suits a home outfitted with columns and elaborate moldings. The decorator did excellent work here. I'm particularly smitten with the subtle details, like the fact that the chairs in the living room have the legs of a klismos chair, a nice nod to the home's Greek aspirant leanings. One bastion of masculinity remains in what is generally my favorite room of any home, the wood-heavy study, this one is particularly cozy and warmed up with richly toned furnishings. The grounds include an in-ground pool, four bedroom guest house and a tennis court. It is listed at $10.75 million.
Gallery: Bernardsville, New Jersey