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 in 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 stone-walled reflecting pool and fountain.
Massive locally mined stone and boulders from the Schley estate, old-growth trees, 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 Christmas tree.
Sitting at pride of place and commanding long views to the famous hills of Far 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 has the old-world feel of a British social club.
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, SubZero, Bosch, and Viking. The adjoining 14-foot domed breakfast room casts views over the property, thanks for the floor-to-ceiling windows. For outdoor eating, the covered dining Pavillon can be accessed through French doors as well as 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 the skilled eye of Moggy Falls’ interior designer.
Step back in time into the 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.
Cooler weather may entice revelers into the west wing of the house, 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 (just 45 minutes away), with major highways and train stations nearby.
- Stone and cedar shingle exterior with brick-trimmed windows and doors and wood corbels
- Heavy hand split wood roof with eight cupolas, copper-domed breakfast room, Copper gutted and flashings, Copper door overhangs
- Stone chimneys and terracotta chimney caps
- Custom V-groove shutters
- Stone walkways and patios
- SDL windows and doors
- 6+ attached garage bays with carriage style doors and additional tractor storage
- Built in 1993 with extensive updates in 2006 and 2011
- 6 en-suite bedrooms and 9.2 bathrooms
- Extensive custom millwork
- Vaulted and barreled ceilings
- Transom windows
- 4 masonry fireplaces
- Wide board oak hardwood and stone flooring throughout
- Soft rounded corners throughout
- Two panel solid wood doors
- Self-contained guest apartment
The Grounds and Settings
- 13.82 breathtaking acres
- Exterior landscape lighting
- Formal English gardens with walking path and specimen plantings
- Master Bedroom Courtyard: Brick walled bluestone courtyard with gardens and evergreen hedge for privacy
- Entertaining terrace: Stone patio with stone fireplace, grilling island with SubZero refrigerator
- Sunset terrace: Bluestone patio with stone fireplace, vaulted pavilion, and fountain
- Stone-walled reflecting pool and fountain
- Gated stone entrance and winding driveway flanked by boulders from the Schley Estate
- Formal courtyard with criss-crossed stone paver detailing
- Old-growth trees and ornamental plantings
- Jogging/walking path winds throughout the property
- Stone walking bridge
- Remnants of a large stone bridge
- Pool Complex
Utilities, Mechanical & Additional Systems
- Three 375,000 BTU oil-fired furnaces with (4) 275-gallon indoor oil storage tanks
- Two 1000 gallon underground propane tanks servicing the fireplaces, pool heater, cooktops and dryers
- 14 units of forced hot air heating services 16 zones (hydronic – hot water coil system)
- 14 units of central air conditioning servicing 16 zones
- Hydronic radiant heat in the Family Room, Garden Room, Master Bathroom and Mudroom
- Electric radiant supplements the pool house
- Hot water is produced from the boiler system and includes two 80-gal storage tanks
- Water conditioning system
- Three sump pumps with generator backup
- 6 bedroom septic and public water
- Commercial Wifi multi-zone irrigation system servicing all landscaped areas
- Central vacuum
- Sonos 19-Zone Surround Audio System in main house and pool, backyard and outdoor patios
- CAT wiring throughout home and pool house
- Security System including surveillance cameras
- TV/Phone/Internet currently provided by Comcast
- Panasonic Integrated phone system
- 400-amp electrical system
- 36 kW backup generator
- Passive radon remediation system
Foyer: 10’ faux painted barreled ceiling with crown molding, cove lighting, and chandelier. Entry vestibule with brick-barreled ceiling, floor-to-ceiling arched windows and stone flooring, hand-painted walls with stone tile pattern, oak hardwood flooring.
Dining Room: 10’ tray ceiling with stacked crown and tray molding, recessed lighting, and wired for chandelier, dual, custom fitted curio hutches with antiqued-glass doors and cabinetry, recessed speakers, wall sconces, raised-panel wainscoting with crown molding, oak hardwood flooring.
Butler’s Pantry: 10’ ceiling with overhead lighting, floor-to -ceiling cabinetry with beverage, sink, marble countertop and backsplash, oak hardwood flooring.
Club Room: 14’ vaulted ceiling with raised-panel cherry coffering, crown molding, chandelier, recessed lighting, floor-to-ceiling Palladian window with arched transom, raised-panel cherry wainscoting with chair rail, recessed speakers, French doors with arched transoms to the bluestone sunset terrace, oak hardwood flooring. 9’ built-in cherry bar with two-tier marble countertop, beverage sink, Marvel wine refrigerator, SubZero icemaker, built-in glass display shelving with antique-mirror back and flanking columns, wall-mounted television with carved-wood frame, gas burning masonry fireplace with raised-panel wood mantel, limestone surround and raised hearth, raised-panel cherry overmantel with sconces, Billiards area with billiards pendant light and wall-mounted television.
Kitchen: 13’ vaulted ceiling with exposed trusswork, five skylights, chandelier, recessed lights, Venetian plaster walls with recessed speakers, walk-in pantry with fitted shelving, arched column entry to the gallery and great room, French doors to the covered dining pavilion, oak hardwood flooring, horseshoe center island with honed limestone countertop, cherry cabinetry, hand-hammered copper farmhouse sink, glazed maple perimeter cabinetry with glass-display hanging cabinetry, honed limestone countertop, hand-hammered copper beverage sink, hidden TV above refrigerator.
Appliances include: Viking 6 burner gas range, griddle and warming drawer; Two Wolf wall ovens, SubZero refrigerator and freezer, SubZero beverage refrigerator, dual-drawer Fisher Paykel dishwasher and an additional Bosch dishwasher, Wolf drawer microwave.
Oval Breakfast Room: 14’ domed ceiling, lined by floor-to-ceiling windows.
Great Room: 18’ cathedral ceiling with raised-panel millwork, architectural stenciling, 2 chandeliers, crown molding, wall sconces, fireplace with concrete mantel and surround, wood raised-panel overmantel, wall of built-in glass display shelving with lighting and storage cabinetry, recessed speakers, French door to the rear grounds, arched entryway to the kitchen with limestone columns, engineered hardwood flooring.
Garden Room: ceiling with exposed trusswork, cedar paneling ceiling, chandelier, floor-to-ceiling casement windows with transoms and stone perimeter seating, fireplace with rough hewn wood mantel, stone surround, hearth, and 2-story overmantel, furniture-style built-in media cabinet with television, French doors to the rear grounds, radiant heated natural stone flooring.
Wine Room: wood-paneled ceiling with chandelier pendants, 4 full-height SubZero wine refrigerators, built-in display shelving with lighting, copper sink with honed-stone countertop and wall mounted hardware, honed stone tile and oak hardwood flooring.
Artists Studio / Greenhouse: ceiling fan, overhead lighting and six skylights, floor-to-ceiling casement windows and round-finished shiplap paneled walls, built-in perimeter cabinetry with stainless steel countertop and sink, garden hose, radiant heated slate tile flooring with drains.
Her Office: recessed lighting, built-in workstation, storage closet, wall to wall carpeting.
Full Bath: custom-fitted vanity with marble countertop, shower with marble surround and frameless-glass enclosure, tumbled limestone flooring.
Laundry Room: overhead lighting, folding counter with wash sink, drip-dry station, storage cabinetry, slate tile flooring.
Mudroom: recessed lighting, built-in coat cubbies, boot benches, and inset storage cabinetry, shoulder-height beadboard paneled walls, tumbled limestone flooring.
Primary Suite Wing
Primary Bedroom: 12’ vaulted ceiling with shadow box molding and chandelier, recessed speaker, Palladium window with arched transom, oak hardwood flooring.
Primary Bathroom: tray ceiling with stacked crown molding, recessed lighting, center island with Carrara marble top, custom inset cabinetry, wired for pendant lighting, his & her vanities with Carrara marble top, undermount sinks, custom inset cabinetry, fitted mirror with flanking sconces and concealed television, walk-in steam shower with 2 rainfall shower heads, 6 body sprayers, Carrara marble tiled surround, automatically fogging window, BainUltra freestanding soaking tub, built-in makeup station with Carrara marble top and inset cabinetry, recessed speakers, separate commode closet, radiant-heated, marble tile flooring.
Exercise Room: 13’ vaulted ceiling with cedar paneling, 2 ceiling fans, recessed lighting, wall mounted television and recessed speakers, cedar paneled walls with floor-to-ceiling windows, juice bar with SubZero beverage refrigerator, sink and cabinetry, oak hardwood flooring.
Her Closet: 13’ vaulted ceiling, recessed lighting, wired for chandelier, 8’ center island with varnished wood top and custom cabinetry, custom-fitted perimeter shelving, hanging rods, 24 shoe racks, wall to wall carpeting.
His Closet: ceiling with chandelier pendant, recessed lighting, 2 rooms with custom-fitted perimeter shelving, hanging rods and cabinetry, lockable wall closet, full staircase to the second-floor walk-in cedar closet, wall to wall carpeting.
Library: 12’ vaulted ceiling with shadow box molding, crown molding, chandelier, recessed lighting, oak raised-panel walls with built-in display shelving, raised-panel wainscoting and chair rail, gas burning masonry fireplace with raised-panel wood mantel, verde marble surround and hearth, raised-panel overmantel with sconce and gallery lighting, recessed speakers, 2 storage closets with concealed doors, oak hardwood flooring with custom-fitted carpeting.
Accessed from the Great Room or Primary Suite Foyer
Bedroom 2: 12’ cathedral ceiling, 9’ ceiling sitting room with crown molding, shadowbox wainscoting, chair rail, custom-fitted walk-in closet, wall to wall carpeting.
En Suite Bath: steam shower, porcelain hexagon tile surround, granite bench, frameless-glass surround, jetted tub with granite platform, custom vanity with granite countertop, chandelier, recessed lighting, honed marble tile flooring.
Laundry Room: Electrolux washer & dryer, linen cabinetry.
Bedroom 3: crown molding, chair rail moldings, 3-room walk-in closet with custom fitted clothing racks and cabinetry, wall to wall carpeting.
En Suite Bath: shower with honed marble tiled walls, pebble flooring, frameless-glass surround, vanity with honed marble countertop, mirror, medicine cabinet, shoulder-height honed marble walls, marble tile flooring.
Bedroom 4: custom-fitted wall closet, chair rail, wall to wall carpeting.
En Suite Bath: shower with rainfall shower head, tile surround, mosaic bottom, and frameless glass sliding doors, custom fitted vanity with marble countertop, medicine cabinet, sconce lighting, shoulder-height tiled walls, offset slate tile flooring.
Playroom / Children’s Study: recessed lighting, skylights, 3 built-in workstations with book shelving, 2 wall-mounted televisions and recessed speakers, 4 knee-wall closets, wall to wall carpeting.
Rumpus Room (40’ x 20’): 9’ ceiling, crown molding, recessed lighting, wet bar with limestone countertop, sink, beverage refrigerator, and ice maker, wall-mounted television and recessed speakers, headboard wainscoting with chair rail, engineered hardwood flooring.
Screening Room (32’ x 20’): coffered ceiling, crown molding, recessed lighting, 13 chairs in stadium seating, 8’ projector screen and flanking marble columns, paneled walls with noise-isolation padding and wall sconces, wall to wall carpeting.
Half Bath: floating vanity with vessel sink and mirror, Porcelain tiled walls in mosaic pattern with built-in display shelving and backlighting, Porcelain tiled flooring.
Two Utility and Storage Area: Bilco doors to the exterior.
Living Room: chandelier, wall-mounted television and office nook. Kitchen with perimeter cabinetry, granite countertop, sink, 4 burner stove with oven and microwave hood, refrigerator, dining alcove with pendant chandelier, recessed lighting, oak hardwood flooring.
Bedroom 6: ceiling fan, recessed lighting, wall closet, wall-mounted television, wall to wall carpeting.
Full Bath: Overhead and recessed lighting, shower with hand sprayer, subway tile surround, basketweave detail, pebble tile floor, frameless glass door, furniture-style vanity with marble countertop, pivot mirror, sconce lighting, shoulder-height porcelain subway tiled walls, marble tile flooring in basketweave pattern.
The West Wing
Access from the Pool House or the informal entry
Billiard Room: 10’ vaulted ceiling with billiard light, wall sconces, recessed lighting, built-in file cabinetry and closets, wall mounted television, recessed speakers, oak hardwood flooring.
Powder Room: ceramic wall sink, exposed hardware, oak hardwood flooring set in pattern.
Game Room: 12’ vaulted ceiling, spiral staircase with brass railing to The Lookout with 360 degree views of the estate and inset brass rose of the winds, built-in display shelving and cabinetry, wall sconces, French door entries, wall to wall carpeting.
The Guest Suite: 2 chandeliers, recessed lighting, Kitchenette with perimeter cabinetry, granite countertop, sink, and built-in microwave, recessed speakers, wall closet and knee- wall closets, French door entry, wall to wall carpeting.
Bedroom 5: wall closet, wall to wall carpeting.
Full Bath: shower with ceramic subway-tile surround, hexagon marble floor, glass surround, furniture-style vanity and oval pivot mirror, marble tile flooring in hexagon pattern.
The Pool Complex
- Heated saltwater gunite pool with stone coping and decking
- Separate jetted spa
- Pavilion with standing seam roof, hanging lanterns and vaulted cedar ceiling with exposed trusses
- Stone fire pit
- Speakers throughout beds
- Brick barreled ceilinged breezeway from motor courtyard
The Pool House: cedar shiplap ceiling with crown molding, two ceiling fans, recessed lighting, 18’ bi-folding glass doors, built-in perimeter benches with storage cabinetry, wall-mounted television and recessed speakers, laundry closet with stackable washer and dryer, wood-tile flooring.
Kitchenette: perimeter cabinetry, quartz countertop, sink, mosaic marble backsplash, glass display cabinetry, serving peninsula, all stainless steel appliances with 2 SubZero beverage refrigerators, SubZero ice maker, 2 drawer Fisher Paykel dishwasher.
Full Bath: crown molding, recessed lighting, shower with mosaic tiled walls with frameless glass surround, Porcelain pedestal sink with oval pivot mirror and sconces, storage closet, shoulder-height porcelain field walls, wood-tile flooring in offset pattern.
Second Level Yoga Studio: 3 wall closets, recessed lighting, wall to wall carpeting.
Workshop Bath: stall shower with glass enclosure, vanity with granite countertop, shoulder height tiled walls, ceramic tile flooring.