ESTATE FINISTERRE:  40 Beekman Terrace, Summit NJ

40 Beekman Terrace Front View of Estate

The earliest of three fine Rossiter & Wright-designed estates and the first on what became Beekman Terrace, Finisterre at 40 Beekman Terrace set the tone for other fine Summit residences. A structurally significant Colonial Revival built in 1892 and fully renovated to perfection in 2004, this stone and wood estate has been extensively redesigned and expanded for today’s modern lifestyle. The beauty of this magnificent home, situated on the largest residential neighborhood property in Summit, lies in its balance of refined architectural elements and grand open spaces. No detail has been spared in its intricate craftsmanship and unsurpassed detailing.

20 Rooms, 9 Bedrooms, 6 full and 2 half baths, 3 car garage, 5 fireplaces, grand open spaces, soaring ceilings, custom moldings throughout, spectacular 3.1 acre property with heated in-ground pool with pool house, and so much more.

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The following is a walk-through video of 40 Beekman Terrace in Summit:


40 Beekman Terrace Entry Hall

The impressive Entrance Hall, with grand staircase, massive arched doorways, soaring ceilings and two walk-in closets, offers guests a glimpse of the grandeur that awaits every turn. Flanking the Entrance Hall are an elegant, expansive fireside Living Room and banquet-sized formal fireside Dining Room, offering spaces that are perfect for both intimate gatherings and large events. A fireside Library with floor to ceiling bookcases offers a welcomed retreat.

40 Beekman Terrace Living Room

At the very heart of the home is an open concept Kitchen and Family Room with walls of windows overlooking the lush grounds. The gourmet Kitchen is high-end, embellished with neutral custom cabinetry, travertine and wood countertops, professional-grade Viking, Sub-Zero and Gaggenau appliances and a massive center island with seating and additional dishwashing and refrigeration conveniences.

40 Beekman Terrace Kitchen

Nearby is a well-equipped Butler’s Pantry with double sink and two oversized walk-in pantries, one with a Sub-Zero ice maker and one with a Traulsen freezer. Also nearby are a convenient office with two built-in desks and storage, large mudroom with exterior access to the parking court, additional first floor Powder Room and a heated 2 car oversized attached garage.

40 Beekman Terrace Second Floor Sitting RoomOn the Upper Floors are no less than 9 spacious and bright bedrooms, 5 full baths, an ideally located sitting room, walk-in linen closets, built-ins, high ceilings, arched doorways and elegant moldings. The luxurious Master Bedroom Suite is reminiscent of a Bed and Breakfast, offering the homeowner a serene, generously sized fireside bedroom with sitting area, two walk-in custom-fitted closets and a spa-like Master Bath retreat featuring large windows, two separated oversized vanities, walk-in shower, soaking tub and separate commode. Other bedrooms boast custom closets, high-quality baths, window seats and walls of windows. A rear staircase, from the Lower Level to the Second Floor, offers convenient access from the heart of the home to the bedroom quarters.

40 Beekman Terrace Recreation RoomThe Lower Level is expansive, with an assortment of rooms created for the individual tastes of its occupants, featuring a Billiard Room, Game Room, Play Room, Exercise Room, Wine Cellar, Storage Room and capacious Laundry Center with exterior entrance, abundant storage, large countertop with sink and double front loading washers and dryers. The technical systems are exactly what one would expect in a home of this caliber, with sophisticated state-of-the-art heating and cooling systems, security systems, music systems, telephone system and whole-house ultra-capacity built-in generator.

40 Beekman Terrace Front Porch

The grounds are breathtaking with expansive sweeping lawns and privacy all around. The wrap-around custom bluestone porch, surrounding the entire front of the residence and culminating on the western end as a gazebo-like rotunda, offers protection from the elements and additionally affords delightful views of the lush park-like property. From morning coffee to late night dinner parties, there isn’t a more perfect place to start or finish the day.

40 Beekman Terrace Second Floor Sitting Room

At the end of the sweeping lawns is a wonderful surprise -- an idyllic heated in-ground pool, totally secluded from the rest of the world and located near a welcoming pergola offering a tranquil retreat from the warm summer sun. The nearby pool house affords easy outdoor entertaining, boasting a summer kitchen, bath facilities including two separate shower rooms and an oversized garage with ample additional storage.

This estate awaits that extraordinary buyer who appreciates fine old-world craftsmanship, modern conveniences and all that Summit and its close proximity to New York City has to offer.



  • Originally designed by Rossiter & Wright, with recent extensions and renovations that maintain the original character of the home by prominent architect Alan Wanzenberg
  • Largest residential neighborhood property in Summit located on 3.12 acres in a prestigious sought-after neighborhood
  • 20 rooms
  • 9 bedrooms
  • 6 full baths
  • 2 half baths
  • 5 fireplaces
  • 3 car garage
  • In-ground pool with fully equipped pool house


  • Added the entire front porch
  • Added Kitchen, Family Room, Mudroom, first floor Office and Butler’s Pantry
  • Added Lower Level Playroom, Storage Room, Full Bath and Rear Entrance
  • Added Wine Cellar
  • Installed custom cabinetry in Kitchen, Mudroom, first floor Office and Butler’s Pantry
  • Created two custom walk-in pantries
  • Installed slate and lead-coated copper roofing systems
  • Installed copper gutter and leaders
  • Entirely new plumbing system, with new piping from Beekman Road to eliminate an easement in the rear of the home
  • Reconfigured Master Bedroom and bath
  • Added bathroom and bedroom to second floor
  • Upgraded all bathrooms
  • Redesigned third floor front windows
  • Upgraded Lower Level, including enclosed all wires and piping
  • Installed custom audio/visual system
  • Upgraded security system
  • Installed custom phone system
  • Millwork custom designed and fabricated by Eisenhardt Mills and Catskill Woodworking, both recognized as fabricators of the finest millwork in the area
  • Installed new custom banister
  • Repaneled the first floor Library, using same carpenter who works for the White House
  • Replaced all fireplace mantles
  • Relined all chimneys
  • Replaced all windows
  • Installed sprinkler system throughout the entire property
  • Installed new bluestone walkways and patios
  • Installed barbeque / outdoor kitchen area
  • Renovated pool
  • Renovated pool house
  • Refinished and/or installed wood floors
  • Installed custom landscaping throughout entire property
  • Hired Automatic Water Conditioning Co. to install a JS500 Commercial Water Treatment System
  • Installed invisible fence
  • Installed Safety Melt roof heating cables in gutters and leaders over front porch
  • Installed heated flooring in master bath and guest bath
  • Installed 600 amp main switch and underground service to telephone pole
  • Waterworks fixtures throughout


  • Expansive 3.1 peaceful acres
  • Wrap-around custom bluestone porch along the front and right side of the residence, offering breathtaking views of the grounds and pool
  • Custom carved entry door with glass sidelights
  • High efficiency, true divided-light windows by Pella
  • Slate and lead-coated copper roofing systems
  • Copper gutter and leaders
  • Sweeping circular drive surrounding expansive lush lawns
  • 3 car garage: 2 car attached heated garage and 1 car oversized detached garage
  • Bluestone patios
  • Cooking center with Lynx natural gas barbecue grill, charcoal barbecue grill, 2 side burners and sink
  • Private, heated in-ground pool
  • Pool house with kitchen, bath facilities including two showers
  • A resort-like property with specimen plantings, professionally landscaped by B.W. Bosenberg Landscape Architects and meticulously maintained by both Simon Fay Landscaping and Bartlett Trees
  • Automated sprinkler system
  • Landscape lighting
  • Cutting garden
  • Vegetable garden
  • Tree house
  • Sports court/wall
  • Swing set
  • Trampoline


  • Entry vestibule with custom glass sidelights featuring bench seating and storage
  • Expansive Entry Hall featuring two walk-in coat closets, designer powder room and a wide sweeping staircase leading to a landing with bench seating
  • Another staircase off the second floor landing offers convenient access from the rear of the home to the upper and lower floors
  • Dramatic coffered ceiling Living Room with windows on three sides and a wood burning fireplace
  • Banquet-sized formal Dining Room with Butler’s Pantry and gas fireplace
  • Open concept Kitchen / Family Room addition with walls of windows overlooking the lush grounds
  • Kitchen:
    • Custom cabinetry with travertine countertops around the perimeter featuring an oversized farm sink overlooking a custom window seat
    • Expansive center island with butcher block countertop, second farm sink and breakfast bar
    • Custom ceiling woodworking
    • Oversized Butler’s Pantry with custom cabinetry, double farm sink, custom cabinetry and extensive storage -- several cabinets with glass doors for displaying decorative items
    • Two large walk-in pantries with custom shelving, one with built-in stainless steel Traulsen freezer and one with Sub-Zero ice maker
    • Viking 48” Rangetop with 6 high output gas burners and grill
    • Viking commercial grade exhaust system
    • Double Gaggenau electric wall ovens, both with convection
    • Viking warming drawer
    • SubZero Model 632 48” Built-In Refrigerator/Freezer with ice maker
    • Two Sub-Zero refrigeration drawers
    • Two Miele dishwashers
    • Disposers (2)
    • Custom globe lighting fixtures
    • White subway tile backsplash
    • Undercabinet lighting
    • Two pot fillers servicing the coffee center and Viking range
    • Window seat
  • Convenient office / study area off Kitchen featuring several desks and built-in cabinetry along all walls, offering plenty of storage and ideally located work spaces
  • Oversized Mudroom off Kitchen with convenient access to front walk, 2-car heated garage and nearby second Powder Room
  • Master Suite:
    • Entry foyer
    • Fireside bedroom with expansive windows offering stunning views of rear yard
    • Two walk-in closets with custom organizers
    • Master bath with large walk-in shower, soaking tub, private commode and two separate oversized vanities with flattering lighting systems
  • All Second Level bedrooms include en suite baths (private or Jack and Jill) with custom tile and fixtures, and closets with custom organizers
  • Walk-in linen closet in second floor hall
  • Walk-in linen closet in third floor hall
  • Five fireplaces:
    • Living Room (wood burning)
    • Library (gas)
    • Dining Room (gas)
    • Master Bedroom (gas)
    • Recreation Room (wood burning)
    • Other Bedrooms (decorative)
  • 10 foot ceilings throughout most of First Level
  • 9.5 foot ceilings throughout most of Second Level
  • 9 foot ceilings throughout most of Third Level
  • Custom wood blinds with tapes in most rooms
  • Custom cabinetry and millwork throughout including many arched doorways and pocket doors
  • Custom interior doors with custom hardware
  • Custom crown moldings in many rooms
  • Custom window seats in many rooms
  • Stained oak hardwood flooring throughout First and Second Levels
  • Overhead lighting in most rooms
  • Waterworks plumbing fixtures
  • Heated towel racks in all Upper Level full baths 


  • Extensive waterproofing
  • Play Room with high ceilings
  • Billiard / Recreation Room with wet bar, Sub-Zero refrigerator, Sub-Zero ice maker and Miele dishwasher
  • Exercise Room
  • Expansive Wine Cellar with Wine-Zone refrigeration system
  • Laundry Center with two Whirlpool front-loading washers and two Whirlpool dryers
  • Full Bath
  • Storage Room with built-in shelving
  • Convenient access to rear propertyArched doorways throughout lower level


  • Underground utilities
  • 600 Amp underground electrical service with upgraded wiring throughout
  • Baldor IGLC100 whole-house ultra-capacity built-in generator
  • Sophisticated 9 zone heating system with new Williamson and Weil-McLain boilers
  • Carrier 5 zone high-efficiency, state-of-the-art air conditioning (5 separate units)
  • Two 100 gallon Weil-McLain Plus 100 High Capacity High Recovery Water Heaters
  • Safety Melt roof heating cables in gutters and leaders over front porch
  • Security system with wired doors/windows and motion detectors
  • Water softener
  • Whole house water filtration system (JS500 Commercial Water Treatment System)
  • Panasonic business phone system
  • Sprinkler system for entire property


  • Fully wired for telephone, stereo and cable/satellite TV
  • All wall-mounted televisions included (except Lower Level recreation room)
  • Whole house Creston music system with speakers in the following areas:
    • Entry Hall
    • Living Room
    • Dining Room
    • Kitchen
    • Breakfast Room
    • Family Room (Surround Sound)
    • Front Porch
    • Rear Terraces/Patios
    • Pool


  • All draperies

The information above is deemed accurate but not guaranteed and is subject to change.