This thoughtfully-designed, updated, Cape-Cod style house is framed by stone walls and overlooks a meandering stream. It is nestled on 6.95 farm assessed acres in a bucolic estate-property area on a country road, close to historic Oldwick Village. Oriented to maximize privacy and appreciation of its natural setting from inside and out, this property is perfect for a buyer who is looking for a property which is low-maintenance with a blend of charm and functionality.
A favorite feature of the house is the expansive covered porch which (over 70’ long and features a gazebo at one end. The porch wraps around the house to meet a deck along the back and side of the house.
The home’s interior features include a floor plan that flows well for day to day living while affording the spaces required for family gatherings and other entertaining. The generous windows throughout bring natural and supplemental light into the rooms throughout the day.
The entrance of the home leads visitors into a foyer featuring a wood inlay ceramic tile floor and leads to the formal living room. The formal living room has hardwood floors, recessed lighting and a floor to ceiling marble surround wood burning fireplace. Plantation shutters on the windows add to the elegant feel of the room.
The dining room with floor to ceiling windows is oriented towards views of the natural beauty of the backyard with glass doors allowing convenient access to a wooden deck overlooking the expansive property.
The eat-in kitchen features Wood Mode™ cherry cabinetry, granite counter tops, undermount stainless steel sink with nickel gooseneck faucet, recessed lighting, and hardwood floors. Appliances in the kitchen include a stainless steel Sub Zero™ refrigerator with bottom freezer, a stainless steel Miele™ dishwasher, a stainless steel Wolf™ electric double oven and Franke™ cooktop. The kitchen features a lighted, glass-front cabinet and separate pantry for additional storage.
There are two bedrooms on the first floor one which is currently being used as an office. Both feature hardwood floors, and a closet. The bedroom has a ceiling fan and an en-suite bathroom with a tiled floor and tub shower. A nearby full bathroom provides easy access for all occupants of the house and features a tub shower with a window letting natural light into the room.
The second floor is loft like and open to the first floor. It features a large family room and the master bedroom suite. The family room has hardwood floors, recessed lighting, a ceiling fan, and two walls of oversized windows which allows for panoramic views of the property.
The master bedroom has both a large linen closet and a walk-in closet, hardwood floors and sliding glass doors to a balcony overlooking the rear of the property. Its en suite bathroom features a vanity with extensive storage, a ceramic sink with Formica-style counter, a Jacuzzi tub, separate stall shower and two oversized windows overlooking the backyard.
The basement is finished with recessed lighting, tile floor, a wood-burning fireplace with raised hearth brick surround, and a powder room. The attached two-car garage has automatic door-openers for each side as well as additional space for storage. The systems of the home include a 20KV whole house generator, oil-fired forced hot air heating, central air conditioning, 200 amp electrical service, well water, smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detectors, and fire extinguishers.
The exterior features of the property include a heated detached garage with built in air compressor and room for 5+ cars. The insulated second level has a separate entrance, electricity, and plentiful natural light and could be finished to provide the perfect space for a home-based business office, studio or simply used for storage.
The property is located in Tewksbury Township, one of the most prestigious areas of Hunterdon County, a town renowned for its natural beauty, private estates and upscale lifestyle marked by the popularity of equestrian sports related to the nearby Essex Hunt Club, United States Equestrian Team and United States Equestrian Foundation, miles of scenic riding trails in the Tewksbury Trail System, and multiple private polo fields within the township. The township supports an active youth sports program that includes lacrosse, soccer, softball, basketball, tennis and baseball teams. Nearby outdoor recreation areas include Christie Hoffman Farm Park, Ken Lockwood Gorge, Columbia Trail, and Round Valley Reservoir. It is served by Tewksbury Elementary School (designated a Blue Ribbon School in 2011), Old Turnpike Middle School, and Voorhees High School (designated a Blue Ribbon School in 2015) and is convenient to private schools (Gill St. Bernard, Pingry, Far Hills Country Day) with nearby shopping, golf courses and country clubs (Hamilton Farm, Fiddler’s Elbow, Trump National). Commuter highways (Interstates 78 and 287), TransBridge Line buses and NJ Transit trains allow for convenient access to New York City and Newark Liberty International Airport.