This immaculate five bedroom custom home has a rare blend of elegance and warmth. A winding, circular drive leads to this Tudor style home that is sited thoughtfully on over 10 parklike acres in Tewksbury Township. The home’s interior features include a well-conceived floor plan that is open and flowing for entertaining yet intimate for daily living. Thorough and detailed finishes accent the elegant architecture of the home and include many custom features including high ceilings, hardwood floors, and French doors. The home’s plentiful custom windows and recessed lighting bring natural and supplemental light into the home throughout the day.
The formal entrance to the home is accented by arched double doors with glass windows tucked under a stone archway. Guests are welcomed into the two story foyer by a sweeping curved staircase. Owners and their guests move easily through arched doorways into the other entertaining rooms in the home, including the living room, dining room, and great room.
The living room accessed from the main foyer through an oversized arched doorway features several large windows overlooking the front yard, a bay window overlooking the pool, and hardwood floors. The crown molding adds to the elegant feel of the room.
The great room features a soaring cathedral ceiling of tongue and groove pine panels, abundant natural light, and hardwood floors. The focal point is the Tennessee sandstone fireplace fitted with wood burning insert flanked dramatically by floor to ceiling paned windows. French doors on either side of the room lead to stone patios. The great room also features a wet bar with a dual temperature zone wine refrigerator.
The large dining room has three oversized windows overlooking the expansive front yard, crown molding and hardwood floors. The room effortlessly accommodates a large dining table and other furniture. It can be accessed from the foyer through a large, welcoming arched doorway or through a swinging door from the kitchen.
The spacious eat-in kitchen features custom wood cabinetry including glass-paned cabinets, brushed nickel hardware, granite countertops, tumbled stone tile backsplash and recessed lighting. The kitchen features all stainless steel GE Profile appliances including a french door refrigerator, wall oven, convection/microwave oven, a range with oven, dishwasher and garbage compactor. The kitchen connects to a large mud room with four closets, a full bath with stall shower and granite topped vanity and access to both the backyard and the two car attached garage.
A large bedroom with double closets, hardwood floors, windows overlooking both the pool and the backyard and a powder room complete the first floor.
A wide, curved staircase with turned railing detail leads to the second floor where four additional bedrooms of the home are located. The master bedroom suite features a dressing area with built-in granite topped vanity, two walk-in closets with organizers, views over the front and back yards, and a large, well-appointed bathroom. The bedroom and sitting area feature neutral carpeting. The large bathroom has a new soaking tub, wood vanity with double sinks and granite counter, an oversized steam shower with glass doors and a sauna large enough for two people.
The three additional bedrooms of the house are also located on the second level of the home. Each is very generously-sized to allow an area for a desk, sitting area, or play area features neutral carpeting. A “Jack and Jill” bathroom with a double vanity, tiled stall shower and separate room for the toilet connects two of the bedrooms. The third bedroom has an architectural window and is adjacent to a hall bathroom which features finishes of equivalent quality and aesthetics to the other bathrooms and includes a large double sink vanity and a tub/shower and toilet.
The finished basement of the home features several more rooms. The largest room has wood paneling, a built in wet bar and a window which allows natural light into the room making it feel less like a basement. The main room is opened to a gym area with three walls of mirrors. Two additional rooms, one with three windows would be perfect for a guest room, an office or a playroom. The lower level also has a laundry and utility room and access to the attached two car garage on the main floor.
The exterior of this Tudor home features the traditional mix of brick, newly resurfaced stucco, and new timbers which have been painted gray adding a more contemporary feel to the home. A metal fence encloses the free-form gunite pool which is surrounded by a new stamped concrete patio, perennial plantings and Delaware River stone. A large fieldstone patio can be accessed from either the great room or the mudroom and is the perfect spot to enjoy a barbecue or sit and take in the sights and the sounds of this private tucked away property. A short walk down the drive leads to a newly resurfaced combination tennis/basketball court, perfect for hours of play.
Systems of the home include 200 ampere electrical service, a five-bedroom septic system, well water, multi-zone central air conditioning, multi-zone forced hot air heating system, smoke detectors, and fire extinguishers, all of which add to the ease of living in this elegant country retreat.
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.