This thoughtfully updated, colonial is nestled on 1.66 acres in a quiet neighborhood on a country road yet close to commuter highways. Oriented to maximize privacy and to appreciate the beauty of its natural setting from inside and out, this home is perfect for a buyer who is looking for a property which is low-maintenance with a blend of charm and functionality. Existing specimen trees, bushes, and perennials further enhance the natural beauty of the property without adding significantly to upkeep requirements.
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 bring natural and supplemental light into the rooms throughout the day.
The home welcomes visitors by a stone walkway surrounded by mature plantings. The entrance foyer with onyx floor offers a coat closet and connects to a hallway leading to the family room, living room and kitchen.
The large eat-in kitchen is oriented towards views of the natural beauty of the backyard. The updated kitchen has cherry cabinetry including lit glass-paned cabinets, expansive granite countertops, an undermount sink with gooseneck faucet, another undermount prep sink, recessed lighting, and a large breakfast bar. Appliances in the kitchen include a Jenn Air cooktop with grill and downdraft vent, a stainless steel Viking Wall oven and warming drawer, a stainless steel side by side refrigerator, a stainless steel GE QuietPower™ dishwasher and a Whirlpool garbage disposal. The kitchen features two sets of doors that lead to the outside. One opens to the serene backyard with sitting area and firepit while the other, off of the eat-in area leads to the resort like pool. The eat-in area is large enough for a dining table, a glass front cabinet with storage below and a wine storage rack.
The dining room features decorative moldings, hardwood floors, a high ceiling and large windows, including one topped with an arched sunburst window overlooking the perennial gardens which feature many rare plantings and the large inground pool and deck. The hardwood floors continue throughout to the large adjacent living room also trimmed with crown molding and french doors to a lovely covered deck where, while protected from the sun you can enjoy the beautiful surroundings. An oversized window, reaching almost all the way to the ceiling looks out onto the green lawn of the front yard.
The family room located on the opposite side of the entrance foyer also features a large window overlooking the expansive front yard and offers a brick surround wood burning fireplace with raised hearth. A beautiful decorative wooden mantle tops the fireplace perfect for displaying collectibles or works of art. Dark wood crown molding surrounds the room. More large windows, again reaching almost to the ceiling let in copious amounts of light adding to the very open feeling of the house and lead to the the powder room with large granite topped vanity and to a mudroom where you can access all three of garages.
All four bedrooms are located on the second floor. The huge master suite featuring dark hardwood floors has a large sitting area perfect for relaxing with a book. It opens into the sleeping area. An enormous walk-in closet has three walls of cabinets, drawers and shelves. The closet affords plenty of room for a dressing area and opens into the spa like en-suite bath. The open plan bathroom has ceramic tile floor with a river stone inlay, a huge jetted tub with a window and a vertical wall water fountain with relaxing sounds of cascading water and lights that you can customize to your favorite color. The glass enclosed steam shower has seating, built in shelves and an infinity drain. An oversized framed mirror tops the double sink vanity with granite counter.
The additional three bedrooms of the house are on the same level as the master bedroom suite. They are all large and have ample closet storage. The main bathroom has a tiled tub shower and large vanity with a greenhouse window perfect for plants.
The basement is fully finished with ceramic tiled floor and a full bar with seating for six. Behind the bar is a built-in oven, a microwave and space for a refrigerator. Glass sliding doors step out into the resort like backyard. The very private inground pool area is a beautiful oasis with mature landscaping and a 6 foot fence. There is plenty of space for entertaining and seating around the pool deck. The large, unfinished section of the basement has plenty of room for storage as well.
Systems of the home include 200 amp electrical service, 4-bedroom septic system, well water, multi-zone oil-fired baseboard hot water heating, generator hook-up, multi-zone central air conditioning, smoke detectors, and fire extinguishers.
The property is located in the Flemington section of Raritan Township, in Hunterdon County just over an hour to New York City. Raritan Township is an area renowned for its natural beauty and rural lifestyle. The property is served by the Raritan Township school system and Blue Ribbon (2002) Hunterdon Central High School and is close to shopping, restaurants and the historical downtown Flemington area. Hunterdon Medical Center is also only 5 minutes away. Commuter highways (Interstates 78, Routes 3 & 202), TransBridge Line buses and NJ Transit trains allow for convenient access to New York City and Newark Liberty International Airport.