This stunning custom colonial home is thoughtfully situated on 3.6 park like acres on quiet cul de sac road in one of Tewksbury’s most desirable neighborhoods. A rare find, this property provides beautiful views and the perfect mix of level open areas for outdoor entertaining and a natural wooded border for privacy.
The home’s picturesque facade features a grand covered entry way, custom natural stone andedar siding, detailed trim and window finishes, and copper roof accents. Extensive professionally-landscaped gardens surround the entire property, featuring stone walls, paver walkways and patios and a variety of trees, bushes, and perennials. Lighted pillars mark the stately entry way onto the curved gravel driveway leading up to the large paver parking area and the attached three car garage.
The home’s interior features include a well-conceived floor plan that is open and flowing for day to day living and perfect for entertaining family and larger parties. An elegant blend of formal and informal spaces throughout and at the home’s center a two story foyer and great room giving this home its grand feel. Thorough and detailed finishes accent the architecture and functionality of the home and include extensive custom millwork of crown and other moldings throughout, built-in bookcases and cabinetry, recessed and accent lighting, hardwood floors, arched doorways, and four fireplaces. Generous and oversized windows throughout home provide abundant natural light in each room.
Visitors enter the home through the formal, two-story foyer featuring an elegant curved staircase leading to second floor hallway open to the great room on the opposite side. The foyer features two large coat closets, hardwood flooring, Palladian window and a 32-light brass chandelier. Detailed crown, dental and trim moldings surround the room and doorways leading to adjacent rooms which include the dining room, great room and formal living room.
The formal dining room features a tray ceiling, crown and dentil molding, Schonbek crystal chandelier, custom inlaid hardwood flooring and large arched window. The dining room connects to kitchen and foyer.
The large eat-in kitchen features custom cherry wood cabinetry, hardwood floors, under cabinet lighting double ceramic sink, brushed nickel faucet, corian countertops, ceramic tile backsplash with accent tiles, recessed lighting, and suspended light fixtures. Stainless steel appliances in the kitchen include a KitchenAid French door refrigerator, KitchenAid convection/micro 40inch ovens, KitchenAid dishwasher and trash compactor, and a Viking 6-burner gas cooktop with exhaust fan. The kitchen’s large center island is topped with a granite countertops and features under-counter cabinets and breakfast bar. The custom cabinetry in the kitchen also includes a separate built in work desk and bookcases and built in butler’s pantry with glass front cabinetry and separate bread warming oven. Large dining area features a suspended chandelier and picture window overlooking backyard gardens. The back door from dining area steps out onto a sitting area on a deck accented by an automatically controlled awning. The kitchen connects to the great room, dining room, back hall to laundry room and side entrance. The rear hall functions as a butlers’ pantry and features additional lower cherry cabinets, farmhouse sink and secondary dishwasher.
The large first-floor laundry room also serves as mudroom and pantry and features ceramic tile flooring, maple cabinetry and contains a separate full bath with stall shower. Access to the laundry room is from the kitchen or from a separate outside entrance door on the side of the house from parking area.
A two-story great room connects from the kitchen through a large arched doorway accented with columns. The centerpiece to the great room is the floor-to-ceiling custom stone surround of the gas-ignition wood burning fireplace. Additional features for entertaining include built-in cherry cabinets and bookshelves, wet bar, granite counter tops, and wine rack. The great room also features floor-to-ceiling windows, hardwood floors, two ceiling fans, 40 inch orb iron chandelier, and detailed trim work with crown and dentil moldings. Connecting to foyer through two arched doorways is half bathroom with marble flooring, single vanity and white corian counter top. The great room also connects to homes office/library through French doors.
The library features hardwood floors, recessed lighting and extensive millwork including trimmed full cherry wood walls, coffered ceiling and built in bookcases. Special features of the library include built-in cigar exhaust fan and wood burning fireplace with gas ignition and granite surround. The library can be accessed from the great room and formal living room through French doors and an additional French door connects the room to outside deck.
The formal living room features hardwood flooring, recessed lighting, arch oversized window, ceiling trim, and crown molding. The living room can be access from the foyer and from the library through French doors while flowing easily into the adjacent sunroom.
The sunroom features a vaulted ceiling, recessed lighting, ceiling fan, and hardwood floors. Outstanding views and light abound from the triple Palladian windows from all three exterior walls, making this room a perfect haven within the home for rest or recreation.
The large master bedroom suite features a large sitting room, hardwood floors, vaulted tray ceiling, recessed lighting, and ceiling fans. In addition, the sitting area has a wet bar for coffee/tea service, gas fireplace with granite surround, and built-in bookcases. The master bedroom features a double-sided walk-in closet with built in cabinet and dresser storage. The master bath features tile flooring, jacuzzi tub, steam shower, new brushed bronze fixtures, double vanity, Corian-style counters, vaulted ceiling with recessed lighting and ceiling fan, skylight with sunscreen, separate water closet with bidet, and dedicated linen closet.
The additional three bedrooms on second floor are accessed from the master bedroom through the open second floor hallway. The front left bedroom (15×14) features hardwood floors, ceiling fan, double closet, and an en suite bathroom. The full bathroom features a tub-shower and single vanity with Corian-style counter. The remaining two bedrooms are of equal size (15×12) and both feature double closet and ceiling fan and one has hardwood floors and the other has carpeting.
The open hallway on the second floor overlooks the two story foyer and great room and features hardwood flooring, two hall linen closets and an additional storage closet. Between the additional bedrooms is the main bath which features full shower and tub, double vanity, Corian-style counters, brass fixtures, and vanity lighting.
The full unfinished basement was designed to be finished to add significant, additional living space to the home and features an extra-high ceiling, plumbing for a full bath, a masonry fireplace and its own HVAC zone for heating and cooling.
Large paver parking area and first floor three car attached garage with automatic openers and extra storage space. Connects to back hallway entry to kitchen and adjacent laundry/mudroom.
The systems of the house include four new gas furnaces and four new air conditioning condensers replaced in 2014. A dedicated Rianni hot water heater installed in 2009 services the kitchen, master bath, and laundry and the remainder of the house is serviced by a separate gas-fired hot water heater. Additional systems include well water, septic, intercom, and security system.
The exterior of the home features natural stone front and cedar siding, painted in 2014, detailed trim and window finishes and copper roof a accents. New 50-year roof was installed in 2012. The 3.64 professionally-landscaped acres feature multiple outdoor entertaining areas and the rear of the property backs to a tree farm benefitting this property with its natural beauty buffering characteristics. Two decks at rear of home are connected with paver walkways to a paver patio and to the a Gunite in-ground pool, thoughtfully set away from home. The pool features a heater, pool shed, and large concrete patio surround. The property features extensive landscape design throughout the front and back yards with stone walls, a fountain, a variety of flowering trees, shrubs, and perennial gardens. An aluminum deer fence in the back yard protects the cook’s garden with its strawberry bed and raspberry bushes.
The property is located one of the most desirable areas of the Tewksbury — 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 Foundation, and multiple private polo fields within the township . It is convenient to private and public schools, shopping, golf courses, country clubs, commuter highways (Interstate 78 and 287), buses and trains to New York City, and airports including Newark Liberty International Airport and smaller regional airports.