This thoughtfully-designed, expanded ranch is nestled on 3.03 acres in a bucolic estate-property neighborhood on a scenic country road, 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. 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 through a brick front porch with a bench swing overlooking pastoral views. The entrance foyer offers a coat closet and connects to the hallway leading to two bedrooms, a great room, a large recreation area, the second floor and to the updated kitchen.
The large eat-in kitchen is oriented towards views of the natural beauty with mountains in the distance and a large pond across the road. The updated kitchen has bisque colored cabinetry including lit glass-paned cabinets, granite counter tops, ceramic tile backsplash with accent tiles, an undermount sink with oil rubbed bronze gooseneck faucet, recessed lighting, and suspended light fixtures. Appliances in the kitchen include a stainless steel Samsung™ refrigerator with bottom freezer, a stainless steel Kitchen Aid™ dishwasher, and a built-in stainless steel GE Profile™ electric range with oven and wooden ventilation hood. The kitchen’s large center island is topped with granite countertops and features a breakfast bar, sink with oil rubbed bronze gooseneck faucet, undercounter cabinets for additional storage and a GE Profile Avantium™ microwave oven. The kitchen features a brick surround, wood burning fireplace with a separate grill or rotisserie area that has it’s own flue. Two large pantries add ample storage.
The dining room features hardwood floors and two large windows overlooking the back yard’s stacked stone walls and water feature. The hardwood floors continue throughout to the large adjacent living room with sliding glass doors to the covered deck.
The first floor features three bedrooms two on one side of the house which expand the use of the home and make it comfortable for multi-generational living and the master suite on the far side. Both secondary bedrooms feature hardwood floors and closets (one of the bedrooms has a reach-in closet, while the other has a walk-in closet). One bedroom has an en suite bath with white ceramic tile, dove gray walls, a granite topped dark wood vanity with undermount sink, a fully tiled shower and double windows overlooking the front yard. The other bedroom is serviced by a hall bathroom which also features a dark wood vanity with granite top, and undermount sink and a tub shower. The first floor laundry area is also along this hallway with front-loading Samsung™ washer and dryer and built-in cabinets.
A great room with vaulted ceiling, hardwood floors, and large windows, including one with topped with an arched sunburst window is the perfect room for large gatherings and entertaining. The great room leads to a recreation room with space for a dining table, a kitchenette with expansive dark wood cabinets, granite counter tops with tiled backsplash and undermount stainless steel sink, a stainless steel Whirlpool™ dishwasher, a Frigidaire™ Professional Series mounted microwave, a dual temperature Summit™ wine cooler with space for 36 bottles of wine and a stainless steel Whirlpool™ Gold side by side refrigerator. Cathedral ceilings, two large skylights and sliding glass doors with sidelights give an airy feel to this large, open area.
From the foyer a staircase lit by louvered lights, leads to the second floor den featuring high ceilings, a skylight, ceiling fan and two corner windows overlooking the backyard. The fourth bedroom also on the second floor has a vaulted ceiling with two large skylights, and a four panel sliding glass door that walks out to a balcony which overlooks the pastoral views of the property. The bedroom also features a ceiling fan and a large walk-in closet.
On the side of the house opposite the secondary bedrooms and entertaining spaces — the living room, great room and recreational room — is the master suite with en-suite bath, another full bathroom with stall shower and the partially finished basement.
The master bedroom features hardwood floors, a walk-in closet, two windows and an en suite bathroom. French doors lead into the bathroom which features a large decorative window over a sunken jetted tub, a stall shower and a double vanity with cabinets and drawers for extra storage.
The basement is partially-finished with both recessed and track lighting and features two separate rooms that could be used for storage, a playroom, an exercise room or an office. The large, unfinished section of the basement has plenty of room for storage as well. The detached two-car garage has automatic door-openers for each side and room for storage.
Systems of the home include 200 amp electrical service, 4-bedroom septic system, well water, multi-zone oil-fired forced-hot water heating, generator hook-up, multi-zone central air conditioning, smoke detectors, and fire extinguishers.
The exterior features of the property feature a pergola covered deck, tiered stacked stone walls, a Koi pond and waterfall. Existing specimen trees, bushes, and perennials further enhance the natural beauty of the backyard without adding significantly to upkeep requirements.
The property is located in Franklin Township, in Hunterdon County just over an hour to New York City. 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.