Located in the village business zone in heart of the historic Oldwick Village district of Tewksbury Township on a corner of the main thoroughfare through the village and one of the most desirable residential streets in Oldwick, this beautiful historic building (circa 1790) is suitable for residential and/or commercial use. The building has exceptional curb appeal because of its unusual roofline, covered porches, and decorative fascia and its interior has been updated with modern conveniences while retaining vintage charm. Interior features include a well-conceived floor plan that is open and inviting for entertaining yet intimate for daily living. Detailed finishes accent the architecture and design of the home which include custom millwork, solid wood panelled doors, wide pine floors, antique knobs and hinges, built-in bookcases and cabinetry, recessed and accent lighting, and two faux fireplaces. The 2-over-2 windows throughout the home generously bring natural light into the rooms throughout the day.
The property welcomes visitors from nearby with its sidewalks and those arriving in cars with a large, easily-accessible, gravelled parking area. The front entrance through the covered front porch is accented by a wooden double wood door with inset etched glass and antique hardware. Visitors who arrive through the front door will be immediately drawn past the foyer and its tile floors to the views into the other areas of the home as it flows easily into the spaces used in a residential home as the living room and dining room which are now being used as a waiting room and conference room, respectively.
The living room/waiting room is a large, sunny room with features street views, a faux fireplace with decorative marble tile accents, and antique wide-plank pine floors. It connects through double French doors to the family room which is currently used as a private office. It features a separate street entrance through a covered porch (not in active use), antique wide-plank pine floors, as well as a deep, south-facing bay window nook. The powder room is discreetly located next to the space at which this room joins the kitchen, opposite which is a small storage closet. The kitchen was modified into a kitchenette for commercial use of the building but could be easily modified to accommodate a cooking area. It features a granite countertop, stainless steel undermount sink, brushed nickel faucet, refrigerator, and tile floor. The kitchen is accessible from outside through a door leading through a covered porch from the parking area and it also features a turned, corner staircase leading to the second floor. Separated by a granite-topped counter accented by exposed hand-hewn mortise-and-tenon beams, it flows easily into the dining room/conference room. The dining room features a faux wood-burning fireplace with exposed antique brick, and beautiful, spacious built-in storage cabinetry with antique hardware. It may also be accessed from the foyer.
The second floor can be accessed from the rear stairs in the kitchen or from the main, wooden staircase in the foyer which features a distinctive vintage carved newel post. The second floor hallway is centrally-located and open and light with its wide-plank pine floors and sparkling chandelier. Three rooms off the main hall are suitable for use as bedrooms (each features carpeting and a closet), but they are currently configured for use as office space. A renovated main bathroom features a large, tiled shower, pedestal sink, and radiant-heat tile floor. It is part of a transition area to the third floor which features closets with built in storage, wood paneling, and a striking decorative black-and-white marble floor. The third floor is finished as one large room with a closet. With its ceiling mimicking the remarkable structure of roofline, this room would make a striking office, or master bedroom or recreation room if the building were to be used as a residence.
Systems of the home include 200 ampere electrical service, public sewer, well water, oil-fired hot water baseboard heating, and central air conditioning.
The exterior features of the property include multiple covered porches, decorative fascia, and clapboard siding. A detached garage separated by a rear garden area is near the gravel parking area and perfect for storage needs. The garden features a lawn area as well as flowering trees and perennials accenting the vintage charm of the property and include dogwoods, irises, and roses.
The property is located in the historic Oldwick Village section of Tewksbury Township — one of the most prestigious areas of Hunterdon County and 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.