This thoughtfully-updated, colonial-style cottage is nestled on 1.63 level, open acres in a bucolic estate-property neighborhood on a scenic country road, yet close to Oldwick. Oriented to maximize privacy and and appreciation of its storybook natural setting from inside and out, this property is perfect for a buyer who is looking for a property which is rich with aesthetic value inside and out with a rare 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. Hardwood floors and baseboard hot water heat are ideal for keeping dust to a minimum. The generous windows bring natural and supplemental light into the room throughout the day. Custom-crafted wood doors with classic Acorn hardware and skirting board moldings underscore the traditional colonial styling of the home.
The entrance foyer features a six-panel front door with twin sidelight windows, wood floors, Restoration Hardware glass light fixture, and a coat closet and connects to the kitchen, living room, dining room, powder room, and upper level of the home.
The large eat-in kitchen is oriented towards views of the natural beauty of the backyard. The kitchen features oak cabinetry with updated stainless steel handles, Corian-style counter, large Corian-style undermount double sink with nickel gooseneck faucet with separate sprayer hose head, recessed lighting, suspended chandelier over eat-in area, Restoration Hardware fixture over cooking area, and ceramic tile floor. Appliances in the kitchen include a Maytag stainless electric refrigerator with bottom freezer, a GE Profile dishwasher, and a GE Profile electric range with oven. The kitchen features a pantry closet and separate built-in sideboard area with glass-fronted cabinetry and apothecary-style drawers. An adjacent laundry room can be accessed from the outside of the house as well as from the kitchen and features a washer, dryer, and service sink. The kitchen also connects to the dining room and foyer the latter connecting it to the sunroom as well as the other areas of the home.
The spacious living room at the front of the house is large enough for a primary and secondary seating area and features a wood-burning fireplace with brick surround, built-in shelving and cabinetry, wood floors, ceiling with hand-hewn beams, and a wall of windows facing the sunroom, and connects to the foyer. The large dining room at the front of the house features wood floors and can be accessed from the foyer or kitchen.
The large sunroom is accessible from the foyer near the kitchen just past the powder room through a dutch door and features bluestone flooring, wood panelling, and views over the backyard as well as a wall of interior windows joining it to the living room. The powder room features a white pedestal sink with nickel fixtures, nickel sconces, wainscoting, and a black-and-white tile floor.
The master bedroom suite features a sitting room as well as updated en suite bathroom. The bedroom features two closets (one is walk-in), a fireplace with brick surround, wood mantle, and built-in cabinetry, and wood floors. The bathroom features custom hand-painted Moroccan tiles on the walls, a white porcelain pedestal sink with antique-style nickel and white ceramic fixtures, an oversized white soaking tub, and a radiant heating system beneath the Moroccan hand-painted tile floor. The two additional bedrooms are on the same level as the master bedroom suite and feature hardwood floors as does the second floor hallway. The main bathroom features a white Porcher sink with nickel fixtures, stall shower featuring a bench, slate tile, and rimless glass door, nickel and white glass sconce lighting, and a radiant heating system beneath the slate and glass tile floor. The second floor also features a double-sized linen closet in the hallway outside the master bedroom suite.
The unfinished basement includes a two-car garage with garage door opener for one door, utility room, storage room, and garden potting room with newer windows and a double farmhouse-style work sink and Moroccan hand-painted tile floor. Systems of the home include high efficiency oil-fired boiler (2013) for hot water heat via cast-iron baseboards, central air conditioning, 200 amp electrical service, propane-fired stationary generator (2013), 3-bedroom septic system (2006), well water, water softener (2013), neutralizer (2013), radon remediation system, smoke detectors, and fire extinguishers. The above-ground oil tank is located in the utility room.
An extraordinary free-standing studio, recently-built by the current homeowner, complements the cottage style of the main house and distinguishes this property with its possible uses for work or recreation. The studio features wide-plank heart pine flooring, large and plentiful double-hung true-divided light Kolbe windows, Kolbe double French door entry, dutch door side entry, custom cabinetry, custom marble farmhouse sink with cast concrete countertops, Rocky Mountain Hardware fittings, exposed trusses, ceiling fan, and a radiant heating system in the floor. Exterior features of the studio include cedar barn siding, standing seam metal roof, and Barn Light rustic light fixtures.
The exterior features of the property feature large area in rear and side yard fenced with both split-rail fencing and invisible fencing for dogs, a scenic pond, and perennials and specimen trees all of which were configured to maximize beauty while minimizing maintenance and upkeep requirements.
The property is located in one of the most desirable sections of Tewksbury Township, in Hunterdon County, near the historic village of Oldwick, and area 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.