This lovingly-maintained 3 bedroom, 2 and ½ bathroom colonial sits on a level 1.38 acres of beautiful natural setting lush with colorful perennials and shade trees near the center of historic Whitehouse Station village. With its practical floor plan, high ceilings, sun-filled rooms, red brick exterior, and slate roof, this property has been cherished by its current and past owners as evidenced by it only having had 3 owners in its 95 years. For buyers who are looking for a period colonial having traditional woodwork with modern conveniences like central air, this home is a rare blend of style and functionality.
The home welcomes visitors along a brick walkway onto a large, columned covered porch. Once through the east-facing front door, an elegant entrance foyer is accented by hardwood flooring and a wood banister staircase. Hardwood flooring flows throughout both floors of the home.
The centerpiece of the light-filled front-to-back living room is a brick fireplace with a wood mantle surround flanked by double windows. A French door off the front end of the room leads visitors to a large, screened-in porch. The screened-in porch, which extends from the front to the back of the home, is complimented by a wainscoted ceiling and lighted ceiling fan.
The dining room features a built-in corner cabinet, hardwood floors, and a double window overlooking the front lawn. Adjoining the dining room and connected to the kitchen is a butler’s pantry with a built-in cabinet of glass doors and countertop.
The front-to-back sunroom can be accessed from the dining room and the kitchen, and has 3 sides of windows, a built-in corner cabinet, and a stone fireplace. It is a bright, comfortable room perfect for enjoying a morning cup of coffee and the newspaper.
The large, light-filled, eat-in kitchen has a wide-plank bamboo floor, wainscoting with chair rail; large, granite-topped custom center island, stainless steel appliances and double sink, double stacked cabinets, L-shaped counter work area and a separate prep area located near the butler’s pantry. The rectangular island features a breakfast bar. The kitchen is located at the back of the home overlooking the beautiful gardens and patio.
The first floor powder room centrally-located and features white fixtures as well as custom-made cabinetry for storage. Directly off the kitchen is a small room that could be used as a bar for entertaining. This room features cabinetry, countertop, and space for a small refrigerator and can also be accessed thru the living room. Located within this room is the entrance to the unfinished basement.
The sunny mudroom is located off the kitchen. The beautiful slate floor and large window seat makes it a perfect spot for plants as well as a transition space when returning to the home after gardening. Steps from the mudroom lead to a patio area and the landscaped backyard of colorful seasonal plantings.
Upstairs, the open, sunny hallway features hardwood floors and leads to 3 bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms. Each bedroom has hardwood floors, 6-panel doors, crown moldings, generous closets, and multiple windows. The main bath benefits from garden views and retains old world charm with a vintage black and white tile floor, a spacious linen closet, and large tub/shower. The second full bathroom, added by the current owner in 2012, overlooks the front of the house and has a glass enclosed shower and decorative tile floor. A pull-down attic stairs completes this floor and provides access to storage space in the unfinished attic.
The unfinished basement has an epoxy floor, 2 oil tanks, French drain, sump pump, new well tank (2015), water filtration system, 2 separate storage areas, laundry area, and a Bilco door to backyard to facilitate access to this space.
Systems of the home include central air added by the current owner in 2011, well water, oil-fired hot water radiator heat, and public sewers. The neighborhood has public water and gas lines in the street for future owners of this home who might want to convert the systems so the home would be serviced completely by public utilities.
Landscaped with colorful perennials, the grounds are a haven for butterflies and birds. A whimsical potting shed has electricity to increase its usefulness. Stepping stones lead from the patio to a fenced-in play yard area which currently features a sandbox and swingset (both excluded) but could also be used as a fenced garden area. The long, gravel driveway leads to a detached 3-car garage with large (11 X 40) storage room, and an additional workshop barn with second floor loft. The deep driveway is perfect when entertaining as it can accommodate parking for many vehicles.
The property is located in the Whitehouse Station area of Readington Township in Hunterdon County, an area known for its an area known for its riding trails, parks, and annual balloon festival. It is convenient to shopping in Clinton and Flemington, golf courses including Stanton Ridge, country clubs, private and public schools. This property is located in a section of Readington Township valued for its easy access to commuter highways (Interstates 78 and 287 and State Routes 202 and 31), buses and trains to New York City (Whitehouse Station has its own NJ Transit station), and airports including Newark Liberty International Airport and smaller regional airports including Solberg Airport. Public schools at every level are well-rated by www.greatschools.com.