118 Dreahook Road, Readington Township
This home is a traditional, center hall colonial on 2.65 secluded acres in the historic Stanton area of Readington Township. The property is ideally situated, bordering on more than 100 parklike acres of preserved open land.
This 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath home is generously sized and carefully updated with artistic accents throughout. It features an in-law suite that includes a large bedroom/workroom, a fully updated bath with double sink vanity, a walk-in shower, slate tile flooring and a walk-in closet. Sliders lead to one of two newly built decks overlooking the backyard.
Classic features and finishes that complement the style of the home include: built-in cabinetry and bookcases, crown molding, and a variety of flooring materials ranging from a combination of oak and wood parquet, porcelain tile and slate to newly installed luxury vinyl plank flooring in the kitchen, living room and laundry rooms. Complimenting these creative touches, many rooms have been recently painted.
The 2-car attached garage doubles as a workshop, offering the convenience of heating and cooling as well as upgraded electrical capacity for woodworking and other interests.
A traditional, covered front porch with a six-panel front door, frames a classic brick entryway featuring side light panels that welcome you in. Your first glimpse of the home is a tasteful center hall foyer featuring Italian floor tiles made from matte black porcelain and contrasting white walls and woodwork.
Just off the foyer a pair of French doors lead into an elegant library with oak flooring, built-in bookcases, and understated tone-on-tone wallpaper and a bay window making this space an ideal spot to enjoy music or a good book.
The formal dining room also features crown molding and oak flooring – a perfect setting for relaxing dinners or special occasions.
The light-filled, eat-in kitchen is truly spacious and it includes: a new granite island with cooktop, a new stainless steel refrigerator with ice maker, a vent hood and a second cooktop. The kitchen also includes: 2 pantry closets, a built-in desk area with shelving for cookbooks, a bay window with views of the back yard, and new luxury vinyl plank flooring. This comfortable kitchen is an ideal place to gather while cooking, baking or enjoying meals.
Leaving the kitchen you enter the living room which has a lovely wood burning fireplace with a raised-hearth and a dark green marble surround plus traditional built-in cabinetry accents. This room benefits from an abundance of natural light coming in through French doors that open onto the adjacent sunroom.
Entering the 4-season sunroom, you will find a vaulted ceiling and ceiling fan, 2 walls of windows, parquet wood floors, and built-in shelving. 2 sets of sliding doors lead to the 2 newly-built decks on either side of this room overlooking the backyard — a perfect place to enjoy the changing seasons.
Leaving the sun room, a short hallway brings you to the in-law suite which includes: a bedroom/workroom with ceiling fan and a full bath with a double-sink vanity and shower that is anchored by a natural slate tile floor. If preferred, this could function as the master bedroom suite. Completing this area are a large, walk-in closet for storage and direct access through sliding doors to the deck, which provides this wing its own egress.
On the other side of the kitchen you will find a unique room that could be an office or a crafts room or anything else you choose. It features two full walls of white, built-in cabinets, a large picture window, a ceiling fan and parquet wood flooring. This is an ideal bonus room – someplace to use your imagination. This area also includes a charming half-bath with natural slate flooring and a recently-renovated laundry room with a top-loading washer and dryer, a spacious pantry closet and another door to the back deck. This wing of the house also provides access to the 2-car, attached garage/workshop.
The expansive second floor features 3 bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms. Included are a master bedroom suite with master bath plus 2 additional bedrooms with a shared main bathroom. The master bedroom features hardwood floors and the 2 additional bedrooms each have wood parquet floors.
In addition you will find another room currently being used as an office/studio that could be used in many different ways depending on the homeowner’s needs. This room also offers wood parquet floors.
The spacious master bath includes: a double sink vanity, a large walk-in shower, large porcelain floor tile, natural marble tiling on the walls, a built-in soaking tub and a walk-in closet.
The main bath includes a tub shower, a double sink vanity, seashell pattern wallpaper and updated light fixtures – creatively blending the original with the new.
The unfinished basement is where most of the home’s systems are located. It offers plenty of storage space, has access to the exterior via Bilco-type doors, and could be finished to add additional living space.
The primary systems of the home include a propane-fueled fresh air exchange system for heating and a high-efficiency central air conditioning system for cooling. Other systems include: well water, 4-bedroom septic, central vacuum, basement dehumidifier, carbon monoxide detectors, smoke detectors, fire extinguisher, and an ADT hard-wired alarm system with heat detectors in the attic and motion detectors.
In 2019 the siding and trim were painted and a new 30-year shingle roof was installed with a new gutter system (including downspouts and gutter guards). Two decks were also built in 2019 with highest quality (#1) deck boards. Landscaping includes mature trees and perennial gardens. The house is sited back from the road on 2.65 secluded, landscaped acres bordering on more than 100 acres of preserved open space.
Bordering this property is the Bouman Stickney Farmstead Museum, a complete historical restoration of one of the area’s earliest homesteads. Built in 1741, it includes a 3-story stone bankhouse, a rebuilt livestock barn, a corn crib and other outbuildings sited on more than 100 acres of quiet, preserved land. It is a favorite destination for hikers, joggers, dog walkers, horseback riders, bird lovers, and other outdoor enthusiasts.
The property is nestled into the Stanton section of Readington Township. Stanton is a tiny hamlet located at the base of Cushetunk Mountain. Anchored by a post office, an historic church, and a local restaurant, this area is known for its scenic, tree-lined roads and its unique collection of homes ranging from vintage farmhouses and stone cottages to traditional colonials and newer homes. Tying all of these living options together is a love of preserved open space that can be found throughout the area. No matter where you live in Stanton, many acres of preserved open space are nearby. Readington Township is an area of Hunterdon County renowned for its natural beauty, farms, historic villages, Round Valley Reservoir and an annual hot air balloon festival. It offers convenient access to New York City and Philadelphia, as well as the cultural opportunities of the Delaware River towns. It has easy access to commuter highways (Interstates 78 and 287 and State Routes 202 and 31), Trans Bridge Line buses, and New Jersey Transit trains to New York City (Whitehouse Station has its own NJ Transit station). The property is convenient to shopping in Clinton and Flemington, golf courses and country clubs (Stanton Ridge, Fiddler’s Elbow, Raritan Valley, Green Knoll), athletic clubs and sports complexes (Diamond Nation, Flemington Ice Arena, and HealthQuest), Hunterdon Medical Center, private and public schools as well as airports including Newark Liberty International Airport and Solberg Airport. Public schools at every level are well-rated by www.greatschools.com.
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- in-law suite
- spacious eat-in kitchen
- office/crafts room
- updated baths
- new roof
- 2 decks
- borders preserved land
- desirable area