14 Keats Road
Listed by: Robin Eskind
This classic 4 bedroom, 2.1 bathroom colonial home is set on an open lot in a desirable neighborhood in the Pottersville section of Tewksbury Township. A babbling brook runs along the rear property line of the 1.95 acres. The interior includes a floor plan that flows well for day-to-day living while affording the space required for family gatherings and other entertaining.
The home welcomes visitors through a front porch with stone steps leading to a foyer. The entrance foyer, with columns that add to the open, airy feeling, connects to the living room, family room and kitchen.
The living room has two large windows overlooking the front yard, a brick front fireplace with mantle and is large enough to comfortably hold two seating areas and a baby grand piano. The family room across the hall also features hardwood floors, a brick front fireplace with white mantle, extensive millwork and two built-in shelves on either side, which are perfect for displaying photos and books.
In addition to the expansive windows overlooking the front yard, there are French doors that look out onto the newly refurbished stone patio and lovely backyard. The dining room features a chair rail, hardwood floors, two large windows and opens into the eat-in kitchen.
The eat-in kitchen features custom bisque colored cabinetry including glass-paned cabinets, brushed nickel hardware, granite countertops, ceramic tile backsplash with accent tiles, recessed lighting, and suspended light fixtures. Appliances in the kitchen include a stainless steel Frigidaire refrigerator, a GE profile 6-burner stove, and a Miele stainless steel dishwasher.
The kitchen’s center island is topped with granite and features a breakfast bar, wine refrigerator and under counter cabinets. There are additional cabinets and storage space which also have a granite counter, lit glass front cabinets, and two large pantry cabinets. The eat-in area of the kitchen features sliders to the deck.
The partially-finished basement features a tiled recreation room with recessed lighting. An unfinished area houses the laundry facilities, utilities and walks out through French doors to the patio.
The entertaining spaces of the home are completely separate from the private living spaces with all of the four bedrooms and full bathrooms located on the second floor. The master bedroom features hardwood floors and a recently updated en suite bathroom. The recently updated master bath has a walk-in shower with two shower heads.
The home’s three additional bedrooms feature hardwood floors, closets, and copious natural light throughout the day. Two of the bedrooms have cozy window seats overlooking the front yard. The main bath has a tub-shower and ceramic tile floor.
The systems of the home include forced hot air heating fueled by natural gas, central air conditioning, 200-ampere electrical service, public water and public sewer.
The backyard features a large multi-tier deck with newly laid bluestone. There is plenty of space for dining and entertaining. Additional patio space below can be accessed by stairs from the main patio area. The attached, 2-car garage is suitable for storage of cars and is on the main level of the home.
The property is located in Tewksbury Township, one of the most prestigious areas of Hunterdon County, 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.