191 West Valley Brook Road, Washington Township
This 4 bedroom, 2.1 bathroom home is truly a property for anyone who loves privacy, nature, or the opportunity to have a small farmstead in a beautiful, secluded setting with highly-rated schools and near commuting highways.
Newer updates make this home both practical and comfortable throughout the year and include: solar panels (income-generating), propane-fired whole house generator, kitchen with stainless steel appliances and new countertops, enormous Trex deck, finished basement, flooring, well water system with reverse osmosis filter and UV purification system, and more.
The formal entrance to the home is through an enclosed front porch which is currently used as a mudroom and office as the current owners prefer the informality of entering the house directly into the kitchen and family room from doors overlooking the expansive backyard. The foyer features two coat closets and is united with adjacent rooms by open lines of sight, flowing easily into the other rooms on the first level, including the living room, family room, and kitchen.
The spacious living room features wood floors and recessed lighting and overlooks the front yard. It flows seamlessly into the dining room, which has wood floors, overlooks the backyard, and connects through a door to the expansive wrap-around deck. The dining room is spacious enough to accommodate furniture in addition to a dining table.
The large eat-in kitchen features recently-refaced white wood cabinetry and brushed nickel hardware, slate-look Formica-style countertops, a stainless steel sink with brushed nickel gooseneck faucet, recessed lighting, recessed lighting, pantry closet, and wood-grain vinyl tile floors. Appliances in the kitchen include a stainless steel front refrigerator, a stainless steel gas range, over-range microwave with ventilation fan and light, and a stainless steel dishwasher. The kitchen connects without interruption to the family room, and this transition is marked by double French doors leading to the deck and backyard.
The family room features, recessed lighting, wood-grain vinyl floors, and wood-burning gas fireplace with a fieldstone surround accented by a raised hearth. The family room connects with the front of the home as well as the service areas.
A discreet hallway leading to the garage entrance features a second office with double-reach in closet, a laundry room, and a full bathroom with a tiled stall shower and linen closet.
All bedrooms are located on the second floor with separation between the master bedroom suite and the secondary bedrooms. Each of the bedrooms features carpeting and a ceiling fan. The large master bedroom has an extra-large walk-in closet with window and built in shelving, two sets of double reach-in closets, and an en suite bathroom with stall shower. The three additional bedrooms are spacious and feature double reach-in closets. The main bathroom features a tubshower and toilet set apart from the sink area with its spacious wooden vanity with double-sinks makes it easy for the bathroom to be shared.
The finished basement adds additional living space to the home and is decorated with stylish wood-grain grey vinyl flooring tile. An additional storage closet adjoining this space is finished and currently used as a meditation room. Additional unfinished spaces could be finished or left in their current configuration for continued use as workshops, storage areas, and utility rooms.
Systems of the home include oil-fired hot water baseboard heating, central air conditioning, 200 amp electrical service, smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detectors, and a fire extinguisher. An above-ground oil tank is located in the basement. Normal electrical service is enhanced by a solar array on the roof (owned by the homeowners) generating positive income after the electricity needs of the home are met. Additionally, a propane-fired stationary generator supplements systems during power outages and turns on and off automatically as needed. Water is supplied by a well and the home has a reverse osmosis filter and ultraviolet purification system.
The attached, oversized two-car garage features an open span and automatic garage door openers for each bay. Outside the garage, a large, paved parking area provides parking for several cars.
The exterior of the home expands the possibilities for living space and recreational enjoyment of the property. A large, wrap-around Trex deck was recently rebuilt providing outdoor space for dining and recreation. The siting of the home leaves significant amounts of open and level acreage which could be used for recreation, orchards or vegetable gardens (there is currently a large vegetable/berry garden in place), and/or it could be fenced for keeping horses, sheep, alpacas, or other livestock.
The home is nestled on an open lot overlooking a wooded hillside the home is sited far back from the road in a striking, hideaway-style setting, close to walking trails, orchards, fishing areas, and historic villages in Long Valley (officially known as Washington Township) — an area of Morris County renowned for its natural beauty, history, and rich agriculture. Nearby outdoor recreation areas include Christie Hoffman Farm Park and its extensive equestrian and walking trails, Ken Lockwood Gorge — a favorite location for trout fishing, the dog-, horse-, cyclist-, and runner-friendly Columbia Trail, and Round Valley Reservoir. It is served by Old Farmers Road Elementary School, Long Valley Middle School, and highly-rated West Morris Central High School, and is convenient to private schools including Gill St. Bernard, Pingry, Far Hills Country Day, and The Willow School as well as nearby shopping, golf courses and country clubs (Hamilton Farm, Fiddler’s Elbow, Trump National). Commuter highways (Interstates 78, 80, and 287) and TransBridge Line buses and NJ Transit trains allow for convenient access to New York City and Newark Liberty International Airport as well as smaller, regional airports.
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- numerous upgrades
- stationary generator
- renovated kitchen
- updated Trex deck
- gorgeous, secluded setting
- 5.22 open, level acres
- Old Farmers Road Elementary School
- Flocktown-Kossmann Elementary School
- Benedict A. Cucinella Elementary School