27 Sierra Drive,
Long Valley (Wash. Twp.)
Listed by: Annette Lemenze
This classic, four bedroom Colonial home is set back from the road in a desirable neighborhood with Belgian block, tree lined street on 1.9 acres with amazing views. The interior includes a floor plan that flows well for day to day living while affording the spaces required for family gatherings and other entertaining.
Guests are welcomed to the home by way of a gently-curving, herringbone brick walkway that encourages one to appreciate the beauty of the home’s setting to masonry steps with brick accents. Entering through the home’s front door (don’t miss its brass door knocker!) into the foyer, there are open lines of sight to the various living spaces on the first floor of the home which features solid oak flooring throughout. The kitchen overlooking the rear of the house features granite countertops with a stainless steel sink, maple wood cabinetry with extensive, thoughtfully designed storage areas, and updated appliances including a GE Profile four-burner electric stove with GE microwave above, Bosch dishwasher, and stainless side-by-side JennAir refrigerator. After going through the eat-in area of the kitchen which has a bay window overlooking the rear of the house, the kitchen is connected to a large front-to-back family room. The family room has several striking features, including a warm and inviting wood-burning fireplace with brick surround and rustic wood mantle, cathedral ceilings allowing the placement of a chandelier light fixture, painted-wood built-in custom cabinets and shelving, and surround sound speakers. Sliding glass doors in the rear of the family room that lead to a deck creating an easy flow between inside and outside during temperate weather. The added feature is the separate staircase in the family room that leads to the large carpeted loft that overlooks the family room. This room has endless possibilities. In the past it was used as an office, sitting room, and even a guest room. An adjacent laundry room with beautiful decorative tiled floor and closet leads to an oversized two-door garage with electric door openers. Large dining room flows easily from the foyer, kitchen, and family room. It has plentiful natural light provided by the two large windows facing the front of the house and plenty of space to accommodate a large table as well as additional furniture. The dining room’s oak flooring includes an accent trim.
Across the foyer from the dining room the front-to-back living room which can be accessed from both the foyer and kitchen through separate sets of French doors. The living room features crown molding and windows facing the front, side, and overlooking the rear yard is a bay window with an elegant-yet-cozy window seat for enjoying the natural setting of the home.
Completing the first floor is a powder room with decorative tiled floor and elegant wooden vanity with a granite top.
Upstairs, the second floor gives access to the bedrooms and main bathroom of the house, as well as the attic. The master bedroom features solid oak floors, large windows facing both the front and side of the house with en suite bathroom, and two closets. The updated master bathroom has neutral tiled floor, stall shower with tile, and cherry vanity with white countertop. The vanity has a hidden outlet inside for extra convenience.
A second bedroom features solid oak flooring, a double reach-in closet and large windows overlooking the rear of the house. Outside this bedroom is a large linen closet. Third bedroom of the home also overlooks the rear of the house and features solid oak flooring and a double reach-in closet. The fourth bedroom has front-facing windows, solid oak flooring, chair rail molding detail, and a reach-in closet. The updated main bathroom of the home features white tiled floor, ttubshower with white subway tile and integrated shelving, new wooden vanity with white top and a light fixture that makes the room glisten.
Accessed from the hallway on the first floor, the unfinished basement could be finished to add to the living space of the home, and serves as the home’s utility room and also includes room for storage. Systems of the home include baseboard hot water heat fueled by an oil-fired heating furnace serviced by a platinum service plan, 150 amp electrical service, stainless steel hot water tank, well water, 4 bedroom septic water softener, pH neutralizer, and alarm system. An above-ground oil tank is located in the basement.
The exterior of the home expands the possibilities for living space and recreational enjoyment of the property with hardscaping and perennial gardens. A large, wood deck accents the back of the house, providing plenty of space for an outdoor dining table, lounge chairs, and planter pots. Stroll up the natural path to the gazebo and enjoy views over the landscaped property as well as distant views. The sloping backyard provides a secluded location for the home within the neighborhood setting. The house sits on a hill with a flat area in the front yard perfect for throwing a baseball or kicking a soccer ball.
The property is located in the heart of the valley section of Long Valley, the familiar name for Washington Township in Morris County — an area 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 very 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.