29 Sawmill Road
Listed by: Robin Eskind
This charming, stone front, sunny, 3 bedroom, 1 bathroom cottage is nestled on a scenic country road on .35 acre and is oriented to maximize the appreciation of its sylvan setting is perfect for a buyer looking for a property with distinctive style. Along the front of the home, the exterior is enhanced with mature plantings and landscaping beds that have mature perennial plantings and room to accommodate seasonal annuals.
The home’s open floor plan flows well for daily living while offering the spaces required for family gatherings and other entertaining. The entrance area welcomes guests and sets the tone of the cozy styling of this cottage by providing a vantage point for appreciating the central living space of the house — the living room with exposed beams features one of the two stone front wood-burning fireplaces, neutral pine panelling. The fireplace has a large wooden mantle and a flagstone hearth. The dining area features a 10’ sliding glass door that leads to a deck along the back of the house, and wood floors. The kitchen with bisque cabinetry has expansive Corian counters, a double window overlooking the side yard, a wooden panelled door accessing the side porch and a ceramic tile floor. The laundry room is adjacent to the kitchen and features a utility closet and additional storage space. The three bedrooms are all located on the opposite side of the living areas. Each bedroom has hardwood floors and plentiful windows which both let in light and offer views of the property. The newly updated bathroom has a ceramic tile floor, pedestal sink and a glass enclosed shower with ceramic tiles and a mosaic tile inlay. The large attic is accessed by a set of pull-down stairs that runs the full length of the house and offers tons of storage. A window on each end of the attic allows plenty of ventilation. The back of the house features a wooden deck overlooking the backyard and connects to a tiered paver patio below which is large enough for multiple gathering areas for dining or relaxing.
Systems include oil-fired baseboard hot water heating, central air conditioning, 200 amp service, septic system, well water, smoke detectors, and a fire extinguisher, all of which add to the ease of living in this cozy country retreat.
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, the 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..