3 Fairway Drive
Listed by: Olga Kozhukhov
3 Fairway Drive is a sophisticated light-filled colonial nestled on 2 wooded acres on a cul-de-sac in the Stanton Ridge Golf Community, across the street from the second fairway. For buyers looking for a home with a flowing open floor plan in which to entertain, this home has hosted winter parties of 60 people.
Elegant finishes throughout the interior of the home include hardwood flooring, chair and crown mouldings, marble, granite, tile and carpeted flooring, front and back staircases, and large windows, many of which are accented with transom windows taking advantage of the natural light from the home’s south-westerly orientation
Upon entering the 2-story entrance foyer, visitors to the home are met with hardwood flooring with tile accent and a turned hardwood staircase illuminated by a large chandelier with electric lift.
Decorative columns flank the entrance to the home’s 2-story living room with its crown and chair mouldings, triple front windows accented by clerestory windows with plantation shutters, hardwood flooring that continues seamlessly into the columned formal dining room. This formal space with chair and crown mouldings can easily accommodate a table for 12. The room’s 4 large windows overlook the stone patio and koi pond while the side window overlooks the private deck.
The adjacent game room/conservatory has crown and chair rail, wide plank flooring, recessed lighting, and walls of transom-topped windows with wooden blinds and an oversized sliding door leading to a private deck overlooking the wooded property.
The spacious, gourmet kitchen features updated appliances including Whirlpool double wall ovens, Dacor professional hood, Dacor 5 burner gas cooktop and Bosch 3-level dishwasher. A custom granite island has sliding shelves for easy access within its maple cabinets. The kitchen also features a double undermount sink with Grohe faucet with spray attachment, rough-hewn limestone tile backsplash, double door pantry, built-in desk with file drawers & bookcase. The kitchen has a unique feature with under-the-cabinet windows which both bring light into the cooking kitchen and also give the cook a view of the patio, pond and wooded property while creating meals.
The kitchen dining area has granite tiles embedded into the hardwood flooring. A transom-topped sliding door leads onto the multi-level bluestone patio and firepit overlooking the waterfall and koi pond.
A double-sided, see-through gas fireplace with granite tile surround separates the kitchen from the family room. The light-filled family room has Berber carpet, wooden blinds, ceiling fan, and recessed lighting.
A front-facing room is currently used as an office but could also be used as a den, music-room, or library. It features a bay window, Berber carpeting and full closet. This room has 2 separate doorway entrances, off both the entrance hall and powder room hall, and as such could also be used as a guest room with easy access to the powder room.
The first floor is completed by a powder room with features a pedestal sink and hardwood floor. The large, south-facing front facing laundry room has a tile floor, extra storage and a leaded glass exterior door for direct access from outside.
Both the formal and informal staircases lead to the main area of the second-floor hallway at the entrance to the master bedroom suite. The master bedroom suite has hardwood floors in the bedroom and sitting room, a sitting room with sliding door leading to a private deck overlooking the patio and pond, large bay window in the bedroom, 2 walk-in closets, and an en suite bathroom. The master bathroom features 2 separate granite-topped maple vanities, an oversized marble-tiled shower with built-in bench, a jetted tub, vaulted ceiling with skylight, and a separate room for the commode.
The additional bedrooms of the home are all on the second floor, each of which benefits from an en suite bathroom, neutral-colored carpeting, a closet, and a ceiling fan. Two of these bedrooms are in a “Jack and Jill” configuration: each of the bedrooms has its own sink vanity and the rooms share a tub/shower and commode. Another bedroom features its own full, en suite bathroom as well as an additional closet.
The full, unfinished basement could be finished to create additional living space in the home, e.g., exercise room, recreation room, or game/media room. The basement contains the first floor HVAC (replaced in 2017), two 50-gallon natural gas-fired water heaters, well water tank, and sump pump.
The unfinished attic can be accessed from a pull-down staircase located in one of the master bedroom closets. It has 2 thermostatically-controlled ventilation fans (one replaced and one added in 2018) and also houses the second-floor air handler for the heating and cooling of the second floor.
The home features garage space for four cars, with a separate electric garage door opener for each bay. A three-car garage has a service sink and 1 natural-gas fired heater. An additional attached single car garage features overhead lighting, 2 ceiling fans, sound system, natural-gas fired heater, service sink, and outside door leading to the backyard. The natural gas-fired garage heaters have not been used by the current owners of the home.
The systems of the home include two-zone natural gas-fired forced hot air heat and two-zone central air conditioning controlled by Nest programmable thermostats with humidifier mounted on first-floor furnace, hardwired music/intercom/sound system, security system, stationary natural gas-fired whole house generator, carbon monoxide detectors, smoke detectors, and fire extinguisher. The home is serviced by private well water and community sewer system.
The exterior of the home is clad with stone, wood clapboard, and true stucco, Exterior appointments also include leaf guards on the gutters, cement and bluestone walkways, mulched garden beds, colorful perennial plantings and bulbs, new driveway (2017), bluestone patio with fire pit, and a koi pond with multi- level waterfall. The wooded, private backyard is the perfect setting in which to read a book on the patio while listening to the birds or the waterfall in the koi pond.
Stanton Ridge Golf and Country Club is a community of homes set amongst an18 hole golf course designed by architect Stephen Kay with a clubhouse offering members dining facilities, pool, tennis courts, and gym facilities. Membership is optional to homeowners. The property located in the Whitehouse Section of Readington Township in Hunterdon County, an area known for its riding trails, parks and annual balloon festival. It is convenient to shopping in Clinton and Flemington, other golf courses, country clubs, private and public schools. Hunterdon Medical Center on State Route 31 is a 10 minute drive. Located directly off Route 523, the commuter living in Stanton Ridge has easy access to Route 22, 202, and 31 as well as Interstates 78 and 287, buses and trains to New York City (Whitehouse Station has its own NJ Transit station) and airports, including Newark Liberty International Airport and smaller regional airports including Solberg Airport. Public schools at every level are well-rated by www.greatschools.com
The current owners have made many updates to the home, speak with the listing agent for the list of updates.