7 Scarlet Oak Road
Listed by: Robin Eskind
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This sunny, updated 5 bedroom, 3.1 bathroom custom home is in a neighborhood setting set back from a cul-de-sac road on 5 park like acres. This neighborhood features several horse properties and is only a short ride to Marilyn Payne’s Applewood farm.
The home’s floor plan flows well for daily living while offering the spaces required for family gatherings and other entertaining as well as multi-generational living. Generously-sized newer windows and recessed lighting bring natural and supplemental light into the rooms throughout the day. The entrance area features a stone floor and and connects to the kitchen, family room, upper and lower levels of the home. The eat-in kitchen has a stainless steel 5-burner natural gas cooktop, breakfast bar, stainless steel oven and microwave, stainless steel dishwasher, stainless steel sink, granite counters with tile backsplash and recessed lighting. The kitchen joins the dining room and connects to the central living space of the house as well as the sunroom. The dining room with several windows features extensive millwork and is large enough for a dining table and additional furniture. The family room’s focal point is the brick front wood burning fireplace with mantle which adds to the coziness of the room. The adjacent sunroom has a wood burning stove, exposed beams, a tile floor and three walls of windows, with insulated bamboo shades that keep the heat out in the summer and help keep the room warm all winter, overlooking the expansive park like backyard and horse paddocks. This room also has sliding glass doors on either side allowing easy access to the deck and the yard. On the side of the house opposite the entertaining spaces of the home — the family room, kitchen, dining room, and sunroom — are the more intimate spaces of the house — bedrooms, recreation room, laundry room, powder room and basement. Up one ½ level from the foyer, is one of two of the master bedroom suites, two additional bedrooms, and a full bathroom. The master bedroom suite features ample closet space with lighting, a separate sitting room and a recently updated full bathroom with stall shower. The secondary bedrooms both feature lit closets and plentiful natural light through new windows with plantation shutters. The other recently renovated bathroom has a tub/shower and plentiful cabinets and drawers for storage. Another half-level up is the fourth bedroom. This bedroom is spacious, yet intimate, with a lovely window seat large enough to be used as a bed with storage underneath. This bedroom also has its own walk-in closet. The second master bedroom can be found on the top level. This large bedroom has many lovely features including a window seat overlooking the front yard, a large jetted tub and a balcony, the perfect spot to enjoy your morning coffee overlooking the expansive backyard. A separate level on this side of the home features a large tiled space with built-in cabinetry, ideal for use as a recreation room, workout room, or media room and provides access to the two car garage and basement. This level also has a powder room and laundry room. The unfinished basement space provides plentiful room for storage and easy access to the mechanical systems of the house. The oversized, heated, 2-car garage with workbench and storage cabinets can be accessed from the lower level of the home and is complemented by a large parking area at the side of the house wide enough to park a boat or recreational vehicles. The back of the house features a wooden deck overlooking the backyard and is large enough for dining or relaxing and leads down stairs to a side yard sitting area with brick patio which blends into the natural setting. Systems include oil-fired baseboard heating, central air conditioning, 200 amp service, septic, and well water.
One of the most special features of the home are the horse facilities. The newly-renovated 3 stall barn features a tack room with new paneling, flooring, and windows and a separate area for hay storage. The barn is surrounded by 4 fenced paddocks with two run-in sheds. While perfect for horses, the facilities would also work well for other farm animals such as goats, sheep, llamas, or alpacas. Another benefit is the income-producing potential through boarding. Two chicken coops also add to the farm life feel of the property and allow for fresh eggs every morning. And because the house is located so close to Applewood Farm, you can easily ride down to the indoor arena without ever having to trailer your horse.
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. Tewksbury is known for the popularity of equestrian sports related to the nearby Essex Hunt Club, United States Equestrian Team and United States Equestrian Foundation, and miles of scenic riding trails in the Tewksbury Trail System. The township supports an active youth sports program that includes lacrosse, soccer, softball, basketball, tennis, lacrosse, and baseball teams. Nearby outdoor recreation areas include Christie Hoffman Farm Park, the Ken Lockwood Gorge, the Columbia Trail, and Round Valley Reservoir. The home 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, Willow School, 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.
Robin joined Leaf, Realtors® in 2014 to have the opportunity to offer the her client’s the most up-to-date and effective advice by joining a company where she could further sharpen the professional skills she understood to define an outstanding real estate experience
Robin E. Eskind, Salesperson
Robin’s work is of the highest ethics, understanding of the stresses involved with selling a home and knowledgeable about the myriad of laws and steps involved with selling a home in New Jersey.
Robin professional and prompt to respond to our requests. She showed the utmost patience, showing us 20+ houses. Robin worked hard to negotiate with the seller and kept us right on budget. She is one of the best realtors around!
Robin was an amazingly professional and personable real estate agent. She is current with what’s available on the market in the Hunterdon and Somerset areas and has a deep knowledge of the local school districts and resources of each town.