8 Snuffy’s Lane
Listed by: Olga Kozhukhov
This immaculate, move-in ready 5 bedroom colonial is thoughtfully-sited at the end of a secluded cul-de-sac in the desirable Oldwick Meadows neighborhood. The home features exceptional architectural features inside and out including a completely-renovated (2018), spa-like master bathroom that you must see.
Every interior space in the home has been thoughtfully considered with impeccable attention to detail. A traditional but open floor plan carries over to the exterior spaces allowing this home to strike the perfect balance between a cozy place to call home that is also appropriate for entertaining colleagues, family and friends.
The home is set back from the cul-de-sac road and accessed by a curved driveway. A landscaped, circular driveway element is formal-but-functional and leads to a bluestone walkway welcoming visitors to this home by way of a front portico accented with bluestone steps and architectural columns. The entrance to the home is accentuated by a front door flanked by sidelight and transom windows.
Detailed finishes accent the architecture and functionality of the home and include 9’ ceilings on the first floor, extensive millwork and molding detail (5” baseboard molding, 3-½ inch door and window molding, and 3-piece crown molding), 2-1/4 inch oak hardwood floors throughout, and solid 6-panel and French interior doors. Generous Kolbe high-performance insulated glass windows and recessed lighting throughout the home bring natural and supplemental light into the rooms throughout the day. Beautiful views from every window in the house of the mature landscaping unite the home with its curated natural setting.
The 18’ two-story entrance foyer features a 18 light bronze tone chandelier on a lift, slate flooring, and two coat closets. This area also includes a powder room with white Kohler pedestal sink, slate floor, and mirror. The foyer leads guests to the the formal entertaining spaces of the home as well as directly to the kitchen.
The updated, eat-in kitchen (25’x22’) features maple wood cabinetry with brushed chrome hardware, Corian counters, tumbled limestone tile backsplash, and stainless steel Blanco undermount sink with Hansgrohe brushed chrome faucet accented with pendant lighting and a view of the backyard and patio through casement windows topped by a transom. A granite-topped center island provides plentiful storage and workspace as well as a breakfast bar. A reach-in pantry closet supplements the plentiful cabinet storage. Appliances include SubZero side-by-side refrigerator with maple panels matching the kitchen cabinetry, Bosch dishwasher with maple panels, Viking 6-burner gas cooktop, Thermador stainless steel double wall ovens, GE Profile stainless steel microwave. The breakfast/eat-in area features a cathedral ceiling, pendant light fixture (with fan), 5 large, double-hung windows with transom accents and French doors leading to the backyard and deck.
Access to the dining room from the kitchen is through a generous butler’s pantry which supplements the functionality of the kitchen and features maple cabinetry with chrome hardware and Corian counters with tumbled marble backsplash to match those in the main kitchen space, stainless steel sink with chrome faucet, wine refrigerator, and walk-in pantry with extensive shelving.
The spacious dining room (17’x15’) is accented by generous double-hung windows in a bay window configuration with transom detail, a tray ceiling, inlay detail in the oak floor, and an antiqued copper chandelier. This motif is continued in the formal living room (21’x15’) with its tray ceiling and the double-hung and transom windows form a bay window accent to highlight the view over the front yard and approach to the home.
The family room (21’x17’) of this home articulates a space that is simultaneously impressive and inviting with its coffered ceiling, large double-hung windows with transom accents, and French doors leading to the deck. A gas fireplace with Heat & Glo insert, marble surround, and elegant wood mantle warm the room both literally and figuratively.
A french door capped by a transom window leads from the family room into the home’s elegant library (17’x14’) which provides a private oasis from the open plan primary living spaces on the first floor. Floor-to-ceiling cherry panelling, large double-hung windows with transom accents, a wall of bookshelves, and a gas fireplace with marble surround, glass enclosure, and cherry mantle make this room perfect for activities which require focus or relaxation.
The ground level of the home is completed by a service area tucked between the kitchen and garage which features a second powder room with vanity cabinetry and counters mirroring those in the kitchen, a coat closet, access to the 3-car garage, a door leading to the backyard via Trex Transcend steps, and a second staircase to the second floor living spaces.
Access to the second floor of the home is by way of either this rear staircase or the main staircase in the foyer lead to the second floor living space where all bedrooms are located as well as a laundry room. All of the bedrooms open to a central hallway and have oak flooring and beautiful views of the grounds.
The master bedroom (21’x15’) suite features a bedroom with 2 walk-in closets with plentiful storage, tray ceiling, ceiling fan, and wide crown molding as well as a sitting room (17’x14’) with a tray ceiling, gas fireplace with marble tile surround and hearth, glass enclosure, and wooden mantle. All windows feature valances blackout window treatments. The newly-renovated (2018) master bathroom features Starmark Cabinetry vanity cabinetry with soft-close drawers and cabinets topped with a quartz (yes) countertop inset with two undermount sinks. Flooring is a Schluter System heated floor topped with wood-grain porcelain tile. The stall shower features a frameless glass enclosure, natural pebble floor, porcelain tile walls with recessed shelves and Oceanside glass tile detail, and an 8-inch rain-style shower head with separate spray wand. A free-standing soaking tub is located under a corner detail of 4 windows and has a tub filler and separate spray wand and is accented with natural pebble flooring mirroring that in the shower. Fixtures in the master bathroom are all Isenberg solid brass with a chrome finish. A separate toilet room as well as a linen closet complete the master bathroom.
The additional four bedrooms of the home all feature shared en suite bathrooms. The second bedroom (17’x14’) features two sets of double door closets, a book closet with shelves, and a ceiling fan. The third bedroom (13’x12’) features a walk-in closet. The second and third bedrooms share a bathroom with a double-sink cherry vanity with Corian counter, chrome Moen fixtures, and a wall-mounted mirror. A separate space is allocated for the toilet, tiled tub-shower, and a linen closet. The fourth bedroom (15’x15’) has two sets of double door closets and a ceiling fan. The fifth bedroom (18’x13’) has three closets (two for hanging clothes and a third with shelves), as well as a window seat and ceiling fan. The fourth and fifth bedrooms share a bathroom nearly identical to the other shared bathroom which with a double-sink cherry vanity with Corian counter, chrome Moen fixtures, and a wall-mounted mirror. A separate space is allocated for the toilet, tiled tub-shower, and a linen closet.
The laundry room has a tile floor and linen closet and includes a Maytag Neptune front washer and Maytag Neptune gas dryer. Also a large utility sink and cabinetry.
There is a very large linen closet in the hallway near the entrance to the attic.
Attic with partial sub-flooring is accessed via staircase from the 2nd floor hallway.
The basement of the house has a high ceiling,13-course foundation walls, 3 full size windows and walk-out access leading to the backyard through French doors. It is unfinished and suitable for finishing and has rough plumbing for a future bathroom. It is currently used as a storage area.
Outside the kitchen, a 540 sq foot Trex Transcend deck with Trex Reveal aluminum railing rebuilt in 2017 (entire top plus supports were replaced) creates and additional living space connecting the home with its natural setting.
The home has a finished, attached 3- car garage with raised-panel overhead garage doors each with starburst window detail and automatic door openers, a side entrance door, and storage/workshop area.
Systems of the house include two natural gas-fired Trane high-efficiency gas furnaces delivering forced hot air heating in multiple zones, 3-zone central air conditioning with humidifier and Honeywell air filter, 2 Bradford White gas-fired hot water heaters, Inter-vac central vacuum, security system ready for hookup for fire and burglary monitoring, radon remediation system, 300-ampere electrical service, water treatment system, well water with Well-x-trol water pressure tank, 5-bedroom septic system, smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detectors, fire extinguishers, and underground delivery of utilities to the home.
Exterior features of the home include fieldstone and bevelled cedar clapboard siding, Certainteed Grand Manor asphalt dimensional shingle roof, and two brick chimneys. Seamless aluminum gutters and leaders are connected to underground drains.
The nearly 4 level, open acres of the property feature blending extensive professional landscaping and wild areas with mature deciduous and evergreen specimen trees. A paver patio accessed from the kitchen area is defined by ornamental pear trees and large boxwoods. Thoughtful arrangement of both cultivated and natural garden areas provide a contrast of close and distant vistas and recreational areas to enjoy.
The property offers its owners the solitude within a community that supports an upscale lifestyle. It is located in the highly-desirable “Oldwick Meadows” neighborhood in the southeastern section of Tewksbury Township, one hour’s drive from New York City. Tewksbury is one of the most prestigious areas of Hunterdon County and 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 Foundation, and private polo fields within the township. It is convenient to shopping, golf courses and country clubs (Hamilton Farm, Trump National, Fiddler’s Elbow), commuter highways (Interstate 78 and 287), NJ Transit trains and TransBridge Lines buses to New York City, and airports including Newark Liberty International Airport and smaller regional airports (Morristown Airport, Solberg Airport, Somerset Airport). The property is near private schools (Willow School, Pingry, Gill-St. Bernard’s) and is served by Tewksbury Elementary School, Old Turnpike Middle School, and Voorhees High School.