112 Old Turnpike Rd, Tewksbury Township
This spacious 4-bedroom colonial-style home is nestled on a wooded hillside in a beautiful setting in a desirable, upscale residential area on the outskirts of historic Oldwick village. The home’s interior features include a well-conceived, open floor plan, spacious rooms, oversized windows, panelled doors, generous trim and moulding details, continuous solid oak flooring, and large windows and recessed lighting throughout the home, bringing natural and supplemental light into the home throughout the day, making this home comfortable for day-to-day living as well as for entertaining throughout the year.
The approach to the home is along a meandering paved driveway, past the oversized three-car garage, to a parking area near the home. A deep, covered front porch extends nearly the entire front of the home wrapping around the side, offering room for seating or plants and welcoming visitors to the home through a door flanked with sidelights. The foyer has two conveniently-located coat closets and connects visitors through large doorways with the entertaining areas of the house — the dining room, study/music room, office, and family room.
The home’s dining room features oak floors, chair rail mouldings, a generous bay of windows overlooking the wooded front yard, and chandelier and is large enough to accommodate a large dining table and other furniture. The dining room connects with the dining and cooking areas of the kitchen. Across the foyer from the dining room is the home’s study/music room, nestled in a front corner of the house and accented the home’s wrap-around covered porch. This room occupies the space allocated as a formal living room in more formally-configured homes. It features oak floors, chair rail mouldings, access to the covered side porch through a French door, and access to the rear hall of the first floor through double French doors. Across the rear hall from this room is another office/study space, currently used as a playroom. This corner room features double French doors leading to the covered porch, windows overlooking the side and rear yards, oak floors, and interior double French doors to the rear hallway of the home which mirror those of the study/music room. The powder room of the home is nested between these two rooms. It features white beadboard wainscoting, a white pedestal sink, and white tile floor. The study/music room, office/playroom, and half bathroom are suitable for conversion into a first-floor in-law suite.
The rear hall of the home leads to the open family room and kitchen areas which are the central living spaces of the home. The sun-filled family room features cathedral ceilings, recessed and spot lighting, and ceiling fan. The focal point of this room is a wood-burning fireplace with cultured stone surround and oversized wood mantel with wainscoting detail and bluestone raised hearth. Large, custom architectural windows on either side of the fireplace overlook the backyard and its specimen cherry trees, and conveniently-located double French doors lead from the family room to the deck.
The kitchen is separated from the family room by a half wall with doric column detail. The large eat-in kitchen features custom wood cabinetry with moldings and brushed nickel hardware, polished granite countertops, glass tile backsplash, undermount stainless steel sink with nickel faucet with integrated sprayer head, recessed lighting, pendant lighting over the eat-in area, recessed lighting, work desk area, and continuous solid oak floors. Appliances in the kitchen include a refrigerator with French doors and lower-level freezer, a gas cooktop with ventilation hood, a double wall oven, and a dishwasher. The kitchen’s large center island is topped with granite countertops matching the perimeter counters and features a breakfast bar and cabinet storage. An adjacent mudroom/hallway includes a spacious walk-in pantry closet and serves as a transition space leading to the laundry room, garage, and second level office/in-law suite and bedrooms of the home.
The laundry/mud room is tucked unobtrusively between the kitchen and garage and features a washer and dryer, large service sink, and sunny window overlooking the front yard.
The clear-span three car garage is oversized with extra space for workshop benches and/or storage. Each of the garage bays has a garage door with independent automatic door openers with an exterior access keypad. The garage space has a staircase with a lockable door which leads to the music studio side of the finished basement providing easy access for band practice.
All bedrooms are located on the second floor with separation between the master bedroom suite and the secondary bedrooms. The large master bedroom features a tray ceiling, neutral carpeting, recessed lighting, and two large walk-in closets. The en-suite bathroom features a jetted soaking tub, a long vanity with two sinks, a stall shower, toilet room, and skylights.
The second, third, and fourth bedrooms on this level feature neutral carpeting, double reach-in closets, and large windows. The largest of the secondary bedrooms features a bay window. They are served by the main hall bathroom with two sinks, a tubshower, linen closet, and neutral tile finishes.
The full, finished basement can be accessed from inside the house from a staircase centrally-located between the foyer and the family room or from inside the garage and adds significant living space to the home. The basement space has separate areas suitable for different uses. One side of the basement (with access from the garage) has a voice isolation room, acoustically-rated podcast-ready talent room, and adjacent edit room as well a central gathering space with generous closet storage. The other side of the basement is currently configured as an art studio and features a stainless steel service sink and large reach-in closet. Off this space is a large room used as a gym which would also be suitable for use as an office, as well as a powder room with a whimsical glass tile finish. This lower level living space is ideal for realizing one’s creative potential in its current configuration or it could be rearticulated as a more traditional recreation/entertaining space.
Systems of the home include a natural gas-fired forced hot air heating, central air conditioning, 200 ampere electrical service, 4-bedroom private septic system (2020), private well water, water treatment system, smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detectors, and fire extinguishers.
The home is connected to the backyard by way of a wooden deck accessible from French doors in the kitchen and family room. The private front yard of the area overlooks a stream which can be enjoyed from the deep wrap-around deck which includes access to a sideyard which can be fenced in for dogs and would be a perfect area for a swingset.
The property is located in Tewksbury Township nestled on a landscaped hillside near the historic village of Oldwick. Tewksbury is one of the most prestigious areas of Hunterdon County and 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. 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 (The Willow School, 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 as well as smaller regional airports.