15 Mountain Rd, Tewksbury Township
15 Mountain Road is a charming and tastefully-updated Cape Cod style home in a secluded setting on a gently-sloping, open lot with wooded buffers. The home has sunny rooms with large, plentiful windows and sliding doors and wide-plank pine floors in nearly every room underscoring the country setting. The floor plan of the home flows well for day-to-day living while affording the spaces required for family gatherings and entertaining. Up-to-date aesthetic finishes and numerous systems updates make this home an exceptional opportunity.
The approach to the home is along a meandering paved driveway, past the oversized garage, to a parking area near the home. A covered front porch with room for seating or plants welcomes visitors to the home through a door flanked with sidelights. The foyer has a conveniently-located coat closet and connects visitors through large doorways with the entertaining areas of the house — the dining room, living room, and kitchen.
The home’s kitchen was renovated in 2012 with timeless finishes. Wooden cabinets with bone-white paint finish, white subway tile backsplashes, and a white porcelain farm sink with matte back gooseneck spray faucet are light and stylish as are the granite countertops which continue to the natural wood finish center island where the counters extend subtly to include a breakfast bar area. Wainscoting details accent the outer walls of the kitchen highlighting the casual country decor. Appliances include stainless steel Amana refrigerator with lower freezer, GE Profile stainless steel under-counter microwave and convection oven, stainless steel Whirlpool dishwasher, stainless steel GE Profile electric range with stainless steel ventilation hood integrated into decorative brick wall.
The kitchen flows into the sunken family room nestled between the living room and the kitchen. The family room’s main feature can change with the seasons: from the floor-to-ceiling brick masonry wood burning fireplace surround with painted wood mantle in the winter to the verdant views through the oversized windows over the backyard in the warmer seasons. Like the family room, the adjacent living room is a central space among the gathering rooms as it connects the family room with the deck and dining room. The sunny living room has windows and sliding doors overlooking the deck and backyard with beautiful sunsets seen three seasons of the year. The dining room has wide doorways connecting it with the living room and foyer, making it a perfect space for entertaining for sit-down dining or for use as a central serving area for more casual gatherings. It is large enough to accommodate furniture in addition to a large dining room table.
Opposite the gathering areas of the home on the opposite side of the foyer is the first floor master bedroom suite. The bedroom is comfortably-sized with two large reach-in closets are separated by a window seat. The en suite bath features a stall shower, pedestal sink, jetted tub, and linen closet.
A powder room (renovated in 2012) is discretely located between the foyer and the kitchen and features a pedestal sink and tile floor. Opposite it are the open stairs to the second level of the home.
Upstairs, the second floor center hall gives access to two bedrooms, a bonus room and the main bathroom of the home. One of the bedrooms features two double reach-in closets and the other features a single reach-in closet. The bonus room, located over the master bedroom suite, can be used as a recreation room, office, or additional bedroom and features neutral carpeting. It currently has unfinished storage areas in the eaves and has is plenty of room for a walk in or reach in closets to be built to accommodate future uses of the room. These rooms are served by the main bathroom (renovated in April 2021) which features a white wood double-sink vanity, tubshower with white subway tile walls, skylight, black tile floor with white grout, and matte black fixtures.
The basement of the home currently has a finished, walkout room currently used as an office with adjacent full bathroom with stall shower. An additional, spacious unfinished area with a high ceiling is suitable for finishing to add additional living space to the home. This unfinished space would be ideal for use as a recreation room, gym, office, or media room. Access to the oversized attached garage and workshop area is through the basement. The garage features parking for two cars, each with its own bay with automatic doors (doors replaced in April 2021). The laundry/utility room features a hookup for washer and dryer as well as a utility sink.
Systems of the home include oil-fired baseboard hot water heating (new boiler and hot water storage tank August 2020), central air conditioning on second floor (installed April 2021), 200 amp electrical service, generator hookup, well water, and septic system, smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detectors, and fire extinguisher.
The exterior of the home expands the possibilities for living space and recreational enjoyment of the property. The large, Trex-style deck (rebuilt in 2019) serves as an additional gathering space during temperate weather with room for a sitting area, dining area, and grill. The deck connects the home and the backyard by way of sliding doors to the home and a straight stair from the deck to the yard.
The exterior of the house is sided with wood shingles and the GAF Timberline roof was installed in April 2021. A detached, oversized two-car garage with electricity adds extra functionality. This space could be used for cars or a workshop area or converted into a studio or recreation space.
The property is located on a winding mountain road in the heart of Tewksbury just outside the historic village of Oldwick offering all of the benefits of country living in location with easy access to schools, commuting highways, and public transportation. 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.
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- charming, updated CapeCod style home
- secluded setting on winding, country road
- gorgeous updated kitchen and main bath
- multiple recent systems upgrades
- partially-finished basement
- 4 garage spaces (2 attached, 2 detached)