This well-designed blend of classic estate with contemporary elegance is a unique and charming home set on 3 beautifully maintained acres with expansive surrounding woodlands overlooking the Hollow below with its gently flowing stream in the much sought-after, peaceful and serene location in Tewksbury Township. Originally custom-built in 1988, this home recently underwent major improvements with an eye towards combining the beauty of traditional finishes and modern conveniences.
- Immaculate, spacious home
- High-end finishes
- Private settings
- Custom unique layout
- High ceilings throughout
- Expansive millwork
- Generously-sized rooms
Turning off a scenic winding country road the home is approached via a slightly ascending driveway lined with mature trees that proceeds to a side parking area next to the garage and a beautifully landscaped circle in front of the central entrance, accented by the stunning Southern Magnolia (Grandiflora) tree.
Darling Paperbark birch, split-leaf maple, Milky Way Chinese Dogwood and other vibrant trees enhance the beauty of this property and gently frame the stately front porch with blue stone steps leading to it. The front landing is covered by a portico with tall handsome columns, that extends over the steps. The house welcomes you through thermal double doors with sidelights on both sides into a two-story spacious vestibule with gleaming wood floors that continue throughout the house. Exceptional millwork throughout is another striking feature of this house. To the right there is a sizable tastefully renovated powder room with a lovely custom octagon window, wood vanity and solid quartzite countertop. The coat closet is around the corner. Straight across from the central entrance is the large living room with 10-ft high ceiling, built-in cabinetry and wood burning fireplace; a newer Marvin sliding glass door provides an easy access to the back yard.
Next down the hallway is the formal dining room with custom trim work and wall mounted sconces, as well as a bay window.
Across the hallway from the dining room is a completely updated custom designed kitchen that includes hand finished oversized cabinets, quartzite solid stone countertops, generously-sized center island in contrasting wood finish, Wolf and Sub-Zero built-in appliances including a wine refrigerator, wet bar, walk-in pantry, beautiful bay window, and new wood flooring. The spacious walk-in pantry has plenty of storage for an army of hungry teenagers:-) Separate floor to ceiling wet-bar in the same contrasting finish is conveniently located next to the eating area of the kitchen and is just steps away from the family room.
The large family room with 10-ft ceiling and oversized windows and transoms overlooks the hollow at the front. It is perfectly situated away from the busy vibes of the main area for casual entertaining or a quiet time with a book.
Tucked away behind the kitchen is a very functional mudroom, conveniently leading to the 3-car, oversized, attached garage with newer, side mounted, remote controlled door openers on two of the doors.
Separately, there is another room near the kitchen for after-school study or hobbies. It has a good-sized closet and can also serve as a bedroom.
The opposite first floor wing of this stately home is occupied by its jewel – the expansive primary suite. The newly renovated primary bedroom features 14-foot-high wood plank vaulted ceiling, wide plank oak flooring, magnificent 8’ high Marvin Integrity French doors and side panels with transoms opening to the beautiful view of the hollow and the large blue-stone patio, perfect for relaxing and watching the sunrise over the distant hill with a freshly brewed cup of coffee. The doors and sidelights are fitted with remote-controlled, full-length custom draperies. The primary suite has two separate full baths, one large and completely remodeled with a double wide, floor-to-ceiling vanity including hand-crafted cabinetry and solid stone quartzite vanity top. The 30 ft2 fully tiled shower has a ceiling mounted rain shower along with handheld or wall mounted shower head. The bathroom sinks feature British crafted Perrin & Rowe faucets, heated floor and towel rack, and a Toto toilet with a washlet and heated seat privately located in an adjacent room. The large walk-in closet is nearly 500 ft2 with center island cabinets and surrounding shelves. There is also a separate built-in chest of drawers. Both the island and chest have solid stone quartzite tops. The built-in make-up table also features a stone top. There are two separate, double-sided 8-foot-tall custom-built wardrobes each having full-length, wide end cap mirrors. The high ceilings and wide-plank solid oak bedroom flooring extend into the closet. Additionally, the primary suite area has two-separate, full-sized, private studies, one with built-in bookshelves. This primary suite retreat is comfortably maintained by a newer, dedicated Bosch heating and A/C geothermal unit with humidifier and electronic air cleaner.
Moving up the vestibule staircase to the second floor, there is an overlook to the entry area. On each side of the overlook is a very large bedroom quarter, one with two walk-in closets and a connecting entry to a large attic storage space. There is also a full bathroom on this level. Each bedroom features two cape cod cove window areas.
The partially finished basement has higher ceiling height. On this level is a wood sauna, separate “game room” area for video games, open area with a new pool table (a negotiable inclusion), a separate, fully equipped fitness room including multi-purpose strength machine and high-end Life Fitness elliptical trainer and Life Fitness treadmill (all are negotiable inclusions). The basement also houses the commercial grade water purification and softener system, whole-house central vac system, two more geothermal heating and A/C units, and two large storage/work areas.
The property comes with two gas-powered generators and connectors for partial electrical support in case of a power outage. These supplemental power sources have dedicated wiring.
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