21 Old Schoolhouse Road, Bethlehem Township NJ
This updated, bright, 4-bedroom brick front federal-colonial style Toll Brothers Elkins model home is situated in a neighborhood setting of a desirable, upscale residential area. The home’s interior features include a well-conceived floor plan, spacious rooms, generous trim and moulding details with multiple built-ins and other exquisite millwork throughout. An abundance of windows and recessed lighting throughout the home brings natural and supplemental light into the home making it comfortable for day-to-day living as well as entertaining throughout the year. Classic architectural millwork details throughout, including built-ins, moldings, trim, wall paneling, crown moldings and magnificent faux fireplace mantel surround sets the tone for this timeless, elegant home.
The walkway to the front entrance of the house is surrounded by lush mature landscaping. The panelled front door with sidelights welcomes visitors into the home’s sunny and grand two-story entrance foyer. The central feature of the foyer is its stately staircase with oak treads and risers which elegantly unites the lower level with the bedroom areas on the second floor. The foyer features two coat closets, generous wood trim accents, and solid oak floors. United with adjacent rooms by open lines of sight, the foyer flows easily into the other rooms on the first level, including the living room, study, family room, and kitchen.
The spacious living room features oak floors, faux fireplace with exquisite mantel and surround, and wall and ceiling trim. The living room overlooks the front yard through two oversized windows. The wide doorway to this room is accented by dentil molding.
Directly across from the living room is an office/study with neutral carpet and beautiful built-ins. It overlooks the front yard through a bay window with a window seat providing a comfortable space for a home office or home schooling classroom.
The dining room is adjacent to the living room and features trim and floors that mirror those in the living room, using symmetry to accent the beauty of the formal entertaining spaces. The dining room has a chandelier, oak floors, and is large enough to accommodate a large dining table and other furniture. The dining room overlooks the backyard through its triple-hung oversized windows, and connects with the cooking area of the kitchen.
The large eat-in kitchen features custom wood cabinetry with moldings, under cabinet lighting ,brushed nickel hardware, neutral tile backsplash, oversized stainless steel sink with brushed nickel faucet with separate sprayer, chandelier over the eat-in area, recessed lighting, walk-in pantry closet, work desk area, and oak floors. The kitchen’s large center island features a breakfast bar and cabinet storage. The kitchen connects to the family room, dining room, laundry/mudroom, basement, and has sliding glass doors leading to the patio and backyard. An informal back staircase with neutral berber carpeting discreetly connects the kitchen with the secondary bedrooms on the second floor to quiet the footfalls of hungry insomniacs.
The kitchen flows seamlessly into the sunny 2-story family room with a wall of oversized and architectural windows overlooking the backyard and patio, recessed lighting, gas fireplace with floor-to-ceiling stone surround accented by a painted wood mantel and stone raised hearth, ceiling fan, berber carpet and beautiful picture-frame wall trim accents.
Around the corner from the family/kitchen area, connected by a short hallway with another closet, is the enormous media/party room with state-of-the-art home entertainment system with a projection screen TV. Another set of built-ins offers practical storage space which conceals equipment as well as cozy window seats overlooking the front yard. The electric fireplace adds to the ambiance of the space, inviting a range of activities from cozy movie nights to neighborhood game parties (tested and approved!). And, if the movie gets boring one can check out the beautiful views from the side widows!
The first floor powder room features a white pedestal sink with brushed nickel fixtures, white toilet, and wainscoting wall paneling.
The laundry room is tucked unobtrusively between the back staircase and the media room and features a large service sink, storage cabinets, wall panelling, a large window with breathtaking views, and mud- and pet-friendly Armstrong linoleum flooring.
All of the home’s bedrooms are located on the second floor with separation between the master bedroom suite and the secondary bedrooms. The master bedroom features a sitting area, neutral carpeting, ceiling fan with lights, and an enormous walk-in closet with built-in cabinetry and storage. The master bedroom’s en-suite bathroom features a soaking tub, two separate wood vanities with integrated sinks and chrome fixtures, a stall shower, toilet room, and a large double-hung picture window right above the tub with gorgeous distant views.
The second bedroom features access to a enormous second-floor deck, a walk-in closet, ceiling fan, and neutral carpeting, it’s own vanity, an in-room access to the main bathroom with its large vanity with plenty of surface space, tub-shower, and neutral finishes.
The home’s third and fourth bedrooms feature carpeting, spacious walk-in closets, and large windows.
The landing at the top of the secondary staircase unites the bedrooms and completes the second floor living spaces with its built-ins and window seat. This area creates a quiet reading nook to daydream and enjoy the endless views while holding a book, perhaps even upside down.
The full basement can be accessed from inside the house through a staircase centrally-located in the foyer near the kitchen. This spacious, walkout ground level adds significant storage space and endless possibilities. With neutral vinyl tile and built-in cubbies with access to the garage, this lower level area is an ideal location to store sports equipment within easy reach. Around the corner is a perfect workshop setup with an abundance of cabinets and plentiful countertop space.
The three-car garage is oversized with extra space for workshop benches and/or storage. Two of the garage doors have automatic door openers with an exterior access keypad.
The systems of the home include two propane gas-fired forced hot air heating/cooling units, 200 amp electrical service, 4-bedroom septic system, generator hookup, private well water, water treatment system, smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detectors, and a fire extinguisher.
The home is connected to the backyard by way of sliding glass doors in the kitchen to the landscaped backyard. These doors lead to a covered by an upper large deck and supported by elegant columns paver patio, which flows easily to an open paver patio to allow for many possible uses, including dining, recreation, and relaxing while enjoying the view over the backyard. The architectural 40-year asphalt roof is approximately 8 years old. Exterior lighting accents the home’s striking exterior in the evening hours.
The property is located in an upscale, Toll Brothers subdivision of similarly-styled homes in Bethlehem Township of Hunterdon County — an area renowned for its natural beauty within commuting distance of New York City near equestrian properties, orchards, vineyards, etc, and a short drive from Clinton, Philipsburg, Flemington, Delaware Valley River towns. Nearby outdoor recreation areas, including hiking trails and parks such as those found at Spruce Run Reservoir and Musconetcong Gorge Nature Preserve. It is served by the Conley Elementary School, the Hoppock Middle School, and North Hunterdon Regional High School with nearby shopping, golf courses and country clubs. 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.
- open floor plan
- upscale residential neighborhood setting
- custom millwork throughout
- covered patio
- second floor large deck
- generator hookup
- home office space
- walk-out basement