29 Haytown Road, Clinton Township
The floor plan of the home is practical and flexible. It is designed to accommodate different needs from entertaining to extra office space. Life evolves as does the space in this house. Gorgeous wide plank (7.5”) European white oak floors throughout the first floor; white painted wood kitchen cabinetry; exposed post-and-beam structure, and other natural finishes throughout including wood-burning fireplaces showcasing the local fieldstone, underscore the home’s converted barn styling which is blended with the conveniences of modern purpose-built construction.
Crossing over the babbling brook, visitors turn to a circular gravel driveway that leads to generous parking areas by the garage and the front of the house, and then approach a large stone porch via a flagstone walkway. Entering the home, one is welcomed into the light-filled foyer with cathedral open beam ceiling with skylights, instantly enveloped by the tone of the home’s refined rustic aesthetic. The natural beauty of the exposed wooden post-and-beam construction and the local fieldstone accent walls and archway create a “Martha’s Vineyard” feel. Open lines of sight from the front door highlight the striking beauty of the dining room. Oversized windows throughout the room, as well as the two sets of French doors provide easy access to the ipe back deck, allowing in an abundance of natural light throughout the day, and the large fieldstone fireplace (with built-in heatilator) literally and figuratively radiates a warm atmosphere for happy gatherings and/or the coziness of day-to-day country life.
A welcoming local fieldstone archway leads to the well-conceived remodeled gourmet kitchen, which is the heart of the house with its multifunctional layout. A dry bar area located next to the dining room is perfect for entertaining. Across from it, a nook with distressed black walnut countertops on the kitchen buffet and desk is a great spot to casually gather while the meals are being prepared. The central island has generous space for cooking without sacrificing room for gathering at the spacious breakfast bar which has plenty of room for six people. The island features black painted wood cabinetry, a soapstone counter, and a wine refrigerator.
Other areas of the kitchen feature soapstone countertops on the center island and perimeter counters and large stainless steel double sink with Delta touch faucet. White painted wood upper and lower cabinetry on the perimeter, plentiful pantry storage, and a carrera marble subway tile backsplash add function. Appliances include a Thermador 6-burner stainless steel gas range, Thermador dishwasher, KitchenAid stainless steel French door refrigerator, KitchenAid stainless steel double oven, convection wall oven plus microwave/convection oven, stainless steel and glass-front Marvel wine refrigerator.
The kitchen area opens up to a spacious family room, built as an addition to the home in 2004. It is filled with light, coming from the oversized Anderson low e windows as well as the French patio doors that lead to a generous ipe deck with maintenance-free vinyl railing.
A powder room, conveniently and discreetly located right off of the foyer with wood vanity with granite counter completes the first floor.
Rustic wooden stairs nested in the corner of the foyer area lead to the second floor and its bedrooms and large loft. The locations of the bedrooms and the loft are well-conceived as a solution to evolving living arrangements. From space for overnight guests and sleepovers to a perfect homeschooling setup, to a conference room with an enviable background for Zoom meetings, the loft, with its exposed beams, cathedral ceiling, and attached bathroom, offers multiple possible uses.
The master bedroom suite features a cathedral ceiling and a large walk-in closet with built-ins. The en suite bathroom has a glazed wooden vanity featuring black Corian-style counter with two integrated sinks and polished chrome faucets, a tiled shower with glass enclosure, dual shower heads, a large soaking tub and a separate water closet.
The second bedroom was the master bedroom of the home before the addition was built. It exudes character with its cathedral ceiling with exposed beams and beautiful fieldstone wood burning fireplace. The spacious en suite bathroom has a pedestal sink, a jetted tub, a shower, and a large closet in addition to another closet in the bedroom.
The laundry room is tucked away discreetly on the second floor in the hallway that leads to the master bedroom. The third bedroom, separated from the hallway by a custom barnwood sliding door, is located at the bottom of the stairs in the lower level of the house. It is spacious and bright, with a set of French doors leading to a private paved patio, shaded by the deck above. The bedroom has soundproofing insulation in the ceiling to reduce noise coming from the main floor living spaces, making it a great office space, if needed. A large walk-in cedar closet completes this room.
The lower level hallway includes an arched entrance to a wine cellar and leads to a heated, three and a half car garage with carriage style insulated steel garage doors; the extra space is used as a utility room and provides additional storage. The flooring throughout finished areas of the lower level is wood-grain porcelain tile.
Systems of the home include a propane gas-fired HVAC system installed in 2004 for the house’s addition and the electric baseboard heat throughout the rest of the house, central air conditioning, a tankless hot water heater (2009), a built-in Thermastar Santa Fe Compact dehumidifier (2014), a generator hook-up, private well (well pump was replaced in 2002), 3-bedroom septic system, smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detectors, and fire extinguisher.
The exterior of the home is sided with Hardiplank, highlighting the attention to high quality details throughout the house. The home also features aTimberline dimensional shingle roof.
A striking bluestone patio in the backyard is a perfect spot for either an al fresco dining or fun nights around the firepit. Feeling adventurous? A 100 ft zipline by Ziplinegear awaits you in the backyard. The Cal Spas hot tub will take the chills out of cold evenings. For the four-legged family members the property is equipped with an invisible dog fence. The property’s low-maintenance landscaping includes beautiful Tulip Poplar trees, decorative perennial grasses at the back patio and perennial flower beds in front of the house. The property is bordered on two sides by more than 125 acres of preserved lands, which brings solitude without high taxes.
The property is located in Clinton Township in Hunterdon County, a municipality known for its parks, farms, historic villages and a close proximity to the picturesque Town of Clinton. The Haytown area of the township is considered highly-desirable because of its easy access to commuter highways (Interstates 78 and 287 and State Routes 22 and 31), Trans Bridge Line buses (stops to NYC’s Financial District and Midtown are less than 10 minute drive away) and New Jersey Transit trains to Penn Station in NYC (Lebanon has its own NJ Transit station). The property is convenient to shopping in Clinton or Whitehouse Station, golf courses and country clubs (Beaver Brook, Stanton Ridge, Fiddler’s Elbow, Raritan Valley, Green Knoll), athletic clubs and sports complexes (Hunterdon Health and Wellness Centers, Diamond Nation, Flemington Ice Arena, and Health Quest), Hunterdon Medical Center, private and public schools, as well as airports including Newark Liberty International Airport and Solberg Airport. Public schools at every level are well-rated by www.greatschools.com and include Spruce Run School for Preschool, Patrick McGaheran School for K – 2nd, Round Valley School for 3rd – 5th, Clinton Township Middle School for 6th – 8th, and North Hunterdon High School for 9th – 12th Grades. This is a home that is not to be missed.
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- Timberpeg post-and-beam construction
- Flexible floor plan
- High-end kitchen
- 2 wood-burning fireplaces
- Multiple rooms suitable for home offices or home schooling spaces
- Heated 3-car garage
- Circular driveway
- Beautiful setting on winding country road
- Backyard with hot tub and bluestone patio