36 STILL HOLLOW ROAD, TEWKSBURY TOWNSHIP
This picturesque Tewksbury Township property has evolved over the years with centuries of thoughtful stewardship reflected in the unity of its historic and modern features. The home, once the heart of the original Halsey Farm, is perched on a knoll overlooking a scenic winding country road, adjacent to a neighborhood of elegant colonials with an orientation that maximizes natural vistas and enjoyment of the secluded, sanctuary-like backyard.
The casual elegance of this renovated four-bedroom vintage farmhouse is established upon entering the gracefully-curing driveway, flanked by mature shade trees and perennial gardens. Generous parking areas near the home and the garage are accented by stacked fieldstone walls with perennial flower gardens.
Visitors are welcomed to the residence by a brick walkway, the more informal entrance of the home, accented by a covered porch opening into a mudroom/office area with pumpkin pine floors. Built-in counters and cabinetry, two double reach-in coat closets and an adjacent full bathroom with tiled shower make this a natural landing spot in the home. With its discreet-and-convenient access to the upstairs bedrooms by way of a turned stair, the mudroom/office serves as a transitional space leading into private and entertaining areas of the residence.
Immediately adjacent to the mudroom/office is the home’s spacious and sun-filled eat-in kitchen which blends historic details with stylish and functional contemporary updates. The kitchen serves as one of several main gathering spaces in the house and its most striking features is a wall of windows overlooking natural views over a wooded stream. In addition to the cooking and serving areas, the kitchen incorporates room for a large dining table, a sitting area in front of a large wood-burning fireplace, and a spacious home office nook with a built-in desk, bookshelves and cabinetry. The kitchen’s features include plentiful custom oak cabinetry, a large breakfast bar accommodating six stools, commercial-style Franklin Chef stainless steel six-burner gas range, stainless steel dishwasher, and Sub-Zero refrigerator with wood panelling matching the cabinetry, Corian-style counters with inset wood cutting board and marble pastry area, pumpkin pine floors, and recessed and accent lighting. The kitchen connects to the other areas of the house through a large butler’s pantry with extensive under- and over counter cabinetry, a half-sphere copper sink with wood cutting board cover, and room for an extra refrigerator. The butler’s pantry leads unobtrusively to the formal dining room and the foyer where it joins the family room.
The dining room of the house can be accessed from the main foyer or butler’s pantry. It features two large windows overlooking the front yard, a chandelier, pumpkin pine floors, a corner cabinet, and a recessed area with plate shelves. The dining room flows easily across the main foyer of the house to the living room and family room.
The foyer of the house is the central hub between the entertaining spaces and the private spaces of the home: it leads to the living room, dining room, family room, butler’s pantry, and upstairs to the second floor rooms. The vintage finishes of the home are underscored in the foyer with its pumpkin pine floors, beautiful mouldings, and staircase with vintage newel post and handrail.
The home’s vast family room provides a gathering space not typically available in vintage homes. With solid pine panelling, cathedral ceiling with wood beam accents, neutral carpeting, built-in cabinetry and bookshelves, a masonry fireplace with brick surround and brick raised hearth, and access to the backyard, the family room is a perfect upgrade to a vintage home to accommodate a wide range of uses for modern requirements for entertaining and daily living. Just outside the family room, tucked whimsically under the main stairs of the house is a powder room accenting the historic charm of the home.
The front-to back living room overlooks the front and back yards. It features a masonry fireplace, bay window overlooking the backyard, and built-in shelves and cabinetry. It leads to a cozy private den/office with wood panelling, fireplace, built-in cabinetry, neutral carpeting, windows overlooking the front and back yards as well as the screened breezeway with bluestone flooring connecting the main spaces of the home with a separate office/studio space by way of a dutch door. This office/studio space provides a striking retreat with its thick stone walls, propane fireplace-style stove (providing heat for this space), bluestone flooring, and cathedral ceilings.
The second level of the home reflects the vintage charm of the home. The master bedroom overlooks the front and back yards, has large reach-in closets tucked behind wainscoting detail, and pumpkin pine floors. Its en suite bathroom features a generous walk-in closet, clawfoot bathtub, stall shower with frameless glass enclosure, and white pedestal sink. A sunny, south-facing, second bedroom in this section of the house has pumpkin pine floors, a walk-in closet, and an en suite bathroom with white-tiled stall shower and white pedestal sink. The second floor landing leads to a laundry room in the space over the first floor butler’s pantry with plenty of counter space for folding and cabinet space for folding and is adjacent to a large linen closet. The laundry room connects the first two bedrooms in the older part of the home with an additional two large bedrooms and main bath located over the kitchen addition. The third bedroom of the home is south-facing, features neutral carpeting, a wall of bookshelves and a large reach-in closet. This room has two doors to the hallway making division of the room into two smaller rooms possible. Across the hall, the large fourth bedroom of the home features neutral carpeting and a double reach-in closet. Between these two bedrooms is the home’s main bathroom with white pedestal sink and tubshower. The hallway that unites these two bedrooms and their shared bathroom leads downstairs to the office/mudroom making its full bathroom conveniently located.
Upper and Lower Level
A walk-up staircase tucked away in the second floor landing between the master bedroom and second bedroom provides easy access to the unfinished attic for ease of storage and access to the air conditioning unit. Access to the unfinished basement is by way of a staircase between the mudroom and kitchen. The basement’s large, open spaces with access from the outside via two Bilco-style doors makes it suitable for use as a workshop space or for additional storage.
Sunny, open, finished space over the detached garage is currently used as a gym and would be idea for use as a recreation room or home office.
The systems of the home include 8-zone baseboard hot water and radiators fired by an oil-burning boiler, propane heaters in the stone office, garage, and finished space above the garage, central air conditioning, well water, 4-bedroom septic, smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detectors, and fire extinguisher.
The exterior of the home is consistent with the upscale vintage features of the inside of the home. A patio area just beyond the breezeway connects the home with the backyard. A vintage concrete pool and poolhouse with two changing/storage rooms is nestled in a hillside at the back of the property, well-sited so as to be invisible when not in use. The stone foundation of a barn can be re-purposed as a garden area or in conjunction with the secondary driveway access, provides existing impervious surfaces for possible redevelopment of a detached garage and/or outbuilding.
The property is located in Tewksbury Township nestled on a scenic near the historic village of Mountainville and remarkably well-located as it is in a secluded setting yet convenient to Route 78. 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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- updated, spacious vintage home
- exposed beams and pumpkin pine floors
- spacious gathering rooms and bedrooms
- multiple home office possibilities
- finished space over oversized 2 car garage
- multi-zone cooling and baseboard/radiator hotwater heating
- concrete pool and pool house
- beautifully-sited on winding scenic road