|Lot Size:||3.29 Acres|
|Country:||United States of America|
|Location:||Oldwick, NJ 08858|
This immaculate four bedroom custom home has a rare blend of elegance and warmth. The home was designed and built in 2004 and is sited thoughtfully on over three parklike acres in Tewksbury Township. The home’s interior features include a well-conceived floor plan that is open and flowing for entertaining yet intimate for daily living. Thorough and detailed finishes accent the elegant simplicity of the architecture of the home and include many custom features including built-in shelving and cabinetry, hardwood floors, extensive millwork, and French doors. The home’s plentiful custom windows and recessed lighting bring natural and supplemental light into the home throughout the day.
The formal entrance to the home is accented by a sweeping and inviting covered mahogany porch. Guests enter the home through double French doors and are welcomed to a foyer with high ceilings which is united to adjacent rooms by hardwood flooring and open lines of sight. Owners and their guests move easily through arched doorways into the other entertaining rooms in the home, including the living room, dining room, and family room.
The family room features soaring cathedral ceilings, abundant natural light, and hardwood floors. The family room allows access to the backyard through two double French doors with transom windows to the expansive covered mahogany porch expanding the entertaining space of the house during most of the year. The focal point of the room is a wood-burning fireplace with granite surround accented by a wooden mantel.
The large dining room features two large windows, a chair rail molding detail, a ceiling with decorative moldings, and hardwood floors. The room effortlessly accommodates a table of twelve and other furniture. It can be accessed from the foyer through a large, welcoming doorway or across the main hall of the first floor through a large doorway across from the butler’s pantry. The pantry offers supplemental serving and storage space with granite counters and wood cabinetry finishes matching those in the adjacent kitchen.
The spacious eat-in kitchen features custom wood cabinetry including glass-paned cabinets, brushed nickel hardware, granite countertops, ceramic tile backsplash with accent tiles, recessed lighting, and suspended light fixtures. Appliances in the kitchen include a stainless steel SubZero refrigerator, a stainless steel KitchenAid wall oven and convection/microwave, a Viking 6-burner gas cooktop with decorative hood, and a Bosch stainless steel dishwasher. The kitchen’s large center island is topped with granite countertops and features a breakfast bar and under-counter cabinets. The kitchen connects to the family room and dining room and has double French doors leading to the covered mahogany porch next to the generous eat-in area expanding this part of the house into the covered porch and backyard areas for seasonal living and entertaining.
The living room features two large windows overlooking the front yard, hardwood floors, picture frame wainscoting, and a coffered ceiling and can be accessed from the main foyer through double French doors. There is also a French door that leads from the living room to a private covered porch. Because of the location in the home, the French doors, and private porch access, this space would also be ideal for use as a study, library, music room, or home office. The first floor service area serves as a mudroom and is a transitional space uniting the main floor of the home, laundry room, three car garage, large finished bonus room, full bathroom and secondary front porch. The service area space has the same finish quality as the rest of the home but features ceramic floors because of the nature of the use of the space. The laundry room has two windows, built-in cabinets, large counter, and sink. The three car garage with additional storage has paneled doors and automatic door openers on each bay.
The spacious first floor master bedroom suite features a sitting area, two walk-in closets, views over the backyard, access to the mahogany deck through French doors, and a large, well-lit bathroom. The bedroom and sitting area feature neutral carpeting. The focal point of the sitting area is a gas-burning fireplace flanked by built-in shelves and cabinets adjacent to French doors with a transom window leading to the deck. The large bathroom features a jetted soaking tub, wood vanity with double sinks, large shower stall with glass door, a separate toilet room, a storage closet, ceramic tilework with accent tiles, and crown molding.
A wide staircase with turned railing detail at the lower balusters leads to the second floor where a large sitting area offers a vantage point to the family room below. The three additional bedrooms of the house are all on the second level of the home. Each is very generously-sized to allow an area for a desk, sitting area, or play area that is separate from the area for the bed and features neutral carpeting. A “Jack and Jill” bathroom with two separate large vanities and separate room for the toilet and tub/shower connects two of the bedrooms. The third bedroom has architectural window details and is adjacent to a bathroom which features finishes of equivalent quality and aesthetics to the master bedroom bathroom and includes a large double sink vanity and a separate room for the tub/shower and toilet.
The living spaces of the home could be expanded by finishing the unfinished basement which extends across the main footprint of the home and features 8 foot high ceilings as measured from the floor to the bottom of the first floor floor joists. The basement also features Bilco doors leading to the backyard for convenience in accessing the space.
The exterior of the house features extensive covered porches and decks all with mahogany flooring, high-end lighting fixtures of a style and scale in keeping with the architecture, clapboard siding, perennial gardens, generous paved driveway, open areas of lawn, and a dedicated gas line for a barbecue.
Systems of the home include 200 ampere electrical service, indoor and outdoor electric dog fencing, a four bedroom septic system, well water, multizone central air conditioning, multizone forced hot air heating system, generator hookup, smoke detectors, and fire extinguishers, all of which add to the ease of living in this elegant country retreat.
The property is located in Tewksbury Township, one of the most prestigious areas of Hunterdon County, a town 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, and multiple private polo fields within the township. The township supports an active youth sports program that includes lacrosse, soccer, softball, basketball, tennis and baseball teams. Nearby outdoor recreation areas include Christie Hoffman Farm Park, Ken Lockwood Gorge, 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 (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.