The passage of time has not diminished the natural splendor of Tewksbury's rolling hills, vast meadows, woodlands and hamlets of Victorian, Federal and Georgian-style homes. Today, centuries old farms share the landscape with grand new estate homes, the lately arrived bringing their sophistication yet eager to preserve the community’s prevailing tranquility.
Poised on a cul-de-sac and amid 5.56 rolling acres, this almost 7000 sq. ft. dwelling is well in step with the neighborhood’s stately, landed residences. But this is Tewksbury—horse country.
Fittingly, further afield is the well-appointed three stall barn with hayloft, fenced paddocks, riding ring. There is also immediate access to Tewksbury Trails encompassing over 100 miles of open and wooded equestrian bridle trails.
Upgraded and expanded since its 1988 origin, the home offers four bedrooms and four one-half baths. The three living levels include a beautifully finished walk-out lower level. In addition to the rooms one would expect to see, the 16-room count includes a stunning two-story great room with wood-paneled cathedral ceiling, window walls, tall stone fireplace and French doors opening to the expansive rear deck. Also, a music room with wet bar; library entered through French doors; den, craft, and exercise rooms. Convenient to the pool, a lower level suite including a living room, office, kitchenette, bath, and exterior entry may be considered for reallocation as pool quarters.
In the two-story foyer, the eye is drawn to elegant raised-panel wall detailing. Light pours from skylights and a sizable half-round window set over the entry. Oak floors begin here and continue throughout the first level and select areas of the second. A formal dining room adjoins the eat-in kitchen where white cabinetry is offset with black granite countertops. The island features a prep counter and raised dining bar supplementing the well-sized breakfast area. Sliding doors open to the deck with views to the pool, paddocks and the adjoining Hill and Dale Preserve an approximately 300-acre expanse of preserved farmland and lookouts to distant mountains.
Upstairs the spacious master bedroom is accompanied with a Verde marble bath and dressing room each with skylights. Three bedrooms, the den and two well-appointed full baths follow.
On the lower level, a row of sliding doors opens from the recreation room to the covered stone patio, koi pond and more of this home’s magnificent pastoral views. Slate floors, a stone fireplace, select wood paneling and the open dining area bestow an air of easy comfort.
Though tucked away in pastoral splendor, this home is but two miles from the town center. Route 78 at the Township’s southern border offers efficient access to Newark Liberty International Airport. Commuters to Manhattan can reach NJ Transit buses and trains nearby.
Property Features Include: Substantial Acreage, 2 fireplaces, 2-car garage
Amenities Include: Gunite, In-Ground Pool
Lot Acres: 5.56