While this sprawling Colonial goes on and on, it retains a certain cozy charm and an inviting cottage vibe that is simply impossible to replicate in a new home. Maintaining the integrity of the original 19th century farmhouse and enhancing the privacy of the expertly landscaped property were top priorities when planning the addition of a great room/breakfast wing that brought the interior to a new level of modern functionality.
Thanks to tall built-ins, a wood-burning fireplace and hardwood floors, the open great room fits in seamlessly with a choice of character-rich gathering spaces.
The living room is the most enchanting of them all with hand-hewn ceiling beams and a sunny alcove lined with sets of French doors opening to a cloistered lawn.
The wood-paneled library, also with French doors to a stone patio, is a moodier alternative, perfect for after-dinner entertaining or as a home office big enough for two.
A handy pantry separates the celebration-sized dining room from the well-planned kitchen, complete with counter seating and double wall ovens.
A former potting room turned wet bar is a charming spot to fix refreshments out of the chef’s way. Two staircases lead to a collection of bedrooms and sitting rooms served by 4 full baths. The main suite has a walk-in closet with extra vertical storage thanks to high ceilings.
This house has many nooks and auxiliary rooms to happen upon, but the most unexpected is the refreshed guest suite behind the garage. Another huge perk that could be missed is the fenced pool tucked away at the back of the 1.7-acre property, enveloped by year-round greenery. Springtime brings even more surprises in the form of colorful blooms of every variety. All this just one mile from town! Seller is a licensed New Jersey Realtor.