LUXURIOUSLY APPOINTED HOME ON 77 ACRES
Medford, Burlington County, New Jersey
Luxuriously well-appointed, this larger-than-life estate home situated on over 77 pristine acres is nothing short of breathtaking. Prepare to be awestruck as you enter the electric wrought iron gate and follow the curving brick paver drive through the trees and past the newly resurfaced tennis courts to the end of the circular drive to the impressive 20, 000 square foot mansion. As you take in the view, note the 10-stall barn with water connection and indoor riding arena, 3-car detached garage with 2 bedroom 1 bath apartment and two sculpted fountains. Continue toward the house and be greeted by new bluestone pavers on the porch and observe the upper balcony wraps around the entire house. Cross the threshold into the grand foyer with custom decorative ceilings and imported Italian marble flooring and stairs. Look up the curved staircase and let your eyes rest on the beautiful chandelier that is connected by an elevator for cleaning convenience. Look ahead to the rotunda flanked with paladin windows and another chandelier. To the left, is a formal living room centered by a wood burning fireplace with gas ignition. To the right, is the formal dining room and butler pantry. Continue to the right through either of the two openings to the impressive space that encompasses a kitchen, dining area, family room, morning room, laundry and half bath. The kitchen showcases granite counters with 6-person stadium seating, high-end stainless steel appliances, two wine coolers, wet bar and a pantry. The exquisite mosaic tile-and-stone was designed and installed by a local artisan. Back through the main entrance area to the other side of the home to the billiard room, also with a wood burning fireplace with gas ignitor. Off the billiard room is the library/office that features floor-to-ceiling built-ins and a spiral staircase that leads up to the master bedroom and down to the wine cellar. Ascend the curved, marble staircase to the second level, where you will find five bedrooms, each with its own full bathroom and balcony; two of the bedrooms have lofts. A steam sauna is centrally located for everyone to enjoy. The master suite can be described only as elegant, as it has warm hardwood flooring, high ceilings, spiral staircase, a fireplace and plenty of windows to let in the abundant natural light. Step out onto the balcony and drink in the view of the vast fields, grass-landing heliport and pond. The ensuite is a display of luxury in and of itself, as only a king or queen should have such a space! Tucked away off the master bedroom are stairs leading to an additional suite with full bath on the third floor.Take one of two staircases to the basement for more entertaining space that includes a bar, full kitchen, exercise room, dance room complete with disco ball and premium sound system, half bath and storage area. The tasting room and extensive wine cellar can also be found here. Outside, enjoy the sun and the views from the beautiful, oversized bluestone patio. The pond has a stone waterfall feature like no other, complete with lighting. The inground pool is open year round and features a concrete slide, a jacuzzi and walk-up bar. Your guests can pull up a seat at the firepit or around the bar at the pool house. The pool house boasts an outdoor kitchen with water hookup, two refrigerators, ceiling fans, sound system, outdoor television and 1.5 baths.An architectural marvel tucked away off a country road on nearly 78 subdividable acres, this estate home has every amenity of wealth, comfort and privacy that one could wish for. Close to Philadelphia, Atlantic City and the Jersey Shore, commuting and escaping are within reasonable reach. Historic downtown Medford is so very charming, with its restaurants, galleries, shops, parks and farm market. ~For that's the kind of place Medford is: a friendly, tight-knit community where everyone knows everyone.~ National Geographic Books, Guide to Small Town Escapes, April 2000.
Annamarie Comforte, Broker Associate
, ERA Central Realty Group