Picturesque Updated 4 bedroom Expanded Stone Colonial Sited on 5.25 Acres
Califon, Hunterdon County, New Jersey
Live near your horses!
This expanded and updated sunny 4-bedroom stone colonial on 5.24 acres strikes a thoughtful balance of historic charm and modern comforts with well-chosen renovations, including a 2004 addition designed by Edward O'Brien, AIA.
Neutral, tasteful finishes in the eat-in kitchen include granite counter tops, porcelain tile floors that run continuously under the new solid cherry cabinets and recessed lighting. A large Marvin custom Tilt-Turn window with antique barn-wood lintel overlooks the backyard. A large center island with additional storage makes this kitchen ideal for meal preparation and casual dining and entertaining.
A vintage barn door opens into the dining room and living room which feature white oak hardwood floors. The dining room has a large stone fireplace with mantel and connects to the living as well as the enclosed front porch with Dutch door. The living room features a stone fireplace with a wood burning stove insert. The plentiful windows & custom-designed lighting bring natural & supplemental light into all of the rooms.
The newer section of the house features the family room and a first floor master bedroom suite. Both rooms have oil fired, hot water radiant floor heat. The family room has an Italian slate tile floor, French door to the back yard, and a second staircase that leads up to the second floor.
The large master bedroom features hardwood floors, a cathedral ceiling and a wall of custom closets. There is also a large storage area with lighting above the master. The en-suite bathroom features radiant heat floors, neutral tile and fixtures, a glass-enclosed stall shower, soaking tub, two cherry vanities with slate tops, white tile floor, and high ceilings.
The second floor can be accessed from a central staircase in the living room or a back staircase in the family room, which leads to a cozy landing perfect for reading, features three bedrooms, a bathroom and an office. The second bathroom has a tub-shower with white subway-tile and a soapstone vanity with oak base. French doors from the hallway lead to a bedroom with another wood burning fireplace with insert and views to both the side and rear yards. Two more bedrooms and an office complete the second floor.
The home features two separate basements. One can be accessed through kitchen and the other from outside the addition.
The home has been updated from top to bottom. Some updates include; renovating the kitchen & baths, an instant hot water heater, central AC throughout, including a Unico high velocity system in the older part of house, newer boiler, water pump and water heater, refinished floors, two new oil tanks, new slate roof over porch, copper roof ridges and gutters, added chimney liners and newer low-E storm windows in the older part of house and low-E thermal paned windows throughout the rest of the house.
There are several out buildings including a rebuilt outhouse with original seats still present, a springhouse with new floor and roof and a three car detached garage with loft. The garage features automatic doors that swing outward, similar to the original doors.
The view from every window underscores the home’s picturesque setting.
The home is surrounded mature flowering and fruit trees, perennial landscaping with heirloom bulbs, open, grassy areas, as well as wooded property lines. The yard is fully fenced with gates for deer control.
The property is located in one of the prettiest areas of rural Lebanon Township, an area renowned for its natural beauty. The Columbia trail, perfect for hiking, biking, horseback riding and cross country skiing is located across the street. The Kenwood Lockwood Gorge is only a half-mile walk and is an excellent fly fishing location. The house is convenient to the commuter highways (Interstates 78 and 287), and buses and trains to New York City as well as Newark Liberty International Airport and other smaller, regional airports.
Kelly Gordon, Leaf, Realtors