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Newton, Sussex County , New Jersey

uncovered arena • pen • hay barn • fenced • second house • lake • pool • pond • 1 barn with 4 stalls • 4 Run-in stalls

Property description

A Timeless Property of Distinction offering Extended Privacy and Unmatched Activities and Options
Werner Realty - Mark Werner 1465 Union Valley Road, West Milford NJ
Cell:(973) 390 0583
Business:(973) 657-9222

You've been looking for a long time for a property like this - No other property exists with the cultural heritage, outstanding amenities and is a fully self-contained compound. This one is worth your consideration.

The property offered is 56 acres but seller owns adjacent land with the option to expand to 88 acres or even 125 acres and easily subdivided if desired. Inquire with broker if interested as those options are not listed:

Wonderland Farms has been a revered family estate since 1810. Nestled in an area surrounded and protected by natural rolling hills, it offers both vast areas of flat and gentle rolling terrain, balanced with hardwood forests and natural spring fed ponds assuring privacy amidst unrivaled and breathtaking beauty. Only four families have owned this unique property since 1810 and it is rare to come onto the market. Available as listed as a 56 acre estate. If you want a larger estate there is also available contiguous, adjacent acreage to increase it to, +88 acres or to over 125 acres. It is fully farm-land assessed and lies a few minutes from historic Newton, the county seat of Sussex with abundant shopping and full services. Only an hour plus from Broadway or Wall Street makes it an ideal home, family compound or business retreat.

The property offers magnificent views of the distant Kittatinny Mountains along with pastoral and gentle rolling hills reminiscent of Ireland. Two large spring-fed ponds stocked with an abundance of large mouth bass and other fish provides hours of entertainment for the angler. A stunning and lighted water fountain and large Swan Boats for those less inclined are available for cruising this 1.5 acre pond. Outdoor activities are endless. Miles of trails for horseback riding, hiking, berry picking, ATV riding, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, ice skating or hockey in the winter. Areas abound for skeet shooting and a pistol/archery range. A tennis court with guest viewing area at the large Gazebo for a more refined afternoon of leisure are all here for you. The stable is a quick walk with where the riding arena and dressage area await you if you are feeling more lively.

Wonderland Farms is a truly special and unique family compound or a business gathering retreat having hosted parties and events of over 500 people and on one-side backs up to state forest. Its magnificent outlooks offers much desired privacy while providing unparalleled opportunity for rest and tranquility. The 6,000 square-foot main house is composed of five bedrooms, five bathrooms plus bonus bedroom caban and a powder room. Integral to the house is a massive 2000 square foot blue-stone outdoor entertaining area and outdoor kitchen which adjoin the house and lead to multiple stone stairways and the +60 foot pool and cabana surrounded by a waterfall on one side. No better place to relax and watch the colorful sunsets over the pond.

A fully modern home disguised in a classic New England structure awaits you. Fully renovated and equipped, this house has everything from a large gourmet kitchen with a wood burning pizza/bread oven, formal dining, music conservatory and billiard room to the large reclining 12 stadium seating theater designed to THX standards and a 500 bottle custom wine cellar as well. . Only the best marble, granite, fixtures and artisans were used to bring this home into the 21st century. Exceptional detail including hand painted ceilings, murals and walls which only a caring eye could achieve these results. Comforting venues for entertaining flow seamlessly into the everyday living space. The 700 square foot great room offers floor to ceiling outstanding views of the property and hills, a full custom wet bar with dishwasher and wine refrigerator, underpinned with the sublime ambiance of cherry, Italian marble, granite and a fireplace to ensure contentment. Note too, the main house has a double wide porte-cochère which is very convenient in any kind of weather for you and your guests. There is a dedicated paved guest parking area also provided.

Upstairs, a sophisticated master retreat is comprised of 16 foot ceilings which are flanked with double 8 foot French hand carved "his and her" mahogany relief doors from the mid 1800's is stunning, yet remains cozy and comfortable. In the master suite, the en suite bathroom has an extra large Jacuzzi and stunning views of the property and sunsets over the pond are a normal occurrence. A walk-in cedar closet and an additional his/her door entry closet provide all the closet space you need. Four more generously-sized bedrooms, two of which have their own Jacuzzi . Although not converted, there is ample space for one or two additional bedrooms or playroom in the attic.

The three-car garage has a full workshop and an upstairs area currently used as a gym and storage but could easily be converted to a living quarter as there is a fully heated bathroom and shower below.

The freshly painted classic red barn has areas for hay storage of over 2500 bales, farm tractors and equipment, three large storage rooms with doors. The tack room is on the first floor along with four horse stalls and equipment storage area. The wash stall with hot and cold water is outside. Additional outbuildings house estate supplies and equipment.

Wonderland Farms is a unique and special country property offering privacy in one of the most beautiful and scenic recreational areas in the tristate area. Conveniently located a little over an hour from either NYC or Newark Airport means you can remain in contact. Highly rated Public and Private (Blair Academy) schools near-by. Major Atlantic Network Hospital (Newton) is just minutes away and shopping options abound.

Available for a quick close - Available for Spring move-in and enjoy the thrill of the dogwoods, cherry and magnolia trees in blossom!!
Complete House furnishings negotiable for turnkey move-In if desired along with all atv's, snowmobile, lawn tractor and farm tractors

Owner financing for a second mortgage possible.

Please call or text Mark Werner listing Broker: Werner Realty 973) 9390 0583


Home Features

  • Interior Features:
  • Historic Private Equestrian Estate
  • Original framed deed from 1810
  • President Eisenhower was a frequent guest at the house
  • 6000 Square Feet
  • 5 Bedrooms+ guest cabana bedroom
  • 4 ½ Bathrooms +1 bonus
  • Cable and Ethernet Cat6 wired, built in speakers
  • NEW Backup Generator - Propane based, auto-switching provides autonomous back-up peace of mind
  • Multi-zone central air Newly Service 2020
  • New 2019 Highly efficient furnace
  • New 2019 Well Pump and delivery system
  • New 2019 5hp water sprinkler pump for main lawns
  • New 2020 Designer Refrigerator
  • New 2020 Designer Dishwasher
  • Barns Freshly Painted
  • Main Floor:
  • Classic front entry double doors from 1800's with gilded cast iron security and ventilation grates
  • Elegant, hand painted Walls and detailed molding in Powder Room on the main floor, custom French vanity with hand painted sink.
  • Formal Dining Room with backed fabric walls, dentil moldings throughout and double French doors
  • Marble built in sideboard in formal Dining Room
  • Formal living room, with beautiful mantle and working fireplace. Hand painted walls, double French doors with incredible views
  • Music conservatory room with stain glass cabinets and large bay window accommodates grand piano and library
  • Original stained glass door to butler pantry
  • Butler’s pantry with custom stain glass cabinets, wine rack and double granite counter tops.
  • Custom designed Gourmet Kitchen with granite counter tops, large center island with chef’s sink along with seating. Upscale and new appliances, hand painted walls and mural.
  • Custom brick wood fired pizza and bread oven
  • Top of the line Viking six burner stove with Convection oven multi fuel stove with Viking hood
  • New LG refrigerator
  • New GE Profile dishwasher
  • Kitchen Aid trash compactor
  • Custom Game room with large bay windows and expansive 3 walls of views off kitchen with French stained glass entrance. Pool table negotiable
  • Mud room with brick tiled flooring, coat and shoe storage provide access to the porte-cochère to protect you during the harshest of weather
  • Sunroom has hand painted Tuscan style walls, ceiling hand painted with clouds and two skylights provide warming natural light. The blue stone flooring, The large custom stained glass windows and double French doors access the outdoor entertainment area. Wall of stained glass custom windows provide marvelous lighting and brings the outdoors inside
  • Great room with over 700 sq feet has large modern floor-to-ceiling insulated windows that view the lawns, pond, fields and forest property from two walls. Extensive cherry raised paneling with custom cherry bar, dishwasher, and deep large sink and hot shot. Granite countertop and large EPA approved wood burning fireplace brings warmth and a cozy feeling to the large expanse.
  • Second Level:
  • Guest room - #1 with ensuite bath with Jacuzzi has hand painted ceiling.
  • Guest room # 2 - Former master bedroom with wood burning fireplace, sitting and dressing area, his and her closets with built in drawers and shoe closets (2), ensuite bathroom with Jacuzzi
  • Laundry Room - Hand painted walls in Laundry room with large storage cabinets for all supplies.
  • Guest bedroom #3 - Hand painted and stenciled with ensuite bathroom.
  • Guest bedroom # 4- Large room with hand painted walls and ceiling. Ceiling fan and perfect as large convertible office with built in cabinets to hide printers, copiers, etc.
  • Master Suite
  • Breathtaking 16 Foot Ceiling provides space and add drama to the the Master Suite
  • Exquisite detail - Mid 1800's French carved double entry doors to Master Suite with built in bookcases
  • Hand painted and detailed walls
  • River stone Fireplace to ceiling Stone walls
  • 2 Walk in closets – 1 Cedar lined and both with closet organizers
  • Marble faced EPA approved Wood burning Fireplace and massive oak mantle
  • Ceiling fans help reduce need for AC and distribute heating evenly
  • Romeo and Juliet Balcony with French doors that overlook patio, pool area, pond and lawns perfect for morning coffee or tea or to watch the sunset over the pond with your adult beverage of choice.
  • Master Bathroom
  • Custom cabinets, double hand painted French sinks
  • Marble flooring, walls and counter tops
  • Separate extra large Jacuzzi tub with stunning views of the property and sunsets
  • Large Stall shower
  • 16 foot ceiling
  • Storage Area
  • Lower Level:
  • Private +900 Bottle custom built Wine cellar
  • Separate Large Built-in Pantry
  • Workshop
  • Finished Game room
  • Large Custom Home Theater and Media Room designed to THX standards, , , custom stadium seating for 12, Equipment included 3D projector, 12' screen, all speakers and embedded base shakers.
  • Separate media and storage room
  • Beverage storage cool room off Home Theater with outdoor access
  • New Efficient Boiler 2019
  • New Well Pump 2019
  • New Backup Generac Generator with Auto-sensing and Auto-switching 2019
  • Pool and sprinkler Pump 2019
  • Ask about the redecorating allowance.

Lot Features

  • Massive wrought iron gates both at the Main and Commercial Service entrance greet you as you enter this unique and magnificent property. Each entrance is anchored into main lighted stone pillars connected to imposing 5' thick stone walls.
  • Very Private and exclusive 56 Acre estate with an option to purchase additional acres to increase compound up to +125 acres (option to extend to +88 or +125 acres total) with large great lawn.
  • Property is under Farm assessment
  • 3 Bay Car Garage with attached heated bathroom and shower. Second floor storage and gym. Large highly functional antique pot belly stove in garage workshop
  • Cleared fields and hardwood forests for crops or further development, subdivisions, etc. Ideal for a vineyard with proper soil drainage and sun.
  • Tennis court with viewing seating, fenced
  • 2000 square feet of outdoor entertainment area with magnificent blue stone patio and an additional 1000 square feet finished entertainment area around pool
  • Outdoor kitchen barbeque area with gas fired high heat infrared, burner range, grill along with charcoal Green Egg barbeque
  • 2 Gazebos
  • Large pond with fountain, stocked with fish and Pump house for in ground sprinklers. A more secluded and additional stocked pond in rear of property
  • Swan Boats and paddle boats included
  • 12 acres of manicured lawns and gardens
  • Apple, pear, peach, hickory and black walnut trees along with magnolia, dogwoods, maples, ginko and large variety of other oriental trees and shrubs. Many flower beds and more..
  • Meditation garden with antique statues and bench for reflection
  • Lawn is organic and chemical free
  • Working farm – grows corn, vegetables and hay with contracted local farmer
  • Skeet shooting area is always a hit
  • Pistol and Archery range
  • Room for 6 hole golf course and putting green. Owner has 3 hole golf course pitch and put with multiple approaches
  • 3 Electrical services: barn, house, front gate area. Additional Well drilled for future barn expansions
  • Event Friendly - Several Weddings and large 500+ people events held on the property with ample parking and breathtaking natural backgrounds
  • Backs up to NJ State Forest for additional hiking and trail riding and privacy
  • Private game hunting preserve included on property
  • Tractors and professional lawn equipment negotiable
  • Multiple outbuildings for storage
  • 3-4 Miles of trails for hiking, cross country skiing, snowmobiling, berry picking and horseback riding
  • Paved guest parking area off main entrance
  • Large, 65000 gallon 60’ in ground kidney shaped pool with entertainment deck and adjacent stone waterfall
  • Cabana house with large French doors, fully heated and air conditioned with custom-carved black walnut slab wet bar which can be a guest bedroom.
  • Room for any level of expansion or development - Large cleared area with well already drilled well for additional barn or other buildings to be added
  • Endless recreation possibilities and only 3.6 miles from Swartswood State Park and Lake

Horse Facility Features

  • Magnificent turn of the century three Level Barn. Onsite storage for over 3000 bales of hay. Recently painted and in excellent shape with 4 stalls for horses, multiple large storage rooms on first and second floor and Tack room at ground floor. .
  • Paddocks - Two large, 4 rail white vinyl fenced paddocks with run-in sheds, each with water service. Common internal gate to link paddocks and external gates if isolated paddocks. Adjacent cleared lot has plenty room to add additional paddocks or even another stable.
  • Full Riding Arena - 4 Rail maintenance free Vinyl Fenced and double gated for easy access
  • Tack up and adjacent washing area with outdoor hot and cold water
  • Dressage lawn for on site events
  • 3 to 4 miles of horse, cross country skiing, hiking and snowmobiling trails and adjacent to state land and only a short ride to the Paulinskill trail with over 27 miles of State maintained trails.
  • Room for any level of expansion or development - Large cleared area with well already drilled for new barn, stable, or other buildings to be added
  • Hay for self consumption grown on property will support large number of horses or for resale (>2000 bales)


  • 2.6 miles to schools
  • 55 miles to airports
  • 6.4 miles to hospitals
  • 5.1 miles to shopping

Information deemed reliable, but not guaranteed. Buyer to verify all information


20 Dickson Rd, Newton, Sussex County, New Jersey


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