Stone Croft Farm is a small horse farm with incredible charm
Califon, Hunterdon County, New Jersey
Located in one of the earliest settled areas in the bucolic area of Tewksbury (1756), is Stone Croft Farm, Circa 1827. Stone Croft was originally a distillery and home to Apple Brandy made from the neighboring apple orchard until Whiskey was made during the First World War in 1917 when the distillery was deemed illegal and had to be shutdown. Prior to the shutdown, William H Fleming was the owner and operator of the old distillery. Then, his son, Phillip, took over. The apple cider was distilled in the wood-fired, copper stills embedded in the brickwork which is still visible in the original section of the home! Today, Stone Croft Farm is a small horse farm with incredible charm on one of the most scenic roads in the entire township. An enchanting gated drive takes you past the horse pastures and the barn as you make your way up to the main house. The current owners have been wonderful curators of Stone Croft and have done numerous upgrades (upgrade list in document section). The original section of the house is stone on all four sides and accessed through dutch doors with the original hardware and window. This section of the house consists of a beautiful updated powder room, fabulous family room with original fireplace, a home office with tons of built-ins and plenty of room for THREE desks! Also, you will find a brand new laundry room with a plethora of counter space, tons of space to hang your clothes and a fabulous laminate wood floor. As you make your way through the laundry room and up a few steps, you will enter the newer addition put on in the 1900s. This impressive room with two story wall of glass is home to the gourmet kitchen that allows you to cook and entertain while looking out at the stunning grounds. As you look up, you also see a balcony and walls of bookcases. Behind the kitchen is a newer dog room/workout room adjacent to the attached garages. Through the kitchen is a mudroom with more cabinetry and tons of drawers to allow for perfect organization. Head up the stairs with a huge picture window to the sitting room and library. There are three bedrooms and hall bath and a wonderful hidden panel within the bookcase that leads you up to the finished third floor with three skylights that serves as a bonus room, another office or if your in need for quiet, a podcast room or room to take your zoom calls! At the other end of the hall is the Main Suite that has its own private entrance to the upper driveway that over looks ruins and gardens. The Main suite located in the original old section of the home, has a gas fireplace, walk in closet and the most incredible new sumptuous bathroom with freestanding soaking tub, HUGE walk in shower, custom cabinetry and heated floors. Then, take the original old staircase downstairs to the family room. Outside is a nature lovers dream with tons of fields, gardens, fencing, patios and, of course, the barn. The barn has 4 large stalls that lead out to a fenced pasture so your horses can roam as they wish, HEATED wash stall, feed room, heated tack room, wonderful overhangs proving the sellers have thought of everything, and an INCREDIBLE HUGE unfinished two story space above the stables. The outdoor ring finishes this incredible horse farm. Enjoy tons of shopping, fabulous restaurants, gorgeous and serene countryside, all within an hour of New York City!
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