HISTORIC PRIVATE EQUESTRIAN ESTATE - PASTORAL & MOUNTAIN VIEWS 56 - 125 Acres
Newton, Sussex County, New Jersey
A Timeless Property of Distinction offering Privacy and Unmatched Activities and Options
Wonderland Farms has been a working farm 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 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, there is 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 and an hour plus from Broadway. The property offers magnificent views of the distant Kittatinny Mountains along with pastoral and gentle rolling hills reminiscent of Ireland. A large spring-fed pond 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 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, or tennis with guest viewing areas and 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. 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, four bathrooms 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 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 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. 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 2000 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 areas in the tristate area. Located little over an hour from either NYC or Newark Airport you can remain in contact. Major Atlantic Network Hospital (Newton) is just minutes away and shopping options abound.
Available for a quick close - Be moved in by the end of June
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