83 Roxiticus Mendham Twp NJ - Real Estate Homes for Sale

July 14, 2014
For more information visit http://www.turpinrealtors.com/property/25692207/83-Roxiticus-Rd-Mendham-Twp.-NJ-07931 Mendham's pastoral Roxiticus Valley is the panorama for this early 1900s barn beautifully converted for today's living. Set well within its open 5+ acres, the land was originally part of a 1000-acre parcel of which 285 acres now comprise Mount Paul Park. Named for a Lenape chief, Chief Paul, the forested acres of Mount Paul frame the long valley views seen from the barn's now expansive windows. Photographs, passed down through the decades, depict the barn's construction in the early 1900s. It remained a barn, sheltering horses, cattle and hay until as recently as 1988 when while maintaining the intrinsic context of it's past, the barn was converted to a three-level home, at once whimsical, elegant, and well equipped with today's conveniences. A mansard-style roof punctuated with multiple skylights dips to the red clapboard siding. A white columned porch marks the entry to the home's remarkable interior. Original barn beams play counterpoint to glass-paneled walls in the two story-foyer. On the home's first level, once the hay loft, now the living room, the exposed original ceiling complete with hay stacking trolley hovers 25' over the original wide-plank pine floor. At the room's far end is the cozy sunroom and reclaimed barn wood shapes the staircase rising to a loft studio where light pours in through the cathedral-shaped window wall. In the other wing of the L-shaped structure, the great room replicates the living room's volume and rustic features while balconies now overlook the light-washed room. Here too is the secret entrance to the original silo, now a delight for all ages. Model trains run on the first level and can be viewed from the glass opening in the floor of the second level's storybook-themed playroom. On the third level a bay of windows frames 180 degree aerial views of the magnificent landscape. Maintaining the continuity of the home's rustic charm on the main level is the fully-appointed kitchen, master suite with adjoining office. On the upper level, three bedrooms are joined by an open sitting room. A stairway leads up to the sunset loft. The ground level adds to the home's gracious light-filled living space and features a large mud room entered from the rear parking court, office, workshop and laundry room. Significant unfinished space may meet a new owner's need for additional garages (there are now three) or living area.
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