1817 Federal style Colonial

February 19, 2010
Old Turnpike Road, Tewksbury, NJ 08858 . Turpin Real Estate At the center of a spectacular 48+ acre estate is a circa 1817 Federal style Colonial located in the heart of Oldwicks charming and historic village. This delightful offering has been thoughtfully updated throughout the years, making it one of the most beautiful antique homes in Hunterdon County. The main house contains five bedrooms, four bathrooms and two powder rooms, while a newly-renovated one-bedroom carriage house has a full bath and kitchen. Rolling hills and breathtaking countryside views characterize the farmland-assessed acreage, which is enhanced by an in-ground pool, tennis court, paddle tennis court, stone courtyard with formal English garden, and a multitude of fruit and specimen trees. In the early 1980s, the present owners called upon Percy Leach, interior designer for Waterloo Village, for his advice about color choices, draperies and structural additions which would best reflect the homes legacy. Those timeless design decisions still honor this historic estate home. Exquisitely decorated rooms employ classic Federal details, resulting in a visually stunning layout. High ceilings, nine working fireplaces with traditional mantelpieces, extensive molding treatments and wide plank pine floors are among the authentic features that speak to this homes rich Colonial past. Highlights on the main floor include a true front-to-back center hall, a living room anchored by a grandly-sized fireplace, a dining room featuring a granite hearth fireplace, a paneled library with numerous built-ins and an antique beamed conservatory. The homes early American heritage is evident in the country kitchen, fitted with wooden ceiling beams, a walk-in brick fireplace flanked by two antique beehive ovens, and the original butlers pantry. Contemporary style is showcased in the wood-topped center island, a Thermador four burner gas range, KitchenAid dishwasher and Sub-Zero refrigerator. Painted wood cabinetry and wood countertops blend the old and new sensibilities seamlessly. Another lavishly-detailed gathering space is the oversized recreation room featuring paneled frame molding, wainscoting and four sets of French doors leading to a bluestone terrace. Upstairs, the master suite is incredibly spacious for a home of this era. The bedrooms focal point is an intricately carved fireplace flanked by hand-painted Chinese floral wall panels. Separate his and hers bathrooms each offer dressing areas and abundant closet space. Four additional bedrooms have their own fireplaces with carved mantels. A stairway to the third floor leads to an enormous media room with multiple uses. MLS: 2704700 Price: $5,900,000
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