Love Europe? Appreciate antique homes with a sense of history? Experience Old World style in this enchanting circa 1700s home. Among its notable design features are a stone exterior, wide plank wood floors, three working fireplaces, Dutch doors, deep windowsills, beamed ceilings and interior stone walls throughout the home. Enhancing the four-plus acre setting is a thatched roof stone spring house, two barns, two spring-fed ponds, English-inspired perennial gardens, an expansive patio, stone walls, a hand-crafted bridge leading to an island in one of the ponds. Inside, a spacious five bedroom, three-and-one-half bath floor plan invites entertaining.
Offered for the very first time since 1998, this listing has also had a recent price reduction. The charming original architecture adjoins a masterfully-created addition, which encompasses a custom kitchen and billiards room. The main floor’s living room presents wide plank floors, rustic ceiling beams and an original beehive oven with a crane in the fireplace. Cozy up with a book in the intimate study featuring built-in floor-to-ceiling bookcases, wall sconces and an exposed stone wall. The gourmet country kitchen is warmed by a fireplace amid numerous antique details and modern amenities. The kitchen’s custom cabinets were designed to look antique, finished in soft patina of yellow and green tones. There is also a center island, fireplace, and French doors opening to the patio for outdoor dining. Tucked behind a rustic wood door, the stone-walled wine storage room is housed in the former coal room.
An open hallway on the second floor reveals the expansive billiards room. Across the hall is an inviting family room anchored by a working fireplace. Master and guest bedrooms are also located on this level. The master offers a walk-in closet and private entrance to the side yard. A lavish master bath is appointed with a large tub, separate shower, dual vanities and skylights which fill the space with natural light. The guest bedroom with dual closets connects to an en suite bath. On the third floor are three more bedrooms and a full bath.
Just outside the home, a generously-sized brick patio includes a hand-hewn hemlock picnic table and benches for warm weather dining. Artisans were employed to retain the home’s original character during the restoration process, and the result is a well-appointed and completely welcoming residence with three levels of living space.
Protecting the acreage is 1,500 feet of eight-foot deer fencing with five entrance gates. The property also includes two barns with a total of seven garage bays and inside storage for up to 11 vehicles for the car collector and plenty of loft storage areas. The upper barn has steel beams, allowing cars to be housed upstairs as well as downstairs.
This historic Mendham Borough home is convenient to village shopping and dining, and is a short distance from Routes 206, 202 and 287 for commuters. Mendham has long been prized for its rural beauty, yet is centrally located about an hour from Newark Liberty International Airport and New York City. For more information about this antique home for sale in Mendham, luxury real estate in Mendham or luxury homes for sale in New Jersey, contact Turpin at 877-788-7746.
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