New Listing/Neighborhood Overview: 3 Mayfield, Hartley Farms, Harding

October 3, 2017 Turpin Real Estate

Welcome to Hartley Farms, a national and state landmark in Morris County’s Harding Township. Located in the New Vernon section of the Township, Hartley Farms comprises 200 acres of meadows and forests just 24 miles west of New York City. Carefully designed, Hartley Farms offers a unique balance of architecturally significant homes and the meticulously preserved landscaping and natural preserves of a 19th century estate. Residents share a natural and aesthetic balance between open spaces and forests for recreation.


Turpin is proud to be listing an authentic center hall Colonial in this magnificent community of luxury homes in Harding Township. The custom-built Colonial for sale is sited on 3.5 acres of professionally landscaped property. Sophisticated both inside and out, this classic residence offers a stunning interior of five bedrooms and five-and-one-half baths. Built in 1998, this property was the first home built in this premier enclave of architecturally stunning homes.


Designed by renowned architect Alexander Bol and constructed by John McFadyen, the impressive 7,474 square-foot home is detailed with intricate millwork, five fireplaces, divided light windows and authentic period features. The spacious main level offers an inviting central entrance hall, formal living and dining rooms, family room, library, office, and gourmet kitchen. Highlights of the upstairs include a master suite with a fireplace, opulent bath and dressing room, plus four more en suite bedrooms and a convenient laundry room.


A resurfaced tar and chip driveway circles past the residence and on to a wide parking court in front of the three-car garage. Professional landscaping and generous outdoor living spaces grace the property. Two bluestone patios, one with a masonry fire pit, and a covered porch provide ample outdoor entertaining venues.

Listed on both the National and State Registers of Historic Places, Hartley Farms is the former estate of Marcellus Hartley Dodge (1881-1963), owner and chairman of the Remington Arms Company, and his wife, Geraldine Rockefeller Dodge. The Dodges moved to the farm the same year they were married, 1907. Presidents Wilson, Hoover, and Eisenhower were all visitors to the estate, although not during their presidencies.


Preserved land within Hartley Farms includes a 14-acre polo field for recreational use, hedgerows, antique barns, meadows and vintage estate outbuildings. Remington Forest is an ancient beech and oak forest for migratory birds, an area protected against future development by the New Jersey Audubon Society. A network of walking trails and several sports fields enhance the bucolic scenery.


Hartley Farms is located three miles from Morristown or Madison, with bus routes and Midtown Direct train service to New York City available locally. Access to Interstate 287 is three miles to the north, while Interstate 78 is eight miles to the south. New York City is about 30 miles east and can be driven in an hour or less. Newark Liberty International Airport is approximately a 25-minute drive, and Morristown Airport can accommodate private aircraft.


For more information about luxury homes for sale in Harding Township, New Vernon luxury homes or luxury real estate for sale in Morris County, call Turpin at 877-788-7746.


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