521 James Street, Harding Twp. I NJ Real Estate Homes For Sale
Property Website: http://goo.gl/PDNhD2 An impeccable design sense characterizes an impressive estate distinguished by classic Georgian Colonial architecture in the heart of Harding Township. Situated on 12 acres with potential sub-division possibility, the size and scope of this property is a rarity in one of the region’s most desirable locales. Originally constructed in the 1940s, a comprehensive restoration process combines up-to-the-minute amenities and timeless details within its vast floor plan of seven bedrooms, seven full and two half bathrooms. Privately set at the end of a long tree-lined drive, the acreage features professional landscaping, stone walls and a bridle trail traversing its rear borders. Iconic Georgian architecture presents a covered portico entry supported by classic white columns, an all-brick exterior painted white, a slate roof, traditional black shutters and dormered rooflines. Highlights of the gracious, sunlit layout include four uniquely-mantled fireplaces, intricate millwork, gleaming hardwood floors, numerous built-ins and four staircases serving three levels of the home. Sophisticated gathering spaces are universally inviting and beautifully decorated, with many rooms offering French door access to an expansive bluestone terrace overlooking the manicured grounds. Fireplaces grace the living room, dining room, library and family room, providing a refined focal point in these principal spaces. The remodeled chef’s kitchen is appointed with two islands capped in honed Carrera marble, top-of-the-line stainless steel appliances and handsome furniture-grade cabinetry. A butler’s pantry capably serves the kitchen and dining room for entertaining. Upstairs, a spectacular master suite is arranged with an updated spa-like bathroom offering a claw-foot tub, steam shower enclosed by frameless glass and two marble-topped vanities. Five additional bedrooms also have an en-suite bath. This elegant residence is further enhanced by an exercise room, home office, screened porch adjoining the living room and library, second story recreation room, airy loft and attached three-car garage. Harding Township is located in historic Morris County, where rolling hills and woodlands are crisscrossed with bridle paths and stately manor homes. A convenient 45-minute commute to Manhattan and easy access to major corporate centers in New Jersey are other reasons for the town’s strong appeal with its residents who have come to appreciate the area’s highly rated schools and world-class shopping minutes from home.