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Hunterdon County Gems

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We wanted to highlight a few of our favorite listings currently for sale in Hunterdon County. With river views, rolling countryside surroundings and wide variety of architecture, homes in Hunterdon County are indeed quite special. Here are a few of our favorites:

255 Ridge Road, Frenchtown, NJ 08825

Age before beauty? Well with this C. 1765 home, you don’t have to choose. Here’s the full scoop:

c. 1765 manor house

c. 1765 manor house

When historical houses showcase just the right amount of modern finishes and furnishings, suddenly a 250-year-old structure becomes very fresh. This c. 1765 manor house, carefully updated by its present owners, has just this aesthetic. Set on a tranquil three acres with two barns and country views, the property is located on a quiet lane a few minutes outside Frenchtown. The house balances a wealth of authentic details, including Flemish bond brick patterning, raised paneling, four fireplaces and gorgeous original wide-plank pine floors, with an array of well-designed updates.The paneled Living Room is gracious in scale and detail. The original 18th Century kitchen functions now as a lovely rustic family room with slate floors and large fireplace with beehive oven. The new kitchen has an upscale cottage feel with Carrara marble and stainless appliances. Upstairs are three bedrooms all with bucolic views. A newly installed patio provides lovely outdoor living and dining space and is the perfect vantage point for taking in the fancy latticework brick design on the gable end of the house. Enjoy long-distance views stretching across the river to Pennsylvania as well as verdant surroundings that include a private, grass airstrip. For those seeking workshop, garage, and party space, two barns await. The grounds and gardens are simple and may be expanded should a gardener wish. Enjoy easy access to New York City via I-78 or bus. The shops and restaurants of Frenchtown, Stockton, Lambertville are just minutes away. This characterful place is as plain or fancy as you wish and has much to offer in every season.

 

7 Picnic Grove Road, Frenchtown, NJ 08825

I’d like to live in this house. Some homes with ‘modern’ influences can feel sterile–not so in this masterpiece. Light, hardwood and angles abound within. 

24106256_bigUnique and well maintained property on 6 acres of wooded privacy in a park-like setting. Quality materials throughout. Open floor plan, mostly hardwood floors and wall to wall carpeting. Kitchen appliances are like new. Master bedroom suite. third floor office with large storage room, possible 3rd bedroom and bath. Separate 2 car oversized garage with workshop and storage loft. Great weekender property. Close to all major routes for commuting.

65 Sweet Hollow Road, Milford, NJ 08848

This home epitomizes the ‘arts and crafts’ movement.  A charming creek runs on the east edge of the property. Take a look inside and you’ll quickly fall in love with this home. 22718527_big

Welcome to this Exceptional & Beautifully maintained, true to form, Craftsman-Style home, inspired by the Arts & Craft Movement of the early 1900’s. Located on 5+ manicured acres-a stone’s throw from the charming hamlet of Little York. Enter from a wonderful country road, crossing a tranquil stream and on up a meandering drive to this remarkable residence, a dovetailing of an earlier home with a substantial, skillfully designed 2005 addition. Full of Character, Warmth & Charm, No exception to Detail has been Spared, incorporating pleasing w/ quality materials. The floor plan offers a home perfect for entertaining & comfortable everyday living. The Great/Living Room with cathedral ceiling, Architectural Series windows, mantled fireplace w/ wood stove insert offers both wonderful visuals & comfort. A “Chef’s Kitchen” is complete w/ commercial grade Thermador 6 burner stove+ grill, generous soapstone counters, 2 Fisher-Paykel dishwashers, farm sink, copper pot filler, inset beverage sink & handsome custom quarter-sawn cabinetry w/ oil rubbed bronze hardware. A fine stained glass window frames the spacious breakfast area. There is a full laundry/ mud room w/ custom cabinetry. It provides convenient exterior access. Other remarkable features, too many to mention, are coffered ceiling, gleaming hardwood floors, extensive use of wainscoting & columns, solid oak custom doors, designer hardware/fixtures, zoned cast iron baseboard & radiant heating, zoned air conditioning, low maintenance materials add to its value. An oversized master bedroom suite allows a sitting area w/ Vermont Casting stove. There is a walk-in closet w/ convenient washer/dryer. Its luxurious bath provides bubble jet tub, pedestal sinks, shower w/ decorative ceramic tile & multiple head jets. A loft area, office & adjacent balcony w/ spiral staircase off master suite overlooking the great room complete the second floor. A flexible floor plan in this wonderful home can be adapted to the individual user needs. Plenty of windows,(some Frank Lloyd Wright inspired) throughout provide natural light & views of nature. Attached heated 2 car + a 2 car detached garage w/ workshop. Ipe wood decking on front, side, rear porches & slate patio, sweeping lawn, bordered by mature woods, blue spruce, pin oak, hydrangea & established landscape complete this very special property. Convenient to shopping, yet in a lovely country environment. Easily accessible to all major routes to New York & Northern New Jersey!

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