63 HARMONY SCHOOL ROAD FLEMINGTON, NJ 08822; $1,350,000 5 BR; 4 full BA 1 ½BA
Experience the quiet elegance of a stunning manor home set on 8+ pastoral acres of lawn, field and woods. New Harmony Farm, adjoining extensive preserved land off a quiet country road, has a stone exterior accented with dark clapboard and a cedar-shake roof. The home embodies the epitome of refined comfort, its rooms ideally sized for relaxed living, but it can easily welcome large-scale entertaining as well. It features 5 fireplaces and endless architectural details. The wide front door opens to a light-filled reception hall with plank floors and a second-floor gallery on four sides. Off the reception hall are the living room, sitting room, formal dining room, completely private main bedroom suite, and the kitchen/pantry. The kitchen features extensive custom cabinetry, 2 Sub-Zero refrigerators, terra cotta tile, and a Viking range. The warm family room has a fireplace set in a wide wall of stone. On the second floor are 4 bedrooms off the reception hall gallery, each with French doors opening to views beyond. A focal point is the meticulously hardscaped pool, which includes two delightful vine-covered pergolas for al fresco dining. Above the 3-car garage is a separate studio apartment. The home has a full basement. Key to the property's historical ambience is a superb, renovated 1806 stone-and-board barn in excellent condition, with an office/workroom. This unique property offers secluded country living and must be seen!
Offered by Barb Berardo of River Valley Realty
321 PENNINGTON HARBOURTON ROAD PENNINGTON, NJ 08534; $990,000 3 BR; 3 full BA
Colonial, 2-Story,Detached - PENNINGTON, NJ Ensconced in natural splendor, and set on over 40 acres of preserved land alongside some of Hopewell Township's most impressive estates, Wildflower Farm is a homestead perfectly suited to relaxed country living. A long, private drive meanders through beautiful open pastures, past an idyllic pond, towards a colonial style home nestled in dense foliage that extends as far as the eye can see and encompasses the property's rear acreage. Carefully designed to best exploit its bucolic surroundings, this special property offers limitless options. From the wrap-around front porch, a two-story foyer welcomes you, and leads to the spacious eat-in-kitchen that enjoys a wall of windows overlooking the uncompromised beauty beyond. Opulent amenities here comprise of stainless appliances by Miele, Wolf, and Viking, granite countertops, and a brick surrounded hearth. Wide-planked hardwood floors run throughout much of the home, including the formal living room, dining room with oversized bay window, and office, each displaying distinctive features that include charming pocket doors and decorative wood trim. A show stopping great room with exposed post-and-beam ceiling overlooks Jacobs Creek as it traverses behind the home, and leads to a custom-built, multilevel rear deck that shares in the choice views. A handy utility room and a full bath round out the first floor. Upstairs, find a grand master suite with long range vistas of the countryside beyond, and high end touches like a massive walk-in-closet with built-in storage, and a jetted soaking tub in the adjacent bath. Two more nicely sized bedrooms, a hall bath with skylight, and a convenient second floor laundry room complete this level. Back outside, a secret garden is tucked behind elegant fretwork, and adjoins the fenced-in former sheep meadow, while a sense of restrained luxury abounds throughout abundant acreage that could easily serve as a gentleman's farm, equestrian center, or farmstead. Convenience to major commuter roa