Tewksbury NJ Real Estate – French Country Manor with Guest House For Sale

 

4 Covered Bridge Lane – Hidden Oaks Farm

Offered at $2,999,000

6BR/5.2BA Home For Sale in Tewksbury, NJ

MLS # 3337096

 

Authentic New England style covered bridge at the entrance to Fern Valley

Authentic New England style covered bridge at the entrance to Fern Valley

On the market for the first time this is a unique opportunity to own one of Tewksbury’s finest estates nestled at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac off of a private road in the ecologically inspired community of Fern Valley. The authentic New England style covered bridge leading into the small enclave of custom built luxury homes sets the tone in taking one back to a simpler sense of time and place. The private drive passes alongside the eight acres owned by the HOA and is common property consisting of wooded walking trails, Tewksbury horse riding trail, and a foot bridge leading over the brook that leads to twin ponds. All of this privacy AND just one hour from NYC!

Four-tiered, two-story water fall designed to support aquatic plants and beautiful Koi fish all year round.

Four-tiered, one-story water fall designed to support aquatic plants and beautiful Koi fish all year round.

Upon reaching the end of the cul-de-sac you are on the way to your own private drive leading up to Hidden Oaks Farm. At the end of the winding driveway up the partially wooded gentle rise you arrive in the middle of the courtyard. On one side neatly tucked into the side of a hill is the sound of water gently flowing over several tiers of boulders feeding into small ponds filled with lily pads and other aquatic plants all designed to support and sustain the beautiful Koi fish who reside there year round.

It should be noted that the owners took great care in incorporating the natural elements of what the lot and land had to offer not only on the water feature described above but throughout the entire property in order maximize the value and pure enjoyment of the abundant outdoor living space including some unique vistas.

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On the other side of the courtyard is the main manor home – an absolutely stunning and completely custom designed French Country masterpiece by well-known local architect, Ezio Columbro featuring 4BR/3.2BA with four (4) fire places. While it appears to look much older (by design) this home is only seven (7) years young and boasts every modern amenity while exuding quality craftsmanship throughout. No expense was spared nor detail overlooked. Only the finest materials and high-end finishes were used in the construction of this magnificent estate. Understated elegance with an emphasis on warmth and charm would best describe the look and feel of this unique residence without the stuffy formality usually found in many other homes of this size. In addition, every room in the home has its own unique and stunning connection to the outdoors by design.

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Included within the manor home just above the detached three car garage is a fully equipped guest/in-law suite complete with spacious bedroom, kitchenette/living room, sitting area, full bath with oversized stall shower, its own laundry area separate from the main home and a spacious and private outdoor bluestone patio off the kitchenette. Interior access can be gained via the first floor kitchen stairway from the main house in addition to a separate and private ground level entrance through the kitchenette without having to use stairs. Driveway access is also available to this part of the home.

 

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Continuing up the driveway beyond the guest/in-law suite patio is a stunning authentic looking reproduction bank barn style guest house featuring dramatic Timberpeg post & beam, wrap & strap, clapboard and stone construction designed by Westech Architecture, a well-known expert on eco-friendly LEED technology based buildings. A small sample of highlights of this structure include a two-story plus wooden farm style silo accented in copper which houses the extra wide custom spiral staircase with wooden treads leading up to the 2nd floor loft/bedroom with its own private, ground level entrance. The architectural centerpiece of this house is the massive floor to      ceiling, two-story, tapered four-sided stone fireplace featuring artist commissioned custom metal & glass doors on all sides with an etching of a tree on the front, a built-in chimney fan ensuring sufficient draft along with a copper roof and wind ornament.

Other architectural highlights include a commercial grade triple French door by Nana Walls imported from Germany including oversized authentic operable sliding barn door, a fully equipped kitchen, its own separate laundry area, HVAC with radiant heat beneath the 16’x48’ bluestone floor, a full bath with steam shower, marble seat and custom glass, a private patio on the upper level and an extensive outdoor kitchen/BBQ in the rear yard leading out to the pool. This home is also accessible by the same convenient extended driveway serving the guest/in-law suite.

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Another major feature of this estate is the heated Marson salt water built-in pool with raised spa & water fall and Polaris automated pool cleaner included. The pool is made from Gunite and features bluestone coping and diving stones with all mechanicals strategically located out of sight and sound for optimum enjoyment.

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Landscape architect Michael Knapp designed all of the guest house landscaping, the outdoor kitchen space and expansive patio which includes a large bluestone capped center island made out of stone with seating for four (4), under mounted refrigerator, Lynx gas grill, and a separate eating space able to accommodate a large table all surrounded by lush landscaping and hardscaping designed to create a Zen-like experience like no other.

 

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The pool area is enclosed by a post & beam wooden fence with triple access from the main house, the guest house driveway and the rear yard of the guest house directly. Truly an amazing and well thought out space created specifically to take in all of what mother nature has to offer in the most private of settings.

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When viewed in its entirety this estate boasts six (6) bedrooms, seven (7) bathrooms, five (5) fireplaces, six (6) patios/terraces, three (3) kitchens, a breakfast nook, three (3) laundry areas, three (3) car garage, designer built-in pool/spa, outdoor kitchen, partially finished basement, professionally constructed chicken coop, main house, guest/in-law suite and guest house. It is hard to believe this luxurious and most private country retreat is just one hour from NYC!

 

Please see the following bullets containing more detailed room by room descriptions of the amenities and features of each specific part of the estate.

 

Main House – Exterior / Mechanicals

  • Architect – Ezio Columbro
  • Combination hardy-plank, stucco, stone & copper
  • Architectural series copper leaders & gutters
  • Double butted thick cedar roof shakes imported from Canada
  • Pella Architectural Series double pane vinyl casement no paint exterior windows throughout, mahogany shutters,  some with transoms, some with arches
  • Pella Architectural Series double pane true divided light French doors throughout with vinyl no paint exterior
  • Solid wood Maco interior doors throughout
  • Three (3) car detached garage with finished interior, electric door openers and covered bluestone walkway to main house featuring bead board ceiling with three (3) copper lanterns
  • Three (3) large exterior copper lighting fixtures on front of garage
  • Two (2) oversized custom made entranceway lanterns flush mounted on stone
  • Air Conditioning: Four (4) units – four zones (Master Suite, 1st Floor, 2nd Floor, Guest/In-law Suite)
  • Heat: (Forced hot air): Three (3) units – four zones (MBR, 1st Floor, 2nd Floor, Guest/In-law Suite)
  • Heat: (Radiant): Electric in MBA, hot water in Home Office/Den & Spa
  • Conduit in place to run electrical to end of driveway for lights and gate
  • Fuel: Propane – 1,000 gallon underground tank leased from Amerigas (separate from 500 gallon tank for Guest House)
  • Hot water: Two (2) 75 gallon A.O. Smith Pro Max (propane gas) and one (1) electric unit in guest/in-law suite
  • Sewer: Private Septic with capacity for both houses
  • Electric: Copper wiring, 400 amp service with circuit breakers (separate from Guest House)
  • Water Treatment: Softener & filtration system
  • Landscaping: Professionally designed, built & maintained with multi-zoned underground irrigation system covering grass & beds
  • Water: Private well, dug extra deep for maximum pressure
  • Professional Organic treatments for lawn, bushes, shrubs and trees

 

Water Fall feature

Four-tiered, two-story water fall designed to support aquatic plants and beautiful Koi fish all year round.

Four-tiered, two-story water fall designed to support aquatic plants and beautiful Koi fish all year round.

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  • Custom designed and constructed with Gunite material, four tiers of rock/boulders, commercial grade recirculating pumps and bubblers to prevent icing
  • Main pump with secondary pump to recirculate within pond and automated top-off & line-of-sight overflow control in the event of heavy rain

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  • System has enough depth on both top & bottom sections to support fish throughout winter

 

Main House – First Floor

 

Foyer (13’ x 30’)    final-17

  • French style, arched top, mahogany double door custom designed by Columbro with multi-paned separated light windows
  • All high-end custom millwork, wains coating, molding & trim
  • Arched opening into center hallway
  • Standard opening into Dining Room
  • Old growth, random width white pine flooring stained dark
  • Halo painting lighting and entrance table lighting
  • Twin coat closets

 

Kitchen (20’ x 27’)  final-26

  • 42” Mango custom cabinets with leaded glass and copper grating
  • Custom coffered ceilings, mill work, molding & trim by Mango
  • Statuary marble on cooking island, window sill and counter top
  • Built-in coffee/expresso station

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  • Honey Onyx tile back splash
  • SS Wolf six (6) burner gas cook top & griddle with two electric ovens & overhead commercial grade exhaust fan with motor located in attic
  • Wine bar island with seating for four, solid mahogany counter top & twin Sub Zero under mounted wine refrigerators featuring Mango custom cabinet front

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  • Sub Zero wood paneled side by side refrigerator/freezer with Rocky Mountain brass handles
  • Miele dishwasher (full size)
  • Miele dishwasher (China size)
  • Dacor double wall oven
  • Dacor built-in microwave
  • Scotsman clear ice-cube maker
  • Secondary (alternate) stairway leading out of kitchen to 2nd floor

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  • Area for kitchen table (existing light fixture over table is excluded)
  • Lounge area to watch TV
  • Built-in Sony TV w/ Creston controls to server in basement
  • Pella Architectural Series all glass French Doors with full sidelights leading out to porch off kitchen

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  • Imported Perrin-Rowe faucets
  • Franke double SS sink
  • Built-in prep station with Franke SS sink
  • Garbage Disposal (septic approved)
  • Recessed ceiling stereo speakers
  • Recessed lighting
  • Arched opening into Dining Room and center hallway
  • Standard opening into Great Room
  • Old growth, random width white pine flooring stained dark

Mud Room final-37

  • Access to/from mudroom doorway, secondary stairway to basement, powder room and laundry room

Dining Room (19′ x 14′) final-20

  • All high-end custom mill work, wainscoating, molding & trim
  • Standard opening into Foyer Room

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  • Old growth, random width white pine flooring stained dark
  • Custom built, fabricated on-site arched opening into center hallway with large twin columns
  • Arched opening into Kitchen

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  • Recessed ceiling stereo speakers
  • Tray Ceiling w/ custom molding
  • Wall sconces (included)
  • Chandelier (excluded)

 

Great Room (19’ x 26’)final-22

  • Two story, floor to ceiling stone & bluestone wood burning fireplace custom designed by Columbro
  • All high-end custom mill work, molding & trim
  • Custom built, fabricated on-site arched opening into center hallway with large twin columns

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  • Standard opening into Kitchen
  • Large French Country chandelier (included) with electric lift for easy cleaning
  • Pella Architectural Series all glass French Doors with transom leading out to rear terrace

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  • Old growth, random width white pine flooring stained dark
  • Artwork wall lighting
  • Open to 2nd floor hallway
  • Sunken floor
  • Recessed ceiling stereo speakersfinal-25

 

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  • Two story fireplace with black marble and custom mill work designed by Columbro
  • Custom built-in window box/seats & book shelves
  • All high-end custom mill work, molding & trim

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  • Quadruple Pella Architectural Series arched double wide casement windows)
  • Pella Architectural Series all glass French Doors leading out to rear terrace
  • Old growth, random width white pine flooring stained dark

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  • Floor to ceiling stone accent wall designed to look and feel like an added room for authenticity
  • Recessed ceiling stereo speakers and wired for stereo remote control
  • Wiring installed behind wood panel for future artwork lighting if needed

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  • Sunken floor
  • Wall Scones (included)

 

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  • All high-end custom molding/trim
  • Old growth, random width white pine flooring stained dark
  • Dual walk-in closets/dressing area with built-in drawers and shelving

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  • Pella Architectural Series all glass French Doors leading out to rear terrace
  • Large wall mounted flat screen TV (included)
  • 19’x15’ Loft with hardwood floor overlooking MBR

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  • Custom, extra wide steel spiral stairway with wooden treads leading to Loft upstairs and Lower Level downstairs
  • Dual walk-in closets/dressing area with built-in drawers and shelving
  • Recessed ceiling stereo speakers
  • Cathedral ceiling

 

Master Bathroom final-9

  • Mango custom cabinets, mirror, bathtub, vanities & mill work
  • Built-in soaking tub with statuary marble
  • Crystal chandelier (included)
  • Wall sconces (included)
  • Imported Perrin-Rowe sink faucets
  • Imported Perrin-Rowe body, rain shower, and hand held shower faucets

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  • Herringbone white Carrera marble floor
  • Heated towel rack
  • Radiant heated floor (electric)
  • Recessed ceiling stereo speakers
  • New Jersey custom closets

 

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  • Basketweave marble floor
  • Carrera white marble vanity top with Kohler fixture and mirror (included)
  • All custom molding & trim

 

Half Bath (behind Family/Living Room)

  • Lucite & steel vanity with under mount sink
  • All custom molding & trim
  • Black granite vanity top with mirror (included)

 

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  • Built-in state of the art Bosch washer & dryer
  • Custom built cabinets
  • Kohler farmhouse style sink & fixture

 

Rear Terrace final-60

  • Bluestone flooring with grass
  • Pella Architectural Series, three sets – all glass from Family/Living Room, Great Room and Master Bedroom

 

Porch (off of Kitchen) final-56

  • Floor to ceiling, stone, wood burning fireplace with reclaimed wood mantle custom designed by Columbro
  • Pella Architectural Series French doors, all glass with full side lights
  • Beadboard ceiling with recessed lighting
  • Bluestone flooring
  • Ceiling fan

 

Guest / In-law Suite

Hallway to Guest/In-law Suite

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  • Interior ingress/egress from kitchen stairway of main house
  • Recessed ceiling stereo speakers
  • Custom trim
  • Old growth, random width white pine flooring stained dark
  • Wall sconces (included)

 

Bedroom (14’ x 14’) final-40

  •  Custom trim
  • Old growth, random width white pine flooring stained dark
  • Pella Architectural Series arched double wide window
  • Built-in window bench seat
  • Wall sconces (included)
  • Two closets

 

Full Bathroom final-41

  • Custom trim
  • Carrera white marble counter top
  • Easy entry, oversized stall shower with subway tile, granite seat & custom glass doors
  • Laundry closet with stackable Washer & Dryer
  • Wall sconces & mirror (included)

 

Kitchenette (13’ x 25’) final-42

  •  Custom trim
  • Old growth, random width white pine flooring stained dark
  • Ubatuba granite countertop
  • Built-in cabinets
  • Small Stainless steel two (2) drawer refrigerator (included)

 

Patio (off of Kitchenette) final-97

  • Bluestone flooring
  • Enclosed by 5’ high decorative style fencing
  • Exterior ingress/egress from ground level via upper patio level entrance off of driveway (no stairs required)

 

Main House – Second Floor

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  • Custom molding & trim
  • Old growth, random width white pine flooring stained dark
  • Pella Architectural Series arched double wide window
  • Wall sconces (included)

 

Full Bathroom in Bedroom No. 2 final-49

  • Custom trim
  • Carrera white marble top
  • White subway tile around tub
  • White subway tile back splash

 

 Bedroom No. 3 (15’ x 16’) final-46

  • Custom molding & trim
  • Old growth, random width white pine flooring stained dark
  • Pella Architectural Series double wide window
  • Double closet

 

Full Bathroom (Jack & Jill) servicing Bedroom Nos. 3 & 4 final-45

  • Custom trim
  • Carrera white marble top with double sinks
  • White subway tile around tub
  • White subway tile back splash
  • Custom cabinets & mirror by Mango
  • Wall sconces (included)

 

Bedroom No. 4 (12’ x 14’) final-44

  • Custom molding & trim
  • Old growth, random width white pine flooring stained dark
  • Pella Architectural Series arched double wide window
  • Walk-in closet

 

Hallway Coffee / Breakfast Bar & Pantry (in hallway behind bi-fold doors) final-38

  • Custom trim & mill work by Mango
  • Black granite counter top
  • Mini fridge, microwave, sink with storage and shelving

 

Ground Level / Finished w/o Basement

Home Office/Den – walkout (17’ x 31’)

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  • Floor to ceiling, wood burning stone hearth fireplace custom designed by Columbro
  • Double set of Pella Architectural Series French doors leading out to rear yard
  • Radiant floor heating (hot water)
  • Wired for large screen TV & surround sound

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  • 220 gallon salt water fish tank with LED lighting, protein skimmer, filter, pump, etc. (included)
  • Recessed & track lighting

 

Home Spa (adjacent to Home Office/Den 14’ x 15’) final-52

  • Radiant floor heating (hot water)
  • Portable Spa/Sauna Unit (excluded)

 

Unfinished space in Basement

  •  Accessible from three separate stairways
  • 2’ x 6’ wall framing already in place for bathroom, closet, gym, theatre, pool table, and wine room
  • Rough plumbed for sink in wine room, and a full bath with sink and shower
  • Flooring is poured and smooth finished for easy tile installation

 

Guest House

Structure

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  • Bank barn style, featuring post & beam construction and real silo housing the wide width spiral staircase leading to 2nd story loft bedroom
  • Lower level access from pool area
  • Upper access from driveway / rear patio area

 

Exterior

  • Hardy Plank siding and stone with bluestone cap
  • Architectural series copper leaders & gutters
  • Double butted thick cedar shakes imported from Canada
  • Copper strapping and roof on Silo
  • Commercial grade triple French door with transoms imported from Germany featuring operable sliding barn door
  • Windows & doors by Marvin
  • Authentic roof cupula

 

Mechanicals / Utilities

  • Single zone central AC
  • Radiant floor heating (hot water)
  • Hotwater – tankless, tied into heating system
  • Water from private well
  • Sewer – Septic (separate from main house)
  • Electric – Cooper wiring, 200 amp service with circuit breakers, (separate from main house)
  • Fuel – Propane via 500 gallon underground tank (separate from main house)

 

Interior

Living Room (24’ x 17’) final-89

  • Floor to ceiling, two story, tapered four sided stone combination fireplace

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  • Bluestone flooring with radiant heat
  • Interior stone wall with accent floor mounted recessed up lighting

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  • Track & hanging fixture lighting
  • TV viewing area beneath Loft bedroom

 

Kitchen area (24’ x 16’)

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  • Absolute Granite counter top
  • Absolute Granite island counter top with seating for four
  • Deep SS kitchen sink
  • Whitewashed beadboard cabinets

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  • Samsung SS refrigerator/freezer with side by side doors
  • Kenmore SS stove/oven with gas burners and SS back splash
  • Overhead SS stove top exhaust fan
  • Kenmore SS dishwasher
  • Recirculating ceiling fan with light

 

Loft Bedroom on 2nd floor (24’ x 11’) final-92

  • Old growth, random width white pine flooring
  • Two hanging light fixtures (included)
  • Ceiling fan
  • Exterior ingress/egress to upper patio and driveway

 

Full Bathroom & Laundry  final-94

  • Laundry closet with stackable Whirlpool Duet W&D
  • Double under mounted sinks on marble countertop
  • Wall sconces (included)
  • Steam shower with custom glass & seat
  • Body sprays and rain head fixtures in shower
  • Bathroom cabinet (included)
  • Large pantry closet opposite the Bathroom

 

Upper Patio off of Loft

  • Bluestone flooring
  • Accessible from driveway

 

Pool & Patio

  • Heated, salt water Gunite pool with raised Spa and waterfall, bluestone coping and diving stones
  • All newer top of the line pool mechanicals
  • Built/installed by Marson Pools
  • Landscape architect – Michael Knapp
  • Stone walls/steps and hardscaping – Michael Knapp
  • Bluestone flooring on patio
  • All stone outdoor Kitchen features built-in Lynx Gas Grill and undermounted fridge with bluestone countertop
  • Post & beam border fence with two entrances
  • Multiple zone underground irrigation system

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Chicken Coop

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  • Equipped with electric & water

 

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