4 Forestdale Dr, Readington Township
$ 1, 070, 000
PREMIER STANTON RIDGE COLONIAL ON TWO ACRES IN READINGTON
Set on two manicured acres in Readington’s premier Stanton Ridge neighborhood, a 1997-built stone and shingle Colonial overlooks park-like views of perennial plantings, boxwoods, mature deciduous trees and stately evergreens. Recent updates of over $180, 000 enhance the interior and exterior of this stately home. An expansive 5, 192 square-foot floor plan presents five bedrooms and four-and-one-half baths. Centrally located near a network of local and interstate highways including Routes 78, 22, 202 and 31, this home is also near the historic downtowns of Clinton and Flemington as well as outdoor activities at Round Valley Recreation Area.
Situated on a peaceful cul de sac street, the home’s façade features classic shutters, a dormered roofline and a bluestone covered front porch. Residents of Stanton Ridge have the option of joining the country club for its swimming pool, tennis courts, club house, exercise and golf facilities.
Pride of ownership is seen throughout the open plan fitted with oak hardwood flooring, cathedral and vaulted ceilings, lantern-style lighting, skylights, French doors, Andersen windows, recessed lighting with dimmer switches, plus a three-car garage. Custom millwork such as raised paneling, columns, crown moldings and bead board walls lend an elegant touch.
Numerous updates and renovations lend additional character to this sophisticated Colonial. It is entered through a two-story foyer fitted with raised panel walls, crown moldings and a graceful staircase featuring an imported carpet runner. The same raised panel walls and crown moldings are echoed in the formal dining room. Pilaster, crown and dentil moldings frame the dining room entry to the adjacent living room featuring needlepoint carpeting imported from Europe. In the conservatory, a Palladian window, cathedral ceilings and knotty walnut flooring are exceptional design elements. Extensive built-ins, including a custom window seat tucked into the bay window with cubbies underneath, are found in the upgraded den.
Completely remodeled in 2006, the gourmet kitchen features upscale appliances such as a Sub-Zero paneled refrigerator, stainless steel Viking six-burner cooktop and wall ovens, a newer stainless steel Sharp microwave and a stainless steel KitchenAid dishwasher. Custom glazed maple cabinetry is topped in granite. Additional amenities include oak floors, glass upper door cabinets, a porcelain Shaw’s Original porcelain farmer’s sink, center island with two bookshelves, under and inside cabinet lighting, double door pantry and message center with built-in desk. A window wall and sliding French door in the breakfast area reveal the rear deck and patio. Another convenient feature near the kitchen is the renovated butler’s pantry with glass door cabinets and a Marvel wine cooler.
The kitchen opens onto a dramatic family room anchored by a stone-walled fireplace, while cathedral ceilings, skylights and a Palladian window add to the stylishness of this inviting space. Another thoughtful addition to the main floor is a guest or in-law suite. The bedroom is joined by a full tile bath with clear glass door shower and vanity topped in cultured marble.
Upstairs, the luxurious master bedroom contains cathedral ceilings, a walk-in closet and a see-through gas fireplace separating the bedroom and the master bath. A sitting room is located near the opulent bath. Updated in 2012, the master bath contains Travertine tile flooring, granite-topped cherry vanities with two Kohler sinks, wall-mounted mirrors framed by cherry wood, a vaulted ceiling, granite and wood-framed soaking tub, see-through gas fireplace framed in flat laid stone, two skylights, separate commode, Travertine tiled shower with marble tile floor and frameless glass enclosure, large lantern chandelier and linen closet. There are three more bedrooms on this level, two sharing a full connecting bath, and a third en suite bedroom adjoining a private full bath.
Finished in a handsome combination of stone and composition shingle, this exceptional Colonial is enhanced by brick walkways, a 2009 bluestone patio, Ipé Brazilian mahogany deck, semi-circular stone wall topped by bluestone and lighting, and dramatic uplighting. Within the sprawling park-like yard are lush landscapes and mature trees. Home systems include three-zone natural gas forced hot air heat warmed by two Diamond series York furnaces and a 2015 Trane furnace, three-zone central air conditioning, private well, community sewer, security system with motion detectors, generator wiring and two gas-fired Bradford White hot water heaters.
Readington Township in Hunterdon County encompasses a number of small villages and hamlets, with many buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Antique buildings, charming shops and quaint inns dot the area, which offers scenic beauty to visitors and natives alike. Close proximity to Routes 78, 22 and 202 offers access to many of the state’s business campuses and corporate centers. Outdoor activities can be enjoyed locally at Round Valley and Spruce Run recreation areas.
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