Home of the Week: 17 Water St, Tewksbury Township
Only one word describes the custom farmhouse-style home at 17 Water St in Tewksbury Township, NJ: stunning! Known as Stonehouse Manor, the home feels like it would fit in perfectly in the English countryside. Its superior craftsmanship can be seen in every corner of the property, including the extensive grounds outside.
From the moment you drive up the tree-lined driveway, you know you’re in for a treat. Beautiful Delaware Valley Stone and clapboard decorate the exterior of this estate. Once inside the wide gallery foyer, your eye is drawn to the beautiful Heart Pine wood flooring.
Winters can be chilly in New Jersey. Luckily, seven wood-burning fireplaces help keep this estate warm during even the coldest winter nights. Floor to ceiling triple hung windows allow natural light to flow inside as well as offering a clear view of your sprawling grounds. Exquisite wood beams on the vaulted ceiling perfectly complement the exposed stone wall of the conservatory. Climate controlled skylights and a wall of floor-to-ceiling windows make this room light and airy with unhindered views beyond. Wonderful French doors lead out to the mahogany deck out back.
You’ve never seen a custom kitchen like this before. Prepare your meals while looking at your breathtaking view courtesy of more floor-to-ceiling windows. Gorgeous travertine tile perfectly complements the lighted custom cabinets. The massive island includes a granite countertop, farmhouse sink, copper prep sink, built-in microwave, dishwasher drawers, and tons of storage. A beautiful stone fireplace sits next to a wood-burning stove. Above the fireplace, you’ll find a pizza/bread oven for those fun family nights in. The wood-covered ceiling helps maintain a cozy feeling in the heart of this home as well.
A main floor master suite means that you don’t have to trudge upstairs at the end of the day. Another gorgeous wood-burning fireplace provides a fantastic focal point with its floor-to-ceiling stucco surround and bluestone hearth. Once inside the master bathroom, you’ll never want to leave. After a soak in the Jacuzzi-style tub, heaven awaits you in the infrared dry sauna. For those rushed weekday mornings, the marble shower does the job just fine. Two extremely large walk-in closets give even the most hearty of clothes horses plenty of storage room.
But that’s just the beginning. Five bedrooms sit around a large loft upstairs, including a private guest suite and a laundry room. The fully finished lower level includes an office or extra guest space with its own separate entrance, a generously-sized wine cellar with its own tasting room, a full gym, a workshop, a storage area, and much more. A separate barn/carriage house comes complete with its own kitchenette, loft, fireplace, wood-burning stove, bedroom, full bath, and two garages. There are too many amenities to list here. You’ll have to make an appointment to view it for yourself.
For more information on this magnificent home, please visit www.17WaterSt.com or contact Janine Rose at (908) 229-6253 or Rose Marie Pelton at (908) 419-3982.