Jawdropper of the Week: A Sanctuary Outside Stockton
Sometimes you have to pack your bags and get away. While spas are the obvious choice of most people in search of a relaxing weekend away from the chaos of normal life, Scotsfield offers you the opportunity to live in your own private spa all year long. This lush and lovely mini-estate is just outside the country crossroads of Rosemont, a few miles north of Stockton on the New Jersey side of the Delaware River, just upstream from Lambertville and New Hope.
Although it was built in the 1980’s, midcentury modern energy radiates throughout every inch of Scotsfield, from the “coffee bean” oak flooring to the clerestory-roofed great room. Yet it’s kept up with the times as well, with a massive modern kitchen with all the latest amenities and a gorgeous lap pool that completes the backyard portion of this property. It’s everything you need and everything you want.
After you enter the home’s inviting foyer, you’re taken directly through to the living and dining area. The living room is dominated by a large limestone hearth, while the ceiling draws your eyes upward toward the airy skylight. The dining room, with its floor to ceiling windows, not only provides killer views of the property for miles but brings in natural light to every inch of both the dining and living room. A small den just off this area provides a serene nook.
The kitchen and adjacent open breakfast room continue the mid-century modern theme of the home, only with the latest decor and appliances: white lacquer cabinets, granite countertops, Bosch, Sub-Zero, Wolf and Bertazzoni stainless steel appliances.
A collection of three bedrooms rounds out the home, including a sumptuous master suite with a bathroom with dual vanities. All three bathrooms have been newly redone in glass tile with custom fixtures.
Perhaps one of the most jaw-dropping aspects of this home is the backyard. Here you’ll find a rear patio paved in dark and grey granite squares in a style that’s reminiscent of the work of Antonio Gaudì, a refurbished lap pool with clear views of the property, and a free-standing pool house that has its own wet bar, Nana Walls, radiant heated floors, full bath and WiFi.
To top it all off, you don’t have to worry that your country retreat will be overrun by development: it backs up onto a “gentleman’s farm” that’s under a permanent conservation easement.
THE FINE PRINT
SQUARE FEET: 3,200
OTHER STUFF: The owners have installed a new propane heating system, new roof, new electrical box, whole house generator, new glass garage doors and new central air compressor.
35 Raven Rock Rd., Stockton, NJ 08559
35 Raven Rock Rd. Stockton, N.J. 08559 [Pat Pignitor | Addison Wolfe Real Estate]