This Victorian-era property blends traditional design with luxurious modern features.
Built in 1900, “The Castle” has undergone extensive capital improvements over the past six years to incorporate contemporary comforts while retaining the property’s historic charm and period features.
The home contains impressive woodwork throughout with wooden paneling, chair rails, pillars, archways, and cedar closets. There is also stained glass and carefully selected color, which creates a welcoming feel.
The grand wooden staircase, with built-in curved seat on the intermediate landing, transports you back to another era.
This three-story property features seven bedrooms and seven bathrooms (six full, one half). There are also two income-producing carriage houses on the nearly five-acre lot.
The luxurious primary bedroom includes a first-class bathroom and separate dressing room.
The chef’s kitchen offers professional-grade appliances, including a new Sub-Zero refrigerator, along with solid stone benchtops and glass cabinetry. There is also a butler’s pantry.
In addition to the modern family room, there is a formal dining room, living room with space for a grand piano, and a library.
All 77 windows have been upgraded with custom storm inserts while retaining the turn-of-the-century style.
There are distinctive lighting fixtures and quality wooden flooring throughout the rooms.
For those wanting a discrete entrance or exit, there is an additional stairway to access the upper levels.
Five fireplaces and a heat pump provide comfort during the cooler months, while ENERGY STAR qualified equipment offers cooling during the warmer seasons.
The large, wraparound porch provides views of the generously sized pond, which can be used for kayaking, rowing, and paddleboarding. There is a stone arch water feature at the edge of the pond plus a fountain next to the pond.
Hidden among the manicured gardens is a charming treehouse.
Modern amenities include solar fields which power 80% of the property’s electric needs.
The only downside to such a charming historic property is the lack of garage parking, but there is ample space on the asphalt driveway.
The property, located at 10 Castle Lane in Hopewell, New Jersey, is listed for $4,995,000.
Listing: 10 Castle Lane [Zillow]