4 Covered Bridge Lane, Tewksbury, NJ
$ Click for current price
6 BEDROOMS | 7 (5 full, 2 half ) BATHROOMS | 9,633 SQUARE FEET
Welcome to Hidden Oaks Farm
On the for market 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. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.