Privately sited in an enclave of quietly elegant residences is this tailored, full brick Georgian Federal in Hopewell, New Jersey. The home was built in 2010 but harks back to an eariler era.
The circular parking court, and extensive brick herringbone courtyard with formal gardens, sets a tone of refined comfort.
Unfolding beyond is a floor plan whose flow is ideally suited to entertaining, an ease of everyday living and comfortable elegance. The public and secluded spaces within are wonderfully discrete from the other, yet conveniently accessible, beginning with the first floor master suite which has an entry rotunda, dual walk-in closets, exercise/yoga suite and its own secluded stone patio with fountain.
The kitchen includes a pantry and the breakfast room, with its own wood-fired pizza oven direct from Italy and frms a comfortable transition from the kitchen to the voluminous great room with inlaid flooring, bookcase -lined walls, striking window seat nook and abundant natural light. Main and upper level private office libraries add to the complete picture of everything being well thought out from inception.
The second floor, with three spacious en suite secondary bedrooms, also boasts a full media room, reading room with stunning views of the grounds, a convenience kitchen and room for expansion.
Great care was taken with the grounds which were designed to be calming and serene yet exhilarating in design and execution. Flowing seamlessly from one vignette to another, the backyard unfolds before the visitor in much the same way as the home’s interior.
From the in-ground pool, open concept pergola, expansive blue stone and brick patios and pathways along the stunning garden installations to the Versailles inspired linear reflecting pool – each corner of the grounds contributes to the overall sense of grace and elegance.
This home is listed for $1.99 million with Weidel Real Estate and is showcased by Luxury Portfolio.
Deidre Woollard served as the lead editor on Luxist.com for six years writing about real estate, auctions, jewelry and luxury goods. Her love for luxury real estate led her to work at realtor.com and two of the top real estate brokerages in Los Angeles as well as doing publicity for properties around the world.