With buyers looking for a more relaxed lifestyle still within easy reach of New York City and the bustling town center of Morristown, ‘Red Gate’ stands out for offering the best of all things: an easily accessible prime location in the eastern portion of low-tax Harding Township/New Vernon; an exquisite countryside setting overlooking a spring-fed pond and rolling meadows; a recently renovated landmark home that provides space for multi-generational living and superb entertaining. In essence, ‘Red Gate’ offers a legacy lifestyle. Renovations in 2018 to this character-filled 13-room residence recreated an expansive kitchen where several chefs can work together with ample space around a 20-foot island. The open floor plan kitchen joins the family room and an eating area wrapped by views of the property from two delightful covered porches. Bathrooms were redone and the interior freshened so the irreplaceable cherry wood floors on the first and second levels are complemented by white walls that brighten the interior. Once owned by the respected architect Walter Pfeiffer, his expansion included retaining a second kitchen in the original portion that now offers potential for separate multi-generational living areas and entries. Oversized gathering areas now include a great room with custom wet bar and one of five fireplaces; a handsome library or billiard room; and a charming beamed-ceiling dining room with fireplace. Upstairs, five bedrooms include a private master suite with its own balcony, fireplace, sitting room and newly decorated dual master baths appointed with spa-like amenities. Located in New Vernon’s Silver Lake Historic District, entrance to the 4.8± acre property is notably marked by two distinct red gates topped by black falcons leading to the circular drive. Acreage contains a two-story barn with stables below and finished 2-story recreation or divine party space upstairs; a playhouse; in-ground swimming pool with shed; and a magical spring-fed pond for row boating, fishing and ice-skating. The carriage house includes a four-car garage on the ground level and an expansive guest apartment with two bathrooms, a sauna and balcony overlooking the scenic property. The New Vernon section of Harding Township is known for its elegant country estates, sweeping landscapes and low taxes. Located less than five miles from Morristown for NJ Transit’s Midtown Direct train service to Manhattan, New Vernon is easily accessible to Routes 287, 78 and 202, as well as Newark Liberty International Airport and business campuses in the region. By car, the Holland Tunnel is only 28 miles away and the Lincoln Tunnel a 36-mile drive.
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