Welcome to Hedgerow Farm, a beautiful country home sited on over eight private, park like acres in desirable New Vernon. Custom built in 2008, this home offers three levels of inviting, comfortable living with a universal appeal that translates into everyday joy.
Elegant, hand crafted woodworking, an abundance of oversized windows and doors, unique ceiling treatments and a gentle, tasteful, color palette are common threads throughout this exceptional home. Many of the first floor rooms, as well as the lower level game room, offer a seamless transition from indoors to the lush, layered outdoors.
The meticulously maintained grounds are the reward of a partnership between the homeowners and the renowned Statile and Todd Landscaping firm. Their combined vision literally transformed a barren lot into the estate like property offered today. Intimate gardens; mature specimen trees with seasonal interest, an orchard featuring a variety of fruit trees, and a vegetable and herb garden are all on a sub-surface drip irrigation system. Views of the, spring fed pond are available from the expansive covered porch and tiered patios.
A covered front terrace welcomes the visitor into this special world. Fauxed checkerboard hardwood floors, 8-foot high solid mahogany doors and 9 ft. raised paneled walls enhance the inviting entry hall that extends to the rear of the home, where French doors open to a gracious bluestone terrace, partially covered and sky-lit, that overlooks the idyllic grounds with pond views in the distance.
Gold and silver leaf ceilings in the gracious dining room reflect the warm glow of its chandelier and candle light to create the perfect ambience for formal dining and entertaining, complete with hand-painted wallpaper, paneled wainscoting and a pair of built-in china cabinets. An inviting fireside living room with a TV set above a charming fireplace and an antique mantel, enjoys expansive property views on three sides of oversized windows, set beneath distinctive beamed ceiling, providing either a casual or a more formal gathering place.
A stunning first-floor home office with woodburning fireplace features paneled walls, a built-in “L-shaped desk and cabinets, as well as expansive spectacular views. A beautiful onxy pedestal sink in the powder room is a wow for invited guests.
The designer kitchen is country chic, lined with soft white cabinetry and subway tile backsplash, charming plate racks in the breakfast area, and a cherry wood center seated island topped with veined marble counters, equipped with recessed drawers and dishwasher. High-end appliances include a Wolf electric range, Sub-Zero refrigerator, double wall ovens, and more. A butler’s service area and wet bar make entertaining a breeze, outfitted with an undermount beverage fridge, a second dishwasher and ice maker, as well as a nearby walk-in pantry. Two sets of French doors lead from the breakfast area to the terrace for extended outdoor dining and enjoyment.
A front-to-back family room offers upscale leisure living , with a focal fireplace and TV above, a beamed ceiling and rustic barnwood stained wood paneled walls. French doors open to the orchard, allowing easy access to enjoy the fragrance and beauty of the fruit trees.
A rear hallway and mud room with brick floors, wainscoting and generous cubbies and closets lead to the front bluestone covered porch. A wonderful "wrap" room with built-in work table and hanging ribbon racks is the perfect place for wrapping gifts and other projects, with a nearby second powder room that showcases an antique Delft-style floral patterned wall sink. There is direct access to the three-car heated garage equipped with separate circuits for catering ovens, electric cars, and the like--buyer's choice! A fourth garage is accessible from the porte cochere off the parking court.
An open landing is the perfect sitting area with lofty vistas, and introduces lovely second-floor bedrooms. The master suite runs along its own hallway that culminates with a romantic fireside master bedroom with soft wall-to-wall carpeting and oversized windows. "His"-and "her"- luxurious marble-clad master baths each have their own custom-fitted closet rooms, and are joined by an oversized walk-through frameless shower with rain shower head. "Her" bath has a free-standing deep jetted tub and separate commode with recessed drawers tied into its own alarm system to house valuables. All of the bedrooms are ensuite, each with its own architectural flavor--one has a high ceiling and soaring cross beams; another with a dressing area and wall of closets, plus a custom-fitted walk-in closet designed for more formal wear. A back staircase leads to a privately set fifth bedroom--ideal as a guest bedroom, with access to a huge finished storage/bonus room with endless options for the homebuyer.
A second home office with built-in work station and wood burning fireplace offers a quiet respite after a long day, and can be converted to a sixth bedroom, if desired, that connects to its own bath with vanity and separate oversized frameless shower. A large laundry center on this floor adds convenience.
10-foot high ceilings grace the sprawling lower level-- a virtual "home beneath a home." A sumptuous recreation room with game area is where quality leisure living takes place. A walk-out billiard room with fireplace and French doors to the rear patio is flooded with natural light. The piece de resistance is a temperature-controlled 5,000 bottle wine cellar certain to please the aficionado. Included is a full-sized exercise room with a mirrored wall, a second laundry center loaded with countertops, cabinetry, a freezer and fridge to heighten the experience, and a full bath with steam shower. A huge storage/systems room and utility area complete this level.
State-of-the-art mechanical systems sustain the entire estate, inside and out, designed to address every comfort of the fortunate homebuyer. "Excellence driven by passion" personifies this extraordinary estate.
Nestled amidst the leafy landscaping is: The Cottage. Built in 1850, it has been completely renovated while remaining true to its origins as a farm house and provides a private oasis for family and guests. Boasting two spacious bedrooms, two and one half bath, a large living room and a delightful kitchen. Two wood burning fireplaces, a covered porch, laundry room, storage rooms, a two-car garage and a walk up fully floored attic are additional special features.
This is an exceptional opportunity to enjoy a home that is bursting with style and energy...a place where the art of living has been perfected.