Well-Appointed Equestrian Estate on Over 14 Scenic Acres in Blairstown Set deep into its sheltered 14.46-acre setting in the Blairstown countryside, a long, private drive leads to this premier equestrian estate featuring a four bedroom brick front Colonial with an in-law apartment, a resort-style in-ground pool surrounded by lush landscaping and complete horse facilities including an indoor riding arena with five box stalls and living quarters. Situated on a quiet lane where it overlooks distant mountain views, this property is minutes from Interstate 80. The centerpiece of this estate is a custom-built brick front Colonial offering a flexible open floor...plan. Introducing the layout is a wide two-story foyer leading to some of the main gathering spaces. To the right of the foyer is an oversized living room featuring hardwood floors, warmly-toned wood, beamed ceilings, and a raised hearth brick wall fireplace with an arched firebox. A set of sliding glass doors reveals an enormous sunroom enclosed by windows and designed with high angled shiplap ceilings, multiple skylights, ceiling beams, stone tile flooring, a brick fireplace and brick accent walls. This charming room accesses the manicured grounds and refreshing in-ground pool edged by a bluestone patio. To the left of the entrance foyer, a generous country kitchen has a spacious dining area, extensive custom wood cabinetry, tile floors, granite countertops and beamed ceilings. The formal dining room presents a raised hearth brick fireplace, beamed ceilings, hardwood floors and a sunny bay window. This part of the home has a long, windowed hallway leading to a laundry room and rear staircase accessing an impressive guest apartment offering a private first floor entrance. This self-sufficient apartment contains an eating area with granite counters, white cabinets, a dining area and hardwood floors. The high ceilinged bedroom has a French door to the private balcony. A living room is designed with angled ceilings, hardwood floors and chair rail moldings. The fully updated bath completes this fabulous apartment. Back on the main floor, casual living areas span from the kitchen to a cozy bar area which seats five easily and contains hardwood floors, a custom stained glass ceiling above the bar and an adjacent full bath with shower. Step down to the expansive game room featuring an exposed brick wall with woodstove, wood paneled ceilings, three paddle ceiling fans, tile flooring and plenty of room for a billiards table and television viewing. Just off the foyer is a finished staircase to the lower level, where rustic design elements include barn wood walls, exposed ceiling beams and wood columns. This part of the home has a bar area, large carpeted exercise room and oversized home office. The main staircase in the foyer leads up to the main bedrooms and an extra-large master suite with a private balcony, ample closet space, sitting area, crown moldings and a sun-filled master bath. This owners’ bath has a platform tub tucked under two skylights and circle top window as well as a roomy glass enclosed shower. Three more spacious bedrooms share another full, updated bath in the hall. Horse facilities are noteworthy: there is a 60x60 indoor arena, five 12x12 box stalls, fenced fields, a run-in shed, plus a two-stall shed with storage and electric. An apartment presents two bedrooms, a living room, eat-in kitchen, full bath and laundry room, making it an ideal arrangement for farm help or multi-generational living. Blairstown in Warren County is a scenic, rural township with live performances available at Roy’s Hall theater, cultural opportunities at Blair Academy, restaurants, a local brew pub, fresh produce at area farm stands, access to ski resorts and abundant recreation at Delaware Water Gap National Park. Located approximately 65 miles west of New York City, Blairstown is known for its pastoral landscapes and easy access to Interstate 80.
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