Gardens, pool, pond enhance Colonial-style home



Finished basement offers family, bonus rooms

Contributing Writer

Nestled among the landscape at the end of a semi-private lane, this Colonial-style home has old world charm with an updated kitchen.

Listed for $475,000 by Sibcy Cline Realtors, the story-and-a-half home at 46 Briar Hill Road has about 2,630 square feet of living space plus a finished basement. The Colonial features include crown molding, wainscoting, hardwood floors, a center entry with wood staircase, an abundance of built-in storage, including china hutches, bookcases, cabinetry and window seats.

Formal entry opens into the foyer with a wood spindled staircase that leads up to the second floor. A cozy den is to the left and has knotty pine paneled walls, a corner, gas fireplace, built-in bookcases and a hidden bar with wine cooler and countertop.

Formal areas are off the foyer to the right and include a spacious living room with a bay window, a wood-burning fireplace surrounded by a wood mantel and hardwood flooring. French doors open from the living room into a solarium, which has a cathedral ceiling with ceiling fan and four skylights and ceramic-tile flooring.

The formal dining room has two built-in corner china hutches with arched glass cabinet doors and a crystal chandelier. A door opens from the dining room into the kitchen, which is also accessible from the end of the entry hallway. The updated kitchen has granite countertops and distressed cabinetry that includes a buffet counter, wall ovens, a gas cooktop within the peninsula counter and a sub-zero refrigerator with matching wood panel doors. There is also a double stainless-steel sink and a dishwasher.

A bay window creates a small breakfast nook, which is surrounded by additional shelves and cabinetry. A door from the kitchen leads outside to the gate to the back yard and steps that lead down to the driveway.

The back yard has a terrace garden, a pond with water feature, an in-ground swimming pool and a paver-brick patio. The property has an irrigation system.

The first-floor main bedroom has a hallway of closets, drawers and cabinetry as well and access to the full bathroom, which has a single-sink vanity, a tub/shower with ceramic-tile surround and glass-block window, shower and stackable laundry hook-ups. The bedroom has built-in bookcases that surround the bay window seat.

Upstairs are two bedrooms and a full bathroom. Both bedrooms have large closets and dormer window nooks. The full bath features a tub/shower and single-sink vanity. There is a loft sitting area with a dormer window nook, built-in bookcase. An additional dormer window nook has built-in storage.

The basement is accessible from the kitchen and has been finished into a family room with fireplace and a bonus room, which could be a hobby room. A door from the family room opens into a garden room or pool storage room. Access to the two-car garage is off the basement and unfinished room has a private half bath, a second laundry area, the mechanical systems and storage. The basement has glass-block windows.


Price: $475,000

Directions: Far Hills to west on Harman to west on Park Avenue to south on Briar Hill Road

Highlights: About 2,630 sq. ft., 4 bedrooms, 2 full baths, 1 half bath, 3 fireplaces, den, sun room, updated kitchen, first-floor main bedroom, bay windows, loft, finished basement, 2-car garage, garden room, in-ground swimming pool, pond, paver-brick patio, privacy fence, extra parking pad, 0.44-acre lot, semi-private roadway

For more information:

King Merritt

Sibcy Cline Realtors

(937) 609-7754

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