725 RUNNYMEDE ROAD, OAKWOOD
3-bedroom home has circular main-level layout
Hidden among the trees, this Tudor home features elegant formal areas, cozy casual space and a lower-level recreation room with a kitchenette and bonus rooms.
Listed for $399,900 by Coldwell Banker Heritage Realtors, this brick-and-stucco house at 725 Runnymede Road has about 2,860 square feet of living space tucked within a hillside. The more than half-acre property has extra parking, a side-entry garage, a wrap-around deck, two rear balconies and a semi-private back yard.
Formal entry opens into a two-story foyer. A wood-plank staircase is accented by wrought-iron and wood-spindle railing and ascends to the upper-level catwalk hallway and descends into the lower-level sitting area.
Two steps down to the right is the formal living room, which has a cathedral ceiling and a white-brick, wood-burning fireplace. The fireplace has a raised hearth and artwork shelves. A wood-beam accents the ceiling peak, which has a ceiling fan.
Hardwood flooring fills the foyer and continues down the hallway into the formal dining room and the study. The study has a cathedral ceiling with wood-beam accents and a full wall of built-in shelves and desk space. A half bathroom is located across the hallway from the study.
Continuing the circular floor plan of the main level, a more casual family room is off the hallway and features a full-wall, brick fireplace. Sliding patio doors open off the family room to the covered deck, which is above the garage. The deck wraps around to the back of the house and is also accessible from the breakfast room.
Accessible from both the family room and dining room, the eat-in kitchen has been updated with hickory cabinetry and granite countertops. A peninsula counter provides breakfast bar seating and divides the kitchen from the breakfast room. The kitchen is equipped with a cooktop, wall oven and dishwasher. There is a double-door pantry closet, and a door opens from the kitchen into a laundry room, which has a folding counter, closet and access to the back yard.
Upstairs are three bedrooms and two full bathrooms. The main bedroom has a door that leads out to a balcony deck and a private bathroom with a walk-in closet, a double-sink vanity, a walk-in shower and a whirlpool tub. On the opposite side of the catwalk are the other two bedrooms and full bath. One bedroom has sliding-patio doors that open to a second balcony deck.
Open space is at the bottom of the staircase, creating a small sitting room. There is a bonus room, access to the garage on one side and a doorway opens into the recreation room off the other side. A wet bar has wall cabinets that include glass and bottle racks and an island has two countertops, allowing for seating for six and storage space. There is a bonus room nearby with a cedar-lined closet and a third full bathroom.
Open House: March 10, 3-5 p.m.
Directions: Far Hills to west on Dixon to right on Runnymede Road
Highlights: About 2,860 sq. ft., 3 bedrooms, 3 full baths, 2 wood-burning fireplaces, wood floors, updated kitchen, wet bar, finished lower level, 2 bonus rooms, 2-car garage, wood decks, extra parking pad, 0.64-acre lot
Coldwell Banker Heritage Realtors