This masterfully built Rolf Bauhan Colonial captures the spirit of the eighteenth century American homestead while providing all the modern amenities. Enveloped by preserved land, the 4 acre setting provides privacy that’s as pretty as a landscape painting. This enchanting property is one of a handful of historic homes protected along with the Donald G. Herring estate, once the epicenter of equestrian pursuits for the region. In the 1950’s, Bauhan selected this bucolic pocket to custom build a reproduction Colonial featuring carefully sourced antique materials, including pumpkin pine flooring, paneled wainscoting, pocket doors, period hardware, and authentic mantelpieces. The western wing, a few steps up, is designated for refined entertaining and quiet escape with a living room and an office/guest room with fireplaces, one topped with an Adams mantel and the other accented with Delft tile. At the eastern end, a few steps down, a family room offers a wealth of space warmed by yet another fireplace and lined with open shelves to surround yourself with favorite books and treasures. The kitchen, dressed in timeless marble and glazed tile, and the formal dining room with a Dutch door to the stone patio stand at the heart of the home. Two staircases lead up to the main suite with a closet-lined dressing area, full bath, and a bonus room featuring a dogwood-inspired wrought iron railing that mirrors the view through a dramatic dormer window. Two more corner bedrooms share a lovely hall bath. Whether you envision party space, guest quarters or the ultimate gym, a loft over the two car detached garage is ripe with possibility!
Listing courtesy of Callaway Henderson Sotheby's Int'l-Princeton. Contact: (609) 921-1050