940 RARITAN ROAD, SCOTCH PLAINS , NEW JERSEY 07076
940 Raritan Road
Scotch Plains , New Jersey 07076
~~Luxurious bright sunny Colonial on 1.76 Acres Bordering acres of protected land, a Custom quality built Colonial is right at home amid its country surroundings in Scotch Plains, New Jersey. Featuring 3000 square feet first and second floor and another 1200 lower level for in law suite or au paire on 1.76 acres of open, level and wooded property, the resort setting is completed by manicured landscaping and an abundance of privacy. Bright and airy rooms take advantage of the serene surroundings which are framed by many oversized thermo paned windows. A twelve-room floor plan offers five bedrooms, 3 full baths and a formal powder room. Constructed in 2002, this inviting Colonial has been exceptionally well-maintained inside and out by its original owners. A host of desirable amenities include an open floor plan, lustrous hardwood floors, a fireplace in the Family Room, generously-sized rooms, classic moldings and doors, 9 foot ceilings on the first level and 8 foot ceilings on the second, recessed lights and a wood burning stove in the recreation room that opens to the back yard and an attached two-car garage. Classic f architecture accented in brick and Vinyl siding presents a welcoming facade. Landscaped walkways lead to the welcoming, covered rocking chair front porch with side lighted entrance door. An Open foyer with tiled floor is a grand introduction to this traditionally-inspired home, where a staircase and room openings make a positive first impression. Sight lines from the entry foyer offer views of the elegant living room to the left, fitted with hardwood flooring and windows for light. Directly to the right of the foyer is a formal Dining room with hardwood floors delineated by chair rail, windows and window treatments. An classic family room at the rear of the home is showcased by a handsome fireplace recessed lighting and double thermo paned windows. Adjoining the family room is the gourmet kitchen’s breakfast area with double sliding door to the rear deck that overlooks the fabulous open back yard that’s great for entertaining.
Details in the stylish kitchen such as an abundance of light-toned custom wood cabinetry, tiled floors, a center island, dishwasher, refrigerator, gas stove and oversized pantry are notable amenities.
The beautiful back yard includes 2 out buildings, a Barn and Cabana/Garden Shed, and a windmill for future set up. The Barn and the Cabana have water and electric too.
Additional spaces on the main floor include a formal powder room closets and spacious laundry room with laundry shoot from second floor and access to the unobstructed 2 car bay attached garage with garage door openers.
Upstairs, four additional bedrooms and 2 full baths include a luxurious master suite. This master’s retreat offers a separate sitting area with 2 huge walk in closets. In the luxurious master bath, a jetted platform tub, oversized shower with rain head shower nozzle, steamer, and dual sink vanity and palladium window. There are 3 other bedrooms bright and sunny, one with a palladium window, share a huge bathroom with dual sinks and a shower over tub.
The Ground Level Additional living spaces characterize finished full walkout lower level. This part of the home is reached by a staircase from the foyer family room and provides a recreation room and additional bedroom with 2 walk in closets a full bath with unobstructed stall shower, an office and an area where the wood burning stove is located. This area can easily be a mother in law suite or an au paire area.. The walkout access is to an oversized paver patio that will lead you to the magnificent back yard primed for your personal taste, is it a pool, a tennis court, and or an English garden with perennial plants, a vegetable and herb garden. There are lots of choices.
Mechanical workings of this home include multiple zones of heating and central air conditioning, security alarm system, and central vacuum.
The area known as Scotch Plains was first settled by Europeans, including many Scottish Quakers as early as 1684 It later served as a stop on the stage coach line between New York and Philadelphia. The Ash Brook area in Scotch Plains was the scene of a key action in the Battle of Short Hills, on June 26, 1777, which included skirmishes as Washington's forces moved along Rahway and Raritan Road in Scotch Plains toward the Watchung Mountains. An ancient house in Scotch Plains recalls those skirmishes and, with the acreage adjoining the house, presents a vista of that decade, the 1770s. This is the home of Aunt Betty Frazee, at the intersection of Terrill Road and Raritan Road whose retort to Lord Cornwallis led the British to find their bread from friendlier bakers in the same battle. The farmstead of Betty and Gershom Frazee is being restored by local organizations.
Scotch Plains Township had a total area of 9.050 square miles with 22,732 residents
The township is located minutes from Interstate 78 for access to New York City or one of the region’s many business campuses and recreational areas. Access to either Raritan Valley Train Line ( with limited direct access to) New York and the North East Corridor at Menlo Park Train Station with Amtrak Acela line to the northeast points Boston and west and south Washington DC.
This historic part of the state features picturesque Suburban and rural areas with Modern and, antique homes and charming downtown shopping restaurants movies theaters and recreational parks. Residents appreciate Scotch Plains convenient location, wide variety of nearby lifestyle amenities and a peaceful setting.
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