FOX CHASE FARM
Lush countryside in the gentle hills and valleys of Chester Township is the setting for the 55-acre estate known as Fox Chase Farm—a beautiful compound for elegant living, fine and casual entertaining, and equestrian pursuits.
255 Fox Chase Rd, Chester, New Jersey
The 55-acre, Fox Chase Farm, is rich in history: The original wing of the house was built over 200 years ago; an early owner was cousin to the noted society interior decorator Sister Parish; and the traditional red barn is the handiwork of the masters of barn building, the Amish.
The bucolic approach to the main residence on the property is a long, winding driveway through parklike fields and pastures, arriving at a cobblestone courtyard. Built of local fieldstone with a roof of Italian tiles, the seven-bedroom home makes a delightful impression with balconies, arched recesses, and a columned porch, to which lunette, quarter-moon, and circular windows add charm. A cupola tops the three-bay garage, which houses a second-floor office suite.
Inside, wonderful old-world details blend seamlessly with all the trappings of luxurious modern living. The 17-foot-high front hall makes a grand statement with its coffered ceiling, curved staircase, and dramatic windows. The two-story cherry wood library has a curved staircase to its lower level where a wood-burning fireplace with marble surround will illuminate winter days. In the open kitchen, luxury details abound— beautiful imported white tiles with decorative accents, cherry wood cabinets with under-counter lighting and large granite topped island. The commercial-grade cast-iron AGA stove is a showstopper for all level of cooks.
With its floor-to-ceiling fireplace, dramatic trussed pine ceiling, and five sets of French doors, the great room is a standout. Also notable is the lovely first-floor principal suite. The bedroom, with fireplace, opens to stone stairs that curve down to the back gardens. The bathroom is appointed with marble and custom gold fittings.
Like the rest of the house, the lower level is bright and spacious with multiple French doors. In addition to the wine cave, there’s an exercise room, game room, rec room, and craft room. A pool house on this level, which opens to the back grounds, has two dressing rooms with showers and a half bath.
The back grounds of the residence are a magical world. Behind the gardens, lawns, and free-form pool is a pond fed by the Peapack Brook. Beyond are peaceful forests, home to myriad birds and woodland wildlife.
Six stalls, a tack room, feed room, wash stall and laundry are on the lower level of the fabulous postand-beam banked barn. On the main floor is a 2-story self-contained apartment. This multi-purpose building offers a wealth of opportunities for use— A fabulous venue for parties, and a facility for the horse hobbyist or serious equestrian. Also on the property are a lighted tennis court, a lighted riding ring, and fenced pastures.
Fox Chase Farm is a wonderland for country living at its best.
255 Fox Chase Rd, Chester, New Jersey is offered at $3,995,000.
For more information, or to schedule a private showing,
Real Estate Professional
Kienlen Lattmann Sothebys International Realty
Bedminster, NJ 07921
T: 1 (908) 285-0666