74 Hathaway Lane – Essex Fells, New Jersey
$1,750,000  |  5 Bedrooms  |  5.1 Bathrooms  |  1.06 Acres

“We shape our buildings, and afterwards they shape us”
Winston Churchill

Nestled in one of New Jersey’s most charming townships and top school districts, this historically significant home offers country estate serenity while conveniently situated just 20 miles from mid-town Manhattan.

Originally constructed in 1906, the “Old Club” was expertly restored and updated for ideal family living in 2002 by a noteworthy architectural firm.  Among its many highlights, the original Essex Fells Country Club features five bedrooms, an inviting in-law suite, a spacious living room warmed by a majestic fireplace, as well as a new kitchen with high-end appliances and Vermont soapstone countertops that complement its custom, built-in family seating area.

A warming fireplace in the entrance foyer welcomes you to the home’s splendid interior and its turn-of-the century elegance.  A commanding staircase, framed by hand-carved, oak stairwell spindles, leads to the new second story with a sun-basked sitting room along with four ample bedrooms, highlighted by a superb master bedroom suite with dual walk through closets.  New Waterworks in-suite bathrooms, a conveniently located laundry room, and hand milled moldings and doors that match the original wood craftsmanship offer stylish convenience and accessibility.

A captivating, glass-enclosed leisure and entertaining room leads to a generously sized cedar deck, offering a sun-lit view of the property’s master-designed gardens that provide year-round splendor and color.  The park-like one acre grounds have been meticulously cultured and lovingly cared for and feature magnificent perennial gardens and specimen plantings.  Dry-laid stone walls, with bespoke built-in seating areas, frame the superbly landscaped property and provide intimate vignettes from which to admire the grounds and the Old Club, particularly its new, majestic Vermont slate roof.

The home’s interior grace and its property’s subtle beauty combine to offer an idyllic setting for social and family gatherings, both large and small.  With a nod to its beginnings as a social hub, the Old Club has hosted community gatherings for the Essex Fells Town Council, Zoning Board, Garden Club and the Elementary School, effortlessly accommodating as many as 120 guests.  Underscoring its family-oriented roots and atmosphere, the home has hosted intimate family get-togethers as well as large anniversary parties and weddings.

A family home in the truest sense, 74 Hathaway Lane is a property of utmost distinction and significance.

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