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Description

StyleFarm
Square Feet6000 Sq. Ft.
# Bathrooms8
# Bedrooms6
Year Built1800's
Level3+
Lot Size4 + Acres
CityLambertville
StateNew Jersey
CommentsBrookmill Farm is a peaceful, serene 14 acre country compound just minutes from New Hope/Lambertville but a “world within itself”. The moment you enter the long private stone lined drive with mature lush tree canopies, you instinctively realize you are on a rare one of a kind private estate. As you enter the compound, you’ll soak in multiple vistas overlooking rolling hills, dramatic tiered perennial gardens bursting with color, elegant fountains, private pond, babbling brook and waterfall that will overload your senses. The estate includes a perfect blend of old world charm and modern day amenities. The main house with its wrap around porch is accompanied by a guest cottage, pool house, grotto/arcade room, studio/gym, three car garage, barn, pool and tennis court. The property boasts a total of 6 bedrooms, 4 fireplaces & new gourmet kitchen with wine cellar. This historic country retreat is situated an hour from Manhattan with close proximity to major highways. For more photos find us on facebook at Brookmill Farm.

Features

Den / Office / Library
  • Desk
  • Light and Airy
  • Book Shelves
  • Wood Floors
Property Owner's Comments -
Den / Office / Library
The office/bedroom has a lovely sitting room that looks out to the back gardens and functions equally well as a family room and office.
Dining Room
  • Traditional
  • Wood Floors
Property Owner's Comments -
Dining Room
The original room in the bank-style main house is a beamed-ceiling dining room anchored by a walk-in, stone fireplace. The Dutch door in the dining room opens to the alfresco dining porch overlooking the brook and the pond.
Driveway
  • Long
Property Owner's Comments -
Driveway
The long, stone-wall lined private driveway leads you into this dream property with ancient trees, a trout-stocked pond frequented by blue heron and ducks, a babbling brook and a foot bridge over a waterfall and another bridge leading to the tennis court.
Entry
  • Traditional
  • With Stairs
  • Wood Floor
  • Straight Stairs
Property Owner's Comments -
Entry
The elegant, bold foyer features restored original paneling and an authentically restored staircase appointed with era appropriate millwork.
Exterior Features
  • Garden
  • Barn
  • Hills
  • Bridge
  • Large Grounds
  • Rooftop
  • Waterfall
  • Basketball Court
  • Fountain
  • Gazebo
  • Pond
  • Stable
Property Owner's Comments -
Exterior Features
The long, stone-wall lined private driveway leads you into this dream property with ancient trees, a trout-stocked pond frequented by blue heron and ducks, a babbling brook and a foot bridge over a waterfall and another bridge leading to the tennis court. The perennial gardens all over the compound have been professionally redesigned and labeled by the head master gardener from the prestigious Cranbrook Institute in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. Dramatic, tiered perennial gardens in the back of the main house are accessed by stone steps installed years ago and peacefully watched over by an ancient Aphrodite-style garden fountain in the center. The stairs lead to an old rose garden and sunset gazebo. The natural wooded back acreage of the property rises up a rocky ridge and descends down to the brook. Brookmill Farm was once home to the theater-owning Fox family of Philadelphia, who used the property as their playground in the country. Whimsical garden decorations installed by the Fox family can still be found amongst the bucolic grounds. Stone garden frog fountains dot the property, a favorite of which has been updated with an automatic timer, signaling cocktail hour. Another noteworthy resident was Brian Garfield, author of “Deathwish”, which later became a movie starring Charles Bronson. Brian wrote the book while he owned Brookmill Farm and mailed the draft from the property. Legend has it that during the days of prohibition, moonshine was sold out of the cellar reached by hidden stairs. Outbuildings include a two stall barn with workshop and hayloft; a studio converted to a full gym and a three car garage.
Guest House
  • Detached
Property Owner's Comments -
Guest House
The guest cottage has two levels featuring two or three bedrooms, a new 2010 kitchen with granite countertops, two full baths and a laundry room. One of the second story bedrooms has a wood burning fireplace.
Kitchen
  • Wood Floors
  • Light / White Cabinets
  • Period / Traditional
  • Bright / Sunny / Airy
Property Owner's Comments -
Kitchen
A completely new kitchen was installed in 2010 and features Viking appliances, granite countertops, a glass tile backsplash and radiant heat floors. Original stone walls in the adjacent family room are enhanced with local reclaimed barnwood. Sunlight streams in through eleven new windows in the vaulted two story section of the family room. The old door on the wine cellar completes the vintage feel of this room.
Living Room
  • Stairs Visible
  • Hardwood Floors
  • Traditional / Period
  • Wood Paneling
  • Fireplace
  • Wealthy
  • Bright / Sunny / Air
  • French Doors
Property Owner's Comments -
Living Room
As you step inside the main house, an elegant foyer reveals a formal living room with restored original paneling, beamed ceilings and raised panel window frames. The paneled Inglenook stone fireplace lends additional charm and warmth to this inviting space flanked by three sets of double French doors leading out to the porch.
Master Bedroom
  • Light and Airy
  • Fireplace
  • French Doors
  • Newer
  • Carpet
Property Owner's Comments -
Master Bedroom
The main house master bedroom is a sophisticated, three-room master suite. The spacious, chic master bedroom with wood burning fireplace adjoins a glass-walled sunroom that overlooks the back gardens. Two pedestal sinks, a marble tile shower and deep jetted tub enhance the master bath. There are five closets providing ample space but the real surprise for a home of this era is the luxurious
Pool
  • Rectangular
  • Has View
Property Owner's Comments -
Pool
The centerpiece of the property’s summer entertainment is the pool house. The pool is a large, 1920's era restored lawn pool while pool house is the original stone building on the property which overlooks the heated lap pool. The downstairs section of the pool house has been restored to its original “speakeasy” format complete with custom bar, kitchenette, half bath and is filled with arcade games. The striking, nautical themed rooftop lounge area was designed in the mid 1990’s by the curator for the museum of modern art in New York.
Sunroom
  • French Doors
  • Wood Floors
  • Open (Room to Room)
  • High Ceilings
  • Newer
Property Owner's Comments -
Sunroom
The glass walled sunroom off the main house mater bedroom overlooks the stone steps and dramatic, tiered perennial gardens in the back of the main house that are peacefully watched over by an ancient Aphrodite-style garden fountain.

Questions? Contact our Office at 877.339.3456 (FILM)