Sotheby's International Realty - Hopewell, NJ

Past the gates, winding up the driveway, you get a sense of the seemingly endless land encircling this brick manor home and finally you realize why this is called the Garden State. The 25 acres are home to specimen trees and sculpted gardens contained by a stone wall, as well as a pond offering Heaven-on-Earth views from southerly windows. The sprawling home and outbuildings, all capped with slate, have custom spaces devoted to every leisurely pursuit from wellness to wine collecting. Rooms are invitingly scaled, eleven of them with masonry fireplaces. A mahogany library with upper gallery is among the more intimate spaces, while the lower levels cherry bar and theater are meant to be enjoyed with guests, as is the airy pool house complete with a fireplace, kitchen, full bath and views of an infinity-edge pool. Three of the large bedrooms open to balconies and all have ensuite bathrooms. An apartment and 3-bedroom carriage house offer additional lodging. There are tennis and basketball courts and 7 garages. **If farmland assessment is not continued the buyer will be responsible for roll back taxes.