Upon your approach, one is struck by the incredibly unique character of “Windmere.” From the intriguing barkclad shingles to the stunning millwork and custom stone work…this incredible NJ Highlands, Green Pond lakefront home will draw you in and delight you at every turn.
Built in the 1920’s, this gem has been lovingly renovated from top to bottom with all high end finishes, custom details and many natural materials. The result is “Windmere”…a magnificent home with breathtaking views from every room and all the bells and whistles imaginable. Set on an unusually wide and highly desirable .95 acre lot in exclusive and preserved Green Pond…this is the home you have been waiting for. This breathtaking home is one hour from NYC and located in the New Jersey Highlands.
Discover the beauty of Green Pond Lake in Rockaway Township. One of New Jersey’s best kept secrets, this enchanting, private community is nestled around the cleanest lake in NJ. The water clarity is high due to the lake’s source – underground cold water springs. Green Pond is bordered on the eastern side by Copperas Mountain and on the west by Green Pond Mountain. This peaceful retreat, managed by two corporations, Green Pond Corporation and Lake End Corporation can make a fabulous year round residence or a wonderful weekend getaway. New homeowners pay a fee to the relevant corporation and become “stockholders” in exchange for an interest in the common lands which surround the community. Only homeowners and their guests may access the lake and the community facilities, which include tennis courts, ball fields, a community center and a membership only yacht club.
As you enter…the sweeping lake views will embrace you. The open floor plan is ideal for entertaining and maximizing the views. The expansive great room features an impressive beamed ceiling and handsome fireplace. The kitchen is equipped with top-of-the-line appliances, striking marble counter-tops, a large pantry and custom cabinetry. Everyone will gather here and linger. Or, step outside to enjoy entertaining on the wraparound deck with views to two permanent docks. The convenience is key and allows for a perfect spot for your kayaks, canoes and powerboats on one of the cleanest lakes in the northeast. This is a fabulous lifestyle. Sit and while the hours away sipping iced tea, sailing or swimming in the crystal clean glacier spring fed lake.
Back inside, French doors lead from the great room to the office. It is easy to find inspiration here with beautiful views and gorgeous custom trim work. A charming powder room completes the first level with beaded board walls, a vintage sink and tin ceiling. No detail has been overlooked in this renovation.
Ascend the stairs to the second level, appreciating the magnificent arched window and built-in bookcases. This level is home to two enchanting bedrooms with vaulted ceilings, walk-in-closets and French doors to private balconies. A large hall bath offers a double sink vanity as well as a skylight and tub/shower. The laundry room is conveniently located here.
The master suite is stunning with French doors to a balcony with breathtaking lake views, a vaulted ceiling and large walk-in-closet. The master bathroom is luxurious yet quaint with a beaded board ceiling, double pedestal sinks and a large European style marble tiled shower.
The lower level won’t disappoint with fabulous views, gas stone fireplace and a built in wet bar with a wine refrigerator making this space ideal for entertaining. A full bathroom is conveniently located here. Walk out to a covered outdoor area perfect as a shady retreat or serve dinner under the stars on the charming bluestone patio. There are so many special areas at “Windmere”…the possibilities are endless.
A two car detached garage plus a shed and carport allow for ample storage. Hike up the ridge and enjoy views of NYC from this special property. This magnificent renovation is complete…just move right in and enjoy all that Green Pond and the NJ Highlands has to offer. Make this showplace your home!