260 Pottersville Road
Chester Twp., New Jersey, 07930, United States
Black River Farm is a picturesque property located in a section of Chester Township known for its equestrian properties and large country estates. The land encompasses 52 acres of preserved farmland which includes woodlands, open fields, a pond, a brook, specimen trees and established perennial gardens. This distinguished farm is surrounded by other preserved properties, ensuring that the natural beauty of Black River Farm will remain in perpetuity. A long gravel driveway crosses fenced pastureland and a meandering brook to reach the main residence, a renovated antique Colonial Revival, circa 1770. This enchanting home is set back from the road in a bucolic, rural setting. Historical records indicate that later additions in the 1890s expanded the original farmhouse, creating the centerpiece of the distinguished country estate that currently exists. More recent renovations reconfigured the living space by expanding the kitchen wing to include a gourmet kitchen, breakfast room, fireside sitting room, storage room, laundry room and snack pantry. Today, the spacious floor plan features 16 rooms, including a wood-paneled library, formal living room, dining room with butler’s pantry, two powder rooms, a family room/home theater and an expansive gourmet kitchen that is open to the breakfast area and sitting room. Upstairs, there are five bedrooms including a three-room primary suite with a stunning bath and room-sized closet, four renovated baths, exercise room, a sitting room/office that adjoins two of the bedrooms, and a lounge currently serving as the sixth bedroom. Many of the original architectural details have been restored and repurposed by the homeowners. The seven fireplaces are located in the kitchen, living room, dining room, library, family room, primary bedroom and fourth bedroom. An unfinished basement and a full attic provide ample storage. Glorious views of the farm, fields, pond and natural beauty of the property are captured throughout the residence. Additional outbuildings and amenities include a recently renovated two-story cottage with two bedrooms and two full baths, a circa 1890 two-story timber frame bank barn, a detached three-car garage, an equipment barn with garage space for two vehicles, a renovated corn crib, chicken coop, pool pavilion, and fieldstone spring house. A heated pool with a separate spa, an outdoor kitchen and expansive play areas and gardens adjoin the patios surrounding the pool pavilion, providing a wonderful setting for outdoor entertaining or recreation. Chester Township in the southwestern corner of Morris County offers 29.8 square miles of farmland, newer residential neighborhoods and historic homes. This property is within two miles of historic Chester Village with its quaint boutiques and restaurants. Close proximity to a network of highways, including Routes 206, 202 and 24, and a top-ranked public school system add to the appeal of this location. Newark Liberty International Airport is approximately 35 miles away.