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Location: Belle Mead, New Jersey
What first caught our eye about this classic Federal-style home—besides the fact that it’s part of a nine-acre-plus equestrian estate called Towhee Farm—was its stunning Zuber wallpaper, which we now know to be highly sought-after woodblock-printed paper produced in France, thanks to our resident historic wallpaper expert. Lining the walls of the dining room, the panorama depicts gorgeous scenes from early North America—which was also installed in the White House by First Lady Jackie Kennedy.
Still, there’s more to admire about the 1804-built Beekman H ouse: The wide-plank floors, wood paneling, crown molding, exposed beams, generous floor plan, and multiple working fireplaces. Modern updates like a chef’s kitchen also figure seamlessly, enhancing the spacious five-bedroom, which also includes a top-floor studio, library, and screened porch.
And for those wondering about the equestrian part of the property, here’s what you get: Eight box stalls and paddocks, dressage ring, multiple barns, and automatic horse waterers. The property also includes a swimming pool and pool house, tennis court, workshop, and various outbuildings. Located at 438 River Road in Montgomery Township, it’s asking $2,150,000.