Beautiful Center Hall Chatham Colonial

This beautiful, circa 1941 stone front Center Hall Colonial offers a terrific floor plan for today’s family living and three acres of fabulous country-like property, all in the heart of one of New Jersey’s most desirable suburbs. Elegant formal rooms, versatile casual living spaces, thoughtful renovations and meticulous attention to this home’s excellent condition, provide a great opportunity to a new owner wanting a truly turnkey home. Indoor and outdoor living spanning all four seasons are enjoyed throughout. This home’s main level offers formal living and dining rooms, a butler’s pantry, and an updated eat-in-kitchen overlooking a huge great room with homework alcove. A second ‘formal’ family room and a private second level are complimented by day-to-day family conveniences such as a cherry fitted mudroom with full bathroom, direct entry from a heated two car garage and even a pet station! The second level offers an elegant master suite with fireplace and a private balcony, an ensuite guest bedroom, two additional bedrooms, a hall full bathroom and laundry room. The lower level boasts a recreation room, craft room, bedroom, full bath and ample storage. Suburban country-living wouldn’t be complete without a heated in ground pool, a renovated two-story barn, a shuffleboard court, play gym, zip line...all the toys for young and old. Stunning landscaping and hardscape surrounded by mature trees, a pergola covered patio with outdoor fireplace, flowering plants, and sweeping lawns provide the perfect setting for this tucked-away 3 acre retreat surprising close to everything.


First Floor

  • Entrance Foyer and Center Hall, hardwood floors, recessed lighting on dimmer switch, crown molding, wainscoting added 2007 (first/second floor hallways, staircase), Updated Powder Room and large coat closet in hallway
  • Formal Living Room with recessed lighting on dimmer switch, new windows, wood burning fireplace with original ‘hidden’ dumb waiter door panel to basement, hardwood floors, crown molding, original wainscoting, built-ins, French doors to Family Room, new walk-in bay window installed 2007
  • Formal Dining Room with new windows, chair rail, original wainscoting, crown molding, hardwood floors and 2 built in corner cabinet, connects to Butler’s Pantry
  • ‘Formal’ Family Room with custom pine woodworking throughout, coffered ceiling, wood floors, recessed lighting, wood burning fireplace with gas starter, granite top wet bar with beverage refrigerator, and wine cooler, three sets of French doors to bluestone patio, surround sound speaker system
  • Updated Kitchen 2011 with granite countertops, center island with dual sink and disposal, beadboard paneling, marble tiled backsplash, hardwood floor, recessed lighting, under cabinet lighting, custom banquette with built-in seating, separate desk area, coffered ceiling, two sets of French doors to patio
  • Stainless steel appliances include Subzero refrigerator, Wolf 4 burner gas stove with griddle, new Kitchenaid dishwasher, built-in microwave, Thermador wall oven and garbage disposal
  • Butler’s Pantry with Marvin refrigerator drawers, sink, side door to porch and gardens
  • ‘Casual’ Family room with coffered ceiling, built ins, wood burning fireplace with gas starter and gas logs, surround sound speaker system, dual desk ‘homework’ stations
  • Mud Room with direct entry from oversized, heated two car garage, fitted with custom cherry cabinets and wainscoting, dog station, slate floor with radiant heat,
  • Full bath in Mudroom with hammered copper farmers sink, radiant heat, slate tiled stall shower, cherry pocket door
  • Two car heated garage custom fitted with organizer system/racking/storage cabinets, automatic door openers, Spanish cedar garage doors, TV/ stereo hookup, AV speakers, separate trash alcove.

Second Floor

  • Large landing with built in storage bench, linen closet in hallway, recessed lighting, crown molding, wainscoting, two additional storage/linen closets
  • Master Suite with hardwood floors, walk in plus two double closets all fitted with organizer systems, recessed lighting, crown molding, two French doors, sitting area and side door to private mahogany decks overlooking the backyard.
  •  Master Bathroom with jetted whirlpool tub, natural stone tiled shower stall, double cherry vanity with marble top, linen closet, and a separate toilet area
  • Family Bedrooms #1 and #2 with wall to wall carpeting, crown molding, recessed lighting and professionally organized closets
  • Bedroom #4 Guest Suite with hardwood floor, crown molding, chair rail, full bathroom with shower stall
  • Hall full bathroom with a fully tiled shower over a tub, vanity and recessed lighting
  • Laundry room with washer and dryer, tiled floor, storage cabinets
  • Attic: full size, 8 foot ceilings, full floor, with cedar closet
  • Separate staircase to Office/ possible bedroom: 2005 windows, slate roof, cherry wood trim, custom upholstered window seats, custom cherry built-ins, custom beverage center, access to private mahogany deck (connects to Master Bedroom) with views of yard and wisteria covered pergola, reconditioned pool table, built in flat screen TV

Lower Level

  • Recreation room with wall to wall carpeting, recessed lighting, chair rail, wainscoting, loads of closets/storage, including a Costco closet,
  • Art room with cork floor and sink, chair rail and wainscoting
  • Guest bedroom wall to wall carpeting and full closet
  • Full bath with shower


  • Slate deck with bluestone patio: built in bluestone fireplace, built in natural gas grill, large pergola with mature wisteria for privacy and shade, outdoor speakers and dramatic evening lighting.
  • New split rail fence – 2002, with 8 foot deer fencing, enclosing entire property.
  • Professionally landscaped property includes Rainbow jungle gym, a children’s playhouse, built-in heated swimming pool, new regulation size shuffle board court, a zip line and a sand box.
  • Blooming perennial garden surrounds patio providing color for 3 seasons
  • New driveway and new front walk 2005
  • The Barn is existing non-conforming with a 2 car oversized garages that has all new pine ceilings and walls, a utility sink and electricity.
  • New second floor framing with a pool changing room, lots of storage, Dutch doors which open for loading,
  • Built in heated swimming pool with hot tub
  • Driveway gate opens by remote or push button on arrival. Opens by sensor on departure. Self closing.
  • Christmas tree near road has 60 amp of lights for Christmas season

Other Features and Imrpovements:

  • Very light and open floorplan, perfect for indoor and outdoor entertaining
  • Tranquil, private setting
  • Hardwood floors in most rooms
  • 4 Wood burning fireplaces
  • Six panel doors, crown moldings
  • Recessed and dimmer lighting in most rooms
  • Loantaka Lane is Zoned R-1: properties cannot be subdivided
  • New 4 BR septic back of house 2001 with septic alarm
  • 3 BR septic front –gravity tank guest room
  • 2003 all Marvin window replacements
  • Buried 200 amp electrical service
  • 2005 addition: mud room and office
  • 2005 gardens and water line upgraded
  • Water rise alarm in basement
  • Power washed and polished slate roof - 2013
  • Heated roof
  • New air handler 2000
  • Owned water softener
  • 75 gallon water heater
  • French drains, multiple sump pumps,
  • Whole house generator runs on natural gas, automatic
  • Underground sprinkler system
  • 3 zone heating
  • 2005 boiler (forced air over water) Radiant heated floor in mud room, and mudroom bath, hot water for mudroom bath and heats office
  • 3 zone air conditioning
  • Abundance of storage on all levels
  • School bus pick-up at the corner of Loantaka Lane North & Loantaka Way


  • Window treatments Master bedroom
  • Dining room chandelier, Front hall chandelier, Office light fixture

Municipal Information:

Property Size: 3.18 Acres (see survey); Block 140 Lot 3

Land Assessment $909,000
Improvements $726,100
Total Assessment $1,635,100

2012 Taxes $27,518

Morristown mailing address
Washington Avenue Elementary school