500 Old Chester Gladstone,
Chester Twp. NJ

5 beds | 6.3 baths | 19.93 Acres | MLS/ID#: 3586845


Three Brook Farm

This cherished property encompasses over nineteen level acres at the northern corner of Fox Chase Road and Old Chester Road.  Fieldstone pillars mark the entrance to a paved driveway leading past open pastures currently held in farmland assessment.  Aptly named, there are three charming meandering brooks that traverse sections of the land.  A four-stall barn with an attached workshop and an equipment shed are located near the hay fields.  The driveway leads past a four-car detached garage with a second-story apartment and ends at the main residence in a wide parking court.  An in-ground pool and pool house are located beyond the first brook and can be accessed by crossing a whimsical footbridge.  Ancient evergreen trees, flowering specimen plants and fruit trees accent the landscape, adding to its natural beauty.  Bluestone terraces wrap around the main residence, providing ideal venues for outdoor dining and entertaining.

Early historical records for this homesite indicate that portions of the existing residence date back to the mid-19th century.  Over the past 150 years, the original house was significantly altered and expanded.  Today, the floor plan spans over 7,000 square feet and features five generous bedrooms, six full bathrooms, three half baths and five fireplaces.  The first floor begins in a wide foyer that connects two distinct wings. One wing includes a formal living room with an adjoining sunroom, the original foyer with a turned staircase to the second floor, the front parlor, a powder room and a wood-paneled library.  Heading towards the kitchen, there is a first-floor bedroom suite, a wet bar, formal dining room, butler's pantry, eat-in kitchen and a covered back entrance.  A third wing beyond the kitchen includes the rear staircase, the family room, mudroom and access to the basement.    

On the second floor, the four-room master suite occupies one end and offers a bedroom, sitting room, sleeping porch, dressing room and full bath.  Three more bedrooms, two with adjoining sitting rooms, are located along a long, winding hallway. Two of the bedrooms offer the privacy of en suite baths.  A full bath in the hallway, along with a walk-in linen closet, complete this wing.  A service wing features the sixth full bathroom, the laundry room and three storage rooms that were formerly used as sleeping quarters. 

Chester Township is situated in the southwestern corner of Morris County. A bucolic community, it offers nearly 30 square miles of farmland, newer residential neighborhoods and historic homes. This property is located in the southeastern end of this picturesque township and is within two miles of the historic village of Chester and its quaint boutiques and restaurants. Close proximity to a network of highways, including Routes 24, 202 and 206, and a top-ranked public school system add to the appeal of this location. The New Jersey Transit station in nearby Gladstone provides rail access to Manhattan. Liberty International Airport is approximately 35 miles to the east.
Bedrooms 5
Full Bathrooms 6
Half Bathrooms 3
Square Feet 7,051
Property Type Residential
Year Built 1850
Acreage 19.93
Style Colonial, Cottage, Custom Home
Taxes $25,982 (2019)


Elementary Dickerson
High W.M.Mendham
Middle Blackriver
Number of Rooms 20
Basement Yes
Basement Desc. Bilco-Style Door, Walkout, Crawl Space, Unfinished
Approximate Square Feet 7,051
Community Living No

Co-listing Courtesy of: Doris Ju

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  • Microwav


  • Bedroom 1
  • Dining Room
  • Family Room
  • Library
  • Living Room


  • Laminate
  • Vinyl-Linoleum
  • Wood


  • Baseboard - Hotwater

Fuel type

  • OilAbIn


  • Well

Water heater

  • Oil


  • Septic 5+ Bedroom Town Verified
  • Septic


  • Cable TV Available

Room layout

Room Dimensions Floor
Master Bedroom 12x23 Second
Bedroom 2 9x16 Second
Bedroom 3 13x14 Second
Bedroom 4 10x17 Second
Dining Room 17x25 First
Family Room 15x20 First
Kitchen 16x16 First
Living Room 13x28 First
Bedroom 10x14 First
Sunroom 13x17 First
Library 14x15 First
MudRoom 12x15 First
  • Storage Shed
  • Barn/Stable
  • Storm Door(s)
  • Carriage House
  • Workshop
  • Outbuilding(s)


  • 4 Spaces
  • Detached Garage


  • 2 Car Width
  • Additional Parking


  • Wood Shingle


  • Level Lot
  • Open Lot


  • In-Ground Pool
  • Outdoor Pool


Doris Ju



Chester Township, NJ real estate market

About Chester Township

When talking about Chester in southwestern Morris County, you need to distinguish between the Borough of Chester, which is the shopping village, and Chester Township, the surrounding area which is decidedly more rural. At about 1½-square miles, the borough is located at the intersection of Routes 206 and 24 and offers quaint streetscapes lined with one-of-a-kind boutiques, antique shops and restaurants. Chester Township includes 29.8 square miles of farmland, newer residential developments and historic homes.

Incorporated in 1799, over 40%--or 12 square miles--of the township is preserved as open space. There are nature reserves, parks and deed-restricted agricultural property under the state Farmland Preservation Program, which buys the development rights while allowing the farmer to retain title and continue working the land.

The Borough of Chester was incorporated in 1930, and is a separate municipality that shares many services with the township such as a library, first aid squad, fire department, community pool, athletic programs, civic organizations and schools.

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