By Katelyn Castellano
Is life truly better on a farm? We think it could be, especially when we're talking about this exquisite pair of luxury properties located in Colts Neck, NJ. Abbey Farm and Windy Hill Farm neighbor one another, separated by 64 acres of fields, ponds and majestic views – each of which border several hundred acres of Bucks Mill Park.
Within an hour drive from Manhattan, and 20 minutes from the beach, this sprawling countryside destination provides something for everyone, possessing their own unique personalities.
Welcome to Abbey Farm
Looking for a $13.5 million stunner? You’ve found it here on Abbey Farm. This 18,000+ square-foot European Style Chateau was inspired by the French castles of Europe and designed to blend the worlds of both extravagant entertaining and every day living. One’s jaw may drop before even entering the property with three surrounding ponds and fountains that provide for a spectacular entry to both owner and guests. With six bedrooms, 10 baths, eight fireplaces, guest cottage, elevator, a double helix staircase that will leave you speechless and a grand room that can comfortably accommodate 150 of your closest friends and family – both your inner circle and acquaintances will thank and admire you should you choose to call this home.
Wondering why this property may look familiar? Its current owner has offered it as a hosted venue for several charity functions since its construction. One such charity event was featured by the crew of The Real Housewives of New Jersey.
Introducing Windy Hill Farm
Searching for a home with a more private ambiance? Feast your eyes on Windy Hill Farm. Intentionally hidden down a private, quarter-mile long drive, you can enjoy the ride while viewing the paddocks, Amish barn and stables, along with apple and peach orchards flanked by grazing sheep. With the addition of a pony or two to fill the grand estate’s stables, Windy Hill Farm would easily become a complete gentlemen’s horse farm. Situated on 38 private acres of rolling hillside and sited on top of a knoll aptly named “Windy Hill”, this property is currently marketed for approximately $9 million.
Designed by Cathy Zukerman and built by Jim Lukowitz, this estate blends old world character and charm with modern conveniences for a distinct and luxurious creation. With seven bedrooms, six fireplaces, 10 baths and a full adjoining guest suite, Windy Hill Farm is the ultimate location for a growing family or those who enjoy entertaining.
Additional features include a private lake, a full stone French-inspired mansion with slate roof, a four-car heated garage and garden wall, stunning custom woodwork and detail, show-stopping custom cabinetry, radiant heating and French “Roasted Walnut” wood flooring. These features, along with the natural light brought in by the majestic windows in every room, leaves the visitor appreciating the attention to detail that this home has to offer both inside and out.
*Abbey Farm and Windy Hill Farm are listed by Engel & Völkers Monmouth County.