372 Fairmount Rd,
Washington Twp. NJ

4 beds | 2 baths | 4.91 Acres | MLS/ID#: 3419012


Welcome to Califon House, a charming antique home on 4.9 magical acres where open lawns are dotted with lilac, holly, weeping cherry, lily of the valley, hydrangea, peony and rhododendrons. The front of this unique property is lined in privacy fencing while the back borders preserved land. The original circa 1770 two room cottage is today’s eat-in kitchen and elegant dining room. In the kitchen, a massive stone fireplace and hearth blend seamlessly with modern cabinetry and appliances for an efficient work space. The perfect spot to enjoy morning coffee is the adjacent screened porch; its storm panels and potting sink make it a three season room for enjoying the outdoor views.  Also adjacent to the kitchen is a dining room where French doors open to the sunny deck.  Both rooms have authentic wide plank floors and original hand hewn railroad beams. An 1820 addition added what is now a generously-sized living room.  Here, the original entry door opens to a rocking chair front porch and is detailed with period woodwork, including a mantel, shelving and cupboards. These design elements add function as well as authentic charm.

A full staircase leads to the second story where four bedrooms have ample closets including a master walk-in closet.  The hall bath with double vanities and claw foot tub has been recently updated.  Storage space is available in the basement and attic. A wonderful place for outdoor entertaining at the edge of the woods is a slate patio with wood-burning fireplace and picturesque stone cottage.  The large barn, currently used for storage, could easily be converted to garage spaces or used for farm animals.

Although Califon House has experienced significant upgrades in the past decade, including solar panels, Pella windows and central air conditioning, it has maintained its Colonial authenticity through sensitive renovations and enhancements.

Bedrooms 4
Full Bathrooms 2
Square Feet 1,936
Property Type Residential
Year Built 1770
Acreage 4.91
Style Colonial
Taxes $8,584 (2016)


Elementary Oldfarmers
High W.M. Central
Middle Long Valley
Number of Rooms 7
Basement Yes
Basement Desc. Walkout, Unfinished
Approximate Square Feet 1,936
Renovation Year 2003
Community Living No
Pets Allowed Yes

Co-listing Courtesy of: Marilyn Leung

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  • Shades
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  • CO Detector
  • Range/Oven-Gas
  • Refrigerator
  • Washer
  • Water Filter
  • Dishwasher
  • Self Cleaning Oven
  • Kitchen Exhaust Fan
  • Stackable Washer/Dryer
  • Dryer


  • Kitchen
  • Living Room


  • Wood


  • Forced Hot Air
  • Heat Pump
  • See Remarks
  • Multi-Zone

Fuel type

  • SolarOwn
  • Wood


  • Attic Fan
  • Central Air


  • Public Water

Water heater

  • Gas
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  • Septic


  • Garbage Extra Charge

Room layout

Room Dimensions Floor
Master Bedroom 18x11 Second
Bedroom 2 15x9 Second
Bedroom 3 16x8 Second
Bedroom 4 16x10 Second
Dining Room 22x12 First
Kitchen 23x15 First
Living Room 19x18 First
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  • Storage Shed
  • Barn/Stable
  • Patio
  • Carriage House
  • Enclosed Porch(es)
  • Privacy Fence
  • Deck
  • Outbuilding(s)


  • 1 Car Width
  • Gravel
  • Circular


  • Asphalt Shingle


  • Level Lot
  • Open Lot
  • Wooded Lot

Listing Agents

Photo of Georgia Schley

Photo of Marilyn Leung


Georgia Schley

908 451-4558


Marilyn Leung



Washington Township, NJ real estate market


Washington Township is located in the western-most portion of Morris County, a picturesque part of the state that still maintains a rural feeling with an abundance of farmland and wide open spaces. This is an ideal setting for residents who appreciate a peaceful setting that’s still within commuting distance of Manhattan. 


Measuring nearly 45 square miles, Washington Township encompasses the largest area of any municipality in Morris County. The township borders Somerset, Warren and Hunterdon Counties and is about 15 miles from the Delaware River and Pennsylvania border. Routes 46, 24/513 and 517 pass through town, and Interstate Route 80 is minutes away in Mount Olive, a neighboring community.


Two notable sections of Washington Township are Long Valley and Schooley’s Mountain.  Long Valley was once known as German Valley since settlers from Saxony, a region of Germany near the border of Poland, relocated there in the 1700s. 


Schooley’s Mountain stands as a tall ridge in great contrast to the gently rolling hillsides found in the rest of the region. It became a famous resort in the 19th century due to its natural springs. The region’s iron-infused chalybeate water was said to have health-giving properties and many people promoted the water’s healing qualities.

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