12 Old Orchard Rd,
Hardwick Twp. NJ

3 beds | 2.1 baths | 6 Acres | MLS/ID#: 3505525


Looking for serenity and calm in a scenic waterfront location less than 65 miles from midtown Manhattan?  Welcome to this completely renovated circa 1860 farmhouse sited on a gentle knoll overlooking the Paulinskill River in rural Hardwick. An ideal weekend retreat or year ‘round home, this property has been thoughtfully transformed into a modern residence that remains true to its antique Federalist origins and is surrounded by six acres of natural beauty. 

A country road leading past green pastures dotted with silos and winsome barns leads to this charming white washed brick Colonial. A covered rocking chair front porch opens to the entry foyer which reveals an expansive front-to-back living room and gracious dining room. Painted in crisp white, the interior highlights the home’s stately architecture and warm wood floors. 

A roomy center island chef’s kitchen presents desirable updates as well as a nod to its 1800s past seen in a stamped tin backsplash. The centerpiece of the first floor office with separate entry is an office with oversized brick fireplace surrounded by a wood mantle and stone hearth. Two staircases ascend to the second floor, where a renovated hall bath serves two generous bedrooms. The master suite contains a spacious sitting room, large walk-in closet and luxurious master bath.

Historical and unique, the double brick-walled 1860s home construction has been stunningly renovated to include all new walls, custom wood floors, a showroom kitchen, upgraded tile baths, plus new insulation and mechanicals. 

Complementing this lovely rejuvenated home is over 500 feet of frontage on the Paulinskill River. The location is ideal for outdoor and equestrian enthusiasts with hunting, fishing and kayaking on the Paulinskill. Additionally, the property offers a peaceful location just minutes from Blairstown’s quaint downtown for shopping, restaurants, the intimate live performance space at Roy’s Hall, and Blair Academy, a renowned private high school founded in 1848.

This historical and unique double-brick walled 1860's-built home has undergone a stunning renovation with all new walls, insulation, mechanicals, custom wood floors, tile baths & showroom kitchen. The grand entry foyer and center hall establish the easy flow from LR, Formal DR, Kitchen and Den. Two staircases access the 2nd floor which boasts two oversized bedrooms plus the dramatic Master Suite featuring adjoining Sitting Room and giant walk-in closet. The location is ideal for outdoor/equestrian enthusiasts with hunting, fishing and kayaking on the Paulinskill and minutes to Blairstown shopping and restaurants.
Bedrooms 3
Full Bathrooms 2
Half Bathrooms 1
Square Feet 3,724
Property Type Residential
Year Built 1860
Acreage 6
Style Colonial
Taxes $3,623 (2017)


Number of Rooms 9
Basement Yes
Basement Desc. Walkout, Unfinished
Approximate Square Feet 3,724
Renovation Year 2018
Community Living No
  • SoakTub
  • StallShw
  • WlkInCls
  • CODetect
  • SmokeDet


  • CO Detector
  • Range/Oven-Gas
  • Refrigerator
  • Dishwasher
  • Self Cleaning Oven
  • Kitchen Exhaust Fan
  • Microwave Oven


  • Gas Ventless


  • Tile
  • Wood


  • 1 Unit
  • Baseboard - Hotwater
  • Multi-Zone

Fuel type

  • GasPropO


  • Multi-Zone Cooling
  • 2 Units
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Central Air


  • Well

Water heater

  • From Furnace


  • Septic


  • Garbage Extra Charge

Room layout

Room Dimensions Floor
Master Bedroom 17x16 Second
Bedroom 2 16x14 Second
Bedroom 3 12x12 Second
Den Room 15x12 First
Dining Room 17x14 First
Kitchen 21x13 First
Living Room 29x16 First
Laundry Room 13x7 First
Attic 42x24 Third
SittngRm 15x12 Second
  • Open Porch(es)
  • Thermal Windows/Doors


  • 2 Spaces
  • Oversize Garage
  • Detached Garage


  • 2 Car Width


  • Metal
  • Slate


  • Lake/Water View
  • Stream On Lot

Listing Agent

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