50 Dunkard Church Rd,
Delaware Twp. NJ

4 beds | 5.3 baths | 35.89 Acres | MLS/ID#: 3513276



Rarely does one see a perfect blend of grand and intimate architectural spaces so artfully arranged to accommodate any lifestyle. Sweeping meadows and pastures flank the stately approach to Thornewood, an equestrian masterpiece.  Pastoral views from each window of the home look over 35.89 +/- acres of preserved land.

The owner’s point of view and expertise is devoted to the concept of preserving the legends and bloodlines of the authentic Egyptian Arabian horse.  The equestrian part of the complex is designed for the comfort and safety of each horse with Dutch doors to the exterior.  To ensure proper ventilation, each of the 19 matted stalls have automatic waterers and full door screens/grids, some on both the exterior and interior walls. In the post foaling season, there is the option to keep the bottom door closed for warmth.  The custom-made stall bars were designed to prevent hoof intrusion. The high ceilings carry heat upward in warm weather and there are aisle doors designed to preserve heat in the winter.  Connecting the two rubber matted aisles is a magnificent two-story viewing rotunda.  It features second floor seating to accommodate presentation events.

Additional features include a full hayloft, a heated tack room, wash stall, feed room and direct access to smaller sacrifice/dry lot paddocks for bad weather turnout.  The stable is cedar sided with a Southern yellow pine interior and bead board interior detailing.  A fenced outside arena has a river stone/sand footing.  The adjoining parking and turnaround area has room for a commercial size van or trailer.  Nothing has been left to chance in this well thought out complex.

Turning to the carefully crafted showcase home created in 2004, there is the same attention to detail seen in the farm complex. The one owner home radiates a welcoming aspect with sweeping views from each window. It offers three levels of glamorous living spaces, two master bedrooms and a fourth level finished bonus room.   Versatility is at the heart of the floor plan. Luxurious features include beautiful millwork, solid wood doors with antique glass transoms over doors and walnut-hued oak floors throughout.  Five eye-catching fireplaces are focal points for impressively large rooms as well as more intimate interior spaces.  It is rare to find nooks and crannies in a home so recently constructed.

Indoor and outdoor entertaining is a dream with French doors to terraces, custom wet bars and mini kitchens in appropriate rooms – the family room, the great room, the library and the lower level.  These are equipped with refrigerators and sinks within custom cabinetry for convenient entertaining.  The main three levels of living space offer first and second floor master suites which adapt well for multi- generational living.  Coffered ceilings in the living room and the great room add distinction to those rooms. The kitchen design is timeless with a classic black and white theme accented by stainless steel appliances and hood.  Darkly-hued stone counters and wood flooring add warmth and create a cohesive, efficient space open to the family room with its own elegant wet bar. 

The first floor is completed by a large great room with walls of custom bookcases and a fireplace; this space leads to a small hall with half bath and door to the office. The dramatic coffered ceiling adds drama, and both rooms offer terrace access. This suite of rooms has a private entrance from the front of the house.

At the other end of the house, the first floor master suite has a sitting area, a French door to a balcony, an en suite bath and a walk-in closet.

The second floor features a separate sitting room, a master suite and two additional bedrooms.   The sitting room at the top of staircase has a beautiful fireplace and mantel, a wet bar, upper and lower cabinets, and small refrigerator. The master suite itself enjoys views over the countryside and architectural detailing in the fireplace and the ceiling. The bath carries the theme of white cabinets contrasting to the gleaming wood floor. The additional en suite bedrooms with walk-in closets are found at the other end of the wide hallway.  

The rambling daylight lower level is designed as a private, self-contained space with a separate library section filled with bookshelves to hold an extensive collection. It is above grade with abundant windows overlooking views. Additionally, there is a gracious reception suite and large office in which to receive clients. Tucked to one side of the home is a second side entry hall with steps to this space and to the great room above. The reception room’s focal point is a stone corner fireplace.  

Delightfully rural Delaware Township measures just over 37 square miles in western Hunterdon County. Rolling fields, farmland and forests characterize the bucolic scenery in this peaceful part of the state which shares a border with the Delaware River. In addition to the Delaware River, the township’s southern borders include the Delaware and Raritan Canal. Consisting of 79 acres, Bull’s Island Recreation Area is situated on Bull’s Island at Raven Rock along the Delaware River. It is part of the 3,578-acre Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park and offers a boat launch, fishing and a nature trail. Visitors enjoy kayaking, tubing or canoeing along the river. The township also offers great restaurants and a lively arts scene in nearby New Hope and Lambertville.

Situated on 36+- acres in the heart of New Jersey's prime horse country, 19 box stalls w superb ventilation, presentation rotunda with second floor viewing area, outdoor arena and lush wood board fenced fields. Bathroom, feed and tack rooms. Hardi Plank siding on house; cedar on stable. Gracious custom home adorned by finest millwork detail in every space! Amazing 2 story great room & office w private bath, wet bar, timeless gourmet kitchen, master suites 1st and 2nd floors. Full fin wo lower level w full library, rec rm, office, vestibule, bath. 4 full levels of living space. Multipurpose room 3rd floor 27 x 25.
Bedrooms 4
Full Bathrooms 5
Half Bathrooms 3
Property Type Residential
Year Built 2004
Acreage 35.89
Style Custom Home
Taxes $30,939 (2018)


Elementary DELAWARE
Number of Rooms 18
Basement Yes
Basement Desc. Walkout, Finished, Full
Community Living No
Pets Allowed Yes
  • BarWet
  • JacuzTyp
  • TubShowr
  • StallShw
  • WlkInCls
  • AlrmFire
  • SecurSys
  • FireExtg
  • CODetect
  • SmokeDet


  • CO Detector
  • Central Vacuum
  • Range/Oven-Gas
  • Refrigerator
  • Washer
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • Microwave Oven


  • Bedroom 1
  • Rec Room
  • Family Room
  • Great Room
  • Library


  • Carpeting
  • Stone
  • Tile
  • Wood


  • 4 Units
  • Multi-Zone

Fuel type

  • GasPropL


  • Central Air
  • 4 Units


  • Well

Water heater

  • Electric


  • Septic 4 Bedroom Town Verified
  • Septic


  • Cable TV Available
  • Garbage Extra Charge

Room layout

Room Dimensions Floor
Master Bedroom 23x20 Second
Bedroom 2 24x20 First
Bedroom 3 18x14 Second
Bedroom 4 16x15 Second
Den Room 15x15 First
Dining Room 20x14 First
Family Room 25x16 First
Kitchen 26x13 First
Living Room 19x16 First
SittngRm 15x13 Second
Office 16x11 First
Great Room 36x30 First
Library 28x16 Basement
  • Horse Facilities
  • Barn/Stable
  • Open Porch(es)
  • Deck


  • 3 Spaces
  • Finished
  • Attached
  • GarUnder
  • InEntrnc


  • Gravel
  • Additional Parking
  • Blacktop
  • Circular


  • Composition Shingle


  • Open Lot

Listing Agent

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Delaware Township, NJ real estate market

About Delaware Township

Delightfully rural Delaware Township measures just over 37 square miles in western Hunterdon County. Rolling fields, farmland and forests characterize the bucolic scenery in this peaceful part of the state which shares a border with the Delaware River. Neighboring towns include Lambertville, Raritan Township, East and West Amwell, Franklin Township and Kingwood Township. Incorporated in 1838, Delaware’s earliest settlers actually came to farm the land in the 1700s. Today, a population of about 4,500 residents are scatted throughout long-established communities named Sergeantsville, Croton, Locktown, Sand Brook, Raven Rock and Rosemont.

In addition to the Delaware River, the township’s southern borders include the Delaware and Raritan Canal. New Jersey’s last covered bridge is also located in Delaware Township; the circa 1872 landmark crosses over the Wickecheoke Creek, connecting Rosemont and Sergeantsville.

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