17 Old Chester Rd,
Peapack Gladstone Boro NJ

4 beds | 2.1 baths | 8.68 Acres | MLS/ID#: 3416068


Offered for the first time in over 60 years, Trestle Brook is a hidden secret in the heart of sought-after Gladstone. Situated on 8.6± acres and not easily visible from the road, the picturesque setting includes a gracious circa 1770 pre-Revolutionary Colonial, two rental cottages, a pool and pool house, barn and pond.  The name Trestle Brook refers to the Rockaway Valley Railroad trestle that once crossed the property. During the early 1900s, the property owners were involved with the Essex Fox Hounds and with raising of beagle hounds known as Trestlebrook Beagles.

Once part of a large land grant, the last acres of this enormous parcel are quietly tucked away in Gladstone. Steeped in the history of the surrounding area, Trestle Brook offers a unique opportunity to update this multi-building property and return it to its former glory.

Gladstone and neighboring Peapack are small-town gems that are easily accessed by Interstates 78 and 287 and Route 206. It is approximately a 45-minute drive to New York City and has its own NJ Transit rail station. In or near the towns are many sights of interest including The United States Equestrian Team Foundation headquarters and stables, the Willowwood Arboretum parkland offering native and exotic plants, Natirar, a 500-acre estate owned by Somerset County, Ninety Acres, an upscale restaurant and cooking school located within the Natirar grounds, and Blairsden, the historic estate recently featured during the Mansion in May house tour.  

Peapack-Gladstone, as part of the Somerset Hills School District, has a highly-ranked public school system in addition to numerous prestigious private schools in the area. Two renowned golf courses, Trump National and Hamilton Farm, are just minutes away, as is the United States Golf Association. The area is further enhanced by rural scenic beauty, pristine trout streams, diverse wildlife and a strong sense of community pride. No wonder it has been named one of the state’s best places to live in New Jersey Monthly magazine.

Trestle Brook has fascinating history along with charm and character. Main house has city sewer and water. Pool, pool house, pond on property, stone outbuildings. Beautiful secluded setting yet very close to train, restaurants and other amenities. Blue Ribbon Schools, convenient to highways, renowned Trump National and Hamilton Farm Golf Clubs, riding facilities, and Natirar County Park, also the location of prestigious Ninety Acres Restaurant and Spa. Town has no septic records for cottages however sewer line on property and natural gas in street. Farmland Assessed.Property sold strictly AS IS.
Bedrooms 4
Full Bathrooms 2
Half Bathrooms 1
Property Type Residential
Acreage 8.68
Style Colonial
Taxes $22,175 (2016)


Elementary BEDWELL
Number of Rooms 8
Basement Yes
Basement Desc. Bilco-Style Door, Crawl Space, Unfinished
Community Living No


  • Range/Oven-Electric
  • Washer
  • See Remarks
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer


  • Dining Room
  • See Remarks
  • Living Room


  • Baseboard - Hotwater

Fuel type

  • OilAbIn


  • See Remarks


  • Public Water


  • Public Sewer
  • Sewer Charge Extra
  • See Remarks


  • Cable TV Available
  • Garbage Included

Room layout

Room Dimensions Floor
Master Bedroom 17x15 Second
Bedroom 2 17x15 Second
Bedroom 3 17x9 Second
Bedroom 4 14x8 Second
Dining Room 15x17 First
Family Room 19x12 First
Kitchen 19x19 First
Living Room 36x33 First
Breakfast 10x9 First
Sunroom 13x7 Second
  • Barn/Stable
  • Enclosed Porch(es)
  • Open Porch(es)
  • Outbuilding(s)


  • 2 Spaces
  • See Remarks
  • Detached Garage


  • Additional Parking
  • Blacktop


  • Asphalt Shingle


  • Stream On Lot
  • Open Lot
  • Irregular Lot
  • Pond On Lot


  • In-Ground Pool
Photo of Elizabeth Winter





Peapack-Gladstone, NJ real estate market

About Peapack-Gladstone

What happens when two villages are combined in one borough? The answer is Peapack-Gladstone, which is sometimes called the Twin Borough. Incorporated in 1912, two distinct villages are located in the northern part of Somerset County. Peapack is the southernmost village and Gladstone is the northern one. Both have a small shopping district, train station, post office, houses of worship, and homes in and around their Main Streets.

The two downtown areas are old fashioned and picturesque. Many homes lining Main Street, from stately Victorians to charming cottages or classic capes, feature well-tended green lawns and blooming flower gardens. Liberty Park has a small pond with fountains and picnic tables, and there’s a playground across the street. Concerts in the park and community events attract all ages in the warm weather. The trout-stocked Peapack Brook meanders through town, eventually joining the North Branch of the Raritan River.

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