12 South Rd,
Chester Twp. NJ

4 beds | 2.1 baths | 2.06 Acres | MLS/ID#: 3437676


Classic in every sense of the word, a prime Colonial is sited on over two open, wooded and landscaped acres in Chester Township. Notable for its privacy, the setting is on the outskirts of Chester’s charming village for shops, eateries and boutiques. This beautifully-maintained residence offers four bedrooms and two-and-one-half baths within its sun-splashed layout of over 2,700 square-feet.

The nicely flowing floor plan is ideal for entertaining and everyday living. Graceful design elements include hardwood floors, high ceilings, two fireplaces, detailed moldings, skylights, recessed lighting and French doors. Outside, the roomy tiered deck offers a shade pergola, built-in bench seating and serene woodland views.

A brick front walkway edged by perennial plantings leads to the recessed front door bordered by sidelights. Inside, the wide foyer contains a staircase and is flanked by the formal living and dining rooms. Multiple windows fill these spaces with an abundance of natural light, while crown moldings and hardwood floors are elegant features in both rooms. 

At the rear of the home is an inviting country kitchen fitted with Rutt wood cabinetry, newer stainless steel dishwasher, a decorative backsplash and an adjacent dining area where sliding French doors access the deck. Opening from the kitchen hallway is a cathedral ceiling family room anchored by a raised hearth brick fireplace. Dual skylights, hardwood floors, crown moldings and a French door to the deck are additional enhancements.  Completing this level are a powder room and laundry room with new washer and dryer.

Upstairs, the elegant master bedroom is designed with hardwood floors, crown moldings, a ceiling fan and private master bath. Three secondary bedrooms, two with walk-in closets, share a full, updated bath in the hallway.

Completing the home is a newly insulated walkout basement ready for future finishing and an attached two-car garage, perfect for storage. This delightful Colonial enjoys a central Chester Township location near highly-rated schools, a community pool and commuter routes. 

new dishwasher, new washing machine, new dryer. Fireplaces in Living Room and Family Room. Hardwood floors nearly throughout. Updated main bath, walk out basement newly insulated and ready for buyer to finish, spacious rooms, generously sized closets and expansive rear deck. Roth oil tank in basement. Close to highly rated schools, community pool, shopping, restaurants. Move in ready. Sq footage per NJACTB
Bedrooms 4
Full Bathrooms 2
Half Bathrooms 1
Square Feet 2,779
Property Type Residential
Year Built 1978
Acreage 2.06
Style Colonial
Taxes $12,553 (2017)


Elementary Dickerson
High W.M.Mendham
Middle Bragg
Number of Rooms 10
Basement Yes
Basement Desc. Walkout, Full, Unfinished
Approximate Square Feet 2,779
Community Living No
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  • OvnWElec
  • Refrig
  • CookGas
  • Dishwshr
  • OvenSelf
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  • Family Room
  • Living Room
  • Wood Burning


  • Tile
  • Wood


  • 1 Unit
  • Forced Hot Air

Fuel type

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  • GasPropO


  • 1 Unit
  • Central Air


  • Well

Water heater

  • Oil


  • See Remarks


  • Cable TV Available
  • Garbage Extra Charge

Room layout

Room Dimensions Floor
Master Bedroom 17x13 Second
Bedroom 2 13x12 Second
Bedroom 3 13x11 Second
Bedroom 4 13x9 Second
Dining Room 15x13 First
Family Room 22x13 First
Kitchen 24x11 First
Living Room 23x13 First
Foyer 14x7 First
Laundry Room N/A First
  • Deck


  • 2 Spaces
  • DoorOpnr
  • Attached
  • Oversize
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  • 1 Car Width
  • Additional Parking
  • Blacktop


  • Asphalt Shingle


  • Open Lot
  • Wooded Lot
Photo of Elizabeth Winter




Chester Township, NJ real estate market

About Chester Township

When talking about Chester in southwestern Morris County, you need to distinguish between the Borough of Chester, which is the shopping village, and Chester Township, the surrounding area which is decidedly more rural. At about 1½-square miles, the borough is located at the intersection of Routes 206 and 24 and offers quaint streetscapes lined with one-of-a-kind boutiques, antique shops and restaurants. Chester Township includes 29.8 square miles of farmland, newer residential developments and historic homes.

Incorporated in 1799, over 40%--or 12 square miles--of the township is preserved as open space. There are nature reserves, parks and deed-restricted agricultural property under the state Farmland Preservation Program, which buys the development rights while allowing the farmer to retain title and continue working the land.

The Borough of Chester was incorporated in 1930, and is a separate municipality that shares many services with the township such as a library, first aid squad, fire department, community pool, athletic programs, civic organizations and schools.

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