by Todd Ellner
July 25, 2018 Home Building

What makes 7 Oak Hill Rd in Chatham, NJ the perfect colonial house?

We asked real estate agent, Gina Pugliese to walk through the house with us. She’s going to tell us what customers like about this property and what makes it unique. Get all the details in the interview below:


Did you know… ? 7 Oak Hill is currently listed on the marker. Discover the property here.

Colonial house tour: what’s the first thing you notice about this property?

They say you only get one chance to make a good first impression…

“The first thing I notice is the belgium block apron that you added to the driveway. That’s a definite added touch to the entrance of the house. I love the blue stone you used here for the walkway, it creates such a grand entrance to the house,” says Gina.

“The cultured stone columns with the blue stone covered porches are absolutely stunning.”


Here’s a little secret: we used the updates Azak trim package on the outside of the house.

This colonial beauty also enjoys many extra features that we don’t usually add into the other homes we build. It was built to provide a luxurious and comfortable lifestyle in the quiet of the suburbs.

Colonial house tour: what grabs customers’ attention?

7 Oak Hill Rd features a beautiful 2 story foyer that makes the house feel spacious and elegant. According to Gina Pugliese, the grand entrance and the wide staircase are two features that charm every potential customer who steps into this beautiful home.

But that’s not all:

“I love the floor to ceiling flat panelling on the walls. The floors are gorgeous, they’re walnut inlaid and wide plank hardwood floors. It’s a great sense of openness.”


Colonial home tour: “I definitely see a lot of attention to details.”

When asked to give a little feedback on the living room, Gina was quick to respond:

“I definitely see a lot of attention to details. The coffered ceilings, the extensive trim work on all the mouldings. I just love the whole transition of flow that you have in this house.”

Today’s buyers are looking for homes that make it easy to entertain their guests, family and friends. This amazing colonial home at 7 Oak Hill Rd offers exactly that.

“You have the kitchen flowing into the family room, into the living room and it just makes it very easy for whoever is buying this house to entertain. It’s a seamless transition from kitchen to all the main living areas in the house,” Gina explains.

Colonial house tour: “My first reaction to this kitchen is “WOW”!

As one of the most important parts of the house, the kitchen deserves special attention. When we designed 7 Oak Hill Rd’s kitchen we wanted it to be stunning and fully functional at the same time.


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“I love the clean lines of it. Also, the extra sink on it is a huge added feature to make it a convenient, entertaining space. I just love everything about it. I love the subway tile, the chrome trim, it’s just a clean look that fits with the rest of the house – that very farmhouse feel. It’s a great space, you have enough room for several stools here. The eating area is a large area, you can put a n ice big farm table over there.”

Another feature that we have here at 7 Oak Hill is the double drawer beverage center.

“Yes, it’s definitely not something I see in new construction homes. I love it, it’s amazing, it’s such a good feature because you can put anything you want in there. For families that have children, they can put all the juice boxes in there – they usually take up half of the refrigerator – or you can put adult beverages in there as well.”

How about the butler’s pantry?

“I love the espresso cabinets in here and the herringbone backsplash – it really creates a nice accent to the white kitchen. The wine fridge, the butler’s sink and this amazing pantry that is any family’s dream pantry,” Gina states.



Colonial house tour: “Every family wants a mudroom.”

“This, by far, is the number one thing on buyer’s list today,” says Gina, as we walk around the beautiful mudroom at 7 Oak Hill Rd.

Why is the mudroom so important?

“For obvious reasons: to put all the kid’s stuff away, so it’s neat and tidy.”

Here are some of the best things about this mudroom:

  • the shiplap;
  • the ceramic floors;
  • the cubbies;
  • the hooks that would keep all the kids’ stuff neat and tidy.


“It’s amazing how there are two entrances. I love the entrance from the garage, so anyone with muddy feet from sports and then the back entrance to the patio is amazing. It’s just the perfect functional back entrance to a house,” Gina continues.

The basement: a true extension of the living space

The basement features a great open floor plan an ten foot ceilings. It is a true extension of the living space:

“I love that you did the same trimwork as the rest of the house. It doesn’t seem like you threw in any railing. You carried through. It’s beautiful, another seamless transition to the rest of the three floors.”

When you’re down here, it doesn’t seem like you’re in a basement at all. We also added a full bathroom here which is a very useful feature. If you have people staying over at your house, they have their own private place in the basement.


Colonial house tour: a large and quiet master bedroom

“I love that you added a fireplace and this sitting area, because it creates a retreat for the homeowners to escape from the rest of the house. It’s a nice, quiet space. I also love the built-ins, they are beautiful. There is a lot of attention to details,” Gina observes.

As we’re making our way into the other side of the master bedroom, there are a few details that bring uniqueness and beauty:

“I love the tray ceiling, I love the natural light. That’s really important to most homebuyers, that the houses got good natural light. It’s a great flow to his and her closets, with ample room for huge wardrobes.”

The master bathroom features two vanieits, a freestanding soaking tub and a superb frameless shower.


Thinking about building your dream colonial house?

It’s easy with the Built to Suit program. Here are some of the advantages:

  • Get assistance during the entire building process;
  • Build on a lot you have or get help in finding one;
  • Pick a lot from our inventory;
  • Customize everything about your home;

For more information, feel free to contact Peter Gialluisi or Todd Ellner at 908-206-4659.

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