27 Red Gate Rd,
Harding Twp. NJ

5 beds | 5.2 baths | 4.8 Acres | MLS/ID#: 3577973


With buyers looking for a more relaxed lifestyle still within easy reach of New York City and the bustling town center of Morristown, ‘Red Gate’ stands out for offering the best of all things: an easily accessible prime location in the eastern portion of low-tax Harding Township/New Vernon; an exquisite countryside setting overlooking a spring-fed pond and rolling meadows; a recently renovated landmark home that provides space for multi-generational living and superb entertaining. In essence, ‘Red Gate’ offers a legacy lifestyle.

Renovations in 2018 to this character-filled 13-room residence recreated an expansive kitchen where several chefs can work together with ample space around a 20-foot island. The open floor plan kitchen joins the family room and an eating area wrapped by views of the property from two delightful covered porches. Bathrooms were redone and the interior freshened so the irreplaceable cherry wood floors on the first and second levels are complemented by white walls that brighten the interior. Once owned by the respected architect Walter Pfeiffer, his expansion included retaining a second kitchen in the original portion that now offers potential for separate multi-generational living areas and entries. Oversized gathering areas now include a great room with custom wet bar and one of five fireplaces; a handsome library or billiard room; and a charming beamed-ceiling dining room with fireplace. Upstairs, five bedrooms include a private master suite with its own balcony, fireplace, sitting room and newly decorated dual master baths appointed with spa-like amenities.

Located in New Vernon’s Silver Lake Historic District, entrance to the 4.8± acre property is notably marked by two distinct red gates topped by black falcons leading to the circular drive.  Acreage contains a two-story barn with stables below and finished 2-story recreation or divine party space upstairs; a playhouse; in-ground swimming pool with shed; and a magical spring-fed pond for row boating, fishing and ice-skating. The carriage house includes a four-car garage on the ground level and an expansive guest apartment with two bathrooms, a sauna and balcony overlooking the scenic property.  

The New Vernon section of Harding Township is known for its elegant country estates, sweeping landscapes and low taxes. Located less than five miles from Morristown for NJ Transit’s Midtown Direct train service to Manhattan, New Vernon is easily accessible to Routes 287, 78 and 202, as well as Newark Liberty International Airport and business campuses in the region. By car, the Holland Tunnel is only 28 miles away and the Lincoln Tunnel a 36-mile drive.
Bedrooms 5
Full Bathrooms 5
Half Bathrooms 2
Square Feet 7,687
Property Type Residential
Year Built 1820
Acreage 4.8
Style Colonial, Custom Home
Taxes $33,566 (2018)


Elementary Harding
High Madison
Middle Harding
Number of Rooms 13
Basement Yes
Basement Desc. Walkout, French Drain, Full, Unfinished
Approximate Square Feet 7,687
Renovation Year 2018
Community Living No
  • SoakTub
  • BarWet
  • CeilBeam
  • WlkInCls
  • SecurSys
  • StallTub
  • Steam
  • CODetect
  • SmokeDet


  • OvnWElec
  • Refrig
  • CookGas
  • Washer
  • InstHotW
  • Dishwshr
  • OvenSelf
  • WtrSftRn
  • Dryer
  • Microwav
  • SumpPump


  • Pool-Outdoor
  • Sauna


  • Dining Room
  • Family Room
  • Great Room


  • Stone
  • Wood


  • 4 Units
  • Forced Hot Air
  • Multi-Zone

Fuel type

  • Electric
  • Gas-Natural


  • Multi-Zone Cooling
  • 4 Units


  • Well

Water heater

  • Gas


  • Septic


  • Cable TV
  • Garbage Extra Charge

Room layout

Room Dimensions Floor
Master Bedroom 27x16 Second
Bedroom 2 16x19 Second
Bedroom 3 28x16 Second
Bedroom 4 13x13 Second
Dining Room 19x12 First
Family Room 27x21 First
Kitchen 44x14 First
Living Room 26x35 First
Bedroom 11x15 Second
Bedroom 11x13 Second
Library 27x15 First
  • Barbeque
  • Horse Facilities
  • Storage Shed
  • Underground Lawn Sprinkler
  • Barn/Stable
  • Patio
  • Carriage House
  • Wood Fence
  • Open Porch(es)
  • Outbuilding(s)


  • 4 Spaces
  • Oversize Garage
  • See Remarks
  • Detached Garage


  • 2 Car Width
  • Additional Parking
  • Blacktop
  • Circular
  • Fencing


  • Slate
  • Imitation Slate


  • Lake/Water View
  • Open Lot
  • Pond On Lot


  • In-Ground Pool
  • Heated
Photo of Molly Tonero




Harding Twp. NJ

Harding Township (New Vernon), NJ real estate market

Established in 1922, Harding Township was named for then-President Warren G. Harding.  Its location 45 minutes from New York City belies the pastoral scenery; where horses, sheep, and cows graze in meadows and open fields. There are about 50 miles of bridle trails winding throughout Harding Township, which are maintained by the Harding Township/Green Village Bridle Path Association. This atmosphere is ensured for future generations since 40% of the township is protected open space.

New Vernon and Green Village are two sections of Harding, in southeastern Morris County. Forbes magazine ranked New Vernon as "one of the 25 most expensive zip codes" in the country in 2006.

Green Village is an unincorporated area within both Harding Township and Chatham Township. Located just north of the Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge, Green Village has its own post office and fire station.

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