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Distinctively Turpin WWW.DISTINCTIVELY TURPIN.COM

A Sampling of Our Current Inventory

Celebrating the Past... Looking Ahead to the Future 50 Years in Business 2010 has already been a momentous year for Turpin Real Estate. As we celebrate a half-century in business, we are also proud to announce the opening of our new office in Chatham and the launch of a world-class website. Indeed, we are very well positioned to continue to be a market leader for the John and Jack Turpin next generation and beyond. We look forward to offering the kind of consistent market and community knowledge that has been our hallmark, while supplying our buyers and sellers with tools and systems that are unmatched in the industry.

Brand New Website Our all new, state-of-the-art website is designed to offer our clientele the most advanced in marketing and home search technology while providing visitors an excellent community resource. Whether you are looking for a new home, a good place to dine, or options for service providers in your town you will find it at www.TurpinRealtors.com. New Chatham Office We have long noticed that many of our clients originate in the Chatham area. As our business in the Chatham and Madison real estate markets has steadily increased over recent years, it has become clear what a perfect fit we were for this community. Our beautiful new facility located at 186 Main Street in Chatham is the perfect complement to our existing offices. As with our other offices, we are staffing Chatham with the industry’s best, most knowledgeable professionals. We encourage you to call or stop by if you are in the area!

Harding Township www.stonesthrowhardingtwp.com Built in 1952 and designed by James Timpson, Sr., this notable New Vernon property is splendidly set on 7.88± acres with commanding winter views of historic Silver Lake. Constructed of hand-cut Pennsylvania Argillite stone from Buck’s County, the center hall Colonial exemplifies the utmost in architectural detail and integrity. 4 bedrooms, 51⁄2 baths, a 1st floor master and horse facilities complete this rare offering. Offered At $3,650,000


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The Turpin Website: Where Community and Technology Meet Individual Property Websites Every property that we list receives its own, multi-page website with a web address created just for that property. Seller Reports Our sellers will have access to comprehensive reporting, showing internet activity on their listings from a variety of sources. Community Profiles Our community profiles offer our visitors detailed information on the areas we serve on topics ranging from the history to the real estate styles of a given town. Slideshows of local scenes, Google mapping and the ability to quickly view properties or market trends in the area are key features of this robust section.

Listing Alerts Visitors to our site will have the ability to save their favorite listings, set up email alerts for newly listed properties that match their search criteria, and more in our user account area.

Mobile Enabled Buyers will now have the added convenience of being able to search properties and open houses on our site right from their Blackberry, iPhone, Palm, Android, etc.

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Far Hills www.160sunnybranchrd.com (top) Built in 2005 from an original foundation with additional enhancements in 2007, this home combines understated elegance, functionality and serene enjoyment. Majestically set on 10± acres, this 7-bedroom masterpiece is bordered by 400 acres of parkland. Rich detailing accents the home’s exterior and continues throughout its 22 light-filled rooms. Offered at $4,495,000 www.chasehollow.com (bottom left) Prime location on 10± gated acres with pool and outdoor kitchen complements this well-designed 5-bedroom Bucks County Colonial. A quiet elegance extends to the sensational walkout terrace level with wine cellar, billiard room, guest suite, and garden room. Offered at $3,975,000 www.2meadowbrookclubway.com (bottom right) Handsome Wendover unit in the desirable Polo Club offers 2 bedrooms, 21⁄2 baths and a 2-car garage. Wood floors and custom millwork are found throughout the sophisticated and elegant home. Offered at $875,000


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Harding Township www.classiccountrycolonial.com (top) An extensively updated Colonial in the New Vernon section of Harding offers 6 bedrooms, 3 fireplaces, 4-car attached garage. Bluestone patio, pool, private setting on 3± acres. Offered at $2,575,000 www.208leeshill.com (bottom left) This stone and clapboard home with cedar shake roof and 3-car garage, was completed in 2005. Finished lower level, custom kitchen and stone patio with fireplace are but a few of the wonderful amenities of this beautifully maintained home on an open and level lot. Offered at $2,495,000 www.maplehillclassiccolonial.com (bottom right) A tranquil drive leads to this property set deeply off of Long Hill Road on 4± acres. The 5-bedroom, 3 full and 2 half bath home is set amongst mature and specimen plantings. Offered at $1,700,000

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The Mendhams www.520bernardsvillerd.com (top) An unparalleled sophisticated yet comfortably inviting home with stunning architectural elements throughout. Dramatic coffered ceilings, chef’s kitchen, spectacular billiards/great room, sun-filled conservatory, custom wine cellar, pool and pool house. Offered at $5,600,000 www.bedsidemanornj.com (bottom left) “Bedside Manor”, an elegant and charming Antique New Jersey Farm House, proudly sited on 15± acres high above a private lane overlooking the North Branch of the Raritan River in a very desirable area of Pleasant Valley. Offered at $2,295,000 www.310oakknollrd.com (bottom right) This elegant 5-bedroom Williamsburg Colonial, beautifully situated in the Oak Knoll section, offers a spacious front-to-back center hallway, hardwood floors throughout, custom built-in cabinetry, and superb architectural detail. Offered at $1,039,000


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Bedminster Township www.customhuntcolonial.com (top) Custom shingle-style Colonial on 27± farm assessed acres with glorious views. 16 rooms, numerous architectural details. 5 bedrooms include a private 1-bedroom guest apartment within the main house. Mature trees and barn. Offered at $3,985,000 www.majesticenglishtudor.com (bottom left) Majestic English Tudor circa early 1900s. Meticulously restored from 2003 to the present. Antique chestnut paneling, 7+ bedrooms, 10 fireplaces, pool, tennis court, 13± acres with views. Offered at $3,995,000 www.155oldfarmrd.com (bottom right) Wonderful renovated Farm House on 4.58± acres in the heart of Bedminster. Features include 4 bedrooms and gourmet kitchen open to a spacious family room with stone fireplace. Barn/garage with 9 separate bays, possibly for horse stalls. Offered at $1,695,000

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Morris Township www.peacemealfarm.com (top) “Peacemeal Farm”, a historic Washington Valley residence, features 5 bedrooms, 4 fireplaces, 2-bedroom guest apartment, 3-bedroom caretakers’ quarters. Situated on 6.74± acres with gardens, barn, greenhouse and swimming pool. Offered at $2,900,000 www.washingtonvalleyretreat.com (bottom left) Stately 5-bedroom, 6-bath home on 3.07± acres in Washington Valley features first floor master bedroom, gourmet kitchen and finished lower level. Recent renovation provides an indoor pool/spa. Offered at $1,445,000 www.springvalleysycamores.com (bottom right) The “Sycamores”, a stately 5-bedroom landmark on 3± acres with tennis court, enjoys a convenient and prestigious location in the Spring Valley section of Morris Township. A gracious showcase reminiscent of a bygone era. Offered at $2,395,000


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Chatham /Madison www.254woodland.com (top) A meticulously restored all-brick residence built in 1905 blends original character with modern amenities. Gracious rooms feature five working fireplaces finished in marble with carved wood mantles, hardwood floors and extensive millwork. Set on a professionally landscaped property in the desirable Hill Section of Madison. Offered at $2,250,000 www.78loantakaln.com (bottom left) Tranquil Chatham Township setting on 2± acres backing up to Loantaka Brook Reservation. 6-bedroom home with wonderful great room overlooking pool, hot tub and deer-fenced perennial gardens. Offered at $1,750,000 www.210fairmount.com (bottom right) “Mansion Row on The Hill”, this stately Chatham Borough Tudor circa 1908 reveals craftsmanship of a bygone era. Extensively updated with gourmet kitchen. Walk to NYC train and town. Offered at $1,850,000

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Tewksbury Township www.1817federalstylecolonial.com (top) Considered to be one of the most beautiful properties in the county, this Federal-style Colonial, built c.1817, is situated on 48± glorious acres within walking distance to the village of Oldwick. Beautiful rooms with high ceilings overlook rolling hills with breathtaking vistas and magnificent gardens. Offered at $5,900,000 www.4coddingtonln.com (bottom left) Exceptional 5-bedroom, 5½ bath home. Open layout well suited to a variety of lifestyles. Gourmet kitchen, hardwood floors throughout, finished basement, on a quiet cul-de-sac street. Offered at $975,000 www.110rockawayrd.com (bottom right) Set above a scenic country road, the 14± acre property offers a recently built antique reproduction stone-front Colonial with 5 bedrooms and large country kitchen, elegant paneled library, 2 staircases, detailed moldings and wood floors. Offered at $1,545,000


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Bernards Township www.55meekerrd.com (top) Traditional center hall Colonial with 5 bedrooms, 5 full and 2 half baths on 2.75± acres. Family room offers cathedral ceiling, stone fireplace and is open to the kitchen and eat-in area. Offered at $1,449,000 www.bernardsgeorgiancolonial.com (bottom left) A long private driveway leads to this gracious custom brick-front Georgian Colonial sited on 8± farm-assessed acres. Recently renovated with extensive detailing featuring a gourmet kitchen, front and rear staircases, and a conservatory. Offered at $1,549,900 www.120mountainrd.com (bottom right) Spacious center hall Colonial offers 11 rooms including 4 bedrooms, 3 full and 2 half baths on a private and serene setting of 3.37± acres. The main portion of this light-filled home was built in 2004. Offered at $859,000

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Bernardsville www.bvillemountainestate.com (top) Beautifully situated at the end of a private drive, this European-style home was designed by the architectural firm of Delano and Aldrich. The slate-roofed stucco home offers a centerthrough entrance hall, formal living and dining rooms, family room, media room, chef’s-style kitchen, 6 bedrooms and 7 full and 3 half baths. The 20-acre property embraces manicured lawns, two holes of golf with fairway, a resort-like pool area, a lighted tennis court and woodlands offering an abundance of nature. Offered at $5,300,000 www.gardnerscottage.com (bottom left) Tucked at the end of a private lane on the Bernardsville Mountain, this 1890’s gardener’s cottage is enclosed by a large steel box of generous proportions and expansive openings. Vast living spaces are anchored at one end by the cottage and the other by a grid of nine rooms all surrounded by 3± bucolic acres. Offered at $2,400,000 www.270hardscrabblerd.com (bottom right) 16-room clapboard and stone Colonial. 10± acres with 270° countryside views, 4 fireplaces, 6 full and 2 half baths, designer kitchen, luxurious master suite, 4-car garage and handsome salt-water pool. Offered at $2,599,995


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Turpin’s Website Offers Multiple Search Options Our website offers multiple search options with up-to-date information to help you find area listings and profiles about the towns we serve.

Map Search

Advanced Search Options

• Google Mapping • Search by address, town name or zip code • Draw your search area with your mouse • View all area listings • Viewpoints of interest

• Search by keywords in the listing remarks • Search by school district

Quick Search Jump right to a listing from the home page using: • MLS number • Zip code or town • Price range, beds, baths

Peapack-Gladstone www.109mainst.com (left) Updated historic Colonial offers 5 bedrooms, 3 full and 2 half baths situated on 2± professionally landscaped acres. Pumpkin pine floors, beamed ceilings and 3 fireplaces. Offered at $1,599,000 www.6jonahct.com (right) Stately custom Colonial built in 2000, privately set on cul-de-sac. Tasteful finishes, open floor plan, gourmet kitchen. 13 rooms, 5 bedrooms, 4½ baths, 3-car garage. Offered at $1,475,000

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Chester Township www.springcroftmidnightgarden.com (left) Elegant 2001 Colonial features Rivers kitchen, 5 bedrooms with en suite baths, 4 fireplaces, finished lower level with home theater and wine cellar. Exquisite landscaping, pool and cabana. Offered at $3,395,000 www.1beaconhilldr.com (right) Elegant custom Colonial with 5 bedrooms, 5½ baths. Master suite with sitting and exercise rooms, walk-in closets and new master spa bath. Custom finished lower level. Fenced backyard. Offered at $1,149,000


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Turpin Real Estate, Inc. Post Office Box 100 Far Hills, New Jersey 07931 WWW.T URPIN R EALTORS . COM

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CHATHAM 973-635-5555 FAR HILLS 908-234-9100 MENDHAM 973-543-7400 OLDWICK 908-439-3300 BERNARDSVILLE 908-766-6500

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EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY

Bernardsville www.woodedgeestate.com Sited on 2 lots totaling 12± acres atop the Bernardsville Mountain, a long, winding drive and an allée of century-old boxwood unfold to Woodedge’s grand courtyard. The George B. Post designed home features a commanding portico with Corinthian columns, while Tuscan pilasters define its perfect balance and a balustrade crowns the cedar-shake roof. Mahogany doors, richly finished wood floors, and 3 working fireplaces are but a few of the classic original features that now blend seamlessly with 21st century updates throughout this 5-bedroom, 4 full and 3 half bath architectural gem. Offered at $5,395,000

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Tewksbury Township www.creekhousenj.com The quintessential Tewksbury country home, Creek House has endured as one of the area’s most charming residences for centuries. Set near the banks of the Rockaway creek, the 4-bedroom, 51⁄2-bath home has been lovingly adapted for today’s lifestyle without sacrificing any of its authenticity. The stone and shingle exterior is the perfect backdrop for stunningly beautiful gardens, meandering slate walkways and terraces. Complete with 3-car garage and guest cottage, this property is located just outside the charming village of Oldwick. Offered At $1,650,000


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