33 Gravel Hill Rd,
Union Twp. NJ

4 beds | 1 baths | 4.89 Acres | MLS/ID#: 3538855


A unique offering of the historic Carter-Stires Farm presents a rare opportunity for a buyer who is seeking a house they want to make their own. While the home is in need of some work, it has good bones and spacious rooms. The circa 1780 main house was added onto in 1853 and 1874, as evidenced by the dates etched in the basement construction. Modern updates include a newer septic, oil tank, 200 amp electrical service, slate roof on house, and tin roofs on each of the three barns. 

Care was taken in retaining the home’s Early American character while preserving many vintage appointments such as high ceilings, generously-sized rooms, Dutch front door, wide-plank wood floors, beamed ceilings, original moldings, porcelain door knobs, a fieldstone fireplace, multiple Jersey winder stairs, built-ins, 9 over 6 windows in many rooms, and a beautiful main staircase. Measuring approximately 2,630 square feet, this expansive Colonial is arranged with 11 rooms, including four bedrooms and one full bath. The first floor includes a living room anchored by a stone heatilator fireplace with wood-burning insert, den/office, laundry room, galley kitchen, and dining room. Four bedrooms (two with adjacent sitting room/offices), a hall full bath, and walk-up stairs to attic complete the second floor. 

The bucolic 4.89± acre property is located at the corner of Gravel Hill Road and County Route 614. Its farm-like setting offers some open fenced pastures, wooded areas and three red barns allow for multi-purposes. The largest barn has electricity and features an earthen ramp to the huge main level which is fully-floored and offers an abundance of storage space. The first level was previously used for livestock where you can still see evidence of stalls. The second barn has electricity, a gravel floor, a one-stall stable and stairs to second floor with fully-floored storage area. Between the barns is a paved apron and gravel parking area. The third barn, which is closest to the road, is open in the back where livestock was housed in earlier times. 

Concrete stepping stones from the gravel parking area near the house lead to the front porch and cement walkways surround the home for easy access to the three entrance doors. A lovely stone wall on the west side of the home offers an area to plant annuals or perennials for an in-season display. A fenced-in chicken coop and gazebo complete the exterior. Outside access is also available to the basement.

Union Township is situated in the western part of Hunterdon County and is bisected by Route 78 which allows for easy commuting. Newark Liberty International Airport is approximately 44 miles away. Local bus service is provided by Trans-Bridge Lines in Clinton and train service on NJ Transit's Raritan Valley Line is available in Annandale. The Hunterdon County LINK bus offers handicapped-accessible, on-demand bus service throughout the county.
Bedrooms 4
Full Bathrooms 1
Square Feet 2,630
Property Type Residential
Acreage 4.89
Style Colonial
Taxes $8,211 (2018)


Elementary UNION TWP
Number of Rooms 11
Basement Yes
Basement Desc. Bilco-Style Door, Partial, Unfinished
Approximate Square Feet 2,630
Community Living No
Pets Allowed Yes
  • TubOnly
  • CeilBeam
  • StallShw
  • FireExtg
  • CODetect
  • CeilHigh
  • SmokeDet


  • CO Detector
  • Range/Oven-Electric
  • Washer
  • Dryer


  • Insert
  • Heatolator
  • Living Room
  • Wood Burning


  • Tile
  • Wood


  • 1 Unit
  • Radiators - Hot Water

Fuel type

  • OilAbIn


  • Private
  • Well


  • Private
  • Septic


  • Cable TV Available
  • Garbage Extra Charge

Room layout

Room Dimensions Floor
Master Bedroom 17x10 Second
Bedroom 2 11x8 Second
Bedroom 3 13x9 Second
Bedroom 4 14x9 Second
Den Room 17x13 First
Dining Room 21x14 First
Kitchen 14x6 First
Living Room 27x15 First
Office 11x11 Second
SittngRm 11x8 Second
Laundry Room 17x5 First
  • BarnStbl
  • MetalFnc
  • Gazebo
  • OpenPrch
  • OutBld/s


  • Gravel
  • 2 Car Width
  • Off-Street Parking


  • Slate


  • Corner
  • Mountain View
  • Open Lot
  • Wooded Lot
Photo of Karen Sferra




Union Township, NJ real estate market

About Union Township

Known for its splendid country scenery and charming historic hamlets, Union Township in north-central Hunterdon County measures about 20 square miles. It borders the equally appealing municipalities of Clinton, Franklin, Holland, Bethlehem, Lebanon and Alexandria. While the township is surrounded by natural beauty and farmland, it also enjoys a central location near Interstate 78, Clinton and Flemington. Incorporated in1853, the 2010 census reported Union Township’s population as 5,908 residents. 

In 2013, New Jersey Monthly magazine rated Union Township 5th out of the Top 100 New Jersey towns based on home values, property taxes, crime rate, school performance and lifestyle. A relaxed, semi-suburban atmosphere is a major draw for home buyers.
Residents here have a choice of single-family home neighborhoods like The Sanctuary, Village Square or North Hill Estates, condominiums at Union Hill or townhomes at Union Gap Village.

Designated historic districts within the township include Norton, Pattenburg and Jutland. At one time Pattenburg and Jutland had railroad stops, enabling them to grow as village centers with schools, small businesses, churches and homes springing up as a result

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