Location: 20 Dickson Road, Newton, New Jersey, 07860, United States

Equestrian Estate for Sale on 88+Acres–Wonderland Farms, Newton, NJ Auction

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Co-Listed with John Schlaffer, Clearview Realty, NJ License: 1649614 

Equestrian Estate for Sale at Auction

Suggested Opening Bid:  $3,500,000

Previously Valued to: $4,900,000

Buyer’s Premium: 5%

Co-Operating Broker Commission: 2.5%

Acres: Approximately 88.92 (Option to Purchase Additional Acreage for a Total of 125 Acres)

Zoning: Farmland

Location: Approx. 1+ Hour Drive from NYC and Newark Airport

Bedrooms: 5

Baths: 5.1

Notable Features: Pool; Cabana/Guest Suite; Tennis Courts; Fishing Ponds; Riding Stable, Trails, Arena & Dressage Area; Barns; Skeet Shooting Area & Pistol/Archery Range

Gross Annual Income from Farm: Approx. $35,000

Brochure Link:  https://issuu.com/awpropertiesglobal/docs/dickson_brochure_final

YouTube Video: https://youtu.be/xRXAqPe2sD8

Pre-Auction Offers Highly Encouraged!

Property Overview:

Wonderland Farms is a truly exceptional property ideal for use as an equestrian estate, family compound, wedding venue or a business gathering retreat. Its versatility is demonstrated by frequently hosting successful events for over 500 people. With no adjacent neighbors and one side backing onto state forest, privacy is ensured for those seeking a secluded retreat.

This equestrian estate now for sale at auction boasts magnificent vistas and breathtaking views of the Kitatinny mountains.  Situated in a serene and protected area surrounded by natural rolling hills, this property boasts a harmonious balance of topography: flat and gently rolling terrain, lush hardwood forests, and pristine spring-fed ponds.

Home Features:

The main house of this equestrian estate has approximately 5,000 square feet of living space, including five spacious bedrooms and five full bathrooms. A hallmark of the house is the expansive 2,000 square foot blue-stone entertaining area, complete with an outdoor kitchen, that seamlessly integrates with the indoor living spaces.


Multiple stone stairways lead to the stunning 60 foot + kidney-shaped pool. For added comfort, the property features a heated and air-conditioned cabana equipped with a convertible bedroom, bar kitchen with refrigerator and sink. You and your guests will soak in the peaceful beauty and vibrant sunsets over the pond from this unparalleled retreat.

This equestrian estate with miles of trails offers endless outdoor recreational activities: horseback riding, hiking, berry picking, ATV riding, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, ice skating, and ponds for ice-skating and hockey in the winter. There are also designated areas for skeet shooting and a pistol/archery range. For a more refined afternoon, enjoy a game of tennis on the court complete with a guest viewing area at the elegant Gazebo. The stable, located within a short walking distance, features a riding arena and dressage area. Immerse yourself in nature with walks through the woods, rich with abundant wildlife.

Two magnificent spring-fed ponds, teeming with large-mouth bass and other fish, offer hours of thrilling angling experiences. For those seeking a more relaxed pace, a stunning lighted water fountain and spacious Swan Boats provide the perfect venue for a tranquil 1.5 acre pond cruise that is sure to delight.


With only four families owning the property since 1810, this equestrian estate now up for auction is an extraordinary find.  This property has hosted incredible events attended by extraordinary people – President Eisenhower, for example, was a frequent guest at the residence.

Ideal Location:

This equestrian estate is fully farmland assessed and conveniently located just a few minutes from historic Newton, the County Seat of Sussex. Newton offers an array of shopping options, dining choices, and hosts one of NJ’s top-rated hospital services. This location offers easy commuting at just over an hour from Broadway or Wall Street, making Wonderland Farms the perfect home, family compound, equestrian estate, wedding venue or business retreat.

Additional Land Available:

For those seeking even more land, there is the option to expand to 125 acres with contiguous, adjacent acreage.

Pre-Auction Offers Highly Encouraged:

Make this one-of-a-kind, secluded retreat part of your family’s legacy.  Make a pre-auction offer today!

Total Bids Placed:

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Auction started May 15, 2023 11:00 am CDT

Auction Information


Bidding Starts: May 15, 2023 11:00 am CDT

Bidding Ends: May 31, 2023 11:00 am CDT

Location: 20 Dickson Road, Newton, New Jersey, 07860, United States

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Wonderland Farms

Interior Home Features

Main Floor:

Classic front entry double doors from 1800’s with decorative gilded cast iron security and ventilation grates

Elegant, hand painted Walls and detailed molding in Powder Room on the main floor, custom

French vanity with hand painted sink

Formal Dining Room with backed fabric walls, dentil moldings throughout and double French doors

Marble built in sideboard in formal dining room

Formal living room, with beautiful mantle and working fireplace. Hand painted walls, double

French doors with incredible views

Music conservatory room with stain glass cabinets and large bay window accommodates grand piano and library

Original stained glass door to butler pantry

Butler’s pantry with custom stain glass cabinets, wine rack and double granite counter tops

Custom designed Gourmet Kitchen with granite counter tops, large center island with chef’s sink along with seating. Upscale and new appliances, hand painted walls and mural.

Custom brick wood fired pizza and bread oven

Top of the line Viking six burner stove with Convection oven multi fuel stove with Viking hood

New LG refrigerator

New GE Profile dishwashers Kitchen Aid trash compactor

Custom game room with large bay windows and expansive 3 walls of views off kitchen with French stained glass entrance (pool table negotiable)

Mud room with brick tiled flooring, coat and shoe storage provide access to the porte-cochère to protect you during the harshest of weather

Sunroom has hand painted Tuscan style walls, ceiling hand painted with clouds and two skylights provide warming natural light.

The blue stone flooring, large custom stained glass windows, and double French doors access the outdoor entertainment area.

Wall of stained glass custom windows provide marvelous lighting and brings the outdoors inside

Great room with over 730 sq feet has large modern floor-to-ceiling insulated windows with panoramic view of the lawns, pond, fountain, fields and forest property.

Extensive cherry raised paneling with custom cherry bar, dishwasher, and deep large sink and hot shot.

Granite countertop and large EPA approved wood burning fireplace brings warmth and a cozy feeling to the large expanse.

Second Level:

Guest room – #1 with ensuite bath with Jacuzzi has hand painted ceiling.

Guest room # 2 – Former master bedroom with wood burning fireplace, sitting and dressing area, his and her closets with built in drawers and shoe closets (2), ensuite bathroom with Jacuzzi

Laundry Room – Hand painted walls in Laundry room with large storage cabinets for all supplies.

Guest bedroom #3 – Hand painted and stenciled with ensuite bathroom.

Guest bedroom # 4- Large room with hand painted walls and ceiling. Ceiling fan and perfect as large convertible office with built-in cabinets to hide printers, copiers, etc.

Master Suite:

Breathtaking 16 Foot Ceiling provides space and add drama to the the Master Suite Exquisite detail – Mid 1800’s French carved double entry doors to Master Suite with built in bookcases

Hand painted and detailed walls

River stone Fireplace to ceiling Stone walls

2 Walk in closets – 1 Cedar lined and both with closet organizers

Marble faced EPA approved Wood burning Fireplace and massive oak mantle Ceiling fans help reduce need for AC and distribute heating evenly

Romeo and Juliet Balcony with French doors that overlook patio, pool area, pond and lawns perfect for morning coffee or tea or to watch the sunset over the pond with your adult beverage of choice.


Master Bathroom:

Custom cabinets, double hand painted French sinks Marble flooring, walls and counter tops

Separate extra large Jacuzzi tub with stunning views of the property and sunsets Large Stall shower

16 foot ceiling Storage Area

Lower Level:

Private +900 bottle custom built Wine cellar Separate Large Built-in Pantry for storage of food Workshop

Finished Game room

Large Custom Home Theater and Media Room designed to THX standards, custom stadium seating for 12, Equipment included 3D projector, 12′ screen, all speakers and embedded base shakers.

Separate media and storage room

Beverage storage cool room off home theater with outdoor access Efficient Boiler 2019

Well Pump 2019

Backup Generac Generator with Auto-sensing and Auto-switching 2019 Pool and sprinkler Pump 2019

Additional Interior Home Features:

Cable and Ethernet Cat 6 wired, built in speakers

NEW Backup Generator – Propane based, auto-switching provides autonomous back- up peace of mind

Multi-zone central air newly Serviced 2022 New 2019 high efficiency furnace installed

New 2019 Well Pump and delivery system installed New 2019 5hp water sprinkler pump for main lawns New 2020 Waterfall Pump installed

Designer Refrigerator

2 Designer Dishwashers (Kitchen and Bar) Barns Freshly Painted


Massive French style wrought iron gates and stone pillars both at the Main and Commercial Service entrances greet you as you enter this unique and magnificent property. Each entrance is anchored into main lighted stone pillars connected to imposing 5′ thick stone walls.

Very Private and exclusive 88.92 acre estate with an option to purchase additional acres to increase compound up to +125 acres.

Property is under Farm assessment

3 Bay Car Garage with attached heated bathroom and shower. Second floor storage and gym.

Large highly functional antique pot belly stove in garage workshop

Cleared fields and hardwood forests for crops or further development, subdivisions, etc.

Ideal for a vineyard with proper soil drainage and sun.

Tennis court with view seating and fenced 2,000 square feet of outdoor entertainment area with magnificent blue stone patio and an additional 1000 square feet finished entertainment area around pool

Outdoor kitchen barbeque area with gas fired high heat infrared, burner range, grill along with charcoal Green Egg barbeque

Large Gazebos provides shade and rest area at the tennis court

Large pond with fountain, stocked with fish and Pump house for in-ground sprinklers.

A more secluded and additional stocked pond is in rear of property Swan Boats and paddle boats included

12 acres of manicured lawns and gardens

Apple, pear, peach, hickory and black walnut trees along with magnolia, dogwoods, maples, gingko and large variety of other oriental trees and shrubs. Many flower beds and more..

Meditation garden with antique statues and bench for reflection Lawn is organic and chemical free

Working farm – grows corn, vegetables and hay with contracted local farmer Skeet and clay bird shooting area is always a hit

Pistol and Archery range

Room for 6 hole golf course and putting green. Owner has 4 hole golf course pitch and put with multiple approaches

3 Electrical services: barn, house, front gate area. Additional Well drilled for future barn expansions

Event Friendly – Several Weddings and large 500+ people events held on the property with ample parking and breathtaking natural backgrounds for photography sessions

Backs up to NJ State Forest for additional hiking and trail riding and privacy Private game hunting preserve included on property

Tractors, ATV’s, and professional lawn equipment negotiable Multiple outbuildings for storage

3-4 Miles of trails for hiking, cross country skiing, snowmobiling, berry picking and horseback riding

Paved guest parking area off main entrance

Large, 65000 gallon 60’ in ground kidney shaped pool with entertainment deck and adjacent stone waterfall

Cabana house with large French doors, fully heated and air conditioned with custom-carved black walnut slab wet bar which can be an overflow guest bedroom. Room for any level of expansion or development – Large cleared area with well already drilled well for additional barn or other buildings to be added

Endless recreation possibilities and only 3.6 miles from Swartswood State Park and Lake

Magnificent turn of the century three Level Barn. Onsite storage for over 3000 bales of hay.

Recently painted and in excellent shape with 4 stall stable for horses, multiple large storage rooms on

first and second floor and Tack room at ground floor. .

Paddocks – Two large, 4 rail white low maintenance vinyl fenced paddocks with run- in sheds, each

with water service. Common internal gate to link paddocks and external gates when paddocks are


Adjacent cleared lot has plenty room to add additional paddocks or even another stable.

Full Riding Arena – 4 Rail maintenance free Vinyl Fenced and double gated for easy access

Tack up and adjacent washing area with outdoor hot and cold water Dressage lawn for on site events, upper field can be used as a polo ground.

3 to 4 miles of horse, cross country skiing, hiking and snowmobiling trails and adjacent to state land

and only a short ride to the Paulinskill trail with over 27 miles of State maintained trails.

Room for any level of expansion or development – Large cleared area with well already drilled for new barn, stable, or other buildings to be added

Hay grown on premises for self consumption and will support large number of horses or for resale (>2000 bales)


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