29 Sand Spring Ln,
Harding Twp. NJ

7 beds | 7.2 baths | 32.06 Acres | MLS/ID#: 3421292


Offered for the first time in over 66 years, Singing Wood is one of the area’s most famous estates. This finely-appointed mansion is set on 30+ picturesque acreage with sweeping countryside views. The property was owned by former congressman Peter H. B. Frelinghuysen Jr. from 1948 until 2011. Frelinghuysen was an environmental champion who prevented the Great Swamp from being developed into a major airport. Singing Wood was designed by James W. O’Connor, an architect credited for some of the most elegant residences on the East Coast. He integrated classic details such as intricate moldings, arched doorways and pediment-framed doors in the home. Constructed on a magnificent scale, the landmark home is finished in red brick and white clapboard. Its distinguished architecture is prominently on display from its circular drive approach. 

Highlights of the dramatic interior include detailed plaster moldings such as ornate crown, egg and dart and dentil trim, elaborately-mantled fireplaces, hardwood floors and oversized windows. Entered by a wide foyer graced with a curved staircase, gathering spaces include a living room clad in vintage Chinoiserie wallpaper, a banquet-sized dining room featuring a huge bow window, a sun-filled family room, and a library clad in rich wood tones. Each of these primary rooms features a beautifully-mantled fireplace. The spacious eat-in kitchen is served by an oversized butler’s pantry. Among the numerous bedrooms is a master suite containing a bed chamber, dressing room, private bathroom, office and sitting room. Outdoor amenities include a bluestone terrace and covered porch overlooking perennial plantings, specimen trees and shrubs; a sunken garden bordered by fieldstone walls; a formal fenced rose garden; and an in-ground swimming pool. Truly a home for the ages, Singing Wood is a rare estate offering in a coveted locale.
Bedrooms 7
Full Bathrooms 7
Half Bathrooms 2
Property Type Residential
Year Built 1938
Acreage 32.06
Style Colonial
Taxes $34,427 (2018)


Elementary Harding
High Madison
Middle Harding
Number of Rooms 20
Basement Yes
Basement Desc. Finished-Partially
Community Living No
  • Bar-Wet
  • Beam Ceilings
  • Walk-In Closet
  • High Ceilings
  • Skylight


  • OvnWElec
  • CookGas
  • Washer
  • Dryer


  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Dining Room
  • Family Room
  • Library
  • Living Room


  • Carpeting
  • Wood


  • 1 Unit

Fuel type

  • OilAbIn


  • See Remarks


  • Public Water

Water heater

  • Oil


  • Private


  • Garbage Extra Charge

Room layout

Room Dimensions Floor
Master Bedroom 23x18 Second
Bedroom 2 20x17 Second
Bedroom 3 17x15 Second
Bedroom 4 17x13 Second
Den Room 23x17 First
Dining Room 26x17 First
Family Room 24x21 First
Kitchen 24x16 First
Living Room 35x21 First
Bedroom 16x16 First
Office 15x14 Second
Bedroom 16x10 Second
Laundry Room 24x13 First
  • Patio
  • Wood Fence
  • Open Porch(es)


  • 1 Spaces
  • Detached Garage


  • Blacktop
  • Circular


  • Composition Shingle


  • Level Lot
  • Open Lot


  • In-Ground Pool
Photo of Gerry-Jo Cranmer




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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