Of all the homes I have written about over the years, Hidden Pond Farm is certainly one of the prettiest, and one of my favorites. Located in New Jersey’s Morris County just 30 miles northwest of New York City, this neo-Georgian estate had been vacant for 30 years when interior designer Janet Simon and her husband Peter discovered the hidden gem and brought it back to life. Built between 1927 and 1933 by architects Delano & Aldrich as a summer retreat for Thomas M. Debevoise, a prominent attorney and personal counsel to John D. Rockefeller Jr., Janet remained committed to keeping the integrity of the home intact throughout the restoration.
I first wrote about Hidden Pond Farm in 2016, and in 2018 it was put on the market and sold. Today we will take a tour with images from Traditional Home, Janet Simon’s portfolio, and the real estate listing. There is also a magnificent video tour at the end that you won’t wont to miss… Enjoy!
“To live in this home and enjoy it, you have to be somewhat of a romantic and a lover of beautiful things,” says Janet in the video tour below… “And you have to love bringing people into your home, having family and occasions. It’s a lifestyle, it’s not just a house.” Janet and her family lived here for over 26 years. I hope the new owners continue to give Hidden Pond Farm the love and respect it deserves.