Last week I had a chance to tour a local historic home that will be hitting the market soon here in NJ. It’s a large home (2700 square feet) full of old-world charm.
It was built in 1870 but you’d never know from the condition it’s in. It’s been completely updated throughout, and modern conveniences added. While still managing to keep the original charm.
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The front of the home is picture-perfect with a large wrap around porch and double front doors. In addition to the wraparound porch you see here, there is an additional side porch off the kitchen area.
The building to the left of the house is a church that is equally as beautiful. Inside the front doors, is a spacious entry foyer.
You can see the beautiful staircase is solid wood. Here is another view from the front door looking down the hall to the dining room. The main living room is off to the right through a set of sliding pocket doors.
From inside, you can get a better look at the double front entry doors. I love the transom above the doors with the shelf full of vintage pitchers.
Just to the right of the front doors is a pretty nook with three bay windows.
Through the sliding pocket doors, is the main living area.
The living room also leads back out to the spacious dining room. This view is looking back towards the entry. Behind the open door you see, is a closet. There is no shortage of closet space here! Which is rare in a historic home.
Off of the dining room to the left, is another living room/family room that could serve as anything you wanted it to. The door you see there leads back out to the wraparound front porch.
And in the opposite corner of that door is a quaint little nook.
After you pass through the dining room, you’ll find the country kitchen. It has tons of cabinets and storage space. It also has an exterior door that leads out to the second side porch that I mentioned. The kitchen table was built by the current homeowner’s father. I absolutely loved that.
The back corner of the kitchen also contains a nook featuring more storage cabinets and a door that leads to another staircase leading upstairs.
And behind the kitchen (the house goes on forever) is a large, bright laundry room with plenty of storage space.
The home has 5 bedrooms upstairs.
All with more closet space than you would ever expect in a home of this age.
Another of the bedrooms has a backdoor to the second staircase leading into the kitchen.
Here’s a better view of that second staircase. This hall also contains another bedroom and a full bathroom.
There’s also a door that leads up into the attic which is large and offers tons of storage space. This would be so cool if it was converted into more living space. Not that you would need any more living space in this house!
Outside is just as amazing as the inside. There’s a huge, well maintained two-story barn on the property.
The barn offers more storage space than you could imagine. Here’s a peek at the upstairs.
It’s much larger than it appears in this picture. The property goes on forever behind the barn as well. Here is a view from the back of the property looking at the backside of the barn. Even more storage space there.
The property is zoned for commercial as well but I hope whoever buys it uses it as residential! It’s been maintained so well for so long I would hate to see that change!
Right across the street from this house, is another building from the 1800s that is a historic landmark. It’s where George Washington and his troops stayed during the Battle of Monmouth! That opens up for tours once or twice a year.
The property size of this historic home is around .71 acre and the cost of the house is $615,000. If anyone is interested, please email or message me for a tour!
Wouldn’t you love to live here?
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