Historic Home Tour With Old World Charm

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.

historic home for sale in NJ, completely remodeled throughout

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.

historic home entry foyer with beautiful staircase in the entry

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.

old world charm, vintage home for sale in New Jersey

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.

double front entry doors with transom

Just to the right of the front doors is a pretty nook with three bay windows.

character filled home tour 1870 home

Through the sliding pocket doors, is the main living area.

1870s living room restored

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.

large dining room in victorian home that was completely restored from the 1800s

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.

living room/family room/den/office

And in the opposite corner of that door is a quaint little nook.

living room 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.

country style kitchen decor

The back corner of the kitchen also contains a nook featuring more storage cabinets and a door that leads to another staircase leading upstairs.

kitchen in historic home with back staircase leading upstairs

And behind the kitchen (the house goes on forever) is a large, bright laundry room with plenty of storage space.

laundry room

The home has 5 bedrooms upstairs.

All with more closet space than you would ever expect in a home of this age.

double closets in bedroom of historic home for sale in NJ

Another of the bedrooms has a backdoor to the second staircase leading into the kitchen.

bedroom with back door to secret staircase in this 1870 historic home that was completely remodeled

Here’s a better view of that second staircase. This hall also contains another bedroom and a full bathroom.

back staircase in older home

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!

cool attic space

Outside is just as amazing as the inside. There’s a huge, well maintained two-story barn on the property.

large two story barn

The barn offers more storage space than you could imagine. Here’s a peek at the upstairs.

barn with loft

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.

large historic home on .71 acres for sale in central new Jersey.  Completely remodeled inside and out.

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!

farmhouse wraparound porch

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!

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  1. So much potential! Even if you just took up the carpet and remove the wallpaper it would give the house a total refresh. Moving all the furniturE away from the windows would bring in so much light. Makes me want to move!

  2. What a cool old home! It would look awesome with an updated front door and entry way. There is lots of room for imporvement here, hopefully it sees its full potential.

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