Less than 50 miles from NYC, a piece of history is for sale for $1,175,000 in Hackettstown, New Jersey (h/t CIRCA). The landmark Beattystown Stone Mill, built around 1750, was redesigned, reconstructed, and renovated by Yale architect/owner Charles Buckley, in the 1980s. Sitting above the Musconetcong River in Warren County on over 1,500 feet of river frontage, this incredibly unique home with four bedrooms has almost 6,000 square feet of open concept, loft-style living space with exposed hewn ceiling beams and structural and sculptural beams, stone walls, an entire wall of glass, and even the original millrace that still flows under the living room!
The first floor, with two-story height ceilings, has a massive fireplace, a powder room, an expansive pub/recreation/media room and stunning stone walls.
There is an eat-in kitchen with terracotta tile, granite counters and stainless-steel appliances.
There is a formal dining room, a sitting area with fireplace and a laundry room on the main floor.
One of the coolest features is the millrace which originally powered the gristmill’s grinding stone and still flows under the living room. It is visible from the house through an arched stone window.
The second floor has a library with floor-to-ceiling custom bookshelves, three bedrooms and a large full bathroom.
The third floor has a large studio area which currently in used as a museum-like gallery displaying artifacts of the era. There is also a dressing room and a master bath with stall shower and soaking tub.
Up another set of stairs is the master bedroom with a spacious office or exercise room, and on the other a suspended balcony deck with a view of the river and countryside.
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Photos courtesy of Coldwell Banker
Neighborhoods : New Jersey