Just 20 miles outside NYC, this 18th-century New Jersey home and barn asks $4M

Posted On Fri, October 23, 2020 By

Posted On Fri, October 23, 2020 By In Cool Listings, Historic Homes, New Jersey

Photo credit: Jump Visual

Earlier this year, the New York Times called Wyckoff, New Jersey “a peaceful suburb with a sense of community,” and noted that the Bergen County town has been seeing “an influx of young families, who value its small-town atmosphere and relatively low taxes.” This Wyckoff property may not be a starter home, but its $3,950,000 price tag gets you a piece of history set on four acres. The main residence, formerly known as the Halstead House, was built in 1779 and has been perfectly preserved over the years. There’s also a renovated barn, a guest cottage, and a pool, all set against a beautiful pond.

The main residence was built in 1779 by the original owner John Halstead, hence its former name the Halstead House. Over the years, its Federal and Greek Revival details have been meticulously cared for, while receiving the necessary modern upgrades. It’s been in the same family for over 80 years.

Throughout, you’ll find 12-inch-wide heart of pine wood flooring, four fireplaces, moldings, and built-ins.

Even the bedrooms and bathrooms have historic charm.

The water-front cottage was constructed with the original beams and brownstone from the Arcola Country Club area. As the listing says, it could serve several purposes from “a quiet guest cottage for friends and family to a highly desirable home office and gym for those seeking to work remotely.”

The barn, which was completely redone in 2015, is currently an income property. Its 1,887-square-foot open floorplan includes a bright living space, modern kitchen, two bedrooms, a loft office space, and a large deck. It has an attached greenhouse and three garages.

The yard includes lovely bluestone terraces and a large, gated pool.

The pond “is fed by the trout stocked Ho-Ho-Kus Brook affording the sportsman their own private fishing retreat,” says the listing, and the property “is grandfathered for horses and small livestock.” In addition, it’s adjacent to the Gardens of Wyckoff, a horticultural preserve and rose garden. This 12-acre site was donated by the property owners in 1993, and since it’s undevelopable land, ensures that the new owner will have privacy for years to come.

[Listing: 358 Crescent Avenue by Maggie Sherman D’Aquila and the Smith Jones Team of Compass]


Photo credit: Jump Visual

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