Just over an hour’s drive west of Midtown, in Lebanon Township, NJ, this three-story, three bedroom house is asking just $347,000 (h/t CIRCA). And though it’s priced much less than most Manhattan studios, it sits on nearly nine acres of land. For sale for the first time in 35 years, the circa 1810 Bank House has a modern kitchen and baths and a third-floor addition, but retains its vintage charm with preserved interior period details such as hand-hewn beamed ceilings, wide-plank pine floors, deep window wells, a wood-burning fireplace, and Jersey winder stairs.
The first level includes an eat-in kitchen, family room with wood stove, and a partial basement.
Up a level, the dining room leads out to a large front porch.
Also on the second level is the larger living room with a native stone, wood-burning fireplace.
Rounding out the second level are a sewing/office/bedroom with closet, master bedroom with walk-in closet, and full bath with laundry area.
The newer, third-level addition has two more bedrooms and a full bath.
The total lot is 8.75 acres, which is well back from the road offering peace and privacy. The paved driveway ascends toward the house and widens to offer ample parking.
The landscaping surrounding the home is dotted with mature trees, established evergreens, and myriad bulbs, perennials and pachysandra beds. There’s also a bluestone patio flanked by stone walls, a gold pond with waterfalls, a screen gazebo, and a bridge to another brick patio.
Even though this property is located in the New Hampton section of town, which is listed as a Historic District on the National Register of Historic Places, there are no restrictions. The home is an easy commute with NJ Transit train service on the Raritan Valley Line is available at the High Bridge station.
[Via CIRCA Old Houses]
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Photos courtesy of Turnpin Realtors
Tags : 18 Musconetcong River Road
Neighborhoods : New Jersey