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Thursday, October 14, 2010
72 SCHOOLEYS MOUNTAIN RD Washington Twp, NJ 07853
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72 SCHOOLEYS MOUNTAIN RD Washington Twp, NJ 07853
6 Beds 3 Baths 4,500 Sq Ft 1.06 Acres
This one of a kind historic 6 bedroom home (13 rooms (+ 2 full & 2 half baths)has been restored to LIKE BRAND NEW condition!! ~ The 1+ acre property also includes a 2+ story Carriage House! ~ Absolutley MUST SEE!! Call Now! Michele: 973-945-6311
LIVE A PART OF HISTORY! Oak Cottage, the most prestigious site on the mountain, reigns once again as 'The Gem of the Mountain'. This home is a LIKE BRAND NEW Historic Second Empire 'General Grant' style Victorian - which underwent a nearly 4 year restoration. This structure has been lovingly restored from the top of the Mansard roof to the floor of the walk-out basement. This stunning home now includes ALL NEW heating, ALL NEW plumbing, brand NEW 6 bedroom septic system, NEW well, ALL NEW electric, NEW fixtures, NEW appliances, NEW carpeting, NEW kitchen, plus 4 NEW baths (2 full + 2 half.)
And the only thing better than what is *new* at Oak Cottage - is what is historic!~ Absolutely NO preservation effort has been spared. Every element possible has been authentically restored. The cedar siding and stone foundation survived time in overall excellent condition. The plaster walls, woodwork, and trim (including the extensive first floor picture framing details) have been preserved and restored. The original windows were rebuilt by hand -and the broken glass replaced with vintage glass rather than replica. The process has been extremely labor intense - but the result is priceless.
This rich in history home includes: 13 rooms (6 bedrooms) PLUS 4 baths (2 full and 2 half), an unfinished basement, 2 covered porches, and the 1400 square foot mill/carriage house.
The first floor consists of a formal parlor, a formal dining room, a large kitchen, a great room, an informal parlor (or first floor office), a powder room, and a 9' x 16' mixed use room (which has a separate entrance, a breath taking view of the mill and the pond, as well as plumbing and electric to accommodate laundry facilities) PLUS 2 covered porches.
On the second floor you'll find all 6 bedrooms and 2 full baths.
The 3rd floor had once been divided into 3 additional small bedrooms. This space has been opened into one large room and a half bath (perfect for use as a home office.)
Oak Cottage also has a walk-out unfinished basement.
In addition to the house, the property offers a 2 story 'Apple Cider Distillery' / Carriage House. This 'mill' (once powered by a water wheel) consists of approximately 1,400 square feet ~ PLUS a large storage attic.
OAK COTTAGE has had the honor of being featured in articles published in: the national editiion of "PRESERVATION Magazine" * The Daily Record * The Star Ledger * the Observer Tribune * the NY Times!
Beds 6 beds Baths 3 baths
House Size 4500 sq ft Lot Size 1.06 Acres
Price $498,000 Price/sqft $111
Single Family Home
Year Built 1850
Neighborhood Style Victorian
Stories Garage 1
* Status: Active
* County: Morris
* Subdivision: Schooleys Mountain
* Approximately 1.06 acre(s)
* 2 total full bath(s)
* 2 total half bath(s)
* 13 total rooms
* Family room
* Master Bedroom is 15x16,Includes: Full Bath
* Living room is 18x12
* Dining room is 16x18,Formal Dining Room
* Family room is 20x12
* Kitchen is 15x14
* Den is 16x12
* Basement is Full, Unfinished, Walkout
* Laundry room is 15x9
* Parking features: Detached Garage
* Forced air heat
* Pets allowed
* Lot features: Pond On Lot, Stream On Lot
* Lot size is between 1 and 2 acres
* Utilities present: Cable TV Available, Private Sewer, Septic, Private Water, Well Water, All Utilities Underground, Electric Service, Gas-Propane
* Elementary School: Flocktown
* High School: W.M. Central
* 1 car garage
* Parking space(s)
* Cooling features: 2 Units,Cooling
* Dining room
* Laundry room
* Hardwood floors
* Master Bedroom
Heating Features 2 Units,Gas Water Heater,Gas-Propane
Exterior Construction Wood, Wood Shingle
Roofing Rubberized, Wood Shingle
Interior Features Carbon Monoxide Detector, Dishwasher, Instant Hot Water, Range/Oven-Electric, Country Kitchen, Eat-In Kitchen, Carpeting, Stone Floor, Tile Floor, Wood Floor, First Level Rooms: Dining Room, Entrance Vestibule, Family Room, Foyer, Kitchen, Laundry Room, Living Room, Office, Porch, Powder Room, Second Level Rooms: 4 Or More Bedrooms, Bath Main, Bath(s) Other, Third Level Rooms: Media Room, Powder Room, Master Bath Features: Tub Shower, Second Bedroom is: 18x12, Third Bedroom is: 14x11, Fourth Bedroom is: 12x14, Leisure Room is 18x16
Exterior Features Carriage House, Deck, Open Porch(es)
Last refreshed 43 minutes ago MLS ID 2786114
Days on site 100 days
Direct access URL http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/272-Schooleys-Mountain-Road_Washington-Twp_NJ_07853_M63721-98684
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