Arguably one of the best, if not the best, Victorian on prestigious Stockton Street in Historical Hightstown. The phrase, ""location, location, location,"" apply describes this fantastic home because it is among Hightstown’s famous “Painted Ladies.” This 4,500+ sq. ft., 5 bedroom, 2.5 bath home boasts a Gourmet Kitchen, large rooms with 10 ft ceilings, gorgeous woodworking throughout, diverse & distinctive hardwood floors, a sizeable lot with beautiful Landscaping & a New Stone Patio, Wrought Iron Fencing, a Circular Driveway with original Entry Gates, a Wrap-Around Porch with Stone Pillars, a Detached 2-Car Garage, and Portico Grace Entry. Potential Rooms for Aupair, In Law Suite, Library or Professional Office. Huge Finished Basement with a Wet/Dry Bar and a room that could be a wine cellar. Listed on Federal Historic Registry.
232 Stockton Street
Intersection ofRogers & Park Community of Hightstown, New Jersey
Not only does this house have the only circular drive on the street, but it leads to a Carport where guests could be dropped off under its protection. A Wrap-Around Porch ensures that its owners have a birds-eye view of everyday life in Historic Hightstown from a prestigious perch. A Center Hall leads to most 1st floor rooms and opens wide to a gorgeous Formal Living Room which features a dramatic Bay Window that includes professionally designed drapes. A striking set of wood and glass pocket doors lead to the Dining Room which features more magnificent woodworking, a hardwood floor, 10 ft. ceiling, chandelier, and another big Bay Window.
The Kitchen is this home's Grand Central Station with entrances to the downstairs Half Bath, the 2nd Floor, Basement, Center Hall. Dining Room, and a Mud Room that leads to the Backyard! The Kitchen features a stunning granite countertop, cherry cabinets and stainless steel appliances, Pantry a deep porcelain sink, and an indoor brick charcoal oven!
A Parlor which was once a Doctor's Office is located off the Kitchen and has another full bathroom and a Laundry/Mud Room with access to the backyard, off it. The Parlor features the only functioning fireplace (marble), but there are four others throughout the home that probably could be re-commissioned! A Front Office/Great Room is adjacent to the Parlor and has a private front entrance, and was once the waiting room for the Doctor's Office. These rooms could be used again as "Professional Offices" and feature outstanding hardwood flooring.
The Master Bedroom features an absolutely gorgeous wood floor that uses at least two types of wood, another large Bay Window and a Ceiling Fan. All the bedrooms and many other rooms have ceiling fans. A Second Bedroom which faces the front of the house, has a door that opens to a balcony that once existed over the Carport. This element could be restored if the new owner desires. There is also an Upstairs Office/3rd Bedroom that features Pumpkin Plank floor, wood paneling and built-in Bookcase. The two other bedrooms are spacious and painted in complementary colors.
A large Main Bathroom sits among the second floor bedrooms and features a ceramic tile wainscot and floor, ceiling fan and two large windows. A huge Attic is waiting to be finished and the basement, which is also a very large space, was finished in the 70s or 80s and needs some work to bring it back!
Outside the wooded lot that this home sits on is special, spacious and beautiful! A hardscaped back Porch matches a new backyard Patio that features beautiful landscaping and an outdoor barbecue. A Wrought Iron Fence with Gates surrounds the entire property and includes dazzling driveway gates!
Listing Type: Sale Property Type: SingleFamily Architecture Type: Victorian Year Built: 1888 Price:
$498,800 Sold Amount: $465,000 Stories: 2 Lot Size: .26 acre(s) Bedrooms: 5 room(s) Bathrooms: 2.5 room(s) Garage Size (# of cars): 2 Property Tax:
Bonus Room, Living Room, Formal Living Room, Dining Room, Formal Dining Room, Fireplace, Balcony, Security System, Detached Garage, Basement, Patio, Family Room, Gourmet Kitchen
Hightstown and East Windsor both belong to the East Windsor Regional public school system which is excellent and highly rated. This home also happens to be within a short walk to one of the nation's premier private high schools, The Peddie School. After school activities and sports leagues use school facilities year round. For more information on East Windsor schools, visit the following two websites: http://www.centraljersey.com/articles/2009/02/07/windsor_hig…
Local Area Information:
Having celebrated its 285th anniversary in 2006, the approximate 1.2 square mile Borough of Hightstown is one of the oldest towns in New Jersey. Steeped in history in its early years, it served as a hub for small town commerce and was once famous for its stagecoach stops and later, railroad travel. Hightstown is still known for its majestic Victorian homes and town center, which still thrives despite the onslaught of area malls. The Peddie School, one of the premier private high schools in the country, is located in the heart of the borough and contains some of the most beautiful real estate in the State, including a golf course and university-like buildings that border Peddie Lake.
Last Updated: 1/26/2015
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