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Distinctive Destinations: New Jersey Homes Steeped In History

By RSIR Staff |

Welcome to New Jersey, where a piece of history is around every corner. These distinguished homes give you the unique opportunity to live in the present, modern world while enjoying the history that New Jersey is built upon.

10 Lynwood Way, West Orange, New Jersey   |   Represented by Jennifer E. Pflueger

One in a million! The Landmore Estate was designed by famed NY architects Delano and Aldrich for Charles Edison, former New Jersey Governor and son of Thomas. The three-story stone house sits on over 6 acres in the prestigious, gated 425 acre community of Llewellyn Park. Bucolic country living only 14 miles to NYC. Close to train, bus and highways. A tree lined private driveway welcomes you home. It’s all about lifestyle with these generously sized rooms, gleaming hardwood floors, wine cellar, beautifully manicured grounds, heated pool, tennis courts and play castle. Numerous upgrades. Only three owners in 88 years; be the fourth to own a piece of New Jersey history.

317 Massachusetts Ave, Haworth Boro, New Jersey   |   Represented by Jill Saunders & Ann Malesardi

Welcome home to the historic Zabriskie, 200-year young Dutch Colonial stone early American farmhouse. Set back on over 2 acres, this home is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Step onto the wrap around porch into old world charm. Generous-sized rooms and timely updates adorn this a one-in-a-million home. Modernizations of this home include a generous addition inclusive of a cook’s kitchen which opens to a stately family room with custom built-ins, breakfast room accented with floor to ceiling windows, master bedroom ensuite, walk-in-closet, dual sink master bath/steam shower, an approximately 700 square foot grand home office, and grounds that feature pesticide-free living, edible, medicinal, permaculture and kitchen gardens. This home also features a private pool with a cabana, a gym, a wine cellar, a grow room, an artist studio, and a potting shed. You will get truly the best of both worlds — country-living and close to New York City with all it has to offer. This home is within walking distance of dining, shopping, New York City transportation, and is close to international airports. Blue ribbon schools, only four owners in 200 years; be the 5th to own a piece of New Jersey history.

226 Prospect Street, Ridgewood, New Jersey   |   Represented by Angele Ekert

Presenting the iconic and unforgettable Thomas Watlington house, circa 1867, located in the heart of the Prospect Street Historic District. Dripping with history, this often admired and imaginatively detailed Second Empire style home is one of the Village’s premier residences. An inviting wrap-around porch beckons for relaxing moments while offering a glimpse into simpler days gone by. Breathtaking details throughout include grand rooms, soaring and coffered ceilings, stained glass windows, intricate moldings, leaded glass pocket doors, and porte-cochères. Modern improvements of a thoughtful chef’s kitchen, useful mudroom addition, gas fireplaces, central air conditioning, in-ground heated pool, and 3-car garage seamlessly incorporate essential amenities for today’s lifestyle. An architectural marvel, 226 Prospect Street offers luxurious nostalgia with an enviable location steps from all Ridgewood has to offer — its vibrant downtown, top-rated schools, and New York City accessibility.

11 Ridge Road, Summit, New Jersey   |   Represented by Winifred Cavazini & Rosemary Dangler

The extraordinary character of this estate emerges from its balance of compelling architectural craftsmanship and top-to-bottom contemporary updates. Featured in Architectural Digest and Sotheby’s Art & Home Magazine, this 10,000+ square foot estate boasts original features, fireplaces and oak wood floors, all meticulously restored to blend seamlessly with modern updates. A generous foyer with dual chandeliers opens to welcoming reception spaces, highlighted by a two-story library with custom, backlit cabinetry, ironwork, a coffered ceiling and a dramatic mezzanine level.  The two-story windows illuminate the room, complete with an entertainment center and wet bar concealed behind mirrored doors, making this room as comfortable today as it was a hundred years ago. The home also features a chef’s kitchen with dual center islands, three sinks, a butler’s pantry, and Palladian windows framing a sunlight bathed breakfast area with fireplace. The banquet-sized dining room offers an ornate cove ceiling, where French doors open to an elegant conservatory. The lower level recreation expanse hosts high ceilings, a mirrored gym, a paneled recreation room, a media center, a pub room with banquette seating and wet bar, and a temperature controlled wine cellar, which provides an elegant tasting room. The broad bluestone terrace is complimented by a fully-equipped outdoor kitchen and overlooks bucolic grounds complete with formal gardens, a sweeping lawn and mature trees to provide complete privacy, all just a few blocks from vibrant downtown Summit, top-rated Lincoln-Hubbard School and easy transportation to New York City.

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