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Kathryn Baxter
Callaway Henderson Sotheby's International Realty
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United StatesNew JerseyChesterfieldThe Historic Thomas Foulkes House

The Historic Thomas Foulkes House
23 Chesterfield Crosswicks Road, Chesterfield, New Jersey 08515 United States

$295,000
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The meticulous restoration of the 1688 Thomas Foulkes House was a labor of love that inspires locals to swell with pride and makes the heart of any history buff race. Not only does the fetching red structure cement the historic Village of...
2
Bedrooms
1
Full Bath
.33 Acres
Exterior
Single Family Homes
Property type
1688
Year Built
727SBK
Web Id
NJBL2030210
MLS ID
Northern Burlington Regional
School District
30
days ago
This Property is Currently Contract Pending

About 23 Chesterfield Crosswicks Road

The meticulous restoration of the 1688 Thomas Foulkes House was a labor of love that inspires locals to swell with pride and makes the heart of any history buff race. Not only does the fetching red structure cement the historic Village of Crosswicks’ reputation as one of Jersey’s most charming destinations, it offers a rare glimpse of 17th century American life. Built beside a tree-lined lazy runoff stream with preserved farmland spreading out behind the property, the charming cottage is brimming with authentic details that simply can not be replicated. Foulkes laid the stone foundation himself, bricks were shaped by hand and timber framing shows off rough edges. Antique bottles found on site were even incorporated into the rebuilt walls during the restoration. Handsome new doors, as well as refined trimwork in the surprisingly airy living room, were custom crafted. Of course, plumbing, electric and public sewer - all redone in 2017 - would have been unfathomable to Foulkes! The original cooking fireplace was also converted to gas for supplemental warmth with the flick of a switch. While a new Fisher Paykel fridge and convection oven are sure to please any gourmand, the kitchen feels period appropriate with earthy-hued granite beneath a beamed ceiling. In addition to a pantry, cubbies and built-ins provide spots to tuck away necessities in nearly every room. In the comfortably sized and naturally bright main bedroom, another fireplace is also gas-ready. A second bedroom and a finished third floor offer space for an office, guest accommodations and/or a dressing room to rival those found in any modern home. Herringbone brick, belgian block edging, granite steps and a real millstone are just some of the perfect materials to complement the exterior and matching storage shed. Proximity to major highways make Princeton, Philly and NYC an easy drive away. Owner is a licensed NJ real estate agent.

Amenities

  • 2 Fireplaces
  • Dishwasher
  • Granite Countertops
  • Partially Fenced
  • Patio
  • Refrigerator
  • Tile Flooring
  • Gardens
  • Hardwood Flooring
  • Washer Included
  • Dryer Included
  • Area Horse Riding/Stables
  • Bath - Tub Only
  • Beam -Ceilings
  • Vaulted Ceilings
  • Cable
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • 1 Fireplace
  • Cathedral Ceilings
  • Ceramic Flooring

features

cooling
Wall or Window Air Conditioner(s)
Parking
No Garage
lot description
Near Bike Paths, Lake, Jogging / Biking Path, Storage Shed, Water Feature
Style
Colonial
Additional Listing Type
In Contract

Property Feature

Age
Over 50 Years Old
Fireplace Description
Gas

Area Feature

Area Amenities
Golf

Additional Information

General
Window Treatments
Special Market
Vacation / Second Home

Callaway Henderson Sotheby's International Realty

Kathryn Baxter
  • Real Estate Professional
4 Nassau Street
Princeton, New Jersey 08542 United States
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