1918 Foursquare In Hopewell New Jersey

1918 Foursquare For Sale In Hopewell New Jersey

$985,000

SOLD

129 W Broad St, Hopewell, New Jersey, 08525

5 beds ¦ 4 baths ¦ 3,416 sqft ¦ 1 acre

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Realtor Information:

Sandy Brown ¦ BHHS Fox & Roach Hopewell Valley ¦ 609-468-8545


About This 1918 Foursquare In Hopewell New Jersey

This classic American foursquare with its four corner bedrooms, wrap-around porch and hipped roof with dormers has had only 2 families enjoying its beauty since 1918. When the original owners passed in the 1940’s, two of the children converted the house into a two-family side-by-side home. In 1987 the current owners converted it back into its original single-family form creating the timeless eat-in kitchen, the grand staircase reusing the original newel posts and railings, the open foyer with reproduction lights and period wallpaper, and the enlarged wainscoted powder room, along with the second-floor laundry and hallway.

With a multitude of historic details including original chestnut woodwork, 5-panel chestnut doors, 3 chestnut pocket doors, stained glass sidelights, 9-foot ceilings on the first floor, white oak flooring throughout, large double-hung windows, pedestal sinks and cast iron tubs, plus restored combination gas and electric sconces in its four original bedrooms, this home is full of character. The updated systems include gas-fired furnaces and forced hot air, central air throughout, replacement of original knob-and-tube wiring, reworked plumbing lines, newer asphalt roof in 2010, and a gas ‘wood’ Tree of Life stove in 2017.

In 2010 the current owners renovated the large attic into an expansive en-suite bedroom with dormers on all four sides, numerous closets, built-in bureaus and shelving, plus a marble accented bathroom with double sinks, glass shower and heated tile floor. The views from the south-facing 5-windowed dormer with its 9’ long window seat are a treat all year long, as well as a lovely spot for an afternoon read or nap.

The large yard has a private bluestone patio surrounded by a stone sitting wall overlooking the perennial gardens, mature blooming bushes and trees, and a small fish pond with a running waterfall. Further beyond is the 2-car detached garage with its attached garden shed for all the gardening tools, and it could even be converted into a studio! The large backyard can be a spacious play area or the site for outdoor parties and ice cream socials, and the rear border abuts a 40-acre meadow where sheep often graze with wooded hills beyond.

You can get to downtown Hopewell with its popular restaurants, local library and public elementary school using the sidewalks or through the preserved open space just down the back street from the property. Hopewell Borough with its surrounding greenbelt of woods and farms is a very special place to come home to roost. P.S. Check out the screened window in the original front door storm!

Photography Credit: VHT Studios

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