3 READING AVE, FRENCHTOWN, NJ 08825 | NJHT106982 | Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach

3 READING AVE $799,000



    • 4 Beds
    • 3 Baths
    • 2,880 sq. ft.
    • Single-Family
    • MLS# NJHT106982
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    Eat. Pray. Live. Here!! Just over an hour's drive from NYC or Philadelphia, overlooking the Delaware River, with views of the Pennsylvania Palisades, a magnificent home with a rich and storied past awaits you. Nestled high atop a hillside above the vibrant and charming village of Frenchtown, NJ, this Italianate, Victorian home was built in 1869 for Joseph Reading, a prosperous town merchant turned adventurer and author who penned several books about his experiences in Gabon, West Africa where he built a second home and traveled extensively. The energy of international affairs and the power of the written word must have permeated the property, as in recent years, NY Times best-selling author Elizabeth Gilbert purchased, renovated and called it home. The infusion of her creativity and love is evident throughout the property, the pinnacle of which is a magical cupola space atop a 1400 square foot, whimsically handcrafted 'skybrary' that would inspire anyone to their highest creative endeavors! Inside, the regal elegance and quality craftsmanship of the home is felt throughout and features a renovated chef's kitchen, custom crown moldings, high ceilings, hardwood floors, decorative marble mantels, a steam shower and wine cellar. Outside, there are many places to enjoy nature's beauty; taking in the view on the wrap-around porch featuring Brazilian Ipe decking, dining on the screened-in porch surrounded by beautiful gardens or barbequing on the picnic patio. The grounds are further adorned with sculptures acquired by Ms. Gilbert from her worldly travels. Car enthusiasts or creatives of the tinkering variety will be especially excited about the ample, heated garage (Tesla chargers installed and included with sale). Now, the splendor and delight of this property's 'story' continues and you could be the author of it's next chapters! What 'Big Magic' might you create here? I invite you to find out!

    • General Features
      • Condo Coop Association Y/N N
      • County HUNTERDON
      • HOA Y/N N
      • Municipality FRENCHTOWN BORO
      • New Construction Y/N N
      • Pool No Pool
      • Sale Type Standard
      • Senior Community Y/N N
      • Tax Annual Amount 17788.00
      • Tax Year 2020
      • Utilities Cable TV Available,Phone Available,Propane,Other
      • View River, Scenic Vista
      • Water Access Y/N N
      • Waterfront Y/N N
      • Year Built 1869
      • Zoning R-1
    • Building Features
      • Appliances Dishwasher, Disposal, Dryer, Oven - Single, Oven/Range - Gas, Range Hood, Six Burner Stove, Washer, Water Heater
      • Basement Type Interior Access, Outside Entrance, Partially Finished, Poured Concrete, Sump Pump, Windows
      • Cooling Fuel Electric
      • Cooling Type Ceiling Fan(s)
      • Fireplace Features Flue for Stove, Mantel(s)
      • Fireplaces Count 1
      • Flooring Type Hardwood, Ceramic Tile
      • Furnished Partially
      • Garage Spaces Count 1.00
      • Garage Type Garage Door Opener,Garage - Rear Entry
      • Garage Y/N Y
      • Heating Fuel Electric,Natural Gas Available,Oil
      • Interior Features Built-Ins, Crown Moldings, Formal/Separate Dining Room, Kitchen - Eat-In, Kitchen - Island, Stall Shower, Window Treatments, Wood Floors, Wood Stove, Other
      • Roof Copper
      • Sewer Septic Public Sewer
      • Style Victorian
      • Total Garage And Parking Spaces 2
      • Total Living Area 2880
    • Room Features
      • Bathrooms Half Main Level 1
      • Bathrooms Count Main Level 1.00
      • Bathrooms 3
      • Bedrooms 4
      • Full Bathrooms 2
      • Half Bathrooms 1
    • Property Features
      • Lot Features Irregular, Landscaping, Partly Wooded
      • Lot Size Acres 0.69
      • Lot Size Dimensions 108.00 x 280.00
      • Outdoor Living Structures Screened, Wrap Around, Porch(es)
    • Schools
      • Elementary School EDITH ORT THOMAS
      • Middle Or Junior School EDITH ORT THOMAS


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        Date Event Price Percent Change
        -- Current Price Source: Multiple Listing Service New Value: $799,000
        6/22/2021 11:26:12 AM Status Changed Source: Multiple Listing Service New Value: ACTIVE UNDER CONTRACT
        5/12/2021 8:40:51 AM Price Reduced Source: Multiple Listing Service New Value: $799,000 -4.31%
        4/1/2021 3:38:00 PM New in Database Source: Multiple Listing Service New Value: $835,000

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