Thursday, December 29, 2011

Preservation Potentials: 39 High Street


Attention: Victorian House Lovers, Steampunks, Anglophiles, and fellow appreciators of all things antique! I plan to post Victorian era houses for sale in Woodbury, NJ periodically to the blog. I'm not sure old-house hunters outside the immediate area realize the unique architectural offerings this quaint city has in store. In some cases these houses will require a little creativity to restore them to their former glory, but most will have retained a large semblance of the magnificent days of English-inspired American architecture, for a fraction of the cost found in other areas.

Today's featured house is a lovely Second Empire Style Victorian with a wrap-around porch located at 39 High Street offered at $90,000. It has rental income potential as well, making it perfect for young family or starter home. It could also be converted back to a single family residence and appears to be on a good sized lot with a nice yard. The City of Woodbury also offers a generous tax abatement program for conversions from multi-house setups back to single family homes. Details HERE.

For the listing visit: HERE. One could argue Woodbury is a little rough around the edges, but it is my opinion that reviving a once grand city is a community effort and that it largely starts at home. Vested homeowners that value the history and heritage of their house and who treat their house as an extension of the family and not just some place to crash, can and do make a difference. Preserve the past, to better the future!