Thursday, May 3, 2012

Preservation Potentials: 220 Hunter St.


Attention: Victorian House Lovers, Steampunks, Anglophiles, and fellow appreciators of all things antique! I'm not sure old-house hunters outside the immediate area realize the unique architectural offerings Woodbury, NJ 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.

Our Preservation Potentials feature this time around is the lovely and seemingly immaculate 220 Hunter Street, a 2083 square foot Victorian abounding with original exterior and interior details! Our last post highlighted Woodbury's wonderful lake system and now here's your chance to live right across from it! The photos speak for themselves, but the listing goes on to mention: Wonderful Covered Front Porch Greets You First, Then Enter The Front Parlor With Its Wood Flooring,Elegant Staircase And High Ceilings. Walk Through Into The Second Parlor Again With High Ceilings And Wood Floor And Trim, Complete With Quaint Window Alcove. The Large Diningroom Has A Side Porch Adding Yet Another Victorian Touch. The Eat In Kitchen Has Two Ceiling Fans, Stainless Stove And Built-In Microwave . The Large Wooden Deck Is Just Out The Kitchen Door, Ready To Entertain And Enjoy The Views From The Lake That Is Within A Few Steps of This Home. The Second Floor Holds Three Generous Sized Bedrooms With Ample Closets And A Full Bath With Claw Footed Tub And Pedestal Sink. The Third Floor Offers The Master Bedroom With Separate Sitting Room That Overlooks The Fenced Back Yard. You Can Walk Downtown, To The Schools At Either End of The Street Or Just Meander Around The Beautiful Lakeside Areas Just Steps Away. Just recently put on the market for $185,000, check the full listing HERE.

It is my opinion that reviving a once grand city is a community effort that largely starts at home. Vested homeowners that value the history and heritage of their house and who treat their home 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!