It’s the really, really old ones that get me every time. I want an old house that feels like every single piece of wood inside was hand-hewn. I want to feel the stories lurking around corner. I was to go way, way, waaaayyy back in time. So this $79,000 house, which dates back to the 1700s, feels just like home to me.
143 Cook Rd, Bridgeton, NJ 08302
4 beds 2 baths 1,700 sqft
Asking price: $79,000
Pre 1730’s 3-story brick home. House has many beautiful trees and a picturesque setting. Located on a quiet rural road with no close neighbors. The house is sound with a nice floor plan that fits modern living. For someone who loves historical homes thus home could be a real showplace. Beautiful original wide hardwood pine floors throughout. Fireplaces in each room with their own unique craftsmanship. Regular staircase as well as the original spiral style that goes up to one of the two attics. In-ground pool with pool house bathroom porch and kitchenette. Carriage house style barn with wood floor on one side with steps to barn attic. This house is being sold as is. Price reflects that house need TLC. Motivated seller.
More information over at Zillow, for sale by owner.
AUTHOR ELIZABETH FINKELSTEIN
Elizabeth is the founder of CIRCA and a practicing writer, architectural historian and preservation consultant living in Nyack, NY. Elizabeth has loved historic houses for as long as she can remember, having grown up in an 1850’s Greek Revival gem that was lovingly restored by her parents. Elizabeth, her husband Ethan and their beagle Banjo remain on a relentless hunt for their perfect “Thanksgiving house.”