Welcome to 522 Kings Hwy – It is rare when such a property becomes available, offering 21st century comfort and conveniences, wrapped in the elegant charm and superior workmanship of the 18th and early 19th centuries. This elegant grand stone manor house including four outbuildings is also known as the ‘Bodo Otto’ or ‘Tonkin’ house- listed on the National Register of Historic Buildings. Restored to its original grandeur, The Bodo Otto House offers many unique and original features, including high fashion millwork, and built-in cabinets and cupboards. The house’s circular traffic pattern allows guests a graceful flow through the first floor. Entering the home through the keeping room, you are greeted by the original 10-foot cooking fireplace (with the original crane), random plank floor boards, twelve-inch window sills and original salmon brick hearth. Adjacent, is a modern custom kitchen offering abundant floor to ceiling cabinetry with ample counter space. The kitchen flows into a brick floored four season sunroom with its own entrance. A powder room is conveniently located between these two rooms. The first floor also includes a keeping room, spacious living room and a private study/library, and large dining room. The formal dining room is elegantly appointed with ample built-in cabinetry, fireplace and extensive period millwork. The second floor has a generous sized master suite, featuring floor to ceiling cabinets, a fireplace, and high ceilings. Adjoining the bedroom is a walk-in closet/dressing room and modern tiled bathroom. Bedrooms two and three share the second floor as well, each with a fireplace and built-in storage. To complete the second level, continue down the corridor to find a modern, fully updated full bath and a modern laundry room with storage and a utility sink. The third-floor features three charming bedrooms that are all good in size, another fully remodeled bathroom which boasts a walk-in shower, tile floor and gorgeous marble vanity with storage beneath and a walk-in closet/storage room. In addition, the fourth floor is a functional standup attic made complete with new electric. This one-of-a-kind home boasts seven operating fireplaces, 9-foot ceilings on both the first and second floors, original floorboards and hardware. The c. 1725 – 1819 Jersey sandstone home has six bedrooms and three and a half baths, seven fireplaces including a ten-foot walk-in cooking fireplace with the original crane. The house sits on two partially wooded acres with four outbuildings- a four bay saltbox style garage with an easy access loft c.1974, a two-bay garage, c.1880, stone and frame ice house attached to a two-story post and beam barn, c.1725/1819 and a stone smokehouse, c. 1800. The Bodo Otto House earned its designation on The National Register of Historic Properties in 1974 on three principal counts: unique architectural period construction, original material and components, and home of a Revolutionary figure, Dr. (Col.) Bodo Otto, Jr., physician, soldier and NJ State Legislator. This historic manor house is conveniently located with easy access to the New Jersey Turnpike, Commodore Barry Bridge, and a short twenty-five-minute drive to center city Philadelphia. With 200 AMP fully grounded electric service along with 2 sub panels, 3-year-old composite slate replacement for the roof, three zone gas heat and electric air-conditioning, and water /sewer, this home is move-in ready- all you need to do is pack your bags. Schedule a private showing today, make this unique piece of history your home!
Updated on September 7, 2023 at 8:11 am