Welcome to 230 Farnum Street- an impressive private residence rich in history situated on 1 acre on the Delaware River waterfront. This carefully restored home is the solace you’ll dream of coming home to! Once a beloved Summer Retreat for H.C. Thompson, Esq. and family of Philadelphia, and then the Spooner Family, the home has been highlighted in local history books and was once featured in the Riverfront Historical Society’s Biennial Tour of Homes. The Sellers spared no expense in the restoration that’s spanned the duration of their ownership, meticulously preserving the timeless beauty of this 6 Bedroom, 3 1/2 Bathroom Estate. As you enter the Foyer, you’ll marvel at the gleaming restored hardwood floors with inlay that carry you throughout most of the home. The lovely Foyer draws you into the large Living Room/Office featuring an enormous brick feature fireplace. Just down the hall, The Library / Den is truly something special as the panoramic river view through the wall of windows leaves you speechless. After enjoying the sunset views, lower the remote-controlled screen hidden behind the window valance and watch movies on the 3D-capable projection system w/surround sound! The wood tray ceiling with map inlay was stunningly restored AND you’ll adore the newer wood-burning stove that easily heats the home’s entire main level. Adjacent the Library, discover the Dining Room where you’ll enjoy meals & memories with loved ones & friends for years to come. The quaint country Kitchen w/oversized stainless sink & gas cooking showcases a Butler Pantry, beautiful built-in display shelving, floor-to-ceiling cabinetry, eat-in nook, and a separate Summer Kitchen/Laundry Room. Ascend upstairs to the Primary Bedroom Suite of the home which boasts breath-taking River views, an ensuite bathroom w/separate Shower & Soaking Tub, double closets, and an impressive floor-to-ceiling bookcase! Each of the 5 secondary Bedrooms are unique and feature double closets as well. There’s no lack of storage as the third floor showcases two floored walk-in Attic spaces perfect for seasonal storage. The full unfinished large Basement shows the home is so well-built & restored, clean as a whistle, and not a drop of moisture to be found! The outdoor spaces are fit for any Spring, Summer, or Autumn gathering showcasing the river-side covered porch with ornate ceiling detail and unobstructed views of the Delaware River, and quaint front and side patios perfect for enjoying a morning coffee or tea. The Florida Room is drenched in natural light & allows sunsets to be admired in any season with exclusive views of undeveloped Neshaminy Park. Top-notch systems selected to include: High Efficiency/Dual-Zoned Lenox Furnace & Air Conditioners w/”Signature Air Purifier” system, Regency EPA certified Fireplace insert w/Hearth Heater, Owens Corning Architectural Roof Shingles & New Gutters & Guards, Insulation Replaced, Newer Windows, Hardwired Security System Installed, Irrigation System Upgraded, Circle Driveway Paved, and so much more! All knob & tube wiring replaced alongside new electrical panels as well. When the high efficiency HVAC system was installed, radiators & associated piping were removed and property underwent improvements via the NJ Energy Efficiency Program to include additional insulation. What a convenient location to Philadelphia & shore points & within convenient distance to many fine Private Elementary & Secondary Schools. A quick drive to Philadelphia Int’l Airport & major Camden area employers, 30-minute drive to Hamilton Station transit point into NYC, & a 5-minute walk to the Riverline! A prime waterfront location – so much so, that an HGTV featured home is located 1 mile away from this property. The double-lot property enjoys riparian (water) rights on one, but NO flood insurance required! Don’t walk, run to schedule your private showing of this cozy and beloved Estate!
Updated on April 15, 2022 at 8:38 pm