1860 Converted Schoolhouse Asks $450K in Washington Township, New Jersey
$450,000 | Built 1860 | 3 Beds | 2.5 Baths | 0.98 Acres
186 Flocktown Road, Washington Township, New Jersey, United States, 07853
Situated on 0.98 acres, this 1860 schoolhouse, transformed into a private home through the years, is on the market for $450,000 in Washington Township, New Jersey. When you enter this former schoolhouse, you can feel the charm and character seeped into every architectural element like the large, square paned windows and wooden beams in the living and dining rooms. The red clapboard and white trim schoolhouse with its bell tower stand as a vibrant beacon among the trees. This historic Flocktown Schoolhouse is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The schoolhouse has been rehabbed and remodelled to incorporate today’s modern amenities with three bedrooms and three bathrooms. The entrance vestibule has 1-inch bead-board paneling with a coat closet and stairs going to the loft or third bedroom area. The loft area is perfect for a third bedroom or office with hardwood floors and a large closet. It overlooks the living and dining rooms. The bead-board paneling from the vestibule is continued into the huge open concept living and dining room which occupies the original schoolhouse area.
Retention of historic details has been done throughout the home like the pot-bellied coal stove and even the original chalkboards that still occupy the same space. Hardwood floors and exposed wooden ceiling beams continue the charm of the home. A side entrance has been added to the newer addition of the schoolhouse with direct access to the kitchen, family room, and a screen-in porch. The updated kitchen has a center island with a sink and breakfast bar. The kitchen opens into the family room with a partial cathedral ceiling and a wood-burning stove with a floor-to-ceiling brick surround. The family room has access to the screened-in porch and brick patio and backyard. The primary suite is conveniently located on the first level with new carpeting and a newer full bath. There is also a first-level full bath and laundry room plus multiple closets for storage. A turned staircase leads to a large bedroom on the second level with a full bathroom and vaulted ceiling. The tree-studded picturesque lot has an understated grandeur and rural informality. This well-equipped property is on the market for $450,000 with Cynthia Ruggiero of Sotheby’s International Realty. Photography and information found on the agent’s listing.
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