3 READING Avenue
Frenchtown, New Jersey 08825 United States

$835,000
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Eat. Pray. Live. Here!! Just over an hours drive from NYC or Philadelphia, overlooking the Delaware River, with views of the Pennsylvania Palisades, a magnificent home with a rich and storied past awaits you. Nestled high atop a hillside above...
4
Bedrooms
2
Full Baths
1
Partial Bath
2,880 Sq Ft.
Interior
.69 Acres
Exterior
Single Family Homes
Property type
1869
Year Built
NJHT106982
Web Id
NJHT106982
MLS ID
Frenchtown
Subdivision
Frenchtown Borough
School District
Edith Ort Thomas
Elementary
Edith Ort Thomas
Middle
Delaware Valley Regional H.S.
High
35
days ago

About 3 READING Avenue

Eat. Pray. Live. Here!! Just over an hours drive from NYC or Philadelphia, overlooking the Delaware River, with views of the Pennsylvania Palisades, a magnificent home with a rich and storied past awaits you. Nestled high atop a hillside above the vibrant and charming village of Frenchtown, NJ, this Italianate, Victorian home was built in 1869 for Joseph Reading, a prosperous town merchant turned adventurer and author who penned several books about his experiences in Gabon, West Africa where he built a second home and traveled extensively. The energy of international affairs and the power of the written word must have permeated the property, as in recent years, NY Times best-selling author Elizabeth Gilbert purchased, renovated and called it home. The infusion of her creativity and love is evident throughout the property, the pinnacle of which is a magical cupola space atop a 1400 square foot, whimsically handcrafted skybrary that would inspire anyone to their highest creative endeavors! Inside, the regal elegance and quality craftsmanship of the home is felt throughout and features a renovated chefs kitchen, custom crown moldings, high ceilings, hardwood floors, decorative marble mantels, a steam shower and wine cellar. Outside, there are many places to enjoy natures beauty; taking in the view on the wrap-around porch featuring Brazilian Ipe decking, dining on the screened-in porch surrounded by beautiful gardens or barbequing on the picnic patio. The grounds are further adorned with sculptures acquired by Ms. Gilbert from her worldly travels. Car enthusiasts or creatives of the tinkering variety will be especially excited about the ample, heated garage (Tesla chargers installed and included with sale). Now, the splendor and delight of this propertys story continues and you could be the author of its next chapters! What Big Magic might you create here? I invite you to find out!

Listing Area: Frenchtown Boro

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PROPERTY INFORMATION

Appliances
Dishwasher, Disposal, Dryer, Oven - Single, Oven/Range - Gas, Range Hood, Six Burner Stove, Washer, Water Heater
Basement
Interior Access, Outside Entrance, Partially Finished, Poured Concrete, Sump Pump, Windows
Cooling
Ceiling Fan(s)
Fireplace Info
Flue for Stove, Mantel(s)
Heating
Baseboard - Electric, Baseboard - Hot Water
Sewer
Public Sewer

EXTERIOR

Exterior Features
BBQ Grill
Lot Description
Irregular, Landscaping, Partly Wooded
Roofing
Copper

INTERIOR

Flooring
Hardwood, Ceramic Tile
Interior Features
Additional Stairway, Built-Ins, Crown Moldings, Formal/Separate Dining Room, Kitchen - Eat-In, Kitchen - Island, Soaking Tub, Stall Shower, Window Treatments, Wood Floors, Wine Storage, Wood Stove, Other, Ceiling Fan(s)
Listing Courtesy of Keller Williams Real Estate-Doylestown
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