1870s Plainfield ‘Show Home’ Boasts Marble Floors, Modern Design Elements

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An 1870s home in a Plainfield neighborhood once populated by Wall Street millionaires is now for sale, boasting some period features and some modern design elements. Photo via Zillow.

A historic home in a Plainfield neighborhood once populated by Wall Street tycoons is now for sale, boasting features ranging from marble floors, fireplaces, and a heated sunroom to a butler’s pantry and leaded glass transom. The house’s owners spent the spring giving weekly tours to the public in order to raise money for a children’s charity, and are now offering the home for sale for $925,000.

The updated 1870s home was built in the French Second Empire style in the Hillside Avenue Historic District, which attracted millionaires who worked on Wall Street after the railroad linked the town to Manhattan — 30 miles away — in the 1860s.


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The home boasts features ranging from marble and wooden floors to a heated sunroom to several fireplaces. Photo via Zillow.

Most recently, the family who owns the home decided to open it for biweekly tours for the public in order to raise money for The Valerie Fund, a fund that provides support and programs for families with children who are undergoing cancer treatment. The family has a granddaughter who recently survived cancer, and they wanted to give back. So they hired designers to work on various rooms of the home this spring, allowing them creative license that’s evident in the photos and welcomed guests to see the progress throughout April and May. After the tours, they put the “designer show house” on the market.

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The home’s owners hired designers to work on various rooms of the home this spring, allowing them creative license that’s evident in the photos and welcomed guests to see the progress. Photo via Zillow.

The six-bedroom, six-bath home is privately set on 1.62 acres. It includes a living room with fireplace, heated sunroom, and a library/bar room with another fireplace.


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The designers added elements such as elaborate lighting fixtures and ceiling design. Photo via Zillow.

Notable is the kitchen with top-of-the-line appliances and a butler’s pantry, as well as a separate dining room.

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The kitchen includes modern design and top-of-the-line appliances. Photo via Zillow.

Among the more interesting features are the elaborate light fixtures in various rooms.

The colorful storage areas, ceiling designs, and wallpaper are also noteworthy.

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The designers’ creative license was evident, from the modern fixtures to the wallpaper. Photo via Zillow.

Other details include the grand staircase, both marble and refinished wood floors, a front door with leaded glass transom, and a back staircase.

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The home includes a grand staircase and back staircase as well. Photo via Zillow.

The house is located at 950 Hillside Avenue in Plainfield.

Listing: 950 Hillside Ave. [Zillow]

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