A celebrated but dilapidated beauty not far from Jersey City’s Lincoln Park has hit the open market as work to revitalize a Queen Anne-style home has ceased to move forward.
A stately home at 2456 Kennedy Boulevard has officially been listed for sale after fortunes appeared to be turning around for the boarded-up house. Jersey Digs first reported on the home’s restoration just about two years ago, which was being undertaken by a Jersey City resident.
The house, which sports a three-story turret and stately porch, was purchased in 2020 by for just under $1 million. It lies within West Bergen-East Lincoln Park Historic District, which first became a well-to-do hilltop suburb with the addition of streetcar service in 1859.
The 107-acre historic district is notable for pre-war apartment towers mixed with grand, one-family homes on the cross streets. 2456 Kennedy Boulevard is no exception despite the home’s condition, as the single-family home sits on a 10,000 square foot lot and features many ornate details.
The current ownership significantly gutted the interior of the home, leaving behind some original exposed brick. Exterior siding has been added to some portions of the plot, which is being offered “as is” for $1.4 million.
The listing trumpets the property as “a rare opportunity for creative transformation” and touts the home’s six parking spaces. The land is zoned for R1A use, meaning it can be utilized for diverse purposes like legal or medical office, senior residence, or daycare facility.
The listing notes that the current owner will remove an existing oil tank at the property. The home is listed through Musharaf Dar with Remax Villa Realtors.