Rocky Hill Home with Revolutionary War Past Asks $795,000

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For sale: 60 Princeton Avenue, Rocky Hill. Photo by DJK Residential.

This charming home with quaint vibes and modern finishes in Rocky Hill comes to the market for $795,000.

Named after its previous owner, Abraham O. Voorhees, the Murphy Voorhees House has been extensively renovated by Schulte Restorations of Hopewell to restore and modernize the four-bedroom, three-bathroom estate. According to the listing, updates were made to the air conditioning and the kitchen appliances and counters.

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Entrance. Photo by DJK Residential.
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Foyer. Photo by DJK Residential.
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Kitchen. Photo by DJK Residential.
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Kitchen. Photo by DJK Residential.
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The renovation was careful to maintain the home’s historic charm and original details, including the dining room from 1780 that still features an original cooking fireplace and hidden stairs that lead to a lofted area. More historic charm is found in the master bedroom with a separate dressing area and original fireplace.

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Original dining area. Photo by DJK Residential.
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Original cooking fireplace. Photo by DJK Residential.

The home has a generous number of gathering spaces including twin parlors, created in the 1840s, that provide generous, warm spaces in which to relax or entertain. The rooms include wide-plank floors and hand-blown glass windows.

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Parlor. Photo by DJK Residential.
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Fireplace. Photo by DJK Residential.
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Sitting area. Photo by DJK Residential.

The estate also includes an original stone milk shed, old working well, stately trees, and stone walls that add to the site’s history.

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Milk shed. Photo by DJK Residential.
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Well. Photo by DJK Residential.
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Rear exterior. Photo by DJK Residential.

The exterior of the home embodies a historical charm, built in the traditional colonial salt-box style, using deep gray horizontal siding to complement the red brick on the side and rear.

Situated on more than one acre of beautiful land, the property was once a 100-acre working farm owned by James Van Horne — recognized locally and nationally as an American treasure for four centuries. The property’s most notable claim is that it hosted George Washington while he waited on the news of the Treaty of Paris in 1783.

The home, located at 60 Princeton Avenue, is asking $795,000.

Listing: 60 Princeton Ave [DJK Residential]

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