For anyone who has walked down Montgomery Street on the way to Van Vorst Park, chances are you’ve noticed a stand-alone carriage house tucked in behind two neighboring buildings. This little house, at 231 Montgomery Street, dates back to the 19th Century when it was (most likely) built by well known Jersey City soap manufacturer, Seth Billington.
Sometime during the last century and a half, its main house was razed but this carriage house survived. In 2005, a developer broke ground on a new 5-unit condo building at the neighboring lot, 229 Montgomery Street. During construction, the home was converted to condo ownership and incorporated into the newly formed condo community. It’s technically unit #6 and its idyllic front yard is part of the communities common space.
Now, after 10 years under the same ownership, it’s up for sale.
The home has three bedrooms and three full bathrooms among spread out over 1,420 square feet. In addition to being very well maintained, the bathrooms have been recently updated.
On top of the beautifully landscaped front yard, there’s also a deeded patio out back that provides a private escape from the city.
The current owners have spent countless hours digging up the home’s history. They’ve tracked down census records from the early 1900’s that document who occupied the house over the years. I suspect they’d be more than happy to share their findings with its owner.
They’re asking $1,299,000.
More photos and full listing here: 231 Montgomery Street
[gmap height=”250px”]231 Montgomery St, Jersey City, NJ 07302[/gmap]
231 Montgomery St, Jersey City, NJ 07302