1891 Victorian Era Tudor Home for Sale in Historic West Orange Neighborhood

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For sale: 2 Wildwood Avenue, West Orange. The Tudor/Victorian home, built in 1891, is part of one of the first suburban communities in the United States. Photo via Zillow.

One of the original homes built in the historic Llewelyn Park neighborhood in West Orange, a community distinguished by its historical features, woods, and long-running neighborhood association, recently hit the market for $845,000. The six-bedroom, four-bathroom Tudor/Victorian home is in one of the first planned suburban communities in the country, built on the eastern slope of the Watchung Mountains in 1853.

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A prominent feature of the house is its spacious porch. Photo via Zillow.

The home is located in a now-gated community that once attracted residents like inventor Thomas Edison (whose home-turned-park is a half-mile walk from the house) and abolitionist James Miller McKim who hid escaped slaves in his house. Now the area is home to a park with replica gas lamps, its own historic preservation association, and easy access to local highways and the train station.

The home at 2 Wildwood Avenue features a large front porch, spacious entrance foyer, carved staircase, large formal dining room, butler’s pantry connecting to an eat-in kitchen, and walk-in closets.

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The home’s carved staircases are among its period features. Photo via Zillow.

It also features five working fireplaces with carved mantels, a detached four-car garage, and an electric dog fence.

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The home boasts six spacious bedrooms and five working fireplaces. Photo via Zillow.

While the current owners have renovated the house, they kept any work in line with the original design.

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Several of the fireplaces have carved mantles. Photo via Zillow.

The 4,386-square-foot, three-story home has been on the market for under a month.

Listing: 2 Wildwood Avenue [Zillow]



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