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.
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.
It also features five working fireplaces with carved mantels, a detached four-car garage, and an electric dog fence.
While the current owners have renovated the house, they kept any work in line with the original design.
The 4,386-square-foot, three-story home has been on the market for under a month.
Listing: 2 Wildwood Avenue [Zillow]