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1830 Center Hall Colonial

Piscataway, New Jersey

Well-loved Piscataway Colonial

Historic, Upgraded, Maintained but most importantly Loved! If you're looking for a unique and special home this is your opportunity to live in a stunning historic 1830's Colonial on 1.4 Acres of parkland. 6 Beds, 2 full and 2 half baths, high ceilings, hardwood floors, gracious wrap around porch w/carport and circular paver drive.

Original Big Bright and Beautiful rooms w/French doors and amazing details, Plus all the upgrades! Central Air, New gas boiler, Gourmet Eat in Kitchen w/butler pantry, Upgraded Electric, Screened 3 season room, Patio, 4 garage/storage buildings and all this close to Rutgers, Johnson park, NYC train and multiple Highways. Worth the trip to check it out!
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Bedrooms 6
Full Baths 2
Half Baths 2
Heated Sq. Ft. 3,760
Unheated Sq. Ft. 100
Stories 3
Acres 1.4
Lot Size 208X300

MLS No. 2118835R

Features.

  • 4 Outbuildings
  • Patio
  • Fireplaces
  • Wood floors
  • Cast Iron Radiators
  • French doors
  • Wrap-Around Porch
  • Pergola
  • Porte-cochere

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Century 21 J. J. Laufer

Connell Hutkin photo Connell Hutkin

Mobile: 732.809.7083
Office: 732.249.7717 x17

Website: www.connellhutkin.com

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MORRIS GILES HOUSE
1019 River Road
Piscataway Township, New Jersey 08854

THE HISTORIC HOUSE of English tradesman Morris Giles, this elegant but comfortable home was built in 1830 on historic River Road (where Metlar's House and two dozen other historic homes still stand) as a two chimney, four room center hall home; it was extended to double that size in 1870, with kitchen, plumbing and baths added to a third section at the back of the house in 1890, for a total of over 3500 square feet of living space. The house was constructed as a large beamed woodframe with high ceilings, and is cedar shingled; however, in the style of the time, its interior walls were bricklined and today afford insulation against heat, cold and noise. The house sits on a parklike 1.4 acres (next to a neighboring house with a similarly large lot, creating a three acre preserve), with mature trees and shrubs, gardens, crushed gravel horseshoe drive and four renovated outbuildings that have been newly electrified.

THE MAIN HOUSE DOWNSTAIRS has a 35' living room with fireplace; exposed, refinished wood floors throughout; four sets of glass double french doors joining a full library and a large dining room adjacent to the pantried eat-in kitchen along with the front hall, half-bath, closets and mudroom/laundry room; and oversized windows with heavy-duty traditional storms; a large enclosed porch with tiled floor can be accessed from the living room or the kitchen.

UPSTAIRS are five large bedrooms, one with a renovated fireplace, one with custom cedar closet, as well as a third floor bedroom with its own half-bath adjoining the immense nineteenth century beamed attic that includes a summer closet and two dormers. Outdoor shutters have either been rebuilt or replaced when the exterior of the house was repainted in 2019.

THE LARGE TRADITIONAL STYLE KITCHEN has been entirely renovated, retaining the original style but completely rebuilt from ceiling to floor including professional Thermidor range, exhaust hood and dishwasher, corian surfaces, imported wall tiles, new floors, walls and windows, built in air conditioning and glass-door custom cabinetry. A back stairway leads from the kitchen to the second floor and on to the garret room and attic without traversing the primary living quarters. An adjoining laundry room/mud room has a second fridge and a washer and dryer and the traditional pantry has the original glass windowed cabinetry and wood floor.

THE ELECTRICAL has been upgraded to 200 amp service with modern· circut breakers·,- entirely new wiring in kitchen and baths, and floodlights on all four sides of the house as
well as two standing lamps in the drive and carriage lamps and spotlights on the outbuildings (controlled from the house). The electrified underground dog protection fence is also controlled from the main house.

PLUMBING has also been replaced with new copper and cast iron and both upstairs bathrooms have been rebuilt and renovated with new fixtures {in the traditional style) and with exhaust fans and new tile floors. There is also a large newly tiled corner screened porch accessible both from the living room and kitchen, a renovated curved and covered front porch with a direct access, weather-secure illuminated carport and a large full cellar in three sections with an oil furnace (forced hot water not steam), sump pumps and steel reenforced floor beams.

OUTBUILDINGS include an insulated, wired cottage/garage with potbellied stove all built on a concrete slab, an older one car garage, a modest pony stable with a fenced corral, an adjacent open tractor and woodshed, and a 19th century pump house (two covered wells) now renovated for use as tractor storage. All buildings are newly electrified and set in newly re-enforced foundations but with their traditional structures and hardware in tact.

THE GROUNDS include a graveled horseshoe drive, as well as a graveled access road to the back; a basketball play area well away from the main house, a herb garden, several flower gardens, a grape arbor that produces edible concord grapes, and a pink magnolia tree, a rose arbor, and numerous mature pin oak, maple, crab apple, ash, spruce, American chestnut, elm and evergreen trees. The road is screened by a post and rail fence as well as dozens of five to ten foot rhododendrons and arborvitaes.

THE HOUSE IS SITUATED on River Road beyond Hoes Lane, across from Johnson Park and East Jersey Old Town (a dozen relocated eighteenth century structures recreating a Williamsburg-like village) in a family neighborhood. River Road is a national historic district. Although the area has a country rather than a suburban feel, it is located just a f w minutes away from the University Medical School and Colgate-Palmolive Research Labs as well as the Busch and Kilmer campuses of Rutgers University.

NEW BRUNSWICK is about five minutes by car from the main Rutgers Campus, the State Theater, the George Street Playhouse and Crossroads Theater, along with a dozen restaurants and the railroad station (Amtrack and New Jersey Transit lines to New York 45 minutes away, as well as Trenton [30 minutes], Philadelphia [an hour] and Washington [2 and 1/2 hours]). Metropark Amtrack station is 20 minutes away and Newark Airport 30 minutes. The Lincoln Tunnel is exactly 29 miles by car.

RIVER ROAD is currently subject to heavy traffic, but the State has finally approved the Route 18 extension over Metlars Lane that will divert all long distance car and truck traffic from the road.




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Listing No. 31630

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Office: 732.249.7717 x17

Website: www.connellhutkin.com

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