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1890 Queen Anne Victorian

Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey 07716

Classic Jersey Shore Victorian

"Maple Lawn" is located on the hill with a bayview facing NYC. The front entrance is on 7th Ave and the back entrance is on 8th Ave which is a circle with very little traffic, perfect for kids to play on.
This gracious Queen Anne Victorian was named "Maple Lawn" by it's original owner. It was built as a 14 Room "Summer Cottage on the Hill" in 1890 for Michael Montanye by Adolph S. Hunter, and designed by architect Solomon H. Cohen. It has been lovingly cared for, is situated in a great community, a short distance from everything in town ,including the local elementary schools, great restaurants, a movie theater, quaint shops and the NYC ferry terminal and bus service.

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The Entryway
The Entryway
The entryway has all of the original woodwork, inlaid wood designs, on the floor as well as an amazing inlaid wooden designed ceiling!
The Dining Room
The Dining Room
This banquet size dining room includes a crystal chandelier and hand painted moldings as well as a floor to ceiling bay window
Large Eat-in Kitchen
Large Eat-in Kitchen
This newer kitchen is 25 x 10 feet with a new cooktop and dishwasher. The floor is Italian ceramic tile and there is a double wall oven, garbage disposal and newer dishwasher and refrigerator
Master Bedroom
Master Bedroom
The Master Bedroom is 17 x 16 and has floor to ceiling velvet drapes adorning its three 7 foot windows. The walls are covered in antique rose wallpaper. There is also a "turret" nook in the room with 3 more windows and a view of the NYC harbor and the Verrazano Bridge. Alos, the naster bathroom (not shown) has a handpainted sink and cherry wooden cabinetry
The Living Room
The Living Room
The Living Room has 12 foot high ceiings and 4 floor to ceiling windows which provide lots of light. There are 2 pocket doors and a non functioning fireplace with a beautiful wooden mantel and mirror. This room also has a "turret" nook with 3 more windows.
One of the 9 bedrooms
One of the 9 bedrooms
This is just one of the 9 bedrooms in this home. Each of the 9 bedrooms have alot of closet space, highly unusual for Victorians
The View
The View
We are one and half blocks from the water, with a view of the bay and Verrazano Bridge. We are also close walking distance to the NYC ferry and everything in town, including a movie theater, great restaurants and quaint shops, banks, PO and elementary school.
A photo of "Maple Lawn"
A photo of "Maple Lawn"
this photo was taken for a postcard in the 1920's
Inlaid Floor
Inlaid Floor
Bedrooms 9
Full Baths 3
Half Baths 1
Heated Sq. Ft. 5,000
Stories 3
Lot Size 135x102


  • 1st Floor Bath
  • 2nd Floor Laundry Room
  • Attic
  • Basement
  • Dining room
  • Dry Basement
  • Entry Hall
  • Finished Basement
  • Foyer
  • Kitchen
  • Living room
  • Music Room
  • Sunroom
  • Unfinished Basement
  • Walk-Up Attic
  • Master bedroom upstairs
  • 2 Car Garage
  • Dormers
  • Fenced Yard
  • Gated Entry
  • Gazebo
  • Porch
  • Storm Windows
  • Workshop
  • 2nd Staircase
  • Built-in Bookcases
  • Built-in Cabinets
  • Carpet
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Ceramic Tile
  • Fireplaces
  • Grand staircase
  • High Ceilings
  • Original wood windows
  • Walk-In Closet(s)
  • Wood floors
  • Shingle Roof
  • City sewer
  • City water supply
  • Dishwasher
  • Disposal
  • Gas heating
  • Range
  • Refrigerator
  • Security System
  • Water Heater - Gas
  • 10-foot Ceilings
  • 12-foot Ceilings
  • Pocket Doors
  • Servant's Staircase
  • Stained Glass Window(s)
  • Turret
  • Wrap-Around Porch

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"Maple Lawn"
Atlantic Highlands, N. J. 07716

A 14 Room "Summer Cottage on the Hill"
built in 1890 for Michael Montanye
by Adolph S. Huntera
and designed by architect Solomon H. Cohen

This 5000 square foot Queen Anne Victorian is one of the signature homes of Atlantic Highlands, built in 1890 by the same builders as the historical society's Strauss Mansion. The original owner, Michael Montanye, built this home as his summer cottage. He would travel from East 49th street ( along with many other "East 49ers ) each summer with his servants via ferry from NYC to Atlantic Highlands to enjoy all that the Jersey shore had to offer, including the beach, the boardwalk and the amusement park.

From the outside you can walk up the marble stairs and peanut stone steps leading to the front of the house located on 7th Ave. ( The back door is located on 8th Ave.). The original cedar shakes were handcut in different shapes to create various patterns on each side of the exterior. There is a fairytale turret, a 3 season gazebo/sunporch and a 2 story wrap around porch located on a double size lot with bay views and a detached, heated 2 car garage (originally an horse stable).

From the moment you enter the grand foyer of this classic 16 room Victorian "cottage" with it's original woodwork, you will appreciate the many original Victorian amenities throughout this stunning home. It boasts 9 large bedrooms on 3 floors, all with ample closet space (unusual for a Victorian). The banquet size dining room comes with hand painted
crown moldings, a crystal chandelier and the original large built-in

cabinet with glass doors, as well as a floor to ceiling bay window. The large living room has the original fireplace mantel and mirror, and there is a large newer eat-in kitchen with a new cook top, Italian tiled floor, and a double wall oven.

There are 3 1/2 baths, a laundry on the 2nd floor, high ceilings throughout, hand crafted wood floors and wood moldings, nooks and crannies galore, front and back staircases, plus a full partially finished cellar with a new cement floor, a large workshop area and a media room. There are 3 porches--2 wrap around porches on the first and second stories, and another smaller one on the back of the house on the second level. The second and third stories have a beautiful water view of the harbor, and the Verrazano Bridge.

The roof is new and guaranteed for 100 years. New copper gutters grace the outside. The house has been rewired throughout, and was totally insulated with organic materials 2 years ago. New first floor storm windows were installed 3 years ago. The first floor porch is mahogany, and was refinished 3 years ago as well.

You will also appreciate the short walk to all this quaint town has to offer---the elementary school, the banks, post office, wonderful restaurants and shops, and even our own movie theater! Plus walking to the ferry and bus to NYC is just a few blocks away.

First Level
Foyer : 15 x 14
Living Room: 23 x 15
Dining room: 23 x 17
Eat-in Kitchen: 25 x 10
Den/Study: 12 x 12
1/2 Bath
Sun Porch: 22 x 12

Second Level
Master Bedrm: 17 x 16
Bedrm2: 20 x 11
Bedrm 3: 17 x 12
Bedrm 4: 15 x 13
1st Full Master Bath
2nd Full Bath with Laundry

Third Level
Bedrm 5: 19 x 16
Bedrm 6: 14 x 14
Bedrm 7: 15 x 11
Bedrm 8: 15 x 14
Bedrm 9: 19 x 16
3rd Full Bath

Lower Level
partially finished full size basement with bulkhead entrance door
Family/Media Room: 20 x 16

4th Story Attic with stairway and hard wood floor

Lot Size: Front-135', S1-100', S2-100, Rear-120'
Year Built: 1890
2007 Taxes : $10,718.00
Heat: Natural Gas/Baseboard and water heater/ 4 Zone
Included: dishwasher, refrigerator, new gas cooktop, electric double wall oven, washer, gas dryer, security system, window treatments, ceiling fans, crystal chandelier in dining room, lighting fixtures, screens, basement workshop, non-working fireplace.

Archived in December, 2012

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