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c. 1742 Grist Mill

Mendham, New Jersey 07945-3127

The Grist Mill

Front Exterior
Front Exterior
Workout Gym
Workout Gym
Bedrooms 4
Full Baths 4
Half Baths 1
Stories 2
Acres 1.6


  • 1st Floor Bedroom
  • Dining room
  • Entry Hall
  • Exercise Room
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Laundry Room
  • Living room
  • Utility Room
  • Master bedroom upstairs
  • 2 Car Garage
  • Casement windows
  • Circular driveway
  • Garden
  • Patio
  • Pool - In Ground
  • Porch
  • Storage Building
  • Storm Windows
  • 2nd Staircase
  • Built-in Bookcases
  • Built-in Cabinets
  • Ceramic Tile
  • Fireplaces
  • Skylight
  • Wood floors
  • Central air
  • Dishwasher
  • Gas heating
  • Range
  • Refrigerator
  • Septic Tank
  • Water Heater - Gas

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Sited on 1.6 acres of tiered and gently sloping grounds above a winding stream, this nearly three hundred- year-old former millhouse is a combination of uncorrupted revolutionary era architectural detailing and subtle, state-of-the-art modern updates. A well maintained fieldstone façade shelters a quietly elegant, spacious four-bedroom, four and a half-bath contemporary home. With its defining A-frame roof line, four working fireplaces, restored plank flooring, and fully renovated 2010 kitchen, this unique property is equally suited for both family living and sophisticated entertaining.

Listed in the Library of Congress archives as one of the thirty oldest dwellings in New Jersey, this offering in the Ralston District of Mendham is a rare opportunity for the devotee of American history. Built in 1742 on private, heavily wooded property, it functioned as a gristmill and provided flour to feed General George Washington's Continental Army during the infamously bitter winter encampments of 1779-80 at Jockey Hollow.

The building was converted into a residence in 1940. Several of the original millstones serve as ornamental features. Original spokes of the mill wheel have been re-purposed into handrails and newel posts. Hand hewn exposed beams support the ceiling throughout the length of the home.

The dazzling living room, dominated by its original beamed ceiling and striking floor-to-ceiling brick and stone fireplace, now enclosed in a custom-designed contemporary glass palisade, includes a custom-installed sound system and wet bar. This large, warm room effortlessly integrates the original millhouse detailing and an unobtrusive overlay of modern elegance. The once motivating inscription, "Flour is Cash," is still clearly visible.

A recently completely updated eat-in cook's kitchen features a small, converted gas fireplace, as well as radiant floor heating, honed granite countertops, Wolf, SubZero and Miele appliances, and all new cabinetry.

On the property's highest grounds are an oval swimming pool and an informal pool house.

Archived in March, 2013

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