Affordable New Jersey Folk Victorian Home – DIRT
About two hours from New York, little-known Orange County is full of apple orchards and charming villages. Warwick, NY, the historic village where this Victorian folk is located, is home to candy shops, restaurants, breweries and wineries – a perfect place to call home or for a weekend getaway. Plus, it’s only 45 miles from the George Washington Bridge.
Folk Victorian is one of the loosest vernacular American architectural styles of the 19th century. Classic Gothic Revival, stick-style, or shingle-style homes were usually designed by architects for the more affluent, while ordinary middle-class people, who also wanted a modern home, usually designed their homes themselves. themselves or have it built by the local carpenter. The result was often a pastiche of 19th century styles. Today, these homes resonate as charming and distinctly American throwbacks to an earlier era.
The owners of this circa 1896 Warwick home have restored the exterior to its original corrugated clapboard siding. There is a porch perfect for long summer afternoons, and as you enter the house, the interesting parquet floors, the handsome but unassuming staircase and the attractive columns catch the eye. The current owners have decorated in a refreshing shabby-chic style, with vintage furniture and plain white walls.
The kitchen, however, is up to date with granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances and an island. But at the back you will find a shower room and a cloakroom which seems to have hardly changed since 1896! Upstairs, each bedroom sports a unique floor design. There’s only one bathroom for all three bedrooms, which means a lot of sharing and bargaining during the morning shower. On the third floor is a 320 square foot bonus room that could be used as a home office, gym, or sewing room.
To the rear are several patios and a sloping lawn, as well as old stone walls and a fenced Victorian cutting garden. There is also a 1920s garage.
Interested? The three-bedroom, 1.5-bathroom, 1,660-square-foot home, situated on 0.39 acres, is available for just $539,000 through Steven Wing at Howard Hanna Rand Realty.