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1258 BEAR TAVERN RD, Hopewell, New Jersey

$1,302,7004 Beds2+ BathsActive

1258 BEAR TAVERN RD, Hopewell, New Jersey 08560
Keller Williams Real Estate-Princeton - MLS® ID: 7035753

Property Details

1258 BEAR TAVERN RD, Hopewell, New Jersey 08560 - This listing is for house with 8.41 acres and 70.54 additional acreage. Beautifully restored colonial estate dating back to the 1690's. Although official records show this property dating back to 1746, research shows it was originally built by Cornelius Anderson around 1690. Around 1730, Andrew Mershon wed Fransinah Anderson (of Cornelius Anderson), and began operating an Inn and Tavern in this home. The earliest documentation showing this, is a Tavern License application from 1746 made by Andrew Mershon for "...continuance of his License..." Due to a Hunterdon County Hall of Records fire in 1828 many earlier records for this area were destroyed. In order to preserve this precious piece of history, the current owner has tirelessly restored the property maintaining it's originality to the highest possible degree. The home contains many features that are unchanged since the 1700's. To name a few things, there is original hardwood flooring, antique hand-carved fireplace mantles dating back to 1776, an original stone fireplace in the living room and master bedroom, along with an original cooking fireplace with a lug bar in the kitchen. The house also contains modern day amenities in the kitchen and bathrooms, but they have been tastefully added to maintain the historic look and feel of the home. Additionally, there is energy efficient hot water baseboard heat with 5 separate zones and thermostats. The basement has a French drain with a sump pump, and there is a modern out building in the back that includes a 3 car garage, artists studio, and storage/workshop space with a separate heating system. The exterior of the house features a gazebo, custom-made brick patio, and fish pond, which is great for outdoor entertaining and get-togethers. In addition to the 8.41 acres surrounding the house, there is also an additional 70+ acres that contains farming and hunting grounds. Anyone who would love to own a unique property that is part of history should not hesitate to schedule

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  • Zip08560
  • CountyMercer
  • SQFT3291
  • Bedrooms4
  • Full baths2
  • Half baths2
  • StatusActive
  • Purchase TypeActive
  • Property typeSingle Family
  • Zoning typeVRC
  • School districtHopewell Valley Reg
  • Elementary schoolBEAR TAVERN E.S.
  • Junior highTIMBERLANE M.S.
  • High schoolCENTRAL H.S.
  • Year built1690
  • Lot size78.95
  • SewerOnSiteSeptic
  • HeatingPropane
  • CoolingCentral A/C
  • Tax amount$675.00
  • Tax year2016
  • Agent ID60065924
  • Agent nameChristopher Avallon
  • MLS® ID7035753

Broker: Keller Williams Real Estate-Princeton

Listing Courtesy of Keller Williams Real Estate-Princeton

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