Historic Waterfront Home, A Private Oasis
Historic Waterfront properties of this caliber rarely become available. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to add your life to the historical records of this well-documented historic waterfront property. Live in this grand home on 2.3 acres with a waterfall, stream, natural pond, tennis court, heated pool, and a barn!
The Thomas Van Buskirk House, as listed in the Library of Congress, was the first house built in Saddle River, NJ and possibly the first in the state.
The stories attached to this historic waterfront home are riveting. The home and property could never be reproduced in Saddle River today.
Constructed in 1708, the walls of the house speak volumns. Nine generations of Buskirk’s lived in, and worked the land until the 1920s; Revolutionary soldiers lived in the house and bivouacked in the fields; neighbors gathered for church services and held town hall meetings in the home’s garret. At one time the home was used as an Inn and Tavern; and, years later held games in the Polo Fields.
Filled with irreplaceable period details such as hand-hewn beams, wide plank floors, and custom millwork, each meticulous renovation has maintained the period design while enabling modern conveniences.
The kitchen/solarium renovation has walls of glass to create a sun-filled indoor/outdoor living area. There is the convenience of a first-floor master suite and a massive garret/great room with 13′ cathedral ceiling.
From the rear of the home, there are beautiful views of the pond and visiting wildlife. Listen to the waterfall from the expansive patios or the footbridge spanning the stream.
The heated barn accommodates two cars, two horse stalls/workshops, plus a huge second floor with high ceilings for use as an office, gym, artist studio or game room. It could be expanded for the car collector.
Incredible lifestyle. Top Ranked Schools. Low Saddle River Taxes.
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|Address:||164 E Saddle River Rd|