A 313-year-old home is now up for sale.
The Van Buskirk Home in Saddle River, New Jersey, was first built in 1707 — 68 years before the start of the American Revolution. The home is recently listed with Christie’s International Real Estate for $2.1 million.
“This is a really special home,” Maureen Kuntz, the real estate agent representing the property, told NJ.com. “With its historical legacy, it has been impeccably maintained and restored with an array of period-specific architectural details.”
The five-bedroom, four-bathroom property spreads across two acres of land. It also comes with a heated barn that can store two cars, has two horse stalls, a workshop and second-floor space that you could convert into an office or gym, the outlet reports.
The home itself owns a host of modern amenities, you’ll find a renovated kitchen with modern amenities. An open floor plan and 13-foot cathedral ceilings in the great room with a wood-burning stove and exposed brick chimney.
Wide plank floors and exposed beams keep the home’s historic feel. There’s also a heated pool, tennis court, barn, and waterfall on the property. The backyard also features a waterfall and a footbridge that crosses over a stream that cuts through the yard.
According to NJ.com, the property was originally part of a purchase of more than 1,000 acres of land in 1675 by Albert Zabriskie from the local Algonquin Native American tribe.
Thomas Van Buskirk purchased the property in the early 1700s. He moved with his family there and became the first settlers to live in the Saddle River Valley.
Van Buskirk family lived there till 1922 and they sold the house to William Bond. He was a Canadian-born artist. He restored the home before it was bought by James and Patricia Hall in 1979.
Rosalind and Ed Zipfel have owned the property since 1993, and have continued to maintain and restore the home.
“We have loved sharing the heritage of the house with family and friends, as well as hosting holiday parties and entertaining guests on the grounds in the warmer weather,” the couple told NJ.com in a statement.
“But, it’s the end of an era and time to hand over the opportunity of a lifetime to care for this very special piece of history,” they added.
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