1892 Queen Anne – Belvidere, NJ (George F. Barber)

SOLD / Archived From 2017
Added to OHD on 10/30/17   -   Last OHD Update: 12/31/18   -   14 Comments
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One of a kind stunning Victorian historical GEM. Grand foyer with tiger oak original woodwork with a winding staircase and unique boot kick closet (to hide your shoes). This home has all the original woodwork. Ceilings are 15 feet high. 2 Amazing fireplaces with ornate woodwork and original tile work. Interior doors are solid ad equally ornate. Music room/family room complete with original built in cabinetry and Victorian copper gas light chandelier in the music room. Huge kitchen with original charm intact along with large pantry and half bath. There are 2 staircases to the second floor with 4 large bedrooms and a full bath. Many antique light fixtures throughout the home. 2nd floor hall has original antique gas light fixtures that have been refitted to electric. 4 bedrooms on the 3rd floor. Salt water inground pool. Belvidere school district
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14 Comments on 1892 Queen Anne – Belvidere, NJ (George F. Barber)

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  1. JimHJimH says: 3822 comments
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    Just seeing this post now after looking at another Belvidere house. Actually this one was built for a banker named William Blair Titman from Barber house plans. “Kit delivered by train” – not likely.

  2. Kelly, OHD adminKelly, OHD admin says: 9425 comments

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Posted in 2012, I don’t know if it sold or not since.

    Photos used on the listing sites are the same from 2012.

    JimH referenced (his comment is from 2015) the old listing description which claimed the home parts were delivered by train, which were not true for this home (the previous agent/owner confused kit homes with planbook homes.)

  3. Randy C says: 382 comments

    Lots of possibilities here. Anyone know what the tall narrow box to the right of the fireplace in the purple room is? I’m intrigued.

    • Lynn says: 67 comments

      I was just re-reading these comments and noticed you asked about that built in by the fireplace. A few years ago we almost bought a house in Moberly MO, it may have been on this site, and it had this same feature. It was a shallow cabinet with shelves in it. Perfect for small items. It too was in the diningroom fireplace. I do wonder what they might have put in there.

  4. RosewaterRosewater says: 4081 comments
    OHD Supporter

    1875 Italianate cottage
    Noblesville, IN

    Lots of original goodies left in this one, and in pretty good condition too. Question for Barber enthusiasts: Isn’t that tower normally turned toward the front instead of the side; and is the tower roof a variation or something shown in the original design? I’m thinking that whole tower looks just a little off the ones I’ve seen before. Here’s a better shot of it form Maps:
    http://goo.gl/4N1V3D Thanks’ in advance 🙂

    • Chris DiMatteiChris DiMattei says: 248 comments

      The roof on the tower of the Titman residence is an a-typical version when compared to what was published by Barber and the photos of other built examples of the design. Not sure if the changes here were from Barber or from the builder, but I have yet to discover any other examples of Barber homes with tower roof construction similar to the Titman house, so I would guess that this one was builder or client initiated. JMHO.

  5. John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 4467 comments

    Nice example here of a George Barber designed house. I think this particular house may have details from more than one design (a hybrid?) although it closely resembles the Downes-Aldrich House in Crockett in the southeast region of Texas. Here’s a photo of that house: (not mine) https://www.flickr.com/photos/txforesttrail/19686465242 Usually such ornate houses have interior fretwork, stained glass windows and other artistic treatments but they may have been removed at some point in the past.

    • RosewaterRosewater says: 4081 comments
      OHD Supporter

      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      Wow John that one is REALLY beautiful! Certainly goes to show it IS NOT necessary to paint an ornate house three or four loud colors in order for the exterior details to really pop. Nice!

      • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 4467 comments

        Victorian houses painted with loud (as in shrill, atonal) colors are silently saying “look at me!” When an owner has a house like the one linked to in Crockett, TX, even if painted solid white they still look ornate and get noticed. However, they tend to “pop” or look best painted in colors similar to their original palette. George Barber sometimes offered paint color suggestions for individual house designs although I’m not aware of any surviving paint samples to go with those recommended colors. Colonial blue-grey and white as seen now were probably not the original color choices on this house.

  6. PhillipPhillip says: 159 comments
    1910 Tudor/craftsman mix

    I am just so pleased the previous owners did not paint the woodwork. Thank you!!!

  7. Teri R says: 291 comments

    Art deco light!

  8. saltwatercb says: 7 comments

    The doors in the purple room as just plain delicious. Fantastic design to them.

  9. Amy P says: 215 comments

    I love this one. Unfortunately I am not a fan of Jersey or the weather there. What a beautiful home though, with some painting this could be an absolute dream come true!

  10. d0vira says: 112 comments
    Shenzhen & SoCal,

    Interesting to see a ladder hanging horizontally in the kitchen. For accessing the shelves?

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