c. 1730 – Hopewell, NJ – $599,000

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Added to OHD on 1/22/19   -   Last OHD Update: 1/29/19   -   20 Comments
68 Lambertville Hopewell Rd, Hopewell, NJ 08525

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Investors, Contractors, Builders or those who love a ~FIXER UPPER~, this property is for you! Possibilities await~ 68 Lambertville Hopewell Road, family owned for generations, is nestled in a picturesque setting set back from the road. Built in 1730, it is certainly among the oldest homes in Hopewell, if not the oldest. The long, winding driveway leads to more than 12 extraordinary acres surrounded by trees and greenery. A touch of Hopewell history and old world charm resonate throughout this spacious home, which awaits its next owner to add their personal stamp and create their dream home.This special property can become your ideal retreat, away from it all, yet just minutes to Hopewell Boro and Princeton, with the charm, sophistication and fine dining each offers. It is close to all major highways and 20 minutes from NJ Transit for commuting to NYC and PA. Proximity to quaint towns. Abundant acreage. Vast potential.
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Karen Friedland, Gloria Nilson & Co. Real Estate
(609) 921-2600 / (855) 656-9128
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20 Comments on c. 1730 – Hopewell, NJ – $599,000

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  1. Avatarddbacker says: 381 comments
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    1971 Uninspired split-level
    Prairie Village, KS

    Contractors and builders – don’t touch the choo-choo wallpaper in the gray bathroom!

  2. AvatarDeniseLynn says: 225 comments

    I don’t know what room has the stone walls and paneling around the fireplace, but I love it. I’ll add my voice to keeping the train wallpaper! And with almost a foot of snow outside, I’m liking the sunroom and greenhouse space. The whole house has a warm feel to it, it just needs a slight sprucing up.

  3. JimHJimH says: 3997 comments
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    Joseph Golden (c.1700-1777) and his wife Adriantje Lane were among the earliest settlers of the Hopewell area and established their farm at this location after their 1725 marriage. Both were descendants of Dutch-era farmers at Brooklyn, and are buried in the Golden burial ground on adjacent property.
    The older stone section of the home may well date from 1730, although it’s been overwhelmed by additions made by later generations. Great-grandson John N. Golden (1824-1887) was the owner in the decades before his death, so it’s likely the Italianate additions were his. It’s a lovely property that carries its history well and seems to be reasonably priced for the area.


    • Avatarddbacker says: 381 comments
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      1971 Uninspired split-level
      Prairie Village, KS

      Interesting to contemplate that the updates, made 150 after the house was built, are now themselves 150 or so years old. What a peaceful looking cemetery. Thanks for the post.

  4. AvatarHandymam says: 65 comments

    This house looks like something from an old movie, I love this house! Don’t hate me, but not a fan of the train wallpaper, though I do love the tile! 😊

  5. Avatarshirleyssshirl says: 53 comments

    Being such a throw-away society, it’s just amazing to me when I see a home that has lasted almost 300 years! BEAUTIFUL!

  6. AvatarStacy says: 79 comments

    By far one of my faves!!

  7. Miss-Apple37Miss-Apple37 says: 770 comments

    beautiful house, love stones! It’s a split-level before split-levels were even a thing 🙂

  8. AvatarSarah says: 6 comments

    Absolute best ”fixer-upper” (realtor description) I have ever seen here. And the area of Hopewell is charming. Check those real estate taxes though.

  9. peeweebcpeeweebc says: 787 comments
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    1885 Italianate.

    “Builders, contractors, investors” headings always scare me!
    Leave the house, fix the one bathroom, tweak a few things, it’s fine! Hope a historically minded person buys it.

  10. Avatarkdar says: 83 comments

    WOW!! Absolutely extraordinary.
    And let me join the chorus… SAVE THE CHOO-CHOO WALLPAPER! Classic.
    Anyone know what the taxes are on this place?

  11. AvatarKaren says: 25 comments

    Not only $599 for a “fixer-upper”, but taxes over $17,000. Gotta love NJ!

    • AvatarLeslie says: 9 comments

      Unfortunately, $17,000 for taxes in NJ is pretty low.

      • AvatarOlive says: 63 comments

        Yes! Its super low. My parents farm on the opposite hill (way less acreage and house in poor cond) were paying 10k while another friend in a 1 bd bungalow was also paying 10k. Neighbors in a mc mansion on less than acre were paying 50k !!! And this was in the ’90’s.

  12. AvatarLaurie W. says: 1533 comments
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    1988 Fake Greek Revival!

    While I’m not crazy about the changes that were made to this house, particularly the ground floor porch, etc., I do love houses that grew kind of organically over the years as this has. There always seems to be something unexpected to discover in them and they tell of many families. I’m in with the train wallpaper too; it’s lovable, but I’d surely say goodbye to the clunky Victorian newel post.

  13. AvatarOlive says: 63 comments

    I glanced at the photo and my instant reaction was “oh that looks like where I grew up” and then I realized it was! My best friend lived on farm next door, i took piano lessons down the next road and I believe we visited the old woman who lived here back in the early/mid ’70’s and she gave us cookies and toys. We explored the old graveyards to spook ourselves. It is sacred, special land.

  14. AvatarPatty says: 2 comments

    I’m loving this house and the land. 🙂

  15. AvatarOlive says: 63 comments

    This is prob the most amazing setting for the entire area. It sits on a high ridge overlooking the entire valley. The cross rd next door is super steep and I used to love coasting all the way down it with no brakes or headlights!

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