Skip To Content

    3 Reading Avenue

    FRENCHTOWN, NJ 08825
    • $835,000
    • STATUS: Active
    • ON SITE: 7 days
    • ID#: NJHT106982
    Open House
    $835,000
    • 4
      BEDS
    • 0.69
      ACRES
    • 2
      BATHS
    • 1
      1/2 BATHS
    • 2,880
      SQFT
    • $290
      $/SQFT
    Neighborhood:
    Type:
    Single-Family Home
    Built:
    1869
    County:

    School Information

    Elementary School:
    Middle School:

    Description

    Eat. Pray. Live. Here!! Just over an hour+GGs drive from NYC or Philadelphia, overlooking the Delaware River, with views of the Pennsylvania Palisades, a magnificent home with a rich and storied past awaits you. Nestled high atop a hillside above the vibrant and charming village of Frenchtown, NJ, this Italianate, Victorian home was built in 1869 for Joseph Reading, a prosperous town merchant turned adventurer and author who penned several books about his experiences in Gabon, West Africa where he built a second home and traveled extensively. The energy of international affairs and the power of the written word must have permeated the property, as in recent years, NY Times best-selling author Elizabeth Gilbert purchased, renovated and called it home. The infusion of her creativity and love is evident throughout the property, the pinnacle of which is a magical cupola space atop a 1400 square foot, whimsically handcrafted +G+skybrary+G- that would inspire anyone to their highest creative endeavors! Inside, the regal elegance and quality craftsmanship of the home is felt throughout and features a renovated chef+GGs kitchen, custom crown moldings, high ceilings, hardwood floors, decorative marble mantels, a steam shower and wine cellar. Outside, there are many places to enjoy nature+GGs beauty; taking in the view on the wrap-around porch featuring Brazilian Ipe decking, dining on the screened-in porch surrounded by beautiful gardens or barbequing on the picnic patio. The grounds are further adorned with sculptures acquired by Ms. Gilbert from her worldly travels. Car enthusiasts or creatives of the tinkering variety will be especially excited about the ample, heated garage (Tesla chargers installed and included with sale). Now, the splendor and delight of this property+GGs +G+story+G- continues and you could be the author of it+GGs next chapters! What +G+Big Magic+G- might you create here? I invite you to find out!

    Monthly Payment Calculator



    ©2021 Bright MLS, All Rights Reserved. IDX information is provided exclusively for consumers' personal, non-commercial use and may not be used for any purpose other than to identify prospective properties consumers may be interested in purchasing. Some properties which appear for sale may no longer be available because they are for instance, under contract, sold, or are no longer being offered for sale. Information is deemed reliable but is not guaranteed accurate by the MLS or Pearson Smith Realty. Some real estate firms do not participate in IDX and their listings do not appear on this website. Some properties listed with participating firms do not appear on this website at the request of the seller. Data last updated: 2021-04-10T23:51:47.197.
    www.wvhomematch.com/homes/115743092
    Print Image

    3 Reading Avenue FRENCHTOWN, NJ 08825

    • Price: $835,000
    • Status: Active
    • ID#: NJHT106982
    4
    Beds
    2
    Baths
    1
    ½ Baths
    0.69
    Acres
    2,880
    SQFT
    $290
    $/SQFT
    1869
    Built
    Neighborhood:
    Frenchtown Borough
    County:
    Hunterdon
    Area:
    Frenchtown Boro (21011)
    Elementary School:
    Edith Ort Thomas
    Middle School:
    Edith Ort Thomas
    High School:
    Delaware Valley Regional H.S.
    School District:
    Delaware Valley Regional Schools
    Property Description
    Eat. Pray. Live. Here!! Just over an hour+GGs drive from NYC or Philadelphia, overlooking the Delaware River, with views of the Pennsylvania Palisades, a magnificent home with a rich and storied past awaits you. Nestled high atop a hillside above the vibrant and charming village of Frenchtown, NJ, this Italianate, Victorian home was built in 1869 for Joseph Reading, a prosperous town merchant turned adventurer and author who penned several books about his experiences in Gabon, West Africa where he built a second home and traveled extensively. The energy of international affairs and the power of the written word must have permeated the property, as in recent years, NY Times best-selling author Elizabeth Gilbert purchased, renovated and called it home. The infusion of her creativity and love is evident throughout the property, the pinnacle of which is a magical cupola space atop a 1400 square foot, whimsically handcrafted +G+skybrary+G- that would inspire anyone to their highest creative endeavors! Inside, the regal elegance and quality craftsmanship of the home is felt throughout and features a renovated chef+GGs kitchen, custom crown moldings, high ceilings, hardwood floors, decorative marble mantels, a steam shower and wine cellar. Outside, there are many places to enjoy nature+GGs beauty; taking in the view on the wrap-around porch featuring Brazilian Ipe decking, dining on the screened-in porch surrounded by beautiful gardens or barbequing on the picnic patio. The grounds are further adorned with sculptures acquired by Ms. Gilbert from her worldly travels. Car enthusiasts or creatives of the tinkering variety will be especially excited about the ample, heated garage (Tesla chargers installed and included with sale). Now, the splendor and delight of this property+GGs +G+story+G- continues and you could be the author of it+GGs next chapters! What +G+Big Magic+G- might you create here? I invite you to find out!
    Exterior Features

    Architectural Style Victorian Construction Materials Frame Direction Faces West Exterior Features Bbq Grill Garage Spaces 1.00 Garage Type Garage Door OpenerGarage - Rear Entry Garage YN Yes Lot Features IrregularLandscapingPartly Wooded Other Structures Above GradeBelow Grade Parking Types Detached GarageDriveway Patio And Porch Features ScreenedWrap AroundPorch(Es) Pool No Pool Property Condition Very Good Riparian Rights YN No Road Surface Type Stone Roof Copper View RiverScenic Vista Water Access YN No Water Oriented YN No Water View YN Yes Waterfront YN No

    Interior Features

    Above Grade Fin SQFT 2880 Appliances DishwasherDisposalDryerOven - SingleOven/Range - GasRange HoodSix Burner StoveWasherWater Heater Basement Interior AccessOutside EntrancePartially FinishedPoured ConcreteSump PumpWindows Basement YN Yes Below Grade Finished Area 0 Below Grade Unfinished Area 0 Cooling Ceiling Fan(S) Fireplace Features Flue For StoveMantel(S) Fireplace YN Yes Fireplaces Total 1 Flooring HardwoodCeramic Tile Furnished Partially Heating Baseboard - ElectricBaseboard - Hot Water Heating YN Yes Interior Features Additional StairwayBuilt-InsCrown MoldingsFormal/Separate Dining RoomKitchen - Eat-InKitchen - IslandSoaking TubStall ShowerWindow TreatmentsWood FloorsWine StorageWood StoveOtherCeiling Fan(S) Laundry Type Basement Levels 3 Room List Living RoomDining RoomBedroom 2Bedroom 3Bedroom 4KitchenFamily RoomBasementLibraryBedroom 1Bathroom 1Bathroom 2Half BathScreened Porch Security Features Carbon Monoxide Detector(S)Security SystemSmoke Detector Spa YN No Unit Floors 3 Upper Level1 Bedrooms 4 Walls Ceilings High

    Property Features

    Acceptable Financing CashConventional Accessibility Features 2+ Access Exits Assessment Year 2020 Association YN No Central Air YN No Condo YN No Cooling Fuel Electric Cross Street Everittstown Road Entry Level 1 Federal Flood Zone YN No Heating Fuel ElectricNatural Gas AvailableOil Horse YN No Hot Water Electric Incorporated City Name Frenchtown Boro Navigable Water YN N New Construction YN No Original MLSNumber 304535305438 Ownership Interest Fee Simple Possession Immediate Sale Type Standard Senior Community YN No Sewer Public Sewer Structure Design Type Detached Tax Annual Amount 17788.00 Tax Assessment Amount 497000.00 Tax Lot 00019 Transportation Bus Stop Less Than 1 Mile Utilities Cable Tv AvailablePhone AvailablePropaneOther Vacation Rental YN No Water Source Public Window Features Wood Frame Year Built Effective 2007 Zoning R-1

    Listing courtesy of Keller Williams Real Estate-Doylestown.


    ©2021 Bright MLS, All Rights Reserved. IDX information is provided exclusively for consumers' personal, non-commercial use and may not be used for any purpose other than to identify prospective properties consumers may be interested in purchasing. Some properties which appear for sale may no longer be available because they are for instance, under contract, sold, or are no longer being offered for sale. Information is deemed reliable but is not guaranteed accurate by the MLS or Pearson Smith Realty. Some real estate firms do not participate in IDX and their listings do not appear on this website. Some properties listed with participating firms do not appear on this website at the request of the seller. Data last updated: 2021-04-10T23:51:47.197.
     
    https://bt-photos.global.ssl.fastly.net/brightmls/1280_boomver_1_304535305438-2.jpg https://bt-photos.global.ssl.fastly.net/brightmls/1280_boomver_1_304535305438-2.jpg https://bt-photos.global.ssl.fastly.net/brightmls/1280_boomver_1_304535305438-2.jpg
    Logo
    Pearson Smith Realty
    29 Keyes Ferry Road Suite 200
    Charles Town WV, 25414