Hillmann House in Wyckoff New Jersey

Hillmann House in Wyckoff, New Jersey

Welcome to Hillmann House – would you guess that it was built in the year 2001?

Yes it’s true, this home was carefully constructed to resemble the type of 18th century rambling residence that has been expanded over the centuries (not unlike the historic Fairbanks House I profiled a few weeks ago).

image from: oldhouses.com

image from: oldhouses.com

Located in Wyckoff, New Jersey, this new home showcases master craftsmanship with a strong historic slant…

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image from: http://search.tarvinrealtors.com

This intriguing house is currently listed for sale at: $1,895,000.

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image from: http://search.tarvinrealtors.com

The Hillmann House [which even has an old house name!] has been featured in the Wall Street Journal and Country Living Magazine. It contains 5 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms in 5,300 square feet.

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image from: http://search.tarvinrealtors.com

It was constructed and styled to feel like a historic home. But it has all the modern bells and whistles of a contemporary home, like the large open custom kitchen.

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image from: http://search.tarvinrealtors.com

It had me fooled for a few seconds, but then I noticed the ceiling pot lights.

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image from: http://search.tarvinrealtors.com

Special features of this home include: a heavy copper standing seam roof, distressed cabinets in the kitchen, extra wide pine floors, and a special “tavern room” which was actually part of a historic New England home that was moved and reassembled for this home.

The Tavern Room:

image from: www.oldhouses.com

image from: www.oldhouses.com

Even the his & hers bathroom sinks are camouflaged to look like antique furniture pieces…

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image from: http://search.tarvinrealtors.com

It is a fabulous recreation of a historic early American home… but those pot lights are just killing the whole thing for me!

image from: http://search.tarvinrealtors.com

image from: http://search.tarvinrealtors.com

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image from: http://search.tarvinrealtors.com

image from: http://search.tarvinrealtors.com

Outside, the property features over an acre of carefully maintained grounds…

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image from: http://search.tarvinrealtors.com

Every bit of landscaping was created to feel like it has been around for hundreds of years – like the gradual stone retaining wall depicted below:

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image from: http://search.tarvinrealtors.com

They did a mighty fine job of recreating an old New England country house… it if weren’t for those darn pot lights!

For all the listing information and additional pictures, see the Tarvin Realtors website.

What do you think? Did the house have you fooled for a minute?

 

 

 

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