The Folly-Bush House

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This place is amazing. It dates back to George Washington’s time (1770’s) and it showcases some great primitive style decor.

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Plus it is a dang cute house for its age. Usually, these old Revolutionary War era homes are dark and heavy with age like this one, and this one.

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But the Folly-Bush house in Wyckoff, New Jersey seems to have a breath of fresh air flowing through it.

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Have a look inside…

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This beauty is listed for $650,000. It currently has 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms in 2,437 square feet.

Known on the National Historic Register as the Folly-Bush house, this vintage home is steeped in history.

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The decor is wonderfully appropriate for the period of this home.

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Most of the fireplaces in this house are thought to be original.

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Here’s a closer look at the 1770’s hand-axed ceiling beams:

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Isn’t that amazing?

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Notice the old, old piano (lower right):

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The bedrooms have those old wide-planked painted floors that I just adore!

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The rooms are actually quite spacious for the age of this home.

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It’s a great house but the Realtor is selling the town as well:

Invest in a town highly regarded by it’s forefathers, shaped by it’s history & respected by so many” – says the listing agent.

Fun fact about the town where this house is located: Wyckoff, New Jersey was where the body of Richard Nixon was prepared for burial. Which is really odd since Richard Nixon was actually buried in Yorba Linda, California.

Crazy things you find on Wikipedia!

Anyway, for more info on this home, check out the links below:

http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/310-Crescent-Ave-Wyckoff-NJ-07481/38062107_zpid/

http://www.preservationdirectory.com/HistoricRealEstate/PropertyDetail.aspx?id=2645

 

3 Comments

  • Nick Kirby says:

    Great post, beautiful home

  • SB Smith says:

    That IS so much brighter than the homes of that era !
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    I don’t know if you watched “American Horror Story Coven” or not but near the end, there is a scene when Jessica Lange’s character spots knotty pine walls and in the tradition of “Wire Hangers !”…she screams “Knotty Pine !”….
    I couldn’t help think of that when I saw the wood in the 3rd interior picture !
    Heh heh…..

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