Stunning Converted Church Is Sure To Impress

$495,000
2
Bedrooms
4
Bathrooms
15 246
ft2

Description

Once a prominent stone meetinghouse, Amwell Baptist Church (1834,1884), surrounded by gently rolling farmland of the Amwell Valley in the Wertsville Historic District, offers unique features with a soaring, 24-foot barrel wooden vaulted ceiling; thick, exposed stone walls; long, pointed arched windows; and an added vestibule with an unusual folk-art, 8-pointed star motif above an eclectic Eastlake…
Once a prominent stone meetinghouse, Amwell Baptist Church (1834,1884), surrounded by gently rolling farmland of the Amwell Valley in the Wertsville Historic District, offers unique features with a soaring, 24-foot barrel wooden vaulted ceiling; thick, exposed stone walls; long, pointed arched windows; and an added vestibule with an unusual folk-art, 8-pointed star motif above an eclectic Eastlake-Carpenter Gothic doorway. Its interior also retains a striking altar wall and Carpenter Gothic ceiling, along with other original woodwork circa 1884—all features only found in an old stone church. The owner of this one-of-a-kind home transformed it into a modern abode that is sure to wow! The structure had not served as a church for several years when it was purchased and completely repointed, gutted and renovated, creating an interior with a great room centered around the period altar. The original choir loft is now the ideal work-from-home spot near a half bathroom with an exterior entrance along with a large room that would be an ideal artist studio or oversized family room. Above the loft is an attic storage space which overlooks massive hand-hewn rafters and beams. Beautiful wood floors, a big, open kitchen with cupboards utilizing original re-purposed lumber, one en-suite bedroom and a second bedroom having its own full bath just outside the door, a sweet office with exposed stone walls with a side entrance and stairway leading to the loft comprise the main level—which also houses the laundry room and an oversized pantry. Zoned for a home business, there is also a legal commercial shop with a half bath with a separate entrance. An oversized, two-bay garage that is accessed from the house has another loft space on the second level, once a vintage clock workshop. Big windows look out upon an adjacent horse farm from here, making it a peaceful place to run a business. Like nothing else on the market, this home embraces its history while still being thoroughly modern, warm, and inviting. It is a must-see for anyone who is looking for something truly special! This property is located in the Wertsville Historic District and is on the National Historic Registry.

Amenities

Lot

Equestrian

Indoor

Open Kitchen

Outdoor

Garage

Price Insights

new

Building Info

Year build
1800
Property type
House

Location

320 Wertsville Road , Ringoes, NJ 08551, East Amwell Township, New Jersey, United States

Contact Agent

Cynthia Shoemaker-Zerrer
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2015
Address
49 Bridge Street, Lambertville, NJ, United States
Listing Reference
64WX54

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