Step Inside This 1850s Victorian Home
If you appreciate architecture, specifically Victorian architecture, then you’ll absolutely love the Jacob C. Allen House in Hackettstown, New Jersey. On the National Register of Historic Places, this Victorian home — which was built in approximately 1850 — is quaint and welcoming. Though it doesn’t look like a mansion, it’s awfully spacious with 15 rooms — eight of which are bedrooms — and a basement.
According to OldHouses.com, the Victorian home features “classic Second Empire exterior features — steep mansard roof, [a] central tower, fish-scale shingling, iron cresting, [and] large bay windows with leaded stained glass.” The backyard has been modernized with an in-ground pool, but the gazebo, log cabin, and garden give it a sense of elegance and old-world charm. A “butler’s pantry” and “servant’s staircase” are listed under house features, so the rich and famous would likely feel quite comfortable in this Garden State abode. The asking price on OldHouses.com, though, was a surprisingly low — relatively speaking, of course — $569,900. What do you think of the house? Would you want to live here? Be sure to SHARE this story with architecture aficionados, and check out the grandest historic homes in the United States.