fixer upper

Under $100K Sunday ~ c.1855 Fixer Upper Italianate in Historic NJ Town $60K ~ 30 Min to Jersey Shore Beaches ~ SOLD

1205 Front St, Mauricetown, NJ, 08329   $60,000 Sold for $90,000


I had to call my husband to see this beautiful old fixer upper. We love the quaint, sleepy little town of Mauricetown (pop.221). Nestled along the Maurice River, the historic hamlet is filled with lovely old homes, a couple of country churches and an antique shop or two.
This home was the vacation home of an older couple. And call me crazy, but that is my kind of kitchen! I even have the same Fiesta and Hall pitchers, all found for $5 or less at NJ yard sales. South Jersey has the best yard sales! Plus, it is only 30 minutes to Jersey Shore Beaches. Probably, Sea Isle City, where my in-laws have a summer house, is the closest.
One of the early settlers of the village was Captain Charles Sharp, who happens to be an ancestor of Captain Zadoc Sharp who built our own home in Cape May County.
Constructed around 1855, 1205 Front Street is known as the James Compton House. The Comptons were were a well-known seafaring family in town, and in fact, the David Compton House sits at #1201 Front Street, and the Edward Compton House at #1229 now houses the Mauricetown Historical Society and Museum.
From what I can gather, James Compton (1820-1858) lived in this house for a short time with his wife Mary and son Charles. James was postmaster of Mauricetown in the 1850s, and died at the early age of 38. Charles, too, died early at the age of 19. Mary had pre-deceased both at age 36.

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Historic Charm For Sale! Located in historic Mauricetown, NJ, this amazing fixer upper property is known as the James Compton House . Built in the mid-19th century, this beautiful Italianate-style home boasts many of its original architectural features, including all original floors, wood grain doors, original shutters (in storage) and corbels.
The main floor consists of a foyer, sitting room/family room, bonus room, mud room, large kitchen and bathroom. Two separate staircases provide second floor access to 5 large bedrooms. In the large basement you will find the gas furnace (only 2 years old), along with tons of storage space.
The large backyard includes trees and plants for privacy, and backs up to Stable Lane, for additional lot access. This unique property is being SOLD as-is and needs its new owner to restore it to its original beauty! It is located just one block away from the Maurice River and the Mauricetown Historical Society. The James Compton House is a contributing resource in the Mauricetown Historic District, which is on the State and Federal Register of Historic Places. For more information on the history of Mauricetown, visit:
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