18 Academy Street, Califon
18 Academy Street is a charming vintage colonial located in the heart of downtown Califon Borough. Located just up the street from the Columbia Trail, the Ken Lockwood Gorge, and local favorites like Bex Kitchen and Rambo’s Country Store, this home is as convenient as it is adorable.
Visitors are welcomed to the home by a walkway from a sidewalk in the center of the historic district of the village onto a sweet country porch, large enough for a couple of rocking chairs or a bistro table. Guests enter into the living room which features a natural gas fireplace with brick surround and stone hearth, wood floors, and hand-hewn beams. The eat-in kitchen features newer stainless appliances including a Samsung range with gas burners and electric oven, Maytag refrigerator, and Bosch dishwasher. An oversized ceramic sink, large picture window, recessed lighting, hand-hewn beams, and direct access to the backyard make this space a welcoming connection between the living room and basement via a centrally-located staircase. The first floor is completed by a full bathroom, featuring a tiled walk-in shower and white, neutral fixtures.
Upstairs, the second floor hall gives access to two bedrooms and the main bathroom. The master bedroom features carpeted floors (over wood floors), a custom California Closets closet, and a newer (2016) split-duct air conditioning unit. The second bedroom, currently used as a home office, is bright and cozy, with gleaming hardwood floors. The updated bathroom features a subway tiled tub-shower, large vanity sink, and tiled floors.
The attic has access from the second floor via a pull-down staircase. This unfinished space provides plentiful storage. The basement of the home is finished and accessed via a stairway from the kitchen. It features two rooms: a large laundry and/or rec room with newer appliances and a room suitable for use as a recreation room or office with striking stone walls and built-in shelving and desk. Under-stair storage and a storage room complete the lower level space.
Systems of the home include natural gas baseboard hot-water heating, two split-duct air conditioning units, public gas, public water, septic system, smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detectors, and fire extinguisher.
The exterior of the home expands the possibilities for recreational enjoyment of the property. The covered front porch serves as an additional gathering space during temperate weather and a back bluestone patio allows for additional outdoor living space. The backyard features flowering trees and perennial gardens, a fence and gate to keep the area fully-enclosed for the safety of dogs or young children, and backs to an adjacent wooded lot.
A gravel parking area connects the house with multi-purpose outbuildings, including two large storage sheds. Additional features include a newer roof (2018) and exterior paint (2018).
The property is located in the heart of the historic village section of Califon Borough, near restaurants and cafes, schools, and shopping. Califon Borough is an area renowned for its natural beauty and recreational opportunities (e.g., Columbia Trail, theKen Lockwood Gorge, playing fields in Califon Island Park) and village lifestyle. The property is served by the Califon School (K-8) and Voorhees High School (9-12) and is also convenient to private schools (The Willow School, Gil St. Bernards) as well as golf courses (Fiddler’s Elbow, Beaver Brook, Hamilton Farm, Trump National), country clubs, commuter highways (Interstate 78 and 287 and State Highways, 22 and 31), buses to New York City, and trains to New York City, and airports including Newark Liberty International Airport and smaller regional airports.
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- Located in downtown Califon Borough
- Split-duct air conditioning units
- Newer roof and appliances
- Historic vintage charm
- Hand-hewn wood beams
- Walkout finished basement
- Beautiful fenced-in backyard with flowering trees and perennial flowers