Sunday, March 31, 2013

Sweet 1910 Dutch Colonial Revival For Sale

One draw of Highland Park is the abundance of historic housing.  I'll be posting about houses for sale as well as interesting historic information.  I can't help it.  I studied history over the Raritan River not so long ago!

This Dutch Colonial Revival was built in 1910 in a neighborhood called Livingston Manor and is currently for sale in Highland Park.   Here is a link to it's listing where the photographs in this post are from.  I think it's perfectly lovely!

Dutch Colonials were first built in the New York area with the first Dutch colonists in the 18th century.  Their later interpretations in the early 20th century associated with the Craftsman movement are a revival of the earlier style.  The Gambrel (or barn shaped) roof and long dormer windows on the second story are characteristics of this style.

As you can see, the interior woodwork has been left original and untouched.  I don't mind painting the interior trim, but there are a lot of Craftsman enthusiasts who cringe about this.


Livingston Manor Historic District is listed in both the New Jersey and National Registry of Historical Places.  Most of the homes in this neighborhood were built between 1906 and 1925 and all are embellished with Craftsman details.  

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