SOMERSET – What was once considered Somerset’s most modern house is now for sale – although buyers today are likely to appreciate it more for its historic charm.
Built in 1860, the Greek Revival style house at 134 South Street is known as Job Leonard House. In 1855 Job Leonard bought Somerset Iron Works and changed its name to Mount Hope Iron Works. Somerset Iron Works originally made anchors, but Leonard’s Mount Hope Iron Works also produced nails, spikes and shovel plates.
According to Antique Homes Magazine, Leonard’s home “was considered one of the most modern and stylish” in historic Somerset. It has a large staircase at the front, with a rear staircase that goes to the second floor with access to the full attic.
The home features four to five bedrooms, three remodeled bathrooms and a powder room in over 3,800 square feet of living space. There is a large formal dining room and living room, with a family room and additional living room on the second floor.
There is a beautiful three-room apartment on the first floor, with a separate entrance.
While the house features lovely period details, the modern kitchen is bright and updated, as are the bathrooms. With front and side porches and large terraces on a corner lot, new owners could throw parties galore.
The home is listed for $ 664,900 by Melanie Bissonnette of Riverside Realty.
Worried that this is too much of a house for you? According to the ad, the house could be used as a guest room or Airbnb.