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Pursley's Ferry House and Tavern
Holland Township
Hunterdon County, New Jersey


SPECIAL FEATURES:

- Dates back to c.1750
- 25 Acres mostly farmland w/Osprey tower
- Hardwood flooring throughout
- 3 BR, 1.5 Baths
- Gourmet kitchen w/soapstone counters
- Tavern Room with walk-in fireplace
- 3 Wood-burning fireplaces total
- Listed on Nat'l Register of Historic Places

- Authentic restoration by Clarence Brasch
- Secluded setting with Delaware river view
- One-room cottage with loft
- 4-level Barn
- Minutes from Milford & Riegelsville Bridge

This early, circa 1750, homestead with captivating river frontage was the original Pursley's Ferry House. The building first served as a ferry stop for iron-ore shipments on their way down the Delaware River. It was later a popular inn and tavern and sometime in the 1800s, it was converted into a private residence.



Built originally as a one-room deep farmhouse, it was expanded and remodeled to include a two-story stone wing and an attached frame kitchen. The most recent restoration updated early period features such as wide-board flooring, chair rail moldings, raised-panel doors, plaster walls and original fireplaces and mantelpieces.



Evidence of a pent roof and nine-over-six sash windows and interior shutters resulted in a painstaking reconstruction of these features as well. Modern comforts include spacious gourmet kitchen w/soapstone counter tops, farmhouse sink & Viking stove; renovated period baths.



Additional buildings on the property include a charming one-room cottage with loft and a spacious, multi-use barn with four levels including an original icehouse.



 

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