CIRCA 1870; The Thomas Craven Mansion is celebrated not only for its opulence as a notable beacon defining Salem City glass making dominance for generations but helped shape the economy of Salem County along with The Port of Salem nestled on the Salem River which feeds into the Delaware River. The estate consists of 2 acres situated on the corner of Oak Street and Meadowside Lane. The landscape offers plenty of open space to the east with a brick walled courtyard, massive 2 car detached garage/barn with loft in the rear, front brick/concrete walled courtyard and multiple car parking lot (40+) on west side with circular drive. Estate is currently being utilized as a business on the main level and primary residence on the 2nd and 3rd levels. Multiple businesses could comfortably be accommodated at this location. Enter through the main entrance to the formal foyer; the grand ballroom is immediately on the right with original wainscoting, moldings, plantation door and recessed storm shutters. The lady~s parlor is refreshed with new carpeting, wallpaper, paint along with the original lavish woodworking/moldings. Step through the pocket doors into the gentlemen~s smoking room with 9 windows, 3 leaded glass half circle transom windows and spectacular moldings of various varieties. The updated ~ back is tucked next to the old elevator shaft that has been converted into a massive storage closet. The dining room is very large and bright with a window seat flanked by two additional windows. Off the dining room is the first enclosed porch with original doors and brick checkerboard pattern flooring. The current filing room was yesteryears mud room and the old butler~s office off the side delivery door (2nd private foyer and stairway) is todays private, home office. The current owner has cleverly removed some plaster from the rear wall to expose brick, lathing and preserved the original cabinetry. Kitchen is a large authentic area adjacent to primary and secondary pantries. The second story is retrofitted for todays lifestyle. A collection of newer and original hardwood flooring throughout, welcoming foyer, massive new kitchen with 42-inch, soft close cabinetry, stunning center island/breakfast bar with granite top, stainless stove/microwave, recessed lighting, walk in pantry which opens beautifully into the dining room. The living/great room shows off the original random width pine flooring, moldings, windows with overhead transoms, fireplace now converted to gas and the most charming sunroom with replacement double hung vinyl windows, bead board walls and ceiling. Laundry room is tucked behind kitchen for easy access. Master bedroom with master bath, multiple closets including a walk-in closet. 4 additional bedrooms and two full additional baths round out the 2nd level. The 3rd level houses 2 additional bedrooms and one full bath. Easy access to New Jersey Turnpike, Route 295 and Delaware Memorial Bridge.
Built-Ins, Additional Stairway, Butlers Pantry, Cedar Closet(s), CeilngFan(s), Chair Railing, Crown Molding, Master Bath(s), Recessed Lighting
Built-In Microwave, Dishwasher, Stove
Extensive Hardscape, Outbuilding Apartment, Play Area
BHHS Fox & Roach-Mullica Hill South
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