This New Jersey home is on a hill overlooking the Delaware and Raritan Canal, a historic waterway that was built in the early 19th century as a freight route between Philadelphia and New York. Although the canal’s industrial past may be long gone, it’s now part of a state park, and the historic properties along its length have easy access to major highways and recreational attractions.
The main house on this property was in 1872 and was well-preserved by its second owner, Norwegian inventor and businessman Anders Jordahl. Additionally, the house got a top-to-bottom renovation in 2008. Perks include hardwood floors, a dry bar, and a wood-burning stove.
Outside, the two-bedroom guest cottage, an addition by Jordahl, can be used as a rental or mother-in-law suite. Or perhaps it's where the two mysterious figures on the porch -- shown only on one listings page in a tiny photo (left) that vanishes when clicked -- live when potential buyers come for an open house.
THE FINE PRINT
Square feet: 4,500
Recent price cut: -$100,000
Price: $1.2 million