On the Market: Expanded Cape in Moorestown
You and this house could make beautiful music together. Especially if you're a producer or performer.
The evolution of this Cape Cod on steroids on Moorestown’s southeast side seems pretty easy to figure out from its exterior photo above.
You should easily be able to pick out the original 1930 Maines-built Cape from the assemblage above. You can also see that it’s been significantly renovated and expanded in the 89 years since then.
What you may not be able to pick out easily is why this house is selling for just south of $1 million.
I’ll just say that if I were asking $950,000 or so for a house for sale, I’d probably have used HardiePlank rather than vinyl siding for my maintenance-free exterior.
But that’s really a minor quibble. The real reason this house is worth the price being charged for it lies inside and around it.
It’s been loaded with goodies, including one found in very few residences in this area.
Before I get to that one, though, let’s look at the more typical features that make this house for sale special.
We can start with its spacious and attractive living room, which got fitted with huge floor-to-ceiling windows that look out on the nicely landscaped backyard of this house’s three-acre-plus lot.
From there we can go into its just-redone combined kitchen and dining room. The kitchen features not only plenty of soft-close cabinets, granite-topped counters and up-to-date built-in appliances but also two islands, one with bar seating, and a dual-zone beverage fridge.
Beyond the kitchen, the great room connects the main living spaces to two bedrooms with a shared bath. These rooms could make an excellent in-law or au pair suite.
On the upper level of the original house you’ll find the master bedroom, nicely redone with a weathered-wood accent wall. The master bath is just as nice, and large windows let you gaze from its soaking tub out onto that backyard.
There are three other bedrooms in this part of the upper floor, all with en suite baths. The truly unique feature of this house sits over its three-car garage:
A fully-equipped professional recording studio.
It has two soundproofed recording booths and a full 32-channel analog mixing board that outputs to a 24-channel tape. It’s here because the owner of this house also owned a record label and enjoyed working from home. (Given its setting, I don’t blame him.) If you’ve ever wanted to record your own songs, this place stands ready to fulfill your dreams.
And you could find inspiration for your music in the lush wooded grounds in back of the house. A paver patio with fire pit and gas grill hookup overlooks the nicely landscaped grounds.
But if music-making isn’t your thing, you could convert the recording studio into a playroom, game room, or additional bedrooms. Since the upper floor already has a den, though, you probably wouldn’t want to create another sitting area — unless you wanted to put in a home theater.
While this house sits in splendid isolation well back from the road near the middle of its lot, it’s not really isolated: it sits just outside Moorestown’s charming downtown.
For all this, $949,000 sounds like a pretty good deal. If it’s music to your ears too, you should be able to figure out what to do.
THE FINE PRINT
BATHS: 6 full, 3 half
SQUARE FEET: 5,190
SALE PRICE: $949,000
729 Kings Highway, Moorestown, N.J. 08057 [Christine Dash | Keller Williams Realty – Moorestown]