14 Elizabeth Street Keyport, NJ 07735 MLS # 21605969
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Keyport feel with updated baths & kitchen. Kitchen has Stainless appliances including a double oven gas range, stainless recessed lighting & ceramic tile floors. Beautiful wood posts & banister rumored to be create by Keyport ship builders. Pumpkin pine wood floors throughout the house. Master bedroom with built-ins and walk-in closet. Lovely yard with new shed, deck & 400 sq ft patio, off street parking. Comfy front porch for summer evenings.
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What do your love about the town your live in?
The thing we love most about Keyport is the location. Being so close to downtown is great, especially in the spring, summer, and fall. We can trave; along the water and stop for ice scream or a coffee. There are some great restaurants and shops downtown too. We also love being close to the Henry Hudson Trail. There is an entrance about a block away. We take 5 mile walks with our dogs and 12 mile bike rides on the paved path. Keyport is also conveniently located close to the Garden State Parkway, Rt. 36 and Rt. 35- its very easy to get anywhere!
What do you love about your neighborhood?
Our neighborhood is very friendly and quiet. We have great neighbors on both sides. We also love the character of all of the houses in the neighborhood. There is a lot of history in Keyport that can be seen through a quick stroll around the neighborhood.
Where do you love to shop?
There are plenty of places to choose from for shopping. We like to go to Stop and Shop for our regular grocery store shopping since it is less busy. Our favorite place to get food is the Dearborn Market on Rt. 35. They are also great to buy flowers from in the spring- they have the most helpful staff. We buy all of our vegetables there in the spring to plant out back in our garden- tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, and lots of herbs. We also love old things and enjoy wandering through the many antique shops downtown.
Where do you love to eat?
McDonagh’s Pub, Nemo, and Lenora’s Cafe are three of our favorite restaurants- and the best part is that they are all within a few blocks of the house. McDonagh’s has a great beer selection with creative food options. Definitely not your average bar food. Nemo is a great sushi restaurant- the best we’ve had in the area. They have a deck outback to sit on it the summer and the best wonton soup you’ll ever eat! Lenora’s Cafe is the best place to go for breakfast- the chiliquilles and eggs is to die for. Wonder Bagel also has the best bagels we’ve had around here AND its also a few blocks away.
What were you drawn to when you bought the property?
When we bought the property we were drawn to its character and history. We loved the original floors and the staircase. Keyport was supposedly a vacation spot with summer homes for wealthy people from New York City. Rumor has it that the banisters and posts were built by shipbuilders who were docked in the town. Keyport also used to be a huge oyster producing town. If you do any gardening out back you will be sure to find many oyster shells!
What do you love about your home?
It is going to be hard to leave our home because this was our first home together. We put a lot of time and effort into restoring it and maintaining the character of the home.
What else can you tell me that you think buyers would want to know?
If I were a buyer I would want to know about the efficiency of this old house. When we moved in there was no insulation in the outer walls – since this was a house originally used only for summer. That first winter was cold and expensive! We’ve since blown insulation into all of the outer walls and the attic floor at a higher than recommended R value.
What is great about the area in your opinion?
Keyport is great for entertainment, especially for everyone, especially young families. There are many festivals that take place downtown all year long. You will see many people downtown and on the trail.
Average Utility Costs?
Our utility costs are relatively low. On average our gas bill is about $73 a month (in the summer its down into the $20s and in the winter the highest is about $150), the electric is $50 a month on average, and the water/sewer is about $170 a quarter (3 months) on average. We moved into the house in November, our first gas bill at that time was about $350- so the insulation has made a significant difference in decreasing the gas bill!