A 19th-century colonial estate in Moorestown, New Jersey, is up for auction, without reserve, at the end of the month.
The 17,000-square-foot property, called Tabula Rasa, was previously listed for $4.6 million and was built in 1819 by Josiah Lippincott, the town’s founder, according to Concierge Auctions.
The mansion is based in a former Quaker settlement and sits on around an acre of land. The owner of the property is an LLC called, “Tabula Rasa Homes LLC,” according to property records.
Tabula Rasa, loosely meaning “clean slate” in Latin, has seven bedrooms, five bathrooms and four half-bathrooms The historic estate has been on and off the market since 2012 according to Zillow. Its original listing price was $6.3 million.
The property was modernized and redesigned by award-winning historians, artists, architects and builders, according to the listing. Throughout the property there are modern appliances and custom cabinetry in the kitchens as well as updated tiles and stone-flooring finishes in most of the rooms.
The home—which is on the National Register of Historic Homes—has carpentry inspired by Carpenter’s Hall in Philadelphia, according to Concierge Auctions.
The estate is bursting with activity rooms. There are high ceilings in the main two-story grand ballroom, which has a grand staircase. For long-term guests, the residence also has an indoor basketball court, a two-lane bowling alley, a card room, a playhouse, a gym, a billiards room, a movie theater and two full basement bars. In case that isn’t enough, the owners also installed a virtual golf range, as described in the listing.
Moorestown was founded as a Quaker settlement in the 17th century. It has the appeal of a small town but at the same time is only 30 minutes away from Philadelphia. The mansion is also closely located to the Delaware River Yacht Club and Princeton University. And it’s just under two hours from New York City by train.
Paul Canton III of Long & Foster Real Estate has the listing, and the property will be sold via Concierge Auctions’ mobile bidding app.
“The owners are selling because they’ve found a new property they want to build on, and have decided to move on to a new phase in their lives,” Mr. Canton said.
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