63 Main St,
Califon Boro NJ

4 beds | 3 baths | 0.27 Acres | MLS/ID#: 3591637


Beautifully set in quaint Califon, this lovely Victorian offers the best of historic grace and modern living. The original portion was built in 1894. Known locally as "The Parsonage," it is included on the Historic Califon Walking Tour.  Quintessential Victorian architecture and white picket fencing make it a favorite subject of local artists.  A two-story addition built in 1991 seamlessly blends old and new and provides the space and amenities desired today. 

The first level of the original part of the home includes a welcoming entry hall with front staircase and access to a light-filled living room featuring a sunny box window.  French doors in the living room lead to an office with custom built-in shelving. When the French doors are open, the living room and office combine to offer an expansive space for entertaining.  Also included on the original first level are a formal dining room and a spacious side foyer with wood-burning fireplace, full bath and door to a covered porch.  There are also back stairs to the second level bedrooms.

Continuing beyond the side foyer, the first level of the 1991 addition is entered via a hallway leading to an eat-in kitchen and family room.  The kitchen features quartz countertops, a Jenn-Air range and breakfast bar seating. It opens to an inviting family room with built-in shelves, a ceiling fan and dimmable lighting.  Sliding glass doors in the kitchen reveal a lovely two-tiered deck that overlooks the back yard and carriage house.  

The original home's second level includes three bedrooms, a full bath and full stairs to the attic.  The second level addition provides a master suite with wood-burning fireplace, sitting area, walk-in closet, balcony and full bath.  

The full height basement in the original home houses the mechanical systems.  The addition's basement is also full height, plumbed for a bathroom and has a door to the backyard.  Additional features of this Victorian include a dumbwaiter, six-zone heating, ceiling fans, central vacuum, and recessed, dimmable lighting. 

This easy-to-maintain property offers a fully fenced backyard with basketball area and a driveway that can accommodate four cars. The three-level original barn/carriage house provides ample storage.  The home also enjoys seasonal views of the South Branch of the Raritan River and hills beyond.  

On the market for the first time in 33 years, "The Parsonage" offers a rare opportunity to live in a vibrant village Norman Rockwell himself might have envisioned. In fact, Califon's iconic truss bridge was the inspiration for Frank Capra's movie "It's a Wonderful Life." Good schools, restaurants, shopping and access to major highways make Califon a fine place to call home.
Bedrooms 4
Full Bathrooms 3
Square Feet 3,027
Property Type Residential
Year Built 1894
Acreage 0.27
Style Victorian
Taxes $17,994 (2018)


Elementary CALIFON
Number of Rooms 10
Basement Yes
Basement Desc. Finished-Partially, Walkout
Approximate Square Feet 3,027
Renovation Year 1991
Community Living No

Co-listing Courtesy of: Ellen Guido

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  • WlkInCls
  • CeilHigh
  • SmokeDet


  • CO Detector
  • Range/Oven-Electric
  • Central Vacuum
  • Refrigerator
  • Washer
  • Dishwasher
  • Jennaire Type
  • Kitchen Exhaust Fan
  • Dryer
  • Microwave Oven


  • Foyer/Hall
  • Bedroom 1
  • Family Room
  • See Remarks
  • Wood Burning


  • Carpeting
  • Tile
  • Vinyl-Linoleum
  • Wood


  • 1 Unit
  • Baseboard - Hotwater
  • Multi-Zone

Fuel type

  • OilAbIn


  • 1 Unit
  • Window A/C(s)
  • Ceiling Fan
  • House Exhaust Fan


  • Public Water

Water heater

  • Oil


  • Septic

Room layout

Room Dimensions Floor
Master Bedroom 24x16 Second
Bedroom 2 17x11 Second
Bedroom 3 14x11 Second
Bedroom 4 14x14 Second
Dining Room 17x16 First
Family Room 21x14 First
Kitchen 17x9 First
Living Room 16x14 First
Office 14x13 First
Foyer 17x10 First
  • Barn/Stable
  • Storm Window(s)
  • Wood Fence
  • Open Porch(es)
  • Deck
  • Sidewalk


  • See Remarks


  • 1 Car Width
  • Gravel
  • Additional Parking


  • Asphalt Shingle
  • Slate


Ellen Guido



Califon Borough, NJ real estate market

Norman Rockwell himself might have dreamed up Califon as an ideal all-American village.  Within its one-square-mile boundary are charming Victorian-style homes on quiet streets-so quiet, in fact, the borough doesn’t even have a traffic light. Set along the banks of the South Branch of the Raritan River, Califon is located in the beautiful rolling hills of Hunterdon County, bordering Lebanon and Tewksbury Townships.

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