Unique Boonton Home Has Theatrical Past


BOONTON — Built in 1926 and originally home to a traveling theater company, this distinctive residence is located in the exclusive Park Section of Boonton. The over 3,100-square foot home located at 528 Morris Avenue is listed with Margaret “Peggy” Lefsky, a broker sales associate affiliated with the Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Mountain Lakes office. The listing price is $650,000.

The structure was originally built as a playhouse for High Sea Company Theatre, as a location to build and store props and sets for the traveling troupe. Upon the departure of the theatre company, the building was transitioned to a single-story home in the late 1930s or early 1940s. Throughout the decades, the interior of the home was redesigned and rebuilt.

The present layout of the home was established by the current owners, who purchased the property in 1997. The now 4-bedroom, 4-bathroom home was designed to entertain large parties in the expansive great room or host more intimate affairs in the downstairs family room with custom wet bar. Details include ornate moldings, arched doorways and hardwood floors throughout the home. The first floor includes cathedral ceilings in the spacious great room, which also features a gas fireplace and French doors exiting to the deck for indoor/outdoor entertaining. The chef’s kitchen, formal dining room with chandelier, library/office, pantry and full bathroom round out the first floor.

The second floor features a large master suite with full bathroom, shower and a walk-in closet. There are three additional bedrooms; a full bathroom with shower, jacuzzi tub and laundry facilities; and a balcony overlooking the great room below. The walk-out lower level of the home is partially finished and features a family/game room with custom wet bar, an office/bedroom and a half bathroom. There is also a large storage/utility area.

Set on just over half an acre, the home is surrounded by mature trees and established gardens, highlighted by a stone wall and pillars. The property is conveniently located close to major highways and nearby New Jersey Transits Boonton and Mountain Lakes stations, with service to Newark and Penn Station.

To view this home, contact Peggy Lefsky at (973) 727-0795 or at peglefsky@aol.com. The Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Mountain Lakes office is located at Route 46 and Crane Road. Lefsky’s listings can be viewed by clicking here.