Scranton Manor

US $1,400,000
20 Belvidere Ave
Oxford Twp, New Jersey, 07863, United States
Status: Active

Oxford’s Historic Scranton Manor Now Home to Restored Bed & Breakfast

Originally known as Scranton Manor, this circa 1830 mansion is situated on a picturesque hilltop with commanding views overlooking historic Oxford. It was built by Dr. William Shippen, a physician and delegate of the Continental Congress. Over the decades this iconic mansion has had various uses, more recently as the home of a Grammy-award winning and internationally acclaimed violist/violinist. Today, after an extensive renovation and modernization process, the mansion is home to a legally zoned bed & breakfast with seven guest rooms. Filled with designer details and elegant spaces, the inn caters to wedding parties and also hosts public and private events. Guests can occupy the entire income-producing mansion on a daily, weekly or monthly basis.

Dr. Shippen also constructed Shippen Manor located just below the property, now a county-owned museum. The stately three-story brick manor was also occupied by various Scrantons, entrepreneurs who owned and operated the nearby Oxford Iron Works and Forge. Founded in 1741, the forge actively produced iron products for over a century. The Scrantons were members of the “Scranton Group” who founded the City of Scranton.

As an enchanting individual residence or bed & breakfast with a strong sense of history, the property retains a variety of original design elements dating back nearly 200 years. An enormous and stately center hall introduces the main level and provides access to several parlors, a grand dining room, and a wood-paneled library with a hidden walk-in vault. All are appointed with working wood-burning marble fireplaces and original oak floors. Soaring ceilings accentuated with original wide and stately moldings are prevalent. The center island kitchen, with upper-end appliances optimized for commercial food preparation, is a warm and cozy space with a brick surround gas fireplace.

Exquisitely designed for guests, most of the luxurious second and third floor bedrooms feature individual baths as well as new heating/cooling units for comfort and convenience while maintaining the vintage details and charm of the mansion.

Set on over five landscaped acres, scenic grounds include a circular drive, patio, raised event venue and reflecting pool. An eight-acre buffer property can be purchased separately for additional privacy.

This unique property represents a rare opportunity to own what is widely recognized as one of the leading historical centerpieces of Oxford and Warren County.

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