A new and exclusive listing for Turpin, the historic circa 1736 Cooper House has been beautifully updated and expanded throughout the years. Every home has a story and this premier listing is no exception. It was built by the Cooper family on 500 acres of farmland in Mendham Township when it was originally called the Bank House then later known as the Stone House Farm. Today, this gem currently sits on over five acres and includes a wealth of updates which enhance its pre-Revolutionary War heritage.
Among the outstanding details within the 15-room floor plan are wide-plank oak and pine floors, hand-hewn beams, stone walls and floors, deep-set windows, multiple fireplaces and crown molding treatments. The layout also includes a chef’s kitchen, a breakfast room fitted with paneling from Pierre Deux in New York, a library, pub room lined in antique paneling, guest suite, and fine outdoor features such as colorful perennial gardens, expansive brick terraces, stone walls, two barns and a pond. There is a separate legal rental or guest suite offering a great room with fireplace, kitchen, bedroom and bath. Completing the home is an attached three-car garage.
Bank house architecture was common in early German settlements and many examples still remain in the Pennsylvania countryside. Descendants of the Cooper family went on to build gristmills in nearby Chester, in fact, the entry door leading to the library has a landing that may be a grinding stone from one of those mills. Several additions to the right and left of the original stone house were created over the decades.
In the mid-1920s, the Potter family acquired the home and used the second floor Dutch doors that lead to the middle of the home as the main entrance. The property was later sold to a developer who subdivided the original 500 acres and created the Oak Knoll section of Mendham.
The Cooper House is a fine example of Early American architecture, offering a rare opportunity to live in a historic home in the heart of Morris County. Mendham Township is celebrated for its rolling terrain, country roads, open space and forested land. This municipality presents all the best aspects of suburban convenience and rural charm.
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