Thursday, August 03, 2006

Free House - Needs Home

From the Star Ledger:

Historic home may open door to demolition

Four-bedroom, 1,700-square-foot fixer-upper with a history -- Free! Must move to own lot.

Nearly a year after it was trucked a few hundred feet down Changebridge Road in Montville, the 18th-century Albert Zabriskie house has not found a permanent resting place.

Owner Sal Saia was revered in town last summer when he offered to take the Dutch colonial- style home -- which was slated for demolition -- and restore it. The house, built in the late 1700s and named for a once-prominent Montville mill owner, provided a glimpse into the suburban township's agricultural past.

A local historic preservation group and the township helped fi nance the relocation, and a TV crew filmed it for a reality show on cable.

But now, Saia, a retired high school physics teacher and history enthusiast, said the house has become a money pit. He said he must find someone to take it off his hands or he'll have it torn down.

"They can have it for free," said Saia, who is awaiting township approval for his demolition permit. "I'm heart-broken."


Blogger thatbigwindow said...

Was that the house they moved on Dirty Jobs?

8/03/2006 07:15:00 AM  
Anonymous UnRealtor said...

I can't believe they wrote that article and didn't include a photo of the house.

8/03/2006 09:07:00 AM  
Blogger grim said...

There is a picture in the paper.


8/03/2006 11:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

please list where to contact this guy with the house!

8/08/2006 11:22:00 AM  

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