SUMMIT, NJ - As detailed in the Historical Society registry of notable Summit homes, local historian Lynn Forsell tells the story of 111 Beekman Terrace, a home built in 1901 and designed in the classic Georgian Colonial style of its era, with imposing Harvard Brick exterior and impeccable proportions.
"In 1892, Augustus F. Libby, who inherited a Maine family woolen goods company, purchased a large tract of land to build his mansion (40 Beekman Terrace) he called “Finistere” or “Land’s End” due to expansive views from the site. Gradually, Libby sold off large adjacent lots to other captains of industry, including Charles Finch of Swan-Finch Oil Company who bought 36 Beekman Terrace and 111 Beekman Terrace that he sold to Robert Holt, a prosperous grain merchant, In 1901. Libby’s land was designed as a golf course that meandered through the Libby, Finch and Holt properties, and was open only to immediate residents and a select few others. Today, the original three mansions reside on this private enclave of land.
Holt’s family sold the home to Elmer and Jane Underwood in 1907 who named the home 'Vida Blick'. In 1925, Arthur and Grace Wendell purchased the home. Wendell owned the Wheatena Company and successfully weathered the depression era and continued to preserve 111 Beekman Terrace in magnificent fashion, which he named 'Wendelsora'."
Presently owned by Karen and Steve Bowman, 111 Beekman Terrace has been meticulously preserved throughout a total 2017 renovation by Rosen Kelly Conway Architects. This stunning home remains timeless today, set back on two bucolic acres dotted with majestic oaks. Counted among its limited edition of fine estates, prime location and privacy are hallmarks of this timeless Summit treasure.
Currently listed by Cynthia Baker of Lois Schneider Realtor, photos and a full description of 111 Beekman Terrace can be found by visiting the Lois Schneider Realtor website.
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