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HGTV says this 1865 farmhouse for sale in South Jersey needs to be saved

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A must-see for those who are not good at old folk houses.

An 1865 farmhouse on 5.5 acres in Salem that was once used as a dairy farm. Although it is in disrepair, it retains many original details.and it is Have been described It sells for $350,000.

“The house needs a touch up, no doubt about it,” said Janie McCormick, listing agent for Weichert Realtors in Washington Township. “It’s a home like no other that can do that.”

The 6 bedroom, 1.5 bath, 4,034 square foot home has hardwood floors throughout and original window moldings and shutters.

Its Civil War-era construction predates indoor bathrooms and many of the machines we have today. For example, the cellar was dug by hand.

“For that period of time, it was a very big undertaking,” said McCormick. “I can’t imagine what it would have looked like in 1865. The details…are spectacular.”

The Hiresdale Dairy operates on site and some of the farm buildings, including the silos, are still standing.

According to the librarian, the Salem County Historical Society does not have files at home.

The property was spotted on HGTV’s Cheap Old Houses and featured on the channel’s Instagram page.

“Buyers are people who like the uniqueness of it. The grandeur of it,” said McCormick. “It needs work, but there’s so much potential out there.”

The shutters are original to the home, according to Weichert Realtors listing agent Janie McCormick.

1865 Farmhouse in Salem

The home spans over 4,000 square feet.

1865 Farmhouse in Salem

There are large rooms on either side of the foyer.

1865 Farmhouse in Salem

The window moldings and paneling are original to the home.

1865 Farmhouse in Salem

The original owner of the house sold the fireplace lid when he was in financial trouble.

1865 Farmhouse in Salem

The house needs a lot of work, but list agent Janie McCormick said grants may be available for some if the house is historically restored.

1865 Farmhouse in Salem

6 bedrooms.

1865 Farmhouse in Salem

Built before indoor plumbing, the house now has 1.5 bathrooms.

1865 Farmhouse in Salem

The outbuilding that was used for dairy farming still remains.

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