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Restoring a Historic Home

Carolynn Diakon- Sr. Partner, Broker

 

Carolynn Ozar-Diakon restores another historic home in Middletown

Middletown,New Jersey:  Resources Real Estate Broker and Senior Partner, Carolynn Diakon, has recently invested in the restoration of another historic home.  Her new project is located on the Navesink River in the Locust section of Middletown Township.

This is not a new undertaking for Carolynn and husband Bob, who have restored several, and encourage historic preservation. Carolynn believes that no project is too big when it comes to preservation of historic homes. One example of this was an original farmhouse in Eatontown New Jersey, circa 1768, which Carolynn and Bob purchased.  Diakon says “the home was close to being condemned and would have been demolished”

The home was originally owned by the Wolcott family, one the early settlers to Eatontown (originally part of Shrewsbury).  Carolynn loved the house and wanted generations to enjoy

“The house had suffered terrible neglect and was close to being condemned. I could not bear to see it not preserved. We were amazed to see the huge boat timbers that were used for original construction. Michael Calafati, an architect that specialized historic homes, gave us some great insights. Both of us are members of the Monmouth County Historical Board, and have a great affection for the preservation of historic sights.”

Carolynn and Bob, have restored and several other homes in Monmouth County.  One in Monmouth Beach on the ocean, that had once a part of a much larger house which had been moved to Rumson. According to local lore. One of their biggest challenges was the former Bathurst ‘Summer Cottage’ located on Belknap Lane in Rumson.  The home, far larger than one might expect when picturing a cottage, was built in 1875 and once home to Lord and Lady Bathurst. “The home retained many original features that we preserved along with a carriage house that still had coach and horse design remnants and chauffeur quarters. This home also suffered years of neglect and many roof leaks, that needed immediate attention in order to start the restoration project”

Carolynn and Bob’s latest project is rich with history along with some famous past residents. An old farmhouse with a turn of the century addition, rich wide wide plank floors. It was formerly home to the daughter to the Hardy Boys and Drew series novelist. As well as being rumored to be a house that Bruce Springsteen lived in before moving across the river.

Diakon remarks

“If we do not preserve historic buildings, we lose a vital part of our history for future generations.  This not only washes away the past, but completely changes the character of an area”.

Luxury Real Estate Group Recognizes Preservation and Restoration

MIDDLETOWN,NJ – Resources Real Estate Broker and Senior Partner, Carolynn Diakon, has recently invested in the restoration of another historic home. Her new project is located on the Navesink River in the Locust section of Middletown Township.

This is not a new undertaking for Carolynn and husband Bob, who have restored several, and encourage historic preservation. Carolynn believes that no project is too big when it comes to preservation of historic homes. One example of this was an original farmhouse in Eatontown New Jersey, circa 1768, which Carolynn and Bob purchased. Diakon says “the home was close to being condemned and would have been demolished”

The home was originally owned by the Wolcott family, one the early settlers to Eatontown (originally part of Shrewsbury). Carolynn loved the house and wanted generations to enjoy

“The house had suffered terrible neglect and was close to being condemned. I could not bear to see it not preserved. We were amazed to see the huge boat timbers that were used for original construction. Michael Calafati, an architect that specialized historic homes, gave us some great insights. Both of us are members of the Monmouth County Historical Board, and have a great affection for the preservation of historic sights.”

Carolynn and Bob, have restored and several other homes in Monmouth County. One in Monmouth Beach on the ocean, that had once a part of a much larger house which had been moved to Rumson. According to local lore. One of their biggest challenges was the former Bathurst ‘Summer Cottage’ located on Belknap Lane in Rumson. The home, far larger than one might expect when picturing a cottage, was built in 1875 and once home to Lord and Lady Bathurst. “The home retained many original features that we preserved along with a carriage house that still had coach and horse design remnants and chauffeur quarters. This home also suffered years of neglect and many roof leaks, that needed immediate attention in order to start the restoration project”

Pictured: Water view of Navesink River home

Carolynn and Bob’s latest project is rich with history along with some famous past residents. An old farmhouse with a turn of the century addition, rich wide wide plank floors. It was formerly home to the daughter to the Hardy Boys and Drew series novelist. As well as being rumored to be a house that Bruce Springsteen lived in before moving across the river.

Diakon remarks, “If we do not preserve historic buildings, we lose a vital part of our history for future generations. This not only washes away the past, but completely changes the character of an area”.

http://www.luxuryrealestate.com/blog/2015/02/04/carolynn-ozar-diakon-restores-another-historic-home-in-middletown

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RESOURCES REAL ESTATE IS ROARing

Liz Mahon - Design Coordinator

RUMSON, N.J. – What do you call an internet resource system that keeps all the transaction files, marketing and showing feedback all in one place? “At Resources, we fondly call it ROAR, which stands for, Resources Order and Reference. We picked that name out of several suggestions from the agents, but we liked it because of the reference to our lion logo!” stated Carolynn Ozar-Diakon.

Resources is continually known as a leader in cutting-edge marketing and technology. Certainly now with the launch of ROAR’s new online client resource center. This transparent file is available for the client to see 24/7 and takes any potential mystery of the marketing efforts. ROAR updates the client in sales, marketing, technology, real estate current comps, showings and showing feedback; company news, and market trends. Everything and anything pertaining to the file from start to finish is posted in the file for clients to see. From copies of advertising, to website advertising information, updated market analysis to the contract and inspection documents for a purchase.

It was a natural progression from our ongoing position that an educated client is a smarter client. We strongly believe that part of our responsibility is to keep the client updated, and with today’s technology it became a smarter way still to open up our client files directly to the client on the internet. Obviously password protected for privacy, not only is the information posted every time the file is updated in any way. Once it is entered, the system automatically contacts the client to let them know.

Our clients love it. We already had a great reputation for our integrity and this just takes it a step further.  We make it easy and transparent for our clients – even before the system which we tested extensively, our clients never had to wonder what was going on, but now they get an entire overview anytime they want.

Carolynn Ozar-Diakon opened Resources Real Estate, a full service real estate company in 2000. Thomas McCormack, with the company since 2002, joined her as a partner in 2010.   Resources Real Estate is located at 112 East River Road in Rumson, NJ, and at 36 Beach Road in Monmouth Beach, NJ.  For more local real estate information or to inquire about a career in real estate, you can call 732-212-0440 or visit resourcesrealestate.com.