Molly Shultz ’ s former bedroom is on the second floor . She lived in the home her entire life , and was awell-known figure in Montclair who ran her family ’ s building supply company at a time when being a businesswoman was uncommon . She also threw lavish Christmas parties and welcomed frequent house guests .
( Above ) The rooftop deck and observatory was home to a telescope . On clear nights , the Shultzes would go to the home ’ s roof and gaze at the Manhattan skyline and stars . Charles Shultz was fascinated with science and technology , and the house was state-of-the-art in 1896 , with an elevator , an electric burglar alarm , lighting fixtures that could be gas or electric and an icebox that could be filled from outside the house . The house retains nearly all of its original systems and furnishings ; the carriage house still has horse stalls . ■