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7 Lafayette Road

PRINCETON, NJ 08540
  • $1,650,000
  • STATUS: Active
  • ON SITE: 17 Days
  • ID#: NJME2019812
UPDATED: 67 min ago
$1,650,000
  • 3
    BEDS
  • 0.23
    ACRES
  • 3
    BATHS
  • 1
    1/2 BATHS
Neighborhood:
Type:
Single-Family Home
Built:
1921
County:

School Information

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Description

Exceedingly private, positively intriguing and absolutely one-of-a-kind. Even most lifelong Western Section residents can only wonder what lies beyond these smooth stucco walls. The enchanting 1920+GGs home was intended to be inconspicuous, only revealing its many charms to those fortunate enough to be invited in. Originally built as the cottage of Dr. Charles Browne, beloved Princeton mayor for a decade, it was then privately passed from friend to friend. This short list includes Dr. Charles Ryskamp, discerning curator of the Frick and Morgan art collections. It was he who enlisted the help of Rachel Lambert Mellon, garden designer for Jackie O, to rework the grounds, which feature wonderfully private tiered lawns. A stone-floor sunroom, which showcases the backyard beautifully, is the first space to greet guests. A combination living/dining room is the main entertaining area, as well as a restful spot to end the day beside a roaring fire. Ceiling beams, built-ins and a windowed bay enhance the warm atmosphere. A darling powder room stands between a library and the kitchen, where soapstone counters and custom cabinetry are classic choices. The renovated family room is a retreat on its own level and offers great versatility as a guest space thanks to a full bath and wet bar with wine fridge. The private spaces of the upper level include 2 bedrooms sharing a pretty marble bath and the main suite, also with a bath clad in carrara marble. One bedroom has a rooftop terrace and the main has a fireplace and beautiful views through a bay window. There is a secure garage, as well as extra spots for guests.

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7 Lafayette Road PRINCETON, NJ 08540

  • Price: $1,650,000
  • Status: Active
  • On Site: 17 Days
  • Updated: 67 min ago
  • ID#: NJME2019812
3
Beds
3
Baths
1
½ Baths
0.23
Acres
1921
Built
Neighborhood:
Western
County:
Mercer
Area:
Princeton (21114)
Elementary School:
Community Park
High School:
Princeton
School District:
Princeton Regional Schools
Property Description
Exceedingly private, positively intriguing and absolutely one-of-a-kind. Even most lifelong Western Section residents can only wonder what lies beyond these smooth stucco walls. The enchanting 1920+GGs home was intended to be inconspicuous, only revealing its many charms to those fortunate enough to be invited in. Originally built as the cottage of Dr. Charles Browne, beloved Princeton mayor for a decade, it was then privately passed from friend to friend. This short list includes Dr. Charles Ryskamp, discerning curator of the Frick and Morgan art collections. It was he who enlisted the help of Rachel Lambert Mellon, garden designer for Jackie O, to rework the grounds, which feature wonderfully private tiered lawns. A stone-floor sunroom, which showcases the backyard beautifully, is the first space to greet guests. A combination living/dining room is the main entertaining area, as well as a restful spot to end the day beside a roaring fire. Ceiling beams, built-ins and a windowed bay enhance the warm atmosphere. A darling powder room stands between a library and the kitchen, where soapstone counters and custom cabinetry are classic choices. The renovated family room is a retreat on its own level and offers great versatility as a guest space thanks to a full bath and wet bar with wine fridge. The private spaces of the upper level include 2 bedrooms sharing a pretty marble bath and the main suite, also with a bath clad in carrara marble. One bedroom has a rooftop terrace and the main has a fireplace and beautiful views through a bay window. There is a secure garage, as well as extra spots for guests.
Exterior Features

Architectural Style Traditional Construction Materials Stucco Fencing Other Garage Spaces 1.00 Garage Type Garage - Front EntryGarage - Rear EntryGarage Door Opener Garage YN Yes Other Structures Above Grade Parking Types DrivewayDetached Garage Patio And Porch Features Patio(S) Pool No Pool Riparian Rights YN No Roof AsphaltArchitectural Shingle Water Access YN No Water Oriented YN No Water View YN No Waterfront YN No

Interior Features

Above Grade Fin SQFT 0 Appliances DishwasherBuilt-In MicrowaveCooktopDryerOven - WallRefrigeratorStainless Steel AppliancesWasherWater HeaterOven - Double Basement FullPartially Finished Basement YN Yes Cooling Central A/C Fireplace YN Yes Fireplaces Total 2 Flooring Wood Heating Hot Water Heating YN Yes Interior Features Primary Bath(S)Exposed BeamsBuilt-InsCarpetCombination Dining/LivingCrown MoldingsFloor Plan - OpenFloor Plan - TraditionalTub ShowerUpgraded CountertopsWet/Dry BarWindow TreatmentsWood Floors Laundry Type Basement Levels 2 Main Level Bedrooms 0 Room List Living RoomDining RoomPrimary BedroomBedroom 2Bedroom 3KitchenFamily RoomBasementLibrarySun/Florida RoomRecreation RoomStorage RoomUtility RoomPrimary BathroomFull Bath Rooms Total 7 Security Features Security System Upper Level1 Bedrooms 3

Property Features

Accessibility Features None Association YN No Central Air YN Yes Condo YN No Cooling Fuel Electric Cross Street Hodge Road Foundation Details Block Heating Fuel Natural Gas Hot Water Natural Gas Municipality Princeton Navigable Water YN N New Construction YN No Original MLSNumber 801734965734 Ownership Interest Fee Simple Possession Negotiable Sale Type Standard Senior Community YN No Sewer Public Sewer Structure Design Type Detached Tax Annual Amount 28943.00 Tax Assessment Amount 1186700.00 Tax Lot 23 Vacation Rental YN No Water Source Public Window Features Bay/Bow Zoning Res

Listing courtesy of Callaway Henderson Sotheby's Int'l-Princeton.


©2022 Bright MLS, All Rights Reserved. IDX information is provided exclusively for consumers' personal, non-commercial use and may not be used for any purpose other than to identify prospective properties consumers may be interested in purchasing. Some properties which appear for sale may no longer be available because they are for instance, under contract, sold, or are no longer being offered for sale. Information is deemed reliable but is not guaranteed accurate by the MLS or Tom Toole Sales Group at RE/MAX Main Line. Some real estate firms do not participate in IDX and their listings do not appear on this website. Some properties listed with participating firms do not appear on this website at the request of the seller. Data last updated: 2022-08-07T22:58:31.663.
 
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