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696 Princeton Kingston Road

PRINCETON, NJ 08540
  • $3,250,000
  • STATUS: Active
  • ON SITE: 65 Days
  • MLS #: NJME2040426
$3,250,000
  • 5
    BEDS
  • 1.47
    ACRES
  • 4
    BATHS
  • 1
    1/2 BATHS
Neighborhood:
Type:
Single-Family Home
Built:
1830
County:

School Ratings & Info

School District:

Description

An Exceptional Blend of Architectural Elegance, Outdoor Beauty and Historical Worth - This stately property encompasses two legal parcels (696 Princeton-Kingston Road consisting of 0.75 acres and 682 Princeton-Kingston Road consisting of 0.72 acres). The next owner(s) can take advantage of the strong demand for single-family building sites in Princeton currently and sell it or enjoy the expansive grounds during their tenure, holding onto it as an investment for the future. The elegant house is a significant part of Princetons rich history. Charles Steadman, the prolific architect who transformed both the town and university with his signature Greek Revival style is credited with creating this eye-catching landmark that has been admired for nearly two hundred years. For this house, he began with a modest, existing, 18th century dwelling and created an elegant residence with high ceilings, carved marble fireplaces, grand pocket doors and all the exceptional millwork one would expect from an interior of this caliber. What may come as a surprise is the beautiful condition of these features, including original floors, and the overall livability of the comfortable rooms. Even the basement is as welcoming as it is functional with a fireplace-accented office and a rec space with built-ins and brick floors. Tucked away on the main floor, a tavern-like room clearly marks the oldest section of the home with a cooking fireplace, a beamed ceiling and even a handy half-bath. A little covered patio draped in wisteria opens to the yard, as does the sunny kitchen addition. A breakfast room lined with windows and storage is a casual alternative to the banquet-sized dining room. Outdoor entertaining is another appealing option with a stone terrace overlooking a sweep of lawn studded with majestic trees, the site of more than one happy wedding celebration. The second level of the residence includes four spacious bedrooms with more tall ceilings, plentiful windows and handsome fireplaces. Three of them have adjoining baths. The top floor is a charming hideaway with a fifth bedroom and fourth full bath, along with valuable cedar-lined storage. Of course, the picturesque barn has all the storage you could ever need and potential to be so much more! Come experience the magic of this historic property yourself and learn more about its fascinating past and future potential.

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696 Princeton Kingston Road PRINCETON, NJ 08540

  • Price: $3,250,000
  • Status: Active
  • On Site: 65 Days
  • MLS #: NJME2040426
5
Beds
4
Baths
1
½ Baths
1.47
Acres
1830
Built
Neighborhood:
None Available
County:
Mercer
Area:
Princeton (21114)
School District:
Princeton Regional Schools
Property Description
An Exceptional Blend of Architectural Elegance, Outdoor Beauty and Historical Worth - This stately property encompasses two legal parcels (696 Princeton-Kingston Road consisting of 0.75 acres and 682 Princeton-Kingston Road consisting of 0.72 acres). The next owner(s) can take advantage of the strong demand for single-family building sites in Princeton currently and sell it or enjoy the expansive grounds during their tenure, holding onto it as an investment for the future. The elegant house is a significant part of Princetons rich history. Charles Steadman, the prolific architect who transformed both the town and university with his signature Greek Revival style is credited with creating this eye-catching landmark that has been admired for nearly two hundred years. For this house, he began with a modest, existing, 18th century dwelling and created an elegant residence with high ceilings, carved marble fireplaces, grand pocket doors and all the exceptional millwork one would expect from an interior of this caliber. What may come as a surprise is the beautiful condition of these features, including original floors, and the overall livability of the comfortable rooms. Even the basement is as welcoming as it is functional with a fireplace-accented office and a rec space with built-ins and brick floors. Tucked away on the main floor, a tavern-like room clearly marks the oldest section of the home with a cooking fireplace, a beamed ceiling and even a handy half-bath. A little covered patio draped in wisteria opens to the yard, as does the sunny kitchen addition. A breakfast room lined with windows and storage is a casual alternative to the banquet-sized dining room. Outdoor entertaining is another appealing option with a stone terrace overlooking a sweep of lawn studded with majestic trees, the site of more than one happy wedding celebration. The second level of the residence includes four spacious bedrooms with more tall ceilings, plentiful windows and handsome fireplaces. Three of them have adjoining baths. The top floor is a charming hideaway with a fifth bedroom and fourth full bath, along with valuable cedar-lined storage. Of course, the picturesque barn has all the storage you could ever need and potential to be so much more! Come experience the magic of this historic property yourself and learn more about its fascinating past and future potential.
Exterior Features

Architectural Style Georgian Construction Materials FrameWood Siding Door Features Sliding Glass Exterior Features Extensive HardscapeUnderground Lawn SprinklerExterior LightingFlood Lights Garage YN No Location Type Suburban Lot Features Front YardNot In DevelopmentRear YardSideYard(s) Other Structures Barn Parking Features Crushed Stone Parking Types Driveway Patio And Porch Features Patio(s)Porch(es) Pool No Pool Property Condition Excellent Roof Architectural ShingleAsphalt View Garden/Lawn Water Access YN No Water View YN No Waterfront YN No

Interior Features

Above Grade Fin SQFT 0 Appliances DishwasherDryerRefrigeratorOven/Range - GasStainless Steel AppliancesWasher Basement Interior AccessOutside EntrancePartially FinishedFull Basement YN Yes Below Grade Finished Area 0 Below Grade Unfinished Area 0 Cooling Central A/CProgrammable ThermostatZoned Fireplace Features BrickMantel(s)MarbleWood Fireplace YN Yes Fireplaces Total 7 Flooring HardwoodCarpetTile/Brick Heating Forced Air Heating YN Yes Inclusions Kitchen applianceswasher/dryerand light fixtures as exist. Interior Features Attic/House FanBreakfast AreaBuilt-InsCarpetCedar Closet(s)Chair RailingsCrown MoldingsExposed BeamsFamily Room Off KitchenFloor Plan - TraditionalFormal/Separate Dining RoomKitchen - Eat-InPrimary Bath(s)Recessed LightingSkylight(s)Soaking TubStall ShowerTub ShowerWindow TreatmentsWood Floors Laundry Type Basement Levels 4 Main Level Bedrooms 0 Room List Living RoomDining RoomPrimary BedroomSitting RoomBedroom 2Bedroom 3Bedroom 4Bedroom 5KitchenFamily RoomDenBasementLibraryBreakfast RoomOfficeStorage RoomUtility RoomAtticPrimary BathroomFull BathHalf Bath Security Features Carbon Monoxide Detector(s)Smoke Detector Upper Level1 Bedrooms 4 Walls Ceilings 9'+ CeilingsBeamed Ceilings

Property Features

Acceptable Financing CashConventional Accessibility Features None Association YN No Builder Model Grand Greek Revival Central Air YN Yes Condo YN No Cooling Fuel Electric Cross Street Roper Electric 200+ Amp Service Federal Flood Zone YN No Foundation Details Brick/MortarStone Heating Fuel Natural Gas Historic YN Yes Horse YN No Hot Water Natural Gas Lease Considered YN No Municipality PRINCETON Navigable Water YN N New Construction YN No Original MLSNumber 802909427446 Ownership Interest Fee Simple Sale Type Standard Senior Community YN No Sewer Private Septic TankPublic Hook/Up AvailPublic Sewer Structure Design Type Detached Tax Annual Amount 23795.00 Tax Lot 00030 02 Transportation Commuter Rail Station 1 to 5 miles Utilities Cable TVNatural Gas AvailablePhoneSewer Available Vacation Rental YN No Water Source Public Window Features SkylightsStormTransom Zoning R5 Zoning Description Local Historic District

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©2024 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 Team Gio | RE/MAX Central. 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: 2024-07-16T00:00:07.117.
 
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