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Address
5 Lafayette Rd W Princeton, NJ
Price
$ 3,200,000
Property Attributes
  • MLS#NJME186946
  • TypeSingle Family
  • CountyMERCER
  • CityPrinceton
  • AreaPrinceton
  • NeighborhoodNOT ON LIST
  • Zip08540
  • StyleContemporary,Traditional
  • Year Built1938
  • Taxes41241
  • Price$ 3,200,000
  • Bedrooms5
  • Full Bathrooms6
  • Half Bathrooms1
  • Sqr Footage6176
  • Lot Size1.02 Acres
Listing Provided Courtesy Of:
Gloria Nilson & Company Real Estate - Princeton
Property Description

Built in the 1930's, this classical brick in-town residence has been masterfully restored to perfection offering all of today's conveniences and expanded with a fabulous post-modern addition with architecturally well-integrated spaces. Approached through wrought iron gates and a circular driveway, this beautifully positioned house is surrounded by majestic specimen trees, perennial gardens, stone walls, expansive blue stone terraces and a secluded tennis court. A gracious entrance foyer with arched doorways and deep-set moldings introduces the well-proportioned rooms throughout the house. Enter into the elegant sunken living room with high ceilings and views of the gardens through multiple French doors with transoms. Nearby, a spacious dining room with numerous custom plaster details is sure to make your holiday dinners memorable. The original library and study adjoining a hearth-warmed sitting area with window seats and built-in bookcases was the site of numerous historic meetings during WW II. The dramatic addition includes a pyramidal skylight over a spacious, sun-drenched breakfast/family room with an exposed brick wall tying the two-story stair tower to the main house. Adjacent, a well-appointed kitchen with a large center island and top-of-the-line appliances is awash in light with a huge skylight crowning the space. Upstairs, the sumptuous master bedroom features a vaulted ceiling with cove lighting, a fireplace (one of four), lavish his-and-hers bathrooms and dressing areas. A skylight above a spiral staircase connects the attic guest bedroom suite to the second floor via a dramatic, enclosed glass-block wall. Uniquely sited on an acre of land on a private cul-de-sac backing up to 10 acres of woodlands, this home is one of Princeton's few luxury properties from which one can walk into pristine countryside from its back door and into town from its front door. It is a tribute to the craftsmanship of yesteryear with all the modern amenities coveted by today's buyer.

Elementary School Middle School High School
Johnson Park Elementary School J Witherspoon Middle School Princeton High School
Price History
12/4/2018 Listed $3,200,000

General Features

Acceptable Financing Conventional
Accessibility None
Condo/Coop Association Y/N No
Cool Fuel Electric
County/Parish MERCER
Elementary School JOHNSON PARK
Exclusions Living Room Draperies, Dining Room Chandelier
Garage Y/N Yes
HOA Y/N No
High School PRINCETON
Levels 3+
MLS Area Princeton (21114)
Middle/Junior School J WITHERSPOON
New Construction No
Open Parking Spaces 3.00
Price Per Sq Ft 518.13
Property Condition Average+
Property Type Residential
School District PRINCETON REGIONAL SCHOOLS
Security Features Security System
Senior Community Y/N No
Structure Type Detached
Tax Year 2018
Vacation Rental Y/N No
Zoning R1

Interior Features

Above Grade Finished Area 6176
Above Grade Finished Area Source Estimated
Above Grade Finished Area Unit Type Square Feet
Appliances Cooktop, Oven - Wall, Oven - Double, Oven - Self Cleaning, Dishwasher, Refrigerator, Disposal, Built-In Microwave
Basement Full
Basement Y/N Yes
Bathrooms Count All Lower Levels 2
Bathrooms Count All Upper Levels 4
Bathrooms Count Lower Level 1 2.0
Bathrooms Count Main Level 1.0
Bathrooms Count Upper Level 1 4.0
Bathrooms Full All Lower Levels 1
Bathrooms Full All Upper Levels 4
Bathrooms Full Lower Level 1 1
Bathrooms Full Main Level 1
Bathrooms Full Upper Level 1 4
Bathrooms Half All Lower Levels 1
Bathrooms Half Lower Level 1 1
Bedrooms Count All Lower Levels 1
Bedrooms Count All Upper Levels 4
Bedrooms Count Lower Level 1 1
Bedrooms Count Upper Level 1 4
Central Air Y/N Yes
Cooling Central A/C
Fireplace Features Stone, Gas/Propane
Fireplace Y/N No
Flooring Wood, Fully Carpeted, Tile/Brick, Stone, Marble
Full Baths 6
Half Baths 1
Heating Hot Water, Radiant
Heating Fuel Natural Gas
Heating Y/N Yes
Hot Water Natural Gas
Interior Features Master Bath(s), Kitchen - Island, Butlers Pantry, Skylight(s), WhirlPool/HotTub, Sprinkler System, Stall Shower, Breakfast Area
Laundry Type Upper Floor, Basement
Living Area 6176
Room Type Living Room, Dining Room, Master Bedroom, Bedroom 2, Bedroom 3, Kitchen, Family Room, Bedroom 1, Laundry, Other, Attic
Total Baths 7
Total Bedrooms 5
Total Rooms 12
Window Features Energy Efficient, Replacement

Exterior Features

Possession Negotiable
# Of Attached Garage Spaces 2
Architectural Style Contemporary, Traditional
Construction Materials Wood Siding, Brick
Exterior Features Street Lights, Tennis Court(s), Lawn Sprinkler, Exterior Lighting
Fencing Other
Garage Features Inside Access, Garage Door Opener, Oversized
Garage Spaces 2.00
Lot Dimensions 175X254
Lot Features Level, Sloping, Front Yard, Rear Yard, SideYard(s)
Lot Size Acres 1.02
Lot Size Source Assessor
Lot Size Square Feet 44450.00
Navigable Water Y/N No
Other Structures Above Grade, Below Grade
Patio/Porch Features Patio(s), Porch(es)
Pool Y/N No Pool
Roof Pitched, Slate
Sewer Public Sewer
Total Garage and Parking Spaces 5
Type of Parking Driveway, Attached Garage, Other
Water Access Y/N No
Water Oriented Y/N No
Water Source Public
Water View Y/N No
Waterfront Y/N No

Amenities

  • Foreclosure
  • Views
  • Short Sale
  • New Construction
  • Adult
  • Lease To Own
  • No HOA Fees
  • Furnished
  • Master On Main
  • Air Conditioning
  • Seller Finance
  • Green
  • Fixer Upper
  • Horse
  • Golf
  • Fireplace
  • Deck
  • Garage
  • Basement
  • Pool

Property vs Zip Code Average in 08540

Price
AVG $1.15M
$3.2M
Taxes
AVG $21,040
$41,241
Visits
AVG 19
27
Year Built
AVG 1974
1938

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