Our Princeton Home 1979-1998

Finally sold in 1998, but only after 2 years on the market and list price reductions from $925 to $769...

This is a nature lover's property set deep in the woods, with a long drive cutting through tall, stately 200-year-old oak trees. And it is eminently easy to live in, to entertain, to raise children, to enjoy.

Spectacular large property -- convenient and easy-living in every way. The final sale price of $769,000 was below assessed value! You know, this property was really worth more than this... The land is so big and wonderful...

[Summer View]

[Back Deck]

[Coming in driveway]

[Dining Room South View] [Dining Room]

Some Stats:

Six bedrooms
Four and 1/2 baths
Four garages
Three fireplaces
Living room (30x15) with step down
Wraparound deck in back
Laundry room on 2nd floor by bedrooms
Family room (20x15) with vaulted ceiling
MBR has 2 large walk-in closets
Baths have double sinks

Convenient mud room entry
Large Pantry in kitchen
Gas and electric stoves in kitchen
Full basement with pool table
Wine cellar (1500 bottles)
Basement workshop with all tools
Huge attic fan

There is a lot of room here -- lots of storage, lots of living space, lots of land. You'll love the space, and appreciate the extra R-value insulation and heavy-duty construction.

Living area 4470 sq. ft. plus basement
3-zone A/C and Heat (gas)
(three separate furnaces and A/C)
two water heaters (gas)
7.15 wooded acres
1998 Assessment $786,700
1997 Property taxes $15,891.84

Winter Views

[House At Christmas]

[Main garage (3 of the bays) with wreath]

[Front Door Wreath]

[Side yard and pasture]

[Winter view from Pasture]

[Winter backyard and woods]

[Main Living Room]

Set back about 200 meters, this house has a beautiful yard surrounded by the woods on three sides and a horse pasture on the south border. Exceptional site provides wonderfully light and sun-filled living areas.

This house "works well" for easy living. The kitchen is complete and centrally located, adjacent to the spectacular family room. The dining and living rooms flow from the kitchen, making entertaining easy. The large deck is perfect for summer meals and entertaining as well. There are three separate "studies" so every family member can have a place to work.

Another unique characteristic of this property is that the north wing is designed to be a complete guest quarters or a rental unit, with its own kitchen, living and dining rooms, fireplace and private balcony deck. It is registered with the Township and can be used as a legitimate rental flat, either as a 1-BR/1-bath or as a 2-BR/2-bath unit.

We built this home in 1979 and enjoyed living in it and raising our family here. In 1998, we "moved on" to a home in New York, an older house (1938) located right in a city (White Plains) -- quite a change from Princeton country elegance!

Any questions contact me at tnygreen@alumni.princeton.edu.

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