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Address
286 Carter Road Princeton, NJ
Price
$ 7,500,000
Property Attributes
  • MLS#NJME277906
  • TypeSingle Family
  • CountyMERCER
  • CityPrinceton
  • AreaHopewell Twp
  • NeighborhoodNOT ON LIST
  • Zip08540
  • StyleColonial
  • Year Built1760
  • Taxes48243
  • Price$ 7,500,000
  • Bedrooms6
  • Full Bathrooms6
  • Half Bathrooms2
  • Lot Size74.85 Acres
Listing Provided Courtesy Of:
Callaway Henderson Sotheby's Int'l-Princeton
Property Description

Originally a pre-revolutionary tavern, Green Valley Farm has undergone two major renovations and expansions with the current owners under the direction of architect Bob Bennett and renowned New England decorator Ruth Stevens. Together they have created a historic and gracious country house where the original 1760 structure and the new spaces blend imperceptibly. New details such as hand-forged hinges, hardware and sconces echo the original sections of the house, where rough-hewn beams, wide floorboards and 18th century stonework are still visible. Green Valley Farm's setting, 75 acres of rolling fields, defines the property. The pool, flanked by two cabanas, lies just outside the gourmet kitchen with its French doors and floor-to-ceiling windows. A century-old formal garden lies at the end of the dining room terrace. The great room with its two story windows and salvaged barn beams looks out over an apple orchard of heirloom trees. The house is built for entertaining, accommodating large-scale benefits and weddings as easily as intimate dinner parties. It has been a campaign stop for politicians (the house has been visited twice by a sitting president), and served various functions for state governors and congressmen- with clever traffic flow patterns and two convenient bars- a copper-clad bar in the hallway to the great room, and a bar tucked between the living room and library. Of the five fireplaces, two- one in the dining room and one in the library- are original 18th century walk-ins. On the second floor, the master suite looks out over fenced pastures and a pond. There are five more bedrooms with bathrooms and an office or playroom on the remainder of the second floor. Beyond the great room and above a three-car garage-gym, is a light-filled office or studio space with black walnut beams from trees on the property supporting the cathedral ceiling. Of Green Valley Farm's 75 acres, 70 are farmland assessed and in natural habitat, hay fields, or open woods, requiring minimal to no maintenance. The Farm borders the Stony Brook River to the east, and preserved land to the west and north, all of which expand the rural vistas and protect the farm's privacy. The Farm's gardens and orchard have been maintained without pesticides or herbicides. A large pond is used for fishing, swimming and skating and is an important part of the habitat for the abundant indigenous wildlife.The barn is equipped with four stalls, a wash stall, hayloft, and tack room. Designed for simplicity, so that the family's children could participate in caring for the horses, each stall opens to a pasture, so that the horses can come and go at will, significantly reducing the work involved in their upkeep. A separate section of the barn houses a workshop and storage space for equipment. In addition to the barn there is a guest cottage, originally the carriage house, with a living room, kitchen and small dining area all above a three bay garage. Green Valley Farm in less than 4 miles from Princeton and within an hour of Newark and Philadelphia airports. It is a rare country house deceptively easy to maintain, steeped in the rural beauty surrounding it, and exceptionally well located, minutes from top schools, sports facilities and shops.

Elementary School Middle School High School
Hopewell E.S. Timberlane Middle School Hvchs High School
Price History
5/2/2019 Listed $7,500,000

General Features

Acceptable Financing Conventional
Accessibility None
Condo/Coop Association Y/N No
Cool Fuel Geothermal
County/Parish MERCER
Elementary School HOPEWELL E.S.
Exclusions See listing agent
Garage Y/N Yes
HOA Y/N No
High School HVCHS
Levels 2
MLS Area Hopewell Twp (21106)
Middle/Junior School TIMBERLANE
New Construction No
Possession Negotiable
Property Condition Average+, Renov/Remod, Shows Well, Turn Key
Property Type Residential
School District HOPEWELL VALLEY REGIONAL SCHOOLS
Security Features Fire Detection System, Security System, Smoke Detector, Surveillance Sys, Carbon Monoxide Detector(s)
Senior Community Y/N No
Structure Type Detached
Tax Year 2018
Vacation Rental Y/N No
Zoning VRC

Interior Features

Abovegradefinishedareasource Estimated
Abovegradefinishedareaunits Square Feet
Appliances Built-In Microwave, Built-In Range, Central Vacuum, Dishwasher, Exhaust Fan, Extra Refrigerator/Freezer, Icemaker, Microwave, Range Hood, Refrigerator, Six Burner Stove
Basement Full, Sump Pump, Partial
Basement Y/N Yes
Bathrooms Count All Upper Levels 6
Bathrooms Count Main Level 2.0
Bathrooms Count Upper Level 1 6.0
Bathrooms Full All Upper Levels 6
Bathrooms Full Upper Level 1 6
Bathrooms Half Main Level 2
Bedrooms Count All Upper Levels 6
Bedrooms Count Upper Level 1 6
Below Grade Finished Area Unit Type Square Feet
Below Grade Unfin Area Units Square Feet
Below Grade Unfin Sqft Source Assessor
Belowgradefinishedareasource Assessor
Central Air Y/N Yes
Cooling Air Purification System, Ceiling Fan(s), Central A/C, Geothermal, Whole House Fan, Programmable Thermostat
Electric 440 Volts, 200+ Amp Service
Fireplace Features Screen, Wood
Fireplace Y/N Yes
Flooring Hardwood, Ceramic Tile
Full Baths 6
Half Baths 2
Heating Forced Air
Heating Fuel Geo-thermal
Heating Y/N Yes
Hot Water Multi-tank
Interior Features Breakfast Area, Built-Ins, Butlers Pantry, Cedar Closet(s), CeilngFan(s), Central Vacuum, Exposed Beams, Kitchen - Eat-In, Kitchen - Island, Pantry, Store/Office, Walk-in Closet(s), Wet/Dry Bar, Wood Floors
Laundry Type Upper Floor
Room Type Living Room, Dining Room, Master Bedroom, Bedroom 2, Bedroom 3, Bedroom 4, Bedroom 5, Kitchen, Family Room, Breakfast Room, Bedroom 1, Great Room, Office
Total Baths 8
Total Bedrooms 6
Total Fireplaces 5
Total Rooms 14
Utilities Cable TV, Fiber Optics Available, Multiple Phone Lines, Phone, Under Ground
Window Features Casement, Double Pane, Energy Efficient, Insulated, Screens, Wood Frame

Exterior Features

# Of Attached Garage Spaces 8
Architectural Style Colonial
Building Area Total 9027.00
Construction Materials Cedar, Low VOC Insulation, Low VOC Products/Finishes, Masonry, Shake Siding
Exterior Features Flood Lights, Lawn Sprinkler, Outbuilding(s), Outside Shower, Play Area, Satellite Dish, Stone Retaining Walls, Underground Lawn Sprinkler
Fencing Split Rail
Foundation Details Concrete Perimeter
Garage Features Oversized
Garage Spaces 8.00
Inclusions Washer Dryer, Refrigerator in Garage
Lot Features Backs to Trees, Landscaping, Level, Pond, Private, Road Frontage, Stream/Creek, Vegetation Planting
Lot Size Acres 74.85
Lot Size Source Assessor
Lot Size Square Feet 3260466.00
Navigable Water Y/N No
Other Structures Above Grade, Below Grade
Patio/Porch Features Patio(s), Terrace, Wrap Around, Balcony, Breezeway
Pool (Y/N) Yes - Personal
Pool Features In Ground
Road Surface Type Black Top, Paved
Roadresponsibility Boro/Township
Roof Shake
Sewer Aerobic Septic, Septic = # of BR
Soil Types Clay, Loam
Total Garage and Parking Spaces 8
Type of Parking Driveway, Attached Garage
View Creek/Stream, Garden/Lawn, Pond, Trees/Woods, Pasture
Water Access Y/N No
Water Oriented Y/N No
Water Source Well
Water View Y/N Yes
Waterfront Y/N No

Amenities

  • Foreclosure
  • Views
  • Short Sale
  • New Construction
  • Adult
  • Lease To Own
  • No HOA Fees
  • Furnished
  • Pets
  • 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 $1.22M
$7.5M
Taxes
AVG $22,705
$48,243
Visits
AVG 18
37
Year Built
AVG 1974
1760

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