144 Drakes Corner Road

Princeton, NJ 08540
  • $690,000
  • STATUS: Active
  • ON SITE: 615 days
  • MLS #: 6749792
UPDATED: 162 min ago
$690,000
  • 4
    BEDS
  • 2.84
    ACRES
  • 3
    BATHS
  • 0
    1/2 BATHS
Neighborhood:
Type:
Single-Family Home
Built:
1960
County:

School Information

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Middle School:
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School District:
Listing courtesy of Callaway Henderson Sotheby's Int'l Realty-Cranbury.

Description

Restore or add to this gem of a house on the Princeton Ridge. This 1959 mid-century modern has the bones of a Frank Lloyd Wright "Usonian House." In fact, the owners' lore tells us that the house design was by an apprentice of Frank Lloyd Wright, first built on the Connecticut shore and then duplicated on this property on the Princeton Ridge by the same party. Research indicates that the designer may have been Allan J. Gelbin of Connecticut, an apprentice of Wright's at Taliesin East from 1949-1953. The Princeton on-site architect was Elizabeth Reilly Moynahan, an esteemed graduate of the Harvard GSD. The 1971 addition to the north was designed by J. Robert Hillier. The lot is rare and breathtaking. Nearly three acres of majestic ancient eastern woodlands unfolds due south from the house's generous outdoor decks and with an elevation drop of about forty feet. The house is one story, and anchored in the hillside of boulders with the principal rooms facing south, creating the impression of a house cantilevering over the property. The house circulates perfectly, with generous architectural flow from living to dining, to three bedrooms, to a galley kitchen and then back again, with constant views to the dense woods beyond. The house features polished blue slate stone floors on a radiant-heated slab, ingenious angled patio doors full of light, deep eaves, and a double-sided fireplace. Imagine restoring this gem of a house for entertainment, while connecting to your adjacent new construction dream house. Imagine the skylit galley kitchen with state-of-the-art appliances. The front bedroom would make an excellent guest suite, home office, art studio, or library, as it is separated from the other living spaces.



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144 Drakes Corner Road Princeton, NJ 08540

  • Price: $690,000
  • Status: Active
  • Updated: 162 min ago
  • MLS #: 6749792
4
Beds
3
Baths
0
½ Baths
2.84
Acres
1960
Built
Neighborhood:
Not On List
County:
Mercer
Area:
Princeton (21114)
Elementary School:
Johnson Park
Middle School:
John Witherspoon M.S.
High School:
Princeton H.S.
School District:
Princeton Regional
Property Description
Restore or add to this gem of a house on the Princeton Ridge. This 1959 mid-century modern has the bones of a Frank Lloyd Wright "Usonian House." In fact, the owners' lore tells us that the house design was by an apprentice of Frank Lloyd Wright, first built on the Connecticut shore and then duplicated on this property on the Princeton Ridge by the same party. Research indicates that the designer may have been Allan J. Gelbin of Connecticut, an apprentice of Wright's at Taliesin East from 1949-1953. The Princeton on-site architect was Elizabeth Reilly Moynahan, an esteemed graduate of the Harvard GSD. The 1971 addition to the north was designed by J. Robert Hillier. The lot is rare and breathtaking. Nearly three acres of majestic ancient eastern woodlands unfolds due south from the house's generous outdoor decks and with an elevation drop of about forty feet. The house is one story, and anchored in the hillside of boulders with the principal rooms facing south, creating the impression of a house cantilevering over the property. The house circulates perfectly, with generous architectural flow from living to dining, to three bedrooms, to a galley kitchen and then back again, with constant views to the dense woods beyond. The house features polished blue slate stone floors on a radiant-heated slab, ingenious angled patio doors full of light, deep eaves, and a double-sided fireplace. Imagine restoring this gem of a house for entertainment, while connecting to your adjacent new construction dream house. Imagine the skylit galley kitchen with state-of-the-art appliances. The front bedroom would make an excellent guest suite, home office, art studio, or library, as it is separated from the other living spaces.
Exterior Features

Design 1-Story Exterior WoodBrick Foundation Slab Garage No Garage Spaces No Garage Lot Description Irregular LotSloping LotTrees/WoodedFront YardRear YardSide Yard(s) Lot Dimensions 530'X230' Parking Three+ Car ParkingDriveway/Off Street Pool No Pool Type No Pool Porch Deck Deck Roof Flat Roof Styles Contemporary Water Front No

Interior Features

Attics Non Use Attic Basement No Basement Type None Bedroom Fourth One Level Main Bedroom Master One Length 16 Bedroom Master One Level Main Bedroom Master One Width 12 Bedroom Second One Level Main Bedroom Third One Level Main Central Air No Cooking Fuel Electric Cooking Cooling None Dining Kitchen Full Kitchen-No Eat-in Dining Room Yes Family Room No Fireplace Yes Fireplace Count One Fireplace Fireplace Features Brick Fireplace Floor Stonefl Handicap None Heating OilRadiant Hot Water Oil Interior Features Exposed Beams Laundry Type Main Floor Laundry Main Bedroom Full Bath-Master Main Entrance Foyer Main Floor Baths 3 Main Floor Half Baths 0 Room List Living RoomDining RoomBedroom-MasterBedroom-SecondBedroom-ThirdBedroom-FourthKitchen Story List Main Total Rooms 7

Property Features

Condo Association No Cross Street The Great Road Current Financing Conventional Farm No HOA No Housing For Older Persons No Lot Number 00002 New Construction No Property Condition Fixer-Upper Sewer Septic On Site Septic Tax Year 2016 Total Assessment 865000.0 Total Taxes 19584.0 Type Detached Water Public Zoning Code Ra



The data relating to real estate for sale on this website appears in part through the TREND Internet Data Exchange program, a voluntary cooperative exchange of property listing data between licensed real estate brokerage firms in which The Dekanski Home Selling Team :: RE/MAX 1st Advantage participates, and is provided by TREND through a licensing agreement. The information provided by this website is for the personal, non-commercial use of consumers 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 on this website may no longer be available because they are under contract, have sold or are no longer being offered for sale. 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. Copyright 2017 TREND, All Rights Reserved. Information Deemed Reliable But Not Guaranteed. Data last updated 2017-11-22T12:58:51.137.
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