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158 N Academy Street
Hightstown, NJ 08520

  • $650,000
  • STATUS: Active
  • ON SITE: 275 days
  • MLS #: 6814455
UPDATED: 203 min ago
$650,000
  • 3
    BEDS
  • 2.09
    ACRES
  • 1
    BATHS
  • 1
    1/2 BATHS
Neighborhood:
Type:
Single-Family Home
Built:
1890
County:

School Information

Elementary School:
Middle School:
High School:
School District:
Listing courtesy of Callaway Henderson Sotheby's Int'l-Princeton.

Description

Totally unique estate property at an affordable price in the bustling, world-class technology and health corridor that links Princeton, New Brunswick and Trenton. Step-in and complete a house and glorious grounds project first imagined by a distinguished Princeton University professor and his family. It starts with a very private setting created by significant shrubbery on a huge beautiful lot in Hightstown that slopes dramatically from North Academy Street (west) to the rear of the lot (east), with a high overlook of Rocky Brook (north). The arc of sun during the day sweeps across the entire lot and the south facade of this venerable Victorian that has been customized to accommodate a wonderful eclectic collection of architectural artifacts that, in combination, create the effect of an early 19th century country home. The original portion of the house dates to the 1890's. A slate roof not more than five years old covers the entire structure. Also new: updated electrical wiring and Pella windows throughout. First floor rooms feature finely-crafted oak parquet flooring. Principal rooms include a bright, sunny entry room added about 1907, a dining room large enough for two sideboards, two living/sitting rooms, and kitchen. The kitchen's former wood-burning stove has been expertly converted to a gas stove and oven. This room also features a hidden dishwasher, marble sink surrounds a second oven and fascinating cabinetry re-purposed from a former life. The back of the house is an exciting project that awaits a new owner to bring out the full potential of the great room, giant garden facade, and private library. Many architectural elements can be used to bring this great room to its full Regency Period glory. Available elements include a door and fanlight as well as several other pieces from Point Breeze in Bordentown, the former home of Joseph Bonapart (now demolished). The unfinished great room in the rear could be configured into a mother-in-law suite or home office. Bring your architect; bring your builder!



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158 N Academy Street Hightstown, NJ 08520

  • Price: $650,000
  • Status: Active
  • Updated: 203 min ago
  • MLS #: 6814455
3
Beds
1
Baths
1
½ Baths
2.09
Acres
1890
Built
Neighborhood:
Not On List
County:
Mercer
Area:
Hightstown Boro
Elementary School:
Walter C. Black E.S.
Middle School:
Melvin H. Kreps M.S.
High School:
Hightstown H.S.
School District:
E Windsor Reg
Property Description
Totally unique estate property at an affordable price in the bustling, world-class technology and health corridor that links Princeton, New Brunswick and Trenton. Step-in and complete a house and glorious grounds project first imagined by a distinguished Princeton University professor and his family. It starts with a very private setting created by significant shrubbery on a huge beautiful lot in Hightstown that slopes dramatically from North Academy Street (west) to the rear of the lot (east), with a high overlook of Rocky Brook (north). The arc of sun during the day sweeps across the entire lot and the south facade of this venerable Victorian that has been customized to accommodate a wonderful eclectic collection of architectural artifacts that, in combination, create the effect of an early 19th century country home. The original portion of the house dates to the 1890's. A slate roof not more than five years old covers the entire structure. Also new: updated electrical wiring and Pella windows throughout. First floor rooms feature finely-crafted oak parquet flooring. Principal rooms include a bright, sunny entry room added about 1907, a dining room large enough for two sideboards, two living/sitting rooms, and kitchen. The kitchen's former wood-burning stove has been expertly converted to a gas stove and oven. This room also features a hidden dishwasher, marble sink surrounds a second oven and fascinating cabinetry re-purposed from a former life. The back of the house is an exciting project that awaits a new owner to bring out the full potential of the great room, giant garden facade, and private library. Many architectural elements can be used to bring this great room to its full Regency Period glory. Available elements include a door and fanlight as well as several other pieces from Point Breeze in Bordentown, the former home of Joseph Bonapart (now demolished). The unfinished great room in the rear could be configured into a mother-in-law suite or home office. Bring your architect; bring your builder!
Exterior Features

Design 3+Story Exterior Wood Exterior Features FencingExterior Lights Foundation Block/Brick Foundation Garage No Garage Spaces No Garage Location Types Stream/Creek Lot Description Corner LotSloping LotTrees/WoodedFront YardRear YardSide Yard(s) Lot Dimensions 2.09 Parking Three+ Car ParkingStreetPrivate Pool No Pool Type No Pool Porch Deck Porch Roof Slate Styles Victorian Water Front No

Interior Features

Appliances Kitchen PantryOven-WallDishwasherRefrigerator Attics Walk Up AtticFloored Attic Basement Yes Basement Type FullUnfinishedOutside/Walkout Bedroom Master One Length 16 Bedroom Master One Level Upper 1 Bedroom Master One Width 16 Bedroom Second One Level Upper 1 Bedroom Third One Level Upper 1 Central Air No Cooking Fuel Gas Cooking Cooling None Dining Kitchen Eat-In Kitchen Dining Room Yes Family Room Yes Fireplace Yes Fireplace Count One Fireplace Fireplace Features Marble Fireplace Floor WoodTile/Brick Handicap None Heating GasHot Water Hot Water Natural Gas Interior Features Security System9+ Ft. Ceilings Laundry Type Basement Laundry Main Bedroom Drssngrm-Mbr Main Entrance Center Hall Main Floor Half Baths 1 Other Room Four Name Sunrm Other Room One Name Brfst Other Room Three Name Gallery Other Room Two Name Parlor Room List Living RoomDining RoomBedroom-MasterBedroom-SecondBedroom-ThirdKitchenFamily RmOther Room 1Other Room 2Other Room 3Sun/Florida RoomOther Room 4 Story List MainUpper 1 Total Rooms 11 Upper Floor One Baths 1

Property Features

Condo Association No Cross Street Bank Electric Service 200-300Ampel Exclusion Remarks All Hanging Silks And Hanging Pictures Farm No HOA No Housing For Older Persons No Lot Number 00012 New Construction No Property Condition Average+ Sewer Septic Public Sewer Tax Year 2016 Total Assessment 354500.0 Total Taxes 14485.0 Type Detached Water Public Zoning Code R-2



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 2017-03-23T21:57:56.87.
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Listing courtesy of Callaway Henderson Sotheby's Int'l-Princeton.