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176 Parkside Drive

PRINCETON, NJ 08540
  • $2,950,000
  • STATUS: Active
  • ON SITE: 21 Days
  • MLS #: NJME2022072
UPDATED: 52 min ago
$2,950,000
  • 6
    BEDS
  • 1.03
    ACRES
  • 4
    BATHS
  • 2
    1/2 BATHS
Neighborhood:
Type:
Single-Family Home
Built:
1890
County:

School Information

Elementary School:
Middle School:
High School:
School District:

Description

Just a 50-mile drive or under an hour train ride from New York City, Gilded Ageabundance meets modern architectural ingenuity at this prized Princeton marvel readyfor memorable entertaining on any scale. As the grandest of four turn-of-the-centuryoutbuildings on the famous Drumthwacket estate, now the official residence of thegovernor, nothing better reflects the opulence of the period than the spectacular dairybarn, built for Moses Taylor Pyne by prominent architect Raleigh Gildersleeve. Repletewith towers and an ornate iron gate, the castle-like Tudor structure was really more of afashionable homage to blissful rural life. The original fountain still splashes beneathmajestic sycamores in the courtyard and an intact stone trough is among the intriguingfarm-life relics that remain. After a period of neglect, the Director of the PrincetonUniversity Art Museum (and former Monuments Man) and then subsequently the Deanat Princeton+GGs School of Architecture boldly reinvented the structure as a home, officeand venue for hosting personal, professional and gala-style events. Today sleek glassand steel join rustic wood and weathered brick in the core of the house, where ceilingsrise an astonishing 26 feet. The chef-designed Boffi kitchen, with refrigeration, twodishwashers and pantry hidden behind slabs of walnut and custom cabinets, provides awelcome departure from the soaring openness. A recently finished wing was designedwith privacy and flexibility in mind, including three bedrooms, a loft and plenty of openspace, all with ceilings of at least 11 feet, which are served by two modern bathroomswith double sinks and showers, a newly-equipped laundry room and a custommudroom, also sheathed in walnut. Three bedrooms above the mezzanine level in themain house are completely refreshed with refinished floors, brand new closets andbuilt-ins, a second laundry and two newly renovated baths, both stylishly tiled andperfectly roomy. Through the main suite, a lofty retreat with an amazing courtyard view,a sitting room opens to an outdoor area ripe with possibilities. The western wing of thehome includes a wine cellar, a huge family room, an additional office or bedroom, apowder room, and additional storage space to serve as you please. Imagine openingyour home to visiting friends for long weekends away from the city. Host starlit soirees inthe courtyard or serve drinks beside the 6-ft fireplace. By day, stroll to town, explore the nearby Institute Woods or pack a picnic to enjoy in neighboring Battlefield Park. Just as indulgent and blissful as originally intended!

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176 Parkside Drive PRINCETON, NJ 08540

  • Price: $2,950,000
  • Status: Active
  • On Site: 21 Days
  • Updated: 52 min ago
  • MLS #: NJME2022072
6
Beds
4
Baths
2
½ Baths
1.03
Acres
1890
Built
Neighborhood:
None Available
County:
Mercer
Area:
Princeton (21114)
Elementary School:
Princeton
Middle School:
Princeton
High School:
Princeton H.S.
School District:
Princeton Regional Schools
Property Description
Just a 50-mile drive or under an hour train ride from New York City, Gilded Ageabundance meets modern architectural ingenuity at this prized Princeton marvel readyfor memorable entertaining on any scale. As the grandest of four turn-of-the-centuryoutbuildings on the famous Drumthwacket estate, now the official residence of thegovernor, nothing better reflects the opulence of the period than the spectacular dairybarn, built for Moses Taylor Pyne by prominent architect Raleigh Gildersleeve. Repletewith towers and an ornate iron gate, the castle-like Tudor structure was really more of afashionable homage to blissful rural life. The original fountain still splashes beneathmajestic sycamores in the courtyard and an intact stone trough is among the intriguingfarm-life relics that remain. After a period of neglect, the Director of the PrincetonUniversity Art Museum (and former Monuments Man) and then subsequently the Deanat Princeton+GGs School of Architecture boldly reinvented the structure as a home, officeand venue for hosting personal, professional and gala-style events. Today sleek glassand steel join rustic wood and weathered brick in the core of the house, where ceilingsrise an astonishing 26 feet. The chef-designed Boffi kitchen, with refrigeration, twodishwashers and pantry hidden behind slabs of walnut and custom cabinets, provides awelcome departure from the soaring openness. A recently finished wing was designedwith privacy and flexibility in mind, including three bedrooms, a loft and plenty of openspace, all with ceilings of at least 11 feet, which are served by two modern bathroomswith double sinks and showers, a newly-equipped laundry room and a custommudroom, also sheathed in walnut. Three bedrooms above the mezzanine level in themain house are completely refreshed with refinished floors, brand new closets andbuilt-ins, a second laundry and two newly renovated baths, both stylishly tiled andperfectly roomy. Through the main suite, a lofty retreat with an amazing courtyard view,a sitting room opens to an outdoor area ripe with possibilities. The western wing of thehome includes a wine cellar, a huge family room, an additional office or bedroom, apowder room, and additional storage space to serve as you please. Imagine openingyour home to visiting friends for long weekends away from the city. Host starlit soirees inthe courtyard or serve drinks beside the 6-ft fireplace. By day, stroll to town, explore the nearby Institute Woods or pack a picnic to enjoy in neighboring Battlefield Park. Just as indulgent and blissful as originally intended!
Exterior Features

Architectural Style Converted Barn Construction Materials Brick Exterior Features Extensive HardscapeWater FountainsOutbuilding(S) Garage Spaces 2.00 Garage Type Covered ParkingGarage - Side EntryAdditional Storage Area Garage YN Yes Other Structures Above GradeBelow Grade Parking Features Crushed Stone Parking Types DrivewayAttached Garage Patio And Porch Features BreezewayEnclosedTerrace Pool No Pool Property Condition Very Good Riparian Rights YN No Roof Slate Water Access YN No Water Oriented YN No Water View YN No Waterfront YN No

Interior Features

Above Grade Fin SQFT 0 Appliances Oven/Range - GasRange HoodRefrigeratorStoveStainless Steel AppliancesDishwasherWater Heater - Tankless Basement YN No Below Grade Finished Area 0 Below Grade Unfinished Area 0 Cooling Central A/CZonedMulti Units Fireplace YN Yes Fireplaces Total 1 Flooring ConcreteHardwoodHeatedTile/BrickMarble Heating RadiantHot Water Heating YN Yes Interior Features AtticBuilt-InsEntry Level BedroomExposed BeamsFloor Plan - OpenFormal/Separate Dining RoomKitchen - GourmetKitchen - IslandPantryRecessed LightingStall ShowerSpiral StaircaseAdditional StairwayStudioTub ShowerUpgraded CountertopsWalk-In Closet(S)Wine StorageWood Floors Laundry Type Main FloorUpper Floor Levels 2.5 Main Level Bedrooms 3 Room List Living RoomPrimary BedroomBedroom 2Bedroom 3Bedroom 4Bedroom 5KitchenStudyExercise RoomGreat RoomLaundryLoftMud RoomOtherOfficeStorage RoomUtility RoomWorkshopBedroom 6Bathroom 1Bathroom 2Bathroom 3Bonus RoomHobby RoomPrimary Bathroom Rooms Total 19 Security Features Security SystemSmoke Detector Walls Ceilings 2 Story Ceilings9'+ CeilingsBeamed CeilingsBrickCathedral CeilingsHigh

Property Features

Accessibility Features None Assessment Year 2021 Association YN No Central Air YN Yes Condo YN No Cooling Fuel Electric Electric 200+ Amp Service Foundation Details Slab Heating Fuel Natural Gas Historic YN Yes Hot Water Natural Gas Municipality Princeton Navigable Water YN N New Construction YN No Original MLSNumber 801859128032 Ownership Interest Fee Simple Possession Negotiable Sale Type Standard Senior Community YN No Sewer Public Sewer Structure Design Type Detached Tax Annual Amount 47921.00 Tax Assessment Amount 1964800.00 Tax Lot 00005 Vacation Rental YN No Water Source Public Year Built Effective 2019 Zoning R3

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©2022 Bright MLS, All Rights Reserved. IDX information is provided exclusively for consumers' personal, non-commercial use 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 may no longer be available because they are for instance, under contract, sold, or are no longer being offered for sale. Information is deemed reliable but is not guaranteed accurate by the MLS or The Ventre Team | eXp Realty. 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. Data last updated: 2022-10-01T07:51:32.283.
 
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