• 75 ARRETON RD, PRINCETON, New Jersey, 08540

  • $1,200,000
BE STILL MY HEART! This story-book house, crafted of stone and wood, is clearly one of Princeton's extraordinary properties. Surrounded by more than four acres, documented provenance handed down from owner to owner, states that this house was once a cottage. Designed by Wilson Eyre Jr., and built in the Arts and Crafts style in 1919, it is hardly a "cottage", having five bedrooms and three full and one half baths, including an in-law suite. Staggeringly beautiful trees and plantings provide the perfect foil for the house itself. Stone walls and breezeway add to the lyrical charm of the grounds. Much of the land and trees are mature, and require only minimal attention. Looking at the house, your eyes will be drawn to the new cedar shake roof, rebuilt recently in complete harmony with the surroundings and original design. Walk down the herringbone-patterned brick path, and you enter a large, beamed great room, with stone seating, carpet, and a wall of stone. Many windows bring in light, and the views of the garden are delightful. The living room, with gleaming wood floors, has a wall of built-ins, wood-burning fireplace, and recessed lighting. There is a more formal entry, as well, with a welcoming Dutch door, antique beams, and tons of light. Just when you thought things couldn't get any more charming, you see the dining room, with another wood-burning fireplace, built-in corner cupboard, and exposed wood ceiling beams. What delightful family gatherings and holiday meals can be shared in this special room! Adjacent to the dining room is the eat-in kitchen, with five burner gas stove and butcher-block eating island. Now hold on to your hat--the sunroom can be considered the piece-de-resistance, with brick floor (having radiant heat), built-in bookcases, in-ground planters, floor-to-ceiling windows, and built-in desk. Grab a book and settle in, or enjoy breakfast there every morning surrounded by the three walls of windows and the views beyond! On the main level is also a wine closet, workshop, and slate-floored mud room. The second floor has treasures, too. Four bedrooms, including the large ensuite master bedroom, are light and airy, and there are plenty of closets. But wait--there's more! Returning to the main level, go up the private stairs to the in-law suite. Bedroom, full bath, and large all-purpose room complete the picture. Visiting family and guests will love the privacy and "cool factor" of these rooms, or you could have a private place to write
(609) 924 - 1600
New Jersey
4.3 A
PostedApril 19, 2017