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$2,950,000
26 Days Online

176 Parkside Drive
Princeton, NJ 08540

For Sale|Single Family Home|Active
6
Beds
4
Full Baths
2
Partial Baths

SqFt

/SqFt
1890
Built
Subdivision:
None Available
County:
Mercer

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Just a 50-mile drive or under an hour train ride from New York City, Gilded Age abundance meets modern architectural ingenuity at this prized Princeton marvel ready for memorable entertaining on any scale. As the grandest of four turn-of-the-century outbuildings on the famous Drumthwacket estate, now the official residence of the governor, nothing better reflects the opulence of the period than the spectacular dairy barn, built for Moses Taylor Pyne by prominent architect Raleigh Gildersleeve. Replete with towers and an ornate iron gate, the castle-like Tudor structure was really more of a fashionable homage to blissful rural life. The original fountain still splashes beneath majestic sycamores in the courtyard and an intact stone trough is among the intriguing farm-life relics that remain. After a period of neglect, the Director of the Princeton University Art Museum (and former Monuments Man) and then subsequently the Dean at Princeton’s School of Architecture boldly reinvented the structure as a home, office and venue for hosting personal, professional and gala-style events. Today sleek glass and steel join rustic wood and weathered brick in the core of the house, where ceilings rise an astonishing 26 feet. The chef-designed Boffi kitchen, with refrigeration, two dishwashers and pantry hidden behind slabs of walnut and custom cabinets, provides a welcome departure from the soaring openness. A recently finished wing was designed with privacy and flexibility in mind, including three bedrooms, a loft and plenty of open space, all with ceilings of at least 11 feet, which are served by two modern bathrooms with double sinks and showers, a newly-equipped laundry room and a custom mudroom, also sheathed in walnut. Three bedrooms above the mezzanine level in the main house are completely refreshed with refinished floors, brand new closets and built-ins, a second laundry and two newly renovated baths, both stylishly tiled and perfectly 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 the home includes a wine cellar, a huge family room, an additional office or bedroom, a powder room, and additional storage space to serve as you please. Imagine opening your home to visiting friends for long weekends away from the city. Host starlit soirees in the 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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Listing Snapshot
Price 
$2,950,000
Days Online 
26 Days
Bedrooms 
6
Inside Area (SqFt) 
N/A
Total Baths 
6
Full Baths 
4
Partial Baths 
2
Lot Size 
1.03 Acres
Year Built 
1890
MLS Number 
NJME2022072
Status 
Active
Property Tax 
$47,921
HOA/Condo/Coop Fees 
N/A
Sq Ft Source 
Estimated
Friends & Family
Recent Activity
yesterdayListing updated with changes from the MLS
4 weeks agoStatus changed to Active
4 weeks agoPrice changed to $2,950,000
4 weeks agoListing first seen online
General Features
Style 
Converted Barn
Water 
Public
Sewer 
Public Sewer
Electric 
200+ Amp Service
Garage 
Yes
Parking 
Crushed Stone
Foundation 
Slab
Other Structures 
Above GradeBelow Grade
Construction Materials 
Brick
Zoning 
R3
Levels Count 
2.5
Interior Features
Flooring 
ConcreteHardwoodHeatedTile/BrickMarble
Appliances 
Oven/Range - GasRange HoodRefrigeratorStoveStainless Steel AppliancesDishwasherWater Heater - Tankless
Laundry 
Main FloorUpper Floor
Heating 
RadiantHot Water
Cooling 
Central A/CZonedMulti Units
Central Air 
Yes
Basement 
No
Fireplace 
Yes
Other 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
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Exterior Features
Roof 
Slate
Other Exterior Features 
Extensive HardscapeWater FountainsOutbuilding(s)
Community Features
Security 
Security SystemSmoke Detector
Accessibility Features 
None
Senior Community 
No
Schools
School District
PRINCETON REGIONAL SCHOOLS
Elementary School
PRINCETON
Middle School
PRINCETON
High School
PRINCETON H.S.
Listing courtesy of Callaway Henderson Sotheby's Int'l-Princeton



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