600 Pretty Brook Road,  Princeton NJ, 08540

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$5,950,000
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6 beds, 5 Full/3 Half baths
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MLS# 7054034
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Description for 600 Pretty Brook Road Princeton, NJ 08540
Built in 1772 by a Dutch farmer, "The Bouwerie" is one of Princeton's most iconic properties. As a homestead during George Washington's occupation of Princeton, it was renovated in 1991 with meticulous attention to the preservation of its original details: hand-hewn beams, pine flooring, a walk-in Beehive fireplace, stone steps leading to a study and half bath that once housed horses, and a wood-burning fireplace surrounded by period Delft tiles. Reclaimed white-pine and heart-pine flooring, as well as interior and exterior beaded and dentil moldings were employed throughout the new addition to complement the authentic 1700's detailing. Entering through the front door of the home's new addition, one's eye is immediately drawn up to a stunning, artistic stained-glass skylight. Handmade cabinetry, specialty light fixtures, and custom painting abound in the foyer, the elegant living room, the family room, the sunroom, and the powder room. Two wood-burning fireplaces add cozy warmth on chilly days. The main gathering room of the original house has been transformed into a sitting area off of an updated country kitchen, which features a brick enclosed Aga range, pine cabinetry, and a breakfast nook enclosed with hand-carved wooden moldings. Below the kitchen is a finished space perfect for a home theater, playroom, or exercise. The second floor of the original home is accessed by a spiral, wooden staircase and offers fully appointed guest quarters, including two bedrooms, a playroom and two full baths, which can be secluded for privacy through another entrance. Adjoined by an outside deck, the second floor of the addition features three bedrooms, four baths, a laundry room, and a beautiful master suite boasting a sitting area with gas fireplace, dressing room, jetted tub, sauna, a double shower steam room, an exercise alcove, and two outdoor porches. Outside, a large bar-b-que patio area overlooks a pond, while an in-ground hot tub and a 52-foot oval pool with vanishing edge look over a spectacular English knot garden. A wooded path follows a burbling tributary stream from the pond and leads to Stony Brook. In the aesthetic spirit of the original home, the garage was expanded to accommodate four cars and an upper-level office or apartment. The thorough and thoughtful renovation of the The Bouwerie has resulted not only in the valuable preservation of local-history Americana, but also one of the most extraordinary homes in Princeton.
Price
$5,950,000
None Available
MERCER
6
5 Full/3 Half
7054034
Active
Description
Built in 1772 by a Dutch farmer, "The Bouwerie" is one of Princeton's most iconic properties. As a homestead during George Washington's occupation of Princeton, it was renovated in 1991 with meticulous attention to the preservation of its original details: hand-hewn beams, pine flooring, a walk-in Beehive fireplace, stone steps leading to a study and half bath that once housed horses, and a wood-burning fireplace surrounded by period Delft tiles. Reclaimed white-pine and heart-pine flooring, as well as interior and exterior beaded and dentil moldings were employed throughout the new addition to complement the authentic 1700's detailing. Entering through the front door of the home's new addition, one's eye is immediately drawn up to a stunning, artistic stained-glass skylight. Handmade cabinetry, specialty light fixtures, and custom painting abound in the foyer, the elegant living room, the family room, the sunroom, and the powder room. Two wood-burning fireplaces add cozy warmth on chilly days. The main gathering room of the original house has been transformed into a sitting area off of an updated country kitchen, which features a brick enclosed Aga range, pine cabinetry, and a breakfast nook enclosed with hand-carved wooden moldings. Below the kitchen is a finished space perfect for a home theater, playroom, or exercise. The second floor of the original home is accessed by a spiral, wooden staircase and offers fully appointed guest quarters, including two bedrooms, a playroom and two full baths, which can be secluded for privacy through another entrance. Adjoined by an outside deck, the second floor of the addition features three bedrooms, four baths, a laundry room, and a beautiful master suite boasting a sitting area with gas fireplace, dressing room, jetted tub, sauna, a double shower steam room, an exercise alcove, and two outdoor porches. Outside, a large bar-b-que patio area overlooks a pond, while an in-ground hot tub and a 52-foot oval pool with vanishing edge look over a spectacular English knot garden. A wooded path follows a burbling tributary stream from the pond and leads to Stony Brook. In the aesthetic spirit of the original home, the garage was expanded to accommodate four cars and an upper-level office or apartment. The thorough and thoughtful renovation of the The Bouwerie has resulted not only in the valuable preservation of local-history Americana, but also one of the most extraordinary homes in Princeton.
Listing Information
Property Type: Single Family, Colonial, 2 Story
6 5 Full/3 Half
9.73 Acres 1742 Yes-4 spaces
2 Wood, Brick, Stone
None Available
Neighborhood
School Information
District: Princeton Regional
JOHNSON PARK JOHN WITHERSPOON M.S. PRINCETON H.S.
Room Information
Main Floor
18X14
32X22
17X16
34X22
16X22
10X12
17X20
11X16
Upper Floor
20X22
17X22
16X16
12X18
Bathrooms
5 3
Den/Study, Family Room, Kitchen, Living Room, Sun Room, Utility Room, Mud Room
Sitting Room, Walk-In Closet
Upstairs
Master Bedroom Bath
Interior Features
Gas Appliances
Central Air
Gas Heat, Forced Air
Partial
3
3, Living Room, Family Room, Master Bedroom
Wet Bar
Exterior / Lot Features
4 Garage Spaces,
Wood, Brick, Stone
Patio, Porch
Pool
In-ground
0X0
R1
Listing Price History

Princeton Real Estate

Princeton is located in New Jersey. Princeton, New Jersey 08540 has a population of 29,603.

The median household income in Princeton, New Jersey 08540 is $116,875. The median household income for the surrounding county is $74,118 compared to the national median of $53,482. The median age of people living in Princeton 08540 is 32.5 years.

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Courtesy: Judson Henderson - Callaway Henderson Sotheby's Int'l-Princeton
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