286 Carter Road

    PRINCETON, NJ 08540
    • $7,500,000
    • STATUS: Active
    • ON SITE: 195 days
    • ID#: NJME277906
    UPDATED: 51 min ago
    $7,500,000
    • 6
      BEDS
    • 74.85
      ACRES
    • 6
      BATHS
    • 2
      1/2 BATHS
    Neighborhood:
    Type:
    Single-Family Home
    Built:
    1760
    County:

    School Information

    Elementary School:
    Middle School:
    High School:

    Description

    Originally a pre-revolutionary tavern, Green Valley Farm has undergone two major renovations and expansions with the current owners under the direction of architect Bob Bennett and renowned New England decorator Ruth Stevens. Together they have created a historic and gracious country house where the original 1760 structure and the new spaces blend imperceptibly. New details such as hand-forged hinges, hardware and sconces echo the original sections of the house, where rough-hewn beams, wide floorboards and 18th century stonework are still visible. Green Valley Farm's setting, 75 acres of rolling fields, defines the property. The pool, flanked by two cabanas, lies just outside the gourmet kitchen with its French doors and floor-to-ceiling windows. A century-old formal garden lies at the end of the dining room terrace. The great room with its two story windows and salvaged barn beams looks out over an apple orchard of heirloom trees. The house is built for entertaining, accommodating large-scale benefits and weddings as easily as intimate dinner parties. It has been a campaign stop for politicians (the house has been visited twice by a sitting president), and served various functions for state governors and congressmen- with clever traffic flow patterns and two convenient bars- a copper-clad bar in the hallway to the great room, and a bar tucked between the living room and library. Of the five fireplaces, two- one in the dining room and one in the library- are original 18th century walk-ins. On the second floor, the master suite looks out over fenced pastures and a pond. There are five more bedrooms with bathrooms and an office or playroom on the remainder of the second floor. Beyond the great room and above a three-car garage-gym, is a light-filled office or studio space with black walnut beams from trees on the property supporting the cathedral ceiling. Of Green Valley Farm's 75 acres, 70 are farmland assessed and in natural habitat, hay fields, or open woods, requiring minimal to no maintenance. The Farm borders the Stony Brook River to the east, and preserved land to the west and north, all of which expand the rural vistas and protect the farm's privacy. The Farm's gardens and orchard have been maintained without pesticides or herbicides. A large pond is used for fishing, swimming and skating and is an important part of the habitat for the abundant indigenous wildlife.The barn is equipped with four stalls, a wash stall, hayloft, and tack room. Designed for simplicity, so that the family's children could participate in caring for the horses, each stall opens to a pasture, so that the horses can come and go at will, significantly reducing the work involved in their upkeep. A separate section of the barn houses a workshop and storage space for equipment. In addition to the barn there is a guest cottage, originally the carriage house, with a living room, kitchen and small dining area all above a three bay garage. Green Valley Farm in less than 4 miles from Princeton and within an hour of Newark and Philadelphia airports. It is a rare country house deceptively easy to maintain, steeped in the rural beauty surrounding it, and exceptionally well located, minutes from top schools, sports facilities and shops.

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    286 Carter Road PRINCETON, NJ 08540

    • Price: $7,500,000
    • Status: Active
    • Updated: 51 min ago
    • ID#: NJME277906
    6
    Beds
    6
    Baths
    2
    ½ Baths
    74.85
    Acres
    1760
    Built
    Neighborhood:
    Not On List
    County:
    Mercer
    Area:
    Hopewell Twp (21106)
    Elementary School:
    Hopewell E.S.
    Middle School:
    Timberlane
    High School:
    Hvchs
    School District:
    Hopewell Valley Regional Schools
    Property Description
    Originally a pre-revolutionary tavern, Green Valley Farm has undergone two major renovations and expansions with the current owners under the direction of architect Bob Bennett and renowned New England decorator Ruth Stevens. Together they have created a historic and gracious country house where the original 1760 structure and the new spaces blend imperceptibly. New details such as hand-forged hinges, hardware and sconces echo the original sections of the house, where rough-hewn beams, wide floorboards and 18th century stonework are still visible. Green Valley Farm's setting, 75 acres of rolling fields, defines the property. The pool, flanked by two cabanas, lies just outside the gourmet kitchen with its French doors and floor-to-ceiling windows. A century-old formal garden lies at the end of the dining room terrace. The great room with its two story windows and salvaged barn beams looks out over an apple orchard of heirloom trees. The house is built for entertaining, accommodating large-scale benefits and weddings as easily as intimate dinner parties. It has been a campaign stop for politicians (the house has been visited twice by a sitting president), and served various functions for state governors and congressmen- with clever traffic flow patterns and two convenient bars- a copper-clad bar in the hallway to the great room, and a bar tucked between the living room and library. Of the five fireplaces, two- one in the dining room and one in the library- are original 18th century walk-ins. On the second floor, the master suite looks out over fenced pastures and a pond. There are five more bedrooms with bathrooms and an office or playroom on the remainder of the second floor. Beyond the great room and above a three-car garage-gym, is a light-filled office or studio space with black walnut beams from trees on the property supporting the cathedral ceiling. Of Green Valley Farm's 75 acres, 70 are farmland assessed and in natural habitat, hay fields, or open woods, requiring minimal to no maintenance. The Farm borders the Stony Brook River to the east, and preserved land to the west and north, all of which expand the rural vistas and protect the farm's privacy. The Farm's gardens and orchard have been maintained without pesticides or herbicides. A large pond is used for fishing, swimming and skating and is an important part of the habitat for the abundant indigenous wildlife.The barn is equipped with four stalls, a wash stall, hayloft, and tack room. Designed for simplicity, so that the family's children could participate in caring for the horses, each stall opens to a pasture, so that the horses can come and go at will, significantly reducing the work involved in their upkeep. A separate section of the barn houses a workshop and storage space for equipment. In addition to the barn there is a guest cottage, originally the carriage house, with a living room, kitchen and small dining area all above a three bay garage. Green Valley Farm in less than 4 miles from Princeton and within an hour of Newark and Philadelphia airports. It is a rare country house deceptively easy to maintain, steeped in the rural beauty surrounding it, and exceptionally well located, minutes from top schools, sports facilities and shops.
    Exterior Features

    Architectural Style Colonial Construction Materials CedarLow Voc InsulationLow Voc Products/FinishesMasonryShake Siding Direction Faces Northwest Exterior Features Flood LightsLawn SprinklerOutbuilding(S)Outside ShowerPlay AreaSatellite DishStone Retaining WallsUnderground Lawn Sprinkler Fencing Split Rail Garage Type Oversized Garage YN Yes Lot Features Backs To TreesLandscapingLevelPondPrivateRoad FrontageStream/CreekVegetation Planting Other Structures Above GradeBelow Grade Parking Types DrivewayAttached Garage Patio And Porch Features Patio(S)TerraceWrap AroundBalconyBreezeway Pool Yes - Personal Pool Features In Ground Property Condition Average+Renov/RemodShows WellTurn Key Riparian Rights YN No Road Responsibility Boro/Township Road Surface Type Black TopPaved Roof Shake Soil Types ClayLoam View Creek/StreamGarden/LawnPondTrees/WoodsPasture Water Access YN No Water Oriented YN No Waterfront YN No

    Interior Features

    Above Grade Fin SQFT 0 Appliances Built-In MicrowaveBuilt-In RangeCentral VacuumDishwasherExhaust FanExtra Refrigerator/FreezerIcemakerMicrowaveRange HoodRefrigeratorSix Burner Stove Basement FullSump PumpPartial Basement YN Yes Below Grade Finished Area 0 Below Grade Unfinished Area 0 Cooling Air Purification SystemCeiling Fan(S)Central A/CGeothermalWhole House FanProgrammable Thermostat Exclusions See Listing Agent Fireplace Features ScreenWood Fireplace YN Yes Fireplaces Total 5 Flooring HardwoodCeramic Tile Heating Forced Air Heating YN Yes Inclusions Washer DryerRefrigerator in Garage Interior Features Breakfast AreaBuilt-InsButlers PantryCedar Closet(S)Ceiling Fan(S)Central VacuumExposed BeamsKitchen - Eat-InKitchen - IslandPantryStore/OfficeWalk-in Closet(S)Wet/Dry BarWood Floors Laundry Type Upper Floor Levels 2 Room List Living RoomDining RoomMaster BedroomBedroom 2Bedroom 3Bedroom 4Bedroom 5KitchenFamily RoomBreakfast RoomBedroom 1Great RoomOffice Rooms Total 14 Security Features Fire Detection SystemSecurity SystemSmoke DetectorSurveillance SysCarbon Monoxide Detector(S) Upper Level1 Bedrooms 6 Walls Ceilings 9'+ CeilingsBeamed CeilingsCathedral CeilingsDry WallVaulted Ceilings

    Property Features

    Acceptable Financing Conventional Accessibility Features None Assessment Year 2018 Association YN No Builder Name Lucash MontgomeryBob Bennet-Architect Central Air YN Yes Condo YN No Cooling Fuel Geothermal Cross Street Cherry Valley Electric 440 Volts200+ Amp Service Foundation Details Concrete Perimeter Heating Fuel Geo-Thermal Hot Water Multi-Tank Incorporated City Name Hopewell Twp Navigable Water YN N New Construction YN No Original MLSNumber 301684494243 Ownership Interest Fee Simple Possession Negotiable Sale Type Standard Senior Community YN No Sewer Aerobic SepticSeptic = # Of Br Structure Design Type Detached Tax Annual Amount 48243.0 Tax Assessment Amount 1688.0 Tax Lot 00004 Utilities Cable TvFiber Optics AvailableMultiple Phone LinesPhoneUnder Ground Vacation Rental YN No Water Source Well Window Features CasementDouble PaneEnergy EfficientInsulatedScreensWood Frame Year Built Effective 1991 Zoning Vrc

    Listing courtesy of Callaway Henderson Sotheby's Int'l-Princeton.
    ©2019 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. 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: 2019-11-14T11:54:40.053.
     
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