Home for Sale at 286 Carter Road in Princeton, NJ for $7,500,000

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286 CARTER ROAD | HOPEWELL

$7,500,000 | 6 Beds | 8 Baths (6 Full, 2 Half) | 0.0 Sq. Ft.

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. BrightMLS NJME277906 Directions to property: Rosedale Rd. to Right on Carter Rd. Driveway is on the right just past Elm Ridge Rd.

MLS Listing ID: 
BrightMLS NJME277906
Listing Status
Status of the Listing.
Listing Status: 
Active
Listing Pricing
Pricing information for this listing.
List Price: 
$7,500,000
Basic Property Information
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Property Type: 
Residential
Property Sub Type: 
Other
Primary Market Area: 
HOPEWELL
Address: 
286 CARTER ROAD, PRINCETON, NJ 08540-7404, U.S.A.
Street Additional Information: 
Cross Street: Cherry Valley
County: 
MERCER
Latitude: 
40.3493600
Longitude: 
-74.7258100
Directions: 
Rosedale Rd. to Right on Carter Rd. Driveway is on the right just past Elm Ridge Rd.
Public Remarks: 
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.
Community Information
School District: 
HOPEWELL VALLEY REGIONAL SCHOOLS
Elementary: 
HOPEWELL E.S.
Middle: 
TIMBERLANE
High: 
HVCHS
Subdivision: 
NOT ON LIST
Building Details
Details about the building on a property.
Architectural Style: 
Colonial
Stories: 
2
Year Built: 
1760
New Construction: 
0
Builder: 
Lucash Montgomery, Bob Be
Living Area: 
0.0
Basement: 
Full, Sump Pump, Partial
Interior: 
Breakfast Area, Built-Ins, Butlers Pantry, Cedar Closet(s), Ceiling Fan(s), Central Vacuum, Exposed Beams, Kitchen - Eat-In, Kitchen - Island, Pantry, Store/Office, Walk-in Closet(s), Wet/Dry Bar, Wood Floors
Fireplaces: 
Screen, Wood
Construction
Construction Materials: 
Cedar, Low VOC Insulation, Low VOC Products/Finishes, Masonry, Shake Siding
Foundation Details: 
Concrete Perimeter
Roof: 
Shake
Exterior: 
Cedar
Exterior Features: 
Flood Lights, Lawn Sprinkler, Outbuilding(s), Outside Shower, Play Area, Satellite Dish, Stone Retaining Walls, Underground Lawn Sprinkler
DisabilityFeatures: 
None
Energy Information: 
440 Volts, 200+ Amp Service
Balcony: 
Yes
Room Details
Details about the rooms in the building.
Total Rooms: 
14
Total Bedrooms: 
6
Total Bathrooms: 
8
Total Full-Bathrooms: 
6
Total Half-Bathrooms: 
2
Utilities
Information about utilities available on the property.
Heating System: 
Forced Air
Heating System Fuel: 
Geo-thermal
Cooling System: 
Air Purification System, Ceiling Fan(s), Central A/C, Geothermal, Whole House Fan, Programmable Thermostat
Water Heating System: 
Multi-tank
Water Source: 
Well
Sewer: 
Aerobic Septic, Septic = # of BR
Lot/Land Details
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Acres: 
74.84999999999999
Lot Size (Area): 
74.84999999999999
View: 
Backs to Trees, Landscaping, Level, Pond, Private, Road Frontage, Stream/Creek, Vegetation Planting
Waterfront: 
0
Lot Features
Driveway: 
Yes
Parking Type: 
Driveway, Attached Garage
Total Parking Spaces: 
8
Garage: 
8-Car Garage
Pool: 
In Ground
Fence: 
Split Rail
Public Record
Annual Tax: 
$48,243.00
Property Zoning: 
VRC
Contract Details
Details about the listing contract.
Exclusions: 
See listing agent
Possession: 
Negotiable
Listing Participants
Participants (agents, offices, etc.) in the transaction.
Listing Agent Name: 
Norman"Pete" T Callaway S
Listing Co-Agent Name: 
Christina M Callaway
Listing Office Name: 
Callaway Henderson Sotheby's Int'l-Princeton
Listing Co-Office Name: 
Callaway Henderson Sotheby's Int'l-Princeton

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