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Single Family in PRINCETON
286 CARTER RDPrinceton, NJ 08540 0
Single Family
Status: Active
  • Bed:6
  • Bath:8
  • Sqft:0
  • Lot:74.85 acres
  • MLS#: NJME277906
Courtesy Of Callaway Henderson Sotheby's Int'l-Princeton


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, requi


  • Listing Status: Active
  • Year Built: 1760
  • Garage: 8.0
  • Floors: 2
  • Full Bath: 6
  • Half Bath: 2
  • School District: HOPEWELL E.S.
  • School District2: TIMBERLANE
  • School District3: HVCHS
  • County: Mercer
  • Taxes: $48,243.00
  • Tax Year: 2018
  • Rental Price: $0
  • Subdivision: Not On List

Additional Features:

  • Air Conditioning: Yes
  • Appliances: Built-In Microwave, Built-In Range, Central Vacuum, Dishwasher, Exhaust Fan, Extra Refrigerator/Freezer, Icemaker, Microwave, Range Hood, Refrigerator, Six Burner Stove
  • Common Walls: 9'+ Ceilings, Beamed Ceilings, Cathedral Ceilings, Dry Wall, Vaulted Ceilings
  • Cooling: Air Purification System, Ceiling Fan(s), Central A/C, Geothermal, Programmable Thermostat, Whole House Fan
  • Cooling Fuel: Geothermal
  • Electric: 200+ Amp Service, 440 Volts
  • Exterior Features: Flood Lights, Lawn Sprinkler, Outbuilding(s), Outside Shower, Play Area, Satellite Dish, Stone Retaining Walls, Underground Lawn Sprinkler
  • Faces: Northwest
  • Fencing: Split Rail
  • Financing: Conventional
  • Fireplace: Screen, Wood
  • Fireplace Y/N: Yes
  • Flooring: Ceramic Tile, Hardwood
  • Foundation: Concrete Perimeter
  • Heating: Forced Air
  • Heating Fuel: Geo-thermal
  • Interior Features: 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
  • Laundry: Upper Floor
  • Lot Description: Backs to Trees, Landscaping, Level, Pond, Private, Road Frontage, Stream/Creek, Vegetation Planting
  • Lot SF Source: Assessor
  • New Construction: No
  • Pool: In Ground
  • Porch/Patio/Deck: Balcony, Breezeway, Patio(s), Terrace, Wrap Around
  • Possession: Negotiable
  • Rental Features: No
  • Road Maintenance: Boro/Township
  • Road Surface: Black Top, Paved
  • Roof: Shake
  • Rooms: Bedroom 1, Bedroom 2, Bedroom 3, Bedroom 4, Bedroom 5, Breakfast Room, Dining Room, Family Room, Great Room, Kitchen, Living Room, Master Bedroom, Office
  • Security Features: Carbon Monoxide Detector(s), Fire Detection System, Security System, Smoke Detector, Surveillance Sys
  • Sewer: Aerobic Septic, Septic = # of BR
  • Soil: Clay, Loam
  • Utilities: Cable TV, Fiber Optics Available, Multiple Phone Lines, Phone, Under Ground
  • View: Creek/Stream, Garden/Lawn, Pasture, Pond, Trees/Woods
  • Water Access: No
  • Water Heater: Multi-tank
  • Water Source: Well
  • Waterfront: No
  • Windows: Casement, Double Pane, Energy Efficient, Insulated, Screens, Wood Frame

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