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144 Drakes Corner Road

Princeton, NJ 08540

Restore or add to this gem of a house on the Princeton Ridge. This 1959 mid-century modern has the bones of a Frank Lloyd Wright "Usonian House." In fact, the owners' lore tells us that the house design was by an apprentice of Frank Lloyd Wright, first built on the Connecticut shore and then duplicated on this property on the Princeton Ridge by the same party. Research indicates that the designer may have been Allan J. Gelbin of Connecticut, an apprentice of Wright's at Taliesin East from 1949-1953. The Princeton on-site architect was Elizabeth Reilly Moynahan, an esteemed graduate of the Harvard GSD. The 1971 addition to the north was designed by J. Robert Hillier. The lot is rare and breathtaking. Nearly three acres of majestic ancient eastern woodlands unfolds due south from the house's generous outdoor decks and with an elevation drop of about forty feet. The house is one story, and anchored in the hillside of boulders with the principal rooms facing south, creating the impression of a house cantilevering over the property. The house circulates perfectly, with generous architectural flow from living to dining, to three bedrooms, to a galley kitchen and then back again, with constant views to the dense woods beyond. The house features polished blue slate stone floors on a radiant-heated slab, ingenious angled patio doors full of light, deep eaves, and a double-sided fireplace. Imagine restoring this gem of a house for entertainment, while connecting to your adjacent new construction dream house. Imagine the skylit galley kitchen with state-of-the-art appliances. The front bedroom would make an excellent guest suite, home office, art studio, or library, as it is separated from the other living spaces.
Property Class
Type of Property
3+ Car Parking, Drvwy/Off Str
Pool Type
No Pool
Not On List
Middle School
High School
Mercer County
Cooking Fuel: Electric Cooking
Dining/Kitchen: FullKit-NoEI
Foundation: Slab
Hot Water: Oil
Land SqFt: 123,710
Laundry Type: Main-Floor Laundry
Area: Princeton
Lot Area Acreage: 2.840000
Lot Description: Irregular Lot, Sloping Lot, Trees/Wooded, Front Yard, Rear Yard, Side Yard
Lot Dimensions: 530'X230'
Main Bedroom: FullBath-MBR
Main Entrance: Foyer
Main Floor Baths: 3
Ownership: Fee Simple
Porch/Deck: Deck
Property Age: 57
Condition: Fixer-Upper
Type: Detached
Roof: Flat Roof
Room Count: 7
Zoning Code: RA
Heat: Oil, Radiant
Water: Public
Sewer: On-Site Septic
Room List
Living Room, Dining Room, Bedroom-Master, Bedroom-Second, Bedroom-Third, Bedroom-Fourth, Kitchen
Master Bedroom
16 x 12, level Main
Second Bedroom
16 x 10, level Main
Third Bedroom
16 x 9, level Main
Fourth Bedroom
13 x 8, level Main
Living Room
20 x 11, level Main
Dining Room
13 x 11, level Main
18 x 9, level Main
Interior Features: Exposed Beams
Attics: Non-Usable Attic
Fireplace Features: Brick Fireplace
Floor: Stone Flooring
Exterior: Wood, Brick
Tax Year
Total Taxes

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School Information

Great Schools

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The Hun School Of Princeton

Type: Private

Level: 6-12

Johnson Park School

Type: Public

Level: PK-5

The American Boychoir School

Type: Private

Level: 4-8

The Lewis School & Clinic for Educational Therapy

Type: Private

Level: PK-12 & Ungraded

Princeton Friends School

Type: Private

Level: PK-8

Princeton Latin Academy

Type: Private

Level: K-10

J Witherspoon Middle School

Type: Public

Level: 6-8

Princeton Day School

Type: Private

Level: PK-12

St Paul School

Type: Private

Level: K-8

Community Park Elementary School

Type: Public

Level: K-5

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