Mercer County Homes for Sale, Princeton Real Estate Listings, 545 Mercer Road, MLS #6665655 Luxury Homes, Condos, Estates for Sale

545 Mercer Road

Princeton, NJ 08540

Here is a unique opportunity to live in historic Clarke Cottage, circa 1725, in Princeton's Battlefield/Stony Brook Settlement Historic District, just steps to the Park (best place to fly a kite in town and participate in all its historic events) and so close to the heart of town for shopping and fine dining. Extensive documentation goes with this property, detailing its history from the beginning as part of the Benjamin Clarke farm until 1894, through purchase by Moses Taylor Pyne as part of the estate now known as Drumthwacket, the New Jersey Governor's Residence. Following the pattern typical of modest dwellings in colonial times when Princeton was founded, the core of the house consisted of one room with a fireplace for cooking and heat, with pie stairs up to the bedroom. Also typical, the house was added to in the late 1700s and updated through to the present, cherished and curated since 1993 by the late preservationist and historian Donald G. Warnock Jr. Today the house has all the charms of its history along with expected modern conveniences, a garage and 2 garden sheds. The entry foyer with sitting area and bay window leads to the main living room with fireplace. A step down is the dining room -- the original room -- with its oversized but at present decorative colonial fireplace, a perfect setting for an intimate candlelight dinner. The kitchen is modern, with hardwood floors and eating area, skylit for cheeriness and with a nearby powder room. Upstairs is the later addition main bedroom, second bedroom and full bath -- and up those pie stairs is the original bedroom, offering a special private space for a guest, a study or a playroom. There's a screened porch for summer enjoyment outside and the garden offers paths with stone benches for relaxing and appreciating nature. Sit and absorb the ambiance of times past in the place where General Washington turned the tide of our nascent Revolution. This is not just another home, this is a living treasure awaiting your passion and care for its heritage.
Status
ACTIVE
Property Class
Residential
Type of Property
Detached
Style
Colonial
Design
2-Story
Fireplaces
1
Garage Spaces
1
Parking
2-Car Parking
Pool Type
No Pool
Basement
Partial, Unfinished
Has AC?
Yes
Subdivision
None Available
High School
PRINCETON H.S.
Area
Princeton
City
Princeton
County
Mercer County
Cooking Fuel: Gas Cooking
Dining/Kitchen: EatInKitchen
Garage Type: Detached
Hot Water: Natural Gas
Land SqFt: 54,929
Laundry Type: Basement Laundry
Area: Princeton
Lot Area Acreage: 1.260000
Main Entrance: Foyer
Main Floor Half Baths: 1
Net SqFt: 1148
Ownership: Fee Simple
Porch/Deck: Porch
Property Age: 290
Condition: Average+
Type: Detached
Roof: Slate
Room Count: 6
Structures: Shed
Upper Floor Baths: 1
Zoning Code: R3
Heat: Gas
Cooling: Central A/C
Water: Public
Sewer: Public Sewer
Room List
Living Room, Dining Room, Bedroom-Master, Bedroom-Second, Bedroom-Third, Kitchen, Other Room 1
Stories
Main, Upper 1
Master Bedroom
11 x 15, level Upper 1
Second Bedroom
10 x 8, level Upper 1
Third Bedroom
11 x 14, level Upper 1
Living Room
13 x 9, level Main
Dining Room
11 x 13, level Main
Kitchen
8 x 15, level Main
Foyer
7 x 15, level Main
Interior Features: Skylight(s), CeilngFan(s), Bay Window
Attics: Pull-Down Stairs
Basement Type: Partial, Unfinished
Fireplace Features: LivingRoom/Great Room Fireplace, Gas/Propane Firepalce
Floor: Wood, Fully Carpeted, Tile/Brick
Exterior: Wood
Tax Year
2016
Total Taxes
$10,362

Area Highlights

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Soonja's Cafe

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Metro North

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Rating 91 reviews
Brick House Tavern + Tap

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Rating 159 reviews
P.F. Chang's

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Rating 203 reviews

School Information

Great Schools

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Princeton Academy of the Sacred Heart

Type: Private

Level: PK-8


Stuart Country Day School

Type: Private

Level: PK-12


Johnson Park School

Type: Public

Level: PK-5


The American Boychoir School

Type: Private

Level: 4-8


Princeton Montessori School

Type: Private

Level: PK-8


The Hun School Of Princeton

Type: Private

Level: 6-12


Princeton Child Development Institute

Type: Private

Level: N/a


Princeton Day School

Type: Private

Level: PK-12


The Lewis School & Clinic for Educational Therapy

Type: Private

Level: PK-12 & Ungraded


Community Park Elementary School

Type: Public

Level: K-5

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