This imaginative and inviting light filled Princeton residence began as the greenhouses of the Moses Taylor Pyne estate, the main house of which is now the NJ Governor's mansion - Drumthwacket. Two large-scale renovations by the current owners were remarkably sensitive to the building's roots. Architectural firms Holt, Morgan and Russell and Outerbridge Morgan preserved a certain humble air, while incorporating high-end finishes. The two renovations and a new addition substantially increased the footprint and raised ceilings exposing lustrous wood sheathing and industrial fittings from 1890. New materials seamlessly blend throughout, such as broad slate and heart pine flooring. Waterworks bathrooms are timelessly elegant. Wraparound windows give the master suite treetop views, while tiered windows in the gourmet kitchen look out over a tranquil landscape with magnificent trees and original greenhouse walls now edging stone patios. Beyond the 1.54-acre fenced yard, sidewalks lead straight to the center of town. A rare opportunity to own a unique home built on land once owned by William Penn.
Much of Northern New Jersey is considered part of the Greater New York City metropolitan area. Jerseyans, however, never struggle with identity crises. Nor do they need to cross state lines to experience cultural activities, the arts, hometown pro sports--or their beloved 24-hour diners. Read more about luxury homes in New Jersey