Built in harmony with its waterfront surroundings by beloved local architect Rolf Bauhan in the 1950's and then artfully enlarged and elevated to uncompromising modern standards by Outerbridge Morgan in 2004, this stone manor home is without peer anywhere in Princeton. Outside, a driveway edged with stone passes under a gallery bridge connecting the guest wing to the main house, which is backed by a broad terrace high above Stony Brook. Reclaimed materials and age-old architectural features, including wide-plank floors, hand-hewn beams and a cooking fireplace, infuse the interior with time-honored warmth. A wood paneled library and lovely living room, both with window seats, have the feel of masculine and feminine counterparts, while the dining room captivates all with its rustic brick floor and refined corner built-ins flanking a sunny bay. A built-in buffet around the corner repeats the look of the farmhouse-style kitchen sporting honed soapstone. The 2-story family room openly adjoins, allowing the cook a view of the raised stone fireplace. The private level has just as much one-of-a-kind character as below. Five bedrooms all enjoy en suite access to 4 bathrooms, the master suite being the most spacious and romantic of all with a dressing room, oversized seamless glass rain shower and a Juliet balcony draped in wisteria. Ascend the tower to make your way to the architecturally dynamic guest quarters, complete with separate family/game room and sixth bedroom suite.
Princeton, New Jersey is equidistant from New York City and Philadelphia, about 50 miles from each, yet it’s anything but a drive-through municipality along the Northeast Corridor. Read more about luxury homes in Princeton