Amazingly transformed and completely secluded on over 12 acres, “Everlasting” rivals the toniest East Coast estates. Ideally situated equidistant from NYC and Philadelphia in historic Princeton, a mecca for scholars and artists, it’s an easy drive from 3 international and 2 private airports. Celebrated architect and designer Michael R. La Rocca took a classical approach in reimagining the country manor house. Under his direction, a carefully assembled team of skilled artisans used only materials of the highest caliber to expand, open and visually elevate the brick residence and its outdoor spaces. First and foremost a welcoming refuge for family and friends, Everlasting also functions superbly as a venue for festive affairs and formal gatherings of every size. An expansive marble reception hall receives guests and ushers them into the columned living room, which flows out to a bluestone terrace overlooking a spring-fed pond, while French doors open to a covered entertaining porch taking in scenic views of the poolscape and rolling lawn beyond. Throughout the house, oversized bronze windows dramatically enhance light, most notably in the pavilion dining room, where pearlescent Venetian plaster and antiqued glass quietly shimmer beneath a vaulted ceiling edged with a cast bronze frieze. Handcrafted walnut flooring laid in a centuries-old pattern only improves with age. Using distinctly grained fiddle back maple cabinetry and sleek stainless commercial appliances, the central kitchen was cleverly planned with double islands to work equally well for a single chef or a team of caterers. Custom metalwork gracefully twists and curls along staircases, even continuing down to the lower level, replete with screening room. The four sumptuous bedroom suites above include the master with exquisitely outfitted his and hers baths and dressing rooms. The guest cottage offers as much autonomy as desired, while being conveniently connected to the main house. A separate studio, or caretaker accommodations, enjoys a private spot above the garage. A nearby barn offers auxiliary shelter for more cars and a possible 4-acre subdivision adds more options.