Price Reduction - Fix'er Upper - Master on Main
Address
144 DRAKES CORNER RD Princeton, NJ
Price
$ 690,000
Property Attributes
  • MLS#6749792
  • TypeSingle Family
  • CountyMERCER
  • CityPrinceton
  • AreaPrinceton
  • NeighborhoodNot On List
  • Zip08540
  • StyleContemporary
  • Year Built1960
  • Taxes19584
  • Price$ 690,000
  • Bedrooms4
  • Full Bathrooms3
  • Half Bathrooms0
  • Lot Size2.84 Acres
Listing Provided Courtesy Of:
Callaway Henderson Sotheby's Int'l Realty-Cranbury
Property Description

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.

Elementary School Middle School High School
Johnson Park Elementary School John Witherspoon M.S. Princeton H.S.
Price History
3/16/2016 Listed $849,000
11/11/2016 6% - $799,000
5/4/2017 8% - $739,000
9/16/2017 7% - $690,000

General Features

Accessibility None
Association Y/N No
Centralair No
Condoassociation No
Farm No
Fireplace(s) OneFP
Garage Y/N No
Greenremarks Underground oil storage tank removed in January 2016. New
Hot Water Oil
Is Twin No
Listing Area Princeton (21114)
New Construction No
Property Type Residential
School District Princeton Regional
Senior Community Y/N No
Subdivision NOT ON LIST
Tax Annual Amount 19584.0
Type Detached
Zoning RA

Interior Features

Attics NonUseAttic
Basement No
Cookingfuel ElecCooking
Cooling None
Dining Room Yes
Dining Room Length 13
Dining Room Width 11
Dining in Kitchen? FullKit-NoEI
Family Room No
Fireplace Features BrickFirePl
Fireplace Y/N Yes
Flooring StoneFl
Heating Oil, Radiant
Interior Features ExposedBeams
Laundry Type MainFlrLndry
Living Room Length 20
Living Room Width 11
Mainbedroom FullBath-MBR
Mainentrance Foyer
Mainfloorbaths 3
Room Type Living Room, Dining Room, Bedroom-Master, Bedroom-Second, Bedroom-Third, Bedroom-Fourth, Kitchen
Roombedroomfourth1length 13
Roombedroomfourth1level Main
Roombedroomfourth1width 8
Roombedroommaster1length 16
Roombedroommaster1level Main
Roombedroommaster1width 12
Roombedroomsecond1length 16
Roombedroomsecond1level Main
Roombedroomsecond1width 10
Roombedroomthird1length 16
Roombedroomthird1level Main
Roombedroomthird1width 9
Roomdiningroom1level Main
Roomkitchen1length 18
Roomkitchen1level Main
Roomkitchen1width 9
Roomlivingroomlevel Main

Exterior Features

Architectural Style Contemporary
Design 1-Story
Exterior Wood, Brick
Foundation Slab
Garage Spaces NoGarage
Lot (Land) Features Irregular Lot, SlopingLot, Trees/Wooded, FrontYard, RearYard, SideYard(s)
Lot Dimensions 530'X230'
Parking Features 3+CarParking, Drvwy/Off Str
Patio/Porch Features Deck
Pool Type NoPool
Roof FlatRoof
Sewer OnSiteSeptic
Swimmingpool No
Water Source Public
Waterfront No
Colistagentmlsid NSCHURD

Amenities

  • Foreclosure
  • Views
  • Short Sale
  • New Construction
  • Adult
  • Lease To Own
  • No HOA Fees
  • Furnished
  • Pets
  • Master On Main
  • Air Conditioning
  • Seller Finance
  • Green
  • Fixer Upper
  • Horse
  • Golf
  • Fireplace
  • Deck
  • Garage
  • Basement
  • Pool

Property vs Zip Code Average in 08540

Price
AVG $1.33M
$690K
Taxes
AVG $22,106
$19,584
Visits
AVG 18
36
Year Built
AVG 1971
1960
Walkscore
AVG 20
6

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