286 Carter Road

Princeton, NJ
$ 6,250,000 Beds 6 Baths 7 Virtual Tour
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Green Valley Farm is unique in its privacy, its rural beauty and its exceptionally convenient location. Less than 4 miles from Princeton and near both train and transit stations, it is commutable to New York City and under an hour to Newark and Philadelphia airports. It is also within minutes of world-class schools and universities.Originally a pre-Revolutionary farm, it is a historic and gracious country house where the original 1760 structure blends cleverly with recent renovations. A pool is flanked by a century-old formal garden and blue-stone terraces overlook both. A great room with two story windows, a wall of bookshelves, a walk-in fireplace, French doors and salvaged barn beams, is the heart of the house and looks out over an apple orchard. In addition, a well-established vegetable garden supplements the local produce available at numerous nearby farm stands. The house is built for family and for entertaining, with generously proportioned rooms, two bars and easy traffic flow. It has been a campaign stop for politicians (the house has been visited twice by a sitting president), and has hosted innumerable memorable family holidays, celebrations and weddings. Green Valley Farm is a premiere Princeton property in outstanding condition. Easy to maintain, it enjoys low taxes through farmland assessment and has an energy-efficient geo-thermal heating and cooling system. Its long, tree-lined driveway and surrounding preserved land assure that this wonderful country home will remain a safe and welcoming family refuge in perpetuity.

Single Family

  • Price
  • $ 6,250,000
  • Lot Size
  • 74.85 Acres
  • Bedrooms
  • 6
  • Full Bathrooms
  • 6
  • Year Built
  • 1760
  • Half Bathrooms
  • 2
  • City, Zip
  • Princeton
  • Taxes
  • 50319
  • County
  • Style
  • Colonial
  • Area
  • Hopewell Twp
  • MLS#
  • NJME296518
  • Zip
  • 08540
Listing Provided by: Callaway Henderson Sotheby's Int'l-Princeton



Acceptable Financing Conventional
Accessibility None
Additional Parcels Y/N Yes
Appliances Built-In Microwave, Built-In Range, Central Vacuum, Dishwasher, Exhaust Fan, Extra Refrigerator/Freezer, Icemaker, Microwave, Range Hood, Refrigerator, Six Burner Stove
Architectural Style Colonial
Association Y/N No
Condo/Coop Association Y/N No
Construction Materials Cedar, Low VOC Insulation, Low VOC Products/Finishes, Masonry, Shake Siding
Cool Fuel Geothermal
Cooling Air Purification System, Ceiling Fan(s), Central A/C, Geothermal, Whole House Fan, Programmable Thermostat
Electric 440 Volts
Elementary School HOPEWELL E.S.
Exclusions See listing agent
Exterior Features Flood Lights, Lawn Sprinkler, Outbuilding(s), Outside Shower, Play Area, Satellite Dish, Stone Retaining Walls, Underground Lawn Sprinkler
Facing Direction Northwest
Flooring Hardwood, Ceramic Tile
Garage Spaces 8.00
Garage Y/N Yes
Heating Forced Air
High School HVCHS
Interior Features Breakfast Area, Built-Ins, Butlers Pantry, Cedar Closet(s), Ceiling Fan(s), Central Vacuum, Exposed Beams, Kitchen - Eat-In, Kitchen - Island, Pantry, Store/Office, Walk-in Closet(s), Wet/Dry Bar, Wood Floors
Levels 2
MLS Area Hopewell Twp (21106)
Middle/Junior High School TIMBERLANE
New Construction No
Other Structures Above Grade, Below Grade
Ownership Fee Simple
Patio/Porch Features Patio(s), Terrace, Wrap Around, Balcony, Breezeway
Pool Features In Ground
Possession Negotiable
Property Type Residential
PropertyCondition Very Good
Real Estate Owned Y/N No
Roof Shake
Security Features Fire Detection System, Security System, Smoke Detector, Surveillance Sys
Senior Community Y/N No
Sewer Aerobic Septic, Septic = # of BR
Structure Type Detached
Subdivision Name NONE AVAILABLE
Tax Annual Amount 50319.0
Tax Year 2020
Utilities Cable TV, Multiple Phone Lines, Phone, Under Ground
Vacation Rental Y/N No
View Creek/Stream, Garden/Lawn, Pond, Trees/Woods
Water Access Y/N No
Zoning VRC

Interior Features

Above Grade Finished Area Source Estimated
Above Grade Finished Area Unit Type Square Feet
Basement Sump Pump, Partial
Basement Y/N Yes
Bathrooms Count All Upper Levels 6
Bathrooms Count Main Level 2.00
Bathrooms Count Upper Level 1 6.00
Bathrooms Full All Upper Levels 6
Bathrooms Full Upper Level 1 6
Bathrooms Half Main Level 2
Bedrooms Count All Upper Levels 6
Bedrooms Count Upper Level 1 6
Below Grade Finished Area Source Assessor
Below Grade Finished Area Unit Type Square Feet
Below Grade Unfin Area Units Square Feet
Below Grade Unfin Sqft Source Assessor
Central Air Y/N Yes
Fireplace Features Screen, Wood
Fireplace Y/N Yes
Full Baths 6
Half Baths 2
Heating Fuel Geo-thermal
Heating Y/N Yes
Hot Water Multi-tank
Laundry Type Upper Floor
Room Type Living Room, Dining Room, Primary Bedroom, Bedroom 2, Bedroom 3, Bedroom 4, Bedroom 5, Kitchen, Family Room, Breakfast Room, Bedroom 1, Great Room, Office
Total Baths 8
Total Bedrooms 6
Total Fireplaces 5
Total Rooms 14
Window Features Casement, Double Pane, Energy Efficient, Insulated, Screens, Wood Frame

Exterior Features

# Of Attached Garage Spaces 8
Fencing Split Rail
Foundation Details Concrete Perimeter
Garage Features Oversized
Inclusions Washer Dryer, Refrigerator in Garage
Lot Features Backs to Trees, Landscaping, Level, Pond, Private, Road Frontage, Stream/Creek, Vegetation Planting
Lot Size Acres 74.85
Lot Size Source Assessor
Lot Size Square Feet 3260466.00
Navigable Water Y/N No
Pool Y/N Yes - Personal
Road Surface Type Black Top, Paved
Roadresponsibility Boro/Township
Soil Types Clay, Loam
Total Parking Spaces 8
Type of Parking Driveway, Attached Garage
Water Oriented Y/N No
Water Source Well
Water View Y/N Yes
Waterfront Y/N No

Room Details

Bedroom 1 Upper 1
Bedroom 2 Upper 1
Bedroom 3 Upper 1
Bedroom 4 Upper 1
Bedroom 5 Upper 1
Breakfast Room Main
Dining Room Main
Family Room Main
Great Room Main Cathedral/Vaulted Ceiling,Built-Ins,Fireplace - Wood Burning
Kitchen Main Breakfast Room,Breakfast Nook,Built-Ins,Fireplace - Wood Burning,Flooring - HardWood
Living Room Main Built-Ins,Wet Bar
Office Upper 1
Primary Bedroom Upper 1


  • Foreclosure
  • Views
  • Short Sale
  • New Construction
  • Adult 55+
  • Lease To Own
  • No HOA Fees
  • Furnished
  • Master On Main
  • Air Conditioning
  • Seller Finance
  • Green
  • Fixer Upper
  • Horse
  • Golf
  • Fireplace
  • Deck
  • Garage
  • Basement
  • Pool

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  • Monthly Principal & interest $1,939
  • Monthly Property Taxes $1,062
  • Monthly Home Insurance $67
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Elementary School Hopewell E.S.
Middle School Timberlane Middle School
High School Hvchs High School

Price History

6/29/2020 Listed $6,250,000

Property vs Zip Code Average in 08540

AVG $1.35M
AVG $23,792
AVG 108
Year Built
AVG 1976


286 Carter Road Princeton, NJ is a Single Family Home for sale at $6250000 and a lot size of 74.85 Acres Acre(s). 286 Carter Road Princeton has 6 bedrooms, 6 baths and was built in 1760. The property's zip code is 08540 which is in Princeton, NJ

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