1 BATTLE RD Princeton, NJ 08540




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Key Details

Property Type: Single Family Home

Lot Size: 0.456 Acres

Year Built: 1926

Purchase Type: For Sale

Listing Status: Active

MLS Listing ID: NJME283852

Style: Other

Subdivision: Institute Area

Full Baths: 3

Half Baths: 2

Special Sale: Standard

Property Description

Even walls of stone can not contain the Old World romance radiating from this storied Princeton home on a coveted corner in the Institute area. Crushed stone paths, sculpted boxwoods and the melodious splash of a fountain mimic the sights and sounds of a European country villa and the ambiance only swells once you're under the Spanish tile roof. Built in 1920 for Princeton University professor and friend of Albert Einstein, Charles McClure, the house features plaster walls, wrought iron detailing and Juliet balconies. In recent years, legendary architect Bob Bennett renovated the spaces for better functionality and repurposed a guest house as the new main level master wing complete with separate dressing rooms leading to a luxurious limestone bath. Entertaining spaces include the barrel vaulted living room with a monumental fireplace and equally impressive arched window. From the balcony above, Einstein is said to have serenaded fellow guests on his violin. Through carved wooden doors, the dining room is large enough to hold two tables at once, while still inviting intimate conversation. Antique boulangerie-style doors decorate a walk-in pantry off the kitchen, which has side-by-side Sub Zeros adjacent a glass-front china cupboard spanning the length of a wall. The breakfast and family rooms are warm and open. High-end embellishments pepper every room. Even the powder room has upholstered walls and an antique vanity. The upper floor comprises an open sitting room, three more bedrooms and two baths. Despite its Old World looks, the house is fully wired and modernized with a discreetly attached garage.


State: NJ

County: Mercer

Area: Princeton (21114)

Zoning: R1


Other Rooms: Living Room,Dining Room,Master Bedroom,Sitting Room,Bedroom 2,Bedroom 3,Kitchen,Family Room,Bedroom 1,Laundry

Basement: Partial

Dining Room: Main Level, 16*21

Living Room: Main Level, 20*36

Sitting Room: Upper 1 Level, 8*10

Master Bedroom: Main Level, 19*19

Bedroom 2: Upper 1 Level, 13*16

Bedroom 1: Upper 1 Level, 15*17

Bedroom 3: Upper 1 Level, 15*15

Kitchen: Main Level, 20*26

Family Room: Main Level, 14*15

Laundry: Main Level, 8*9


Interior Features: Master Bath(s),Kitchen - Island,Butlers Pantry,Stain/Lead Glass,Sprinkler System,Stall Shower,Dining Area

Laundry: Main Floor

Hot Water: Natural Gas

Heating: Baseboard - Hot Water

Cooling: Central A/C

Flooring: Wood,Fully Carpeted,Marble

Fireplaces Number: 1

Inclusions: Tbd

Equipment: Oven - Double,Oven - Self Cleaning,Dishwasher,Refrigerator


Exterior Feature: Sidewalks

Garage Spaces: 4.0

Waterfront: N

Water Access: N

Roof Type: Pitched,Tile


Lot Description: Corner

New Construction: N

Sewer: Public Sewer

Water: Public


Elementary Schools: Johnson Park

Middle Schools: J Witherspoon

High Schools: Princeton

School District: Princeton Regional Schools


Senior Community: N

Tax Amount: $44,702

Tax Year: 2018

Ownership: Fee Simple

Acceptable Financing: Conventional

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Listing Provided By Norman"Pete" T Callaway Sr. (7811591) (9805308) of Callaway Henderson Sotheby's Int'l-Princeton

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