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Nicole Muk

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Fox and Roach, Realtors
Princeton, NJ 08540

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Listing 13 out of 56
$975,000 Active Under Contract

2868 Main Street
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648

7 beds, 4 full, 1 partial baths | Single Family Home
5,466 sq ft; lot: 1.95 acres - MLS# NJME264960
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Sublime Home and Gardens! One turn from Lawrenceville's charming Main Street, this magnificent residence celebrates its 1830's provenance with a romantic facade and spectacular original details, while still keeping a firm foot in today with versatile space, and a knockout backyard designed by a master gardener. Hardwoods, many decorative fireplaces, and chiseled millwork unfold throughout an ideal-for-entertaining flow. The lofty front hall opens to the former double parlor, now grand dining and living rooms with matching fireplaces; tall pocket doors lead to a sunlit den. A pull-up peninsula unites the family room with the kitchen; character is added by a vintage enamel South Bend range and a French door to a cocktail-friendly screened porch. Quieter space is found in a library and adjoining study. Front and back stairs lead to 2 floors of 6+ bedrooms and 4 baths, very flexible in configuration and ensuring space for all. The outdoor space is just as elegant, with exquisite rear gardens and a pool framed by a white picket fence - all with flanking farm views. A bit of history that may or may not be accurate: 2868 Main Street was built in the 1830's as the Lawrenceville Female Seminary by a Latin teacher named James Porter. Porter taught at The Maidenhead Academy (Lawrenceville) until 1827 when he decided to build a school for girls. He died the year it opened and his wife took over the school.However, New Jersey law prohibited a woman from running a school so the then-principal of Lawrenceville, Alexander Hamilton Phillips, ran the Seminary and the Academy at the same time. It closed in 1883 and became a private residence. Lawrenceville rented the house around 1900 as a house for students. One of the house masters was Thornton Wilder - 1927 - 1930. It is reported that he wrote The Bridge of San Luis Ray while living there. In 1941 it again became a private residence.


  • Property Type: Single Family Home
  • Sub Type: Detached
  • Listing Status: Active Under Contract
  • County/Area: Mercer County
  • Zip Code: 08648
  • Year Built: 1834
  • Subdivision/Neighborhood: Available
  • School District: Lawrence Township
  • Sq.Ft.: 5,466 sq ft
  • Style: Colonial
  • Stories: 3+ Story
  • Bedrooms: 7
  • Full Baths: 4
  • Half Baths: 1
  • Basement: Yes, Daylight, Partial
  • Fireplace: Yes, 1
  • Lot Size: 1.95 acres
  • Baths: 5
  • Pool or Spa: Yes - Personal
  • Zoning: R-2B
  • Above Grade Fin SQFT Source: Estimated
  • Above Grade Finished Area Units: Square Feet
  • Bathrooms Count All Lower Levels: 1
  • Bathrooms Count All Upper Levels: 3
  • Bathrooms Count Lower Level 1: 1.00
  • Bathrooms Count Main Level: 1
  • Bathrooms Count Upper Level 1: 2.00
  • Bathrooms Count Upper Level 2: 1.00
  • Bathrooms Full All Upper Levels: 3
  • Bathrooms Full Main Level: 1
  • Bathrooms Full Upper Level 1: 2
  • Bathrooms Full Upper Level 2: 1
  • Bathrooms Half All Lower Levels: 1
  • Bathrooms Half Lower Level 1: 1
  • Bedrooms Count All Upper Levels: 7
  • Bedrooms Count Upper Level 1: 4
  • Bedrooms Count Upper Level 2: 3
  • Below Grade Fin SQFT Source: Assessor
  • Below Grade Finished Area Units: Square Feet
  • Below Grade Unfin Area Units: Square Feet
  • Below Grade Unfin SQFT Source: Assessor
  • Building Total SQFT: 5,466
  • Construction Materials: Frame
  • Cooling: Electric
  • Cooling Type: Window Unit(s)
  • Heating: Natural Gas
  • Heating Type: Radiator
  • Heating Y/N: Yes
  • Improvements: Above Grade, Below Grade
  • Lot Dimensions: 261 x 280 x178
  • Lot Dimensions Source: Plat Map/Survey
  • Lot SQFT: 84,942
  • Lot Size Source: Assessor
  • Lot Size Units: Square Feet
  • Ownership Interest: Fee Simple
  • Photo Option: Lister Will Upload All
  • Room List: Living Room, Dining Room, Sitting Room, Kitchen, Family Room, Den, Basement, Library, Laundry, Office, Utility Room, Attic, Screened Porch
  • SchoolDistrictSource: Listing Agent
  • Selling Agent: Valerie Smith
  • Selling Office: Callaway Henderson Sotheby's Int'l-Princeton
  • Sewer Septic: Public Sewer, Public Septic
  • Story List: Lower 1, Main, Upper 1, Upper 2
  • Tax Annual Amount: 25295.0
  • Tax Year: 2018
  • Total Below Grade SQFT Source: Assessor
  • Total Finished SQFT Source: Estimated
  • Total SQFT Source: Estimated
  • Type Of Parking: Driveway
  • Water Source: Public
  • Year Built Source: Owner
Courtesy of Callaway Henderson Sotheby's Int'l-Princeton

Nicole Muk | 609-349-6391 | Contact Me
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