Many a visitor has wondered how long this grand home has presided over its Eden-like grounds. A century or more is a likely guess, as the classic design feels akin to the romantic estates dotting the European countryside and the impeccable...
Many a visitor has wondered how long this grand home has presided over its Eden-like grounds. A century or more is a likely guess, as the classic design feels akin to the romantic estates dotting the European countryside and the impeccable craftsmanship is far more exacting than what is typically seen today. The design is actually a Robert Bennett original that was dreamt up to capture that far-away peaceful feeling and old-world elegance. The majority of the 10+ acres are delightfully natural with mown pathways cutting through the trees, wildflower meadows and orchards. Even so, an air of refinement is immediately apparent and, upon entry to the foyer, it is only heightened. An incredible floating staircase winds up toward a sky-blue dome embellished with plaster florets, while a fireplace anchors the dizzyingly beautiful space. The formal rooms to come are large and light-filled due to floor-to-ceiling windows. Pocket screens keep views perfectly clear, but allow for an immersive country experience on fair days. The patterns of moldings and floors vary from room to room, yet spaces feel united by their degree of detail and elegance. This provides a particularly striking contrast in the kitchen, where brushed stainless steel cabinetry and commercial-grade appliances join an oversized island beneath ultra-sleek lighting. French doors in the breakfast bay open to a crushed stone courtyard garden. Peer over the wall for a glimpse of the turquoise-blue lap pool edged with rectangular lawns ideal for outdoor recreation. There are also several options for leisurely indoor activities: a billiard room with wet bar, a media room and a lower level party room with adjoining loggia and a full bath. A second level library is a haven of sophistication enveloped by paneled walls, a fireplace and a mirrored bar - the perfect venue for an after-dinner drink and lively repartee. The home has 5 bedroom suites, each with custom-finished storage and private baths that defy trends for a forever fresh feel. The main suite enjoys the privacy of its own wing with a balcony overlooking the pool. An office on the third floor has the most interesting views of all - the sprawling sylvan land in one direction and a close-up look at the fanciful dome and fanlight to the other. The famous Jasna Polana golf club is an immediate neighbor and downtown Princeton is only 3.5 miles away from this hidden verdant paradise.
Eat in Kitchen or Dining Room
Media Room / Home Theater
Stall Shower And Tub
Central Air Conditioning
Attached Garage, 3 Car Garage
Dishwasher, Oven - Double, Refrigerator, Commercial Range
Daylight, Full, Fully Finished, Walkout Level
On Site Septic
Curved Staircase, Family Room Off Kitchen, Floor Plan - Traditional, Formal/Separate Dining Room, Kitchen - Eat-In, Kitchen - Gourmet, Kitchen - Island, Pantry, Soaking Tub, Stall Shower, Walk-in Closet(s), Wood Floors
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