286 Carter Road

Princeton, NJ
$ 6,250,000 Beds 5 Baths 7 Virtual Tour
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Green Valley Farm is a 75-acre country property of privacy and rural beauty ten minutes from downtown Princeton. A one-hour train ride to New York City, it is less than an hour's drive to Newark and Philadelphia airports. There are no restrictions or easements on the property which is comprised of two parcels: 41 acres in Hopewell Township and 34 acres in Lawrence Township which have the potential of subdivision. The farm is surrounded by hundreds of acres of preserved or protected contiguous land. The pre-revolutionary farmhouse was completely renovated in 1993 and again in 2004 to capture a country lifestyle with generous spaces and modern amenities . There is a cathedral ceiling great room with a paneled wall of bookcases, a walk in fireplace, and a century old formal garden. A spacious gourmet kitchen includes a dining area, a large island, and a fireplace sitting area with views out to the pool and meadows beyond. The elegant house is built for comfortable living and entertaining on any scale. Princeton, NJ is rated among the most desirable places to live and raise children in the US. It is a world class university town with outstanding local private schools, two major hospitals, renowned theater and music and a charming bustling downtown all within a few minutes drive. Green Valley Farm is on of Princeton's premier properties. It is in excellent condition, easy to maintain and enjoys reduced taxes because it is farmland assessed. The tree lined 1/2 mile driveway welcomes one to this unique and lovely property.


  • Price
  • $ 6,250,000
  • Lot Size
  • 74.85 Acres
  • Bedrooms
  • 5
  • Full Bathrooms
  • 6
  • Year Built
  • 1994
  • 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
Data Source: Bright MLS - 382 - MD



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
Basement Sump Pump, Partial
Bathrooms Count Main Level 2.00
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
Days on Market 297
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 Northeast
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
Municipality HOPEWELL TWP
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 Excellent
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
Total Rooms 14
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 Y/N Yes
Bathrooms Count All Upper Levels 6
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 5
Bedrooms Count Upper Level 1 5
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 4, Kitchen, Family Room, Breakfast Room, Great Room, Other, Office, Bathroom 1, Bathroom 2, Bathroom 3
Total Baths 8
Total Bedrooms 5
Total Fireplaces 5
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 Responsibility Boro/Township
Road Surface Type Black Top, Paved
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

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


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

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  • Monthly Principal & interest $1,740
  • 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

7/12/2021 Listed $6,250,000

Property vs Zip Code Average in 08540

AVG $800K
AVG $16,675
AVG 69
Year Built
AVG 1976


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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 5 bedrooms, 6 baths and was built in 1994. The property's zip code is 08540 which is in Princeton, NJ

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