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669 Chambers Street Suite C
Trenton, NJ 08611

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Listing 2 out of 41
$499,000 Under Contract

158 N Academy Street
Hightstown, NJ 08520

3 beds, 3 baths | Single Family Home
39,996 sq ft; lot: 2.09 acres - MLS# 1001762659
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Unique estate property at an affordable price in the bustling, world-class technology and health corridor (Einstiens Alley) that links Philadelphia and New York. A house and glorious grounds start with a private setting created by significant shrubbery on a beautiful two-acre lot in Hightstown that slopes dramatically from North Academy Street to Rocky Brook in a series of terraces. The original portion of the house dates to c.1889 with significant additions c.1900 and c.1980. A ten-year-old slate roof, with a life of 100+ years, covers the entire structure. All the old electrical wiring has been replaced and updated. All the windows have been replaced with custom made, wooden Pella windows. The gas boiler and the gas hot water heater were replaced in January 2016. The first floor rooms feature finely crafted oak parquet flooring. Principal rooms include a bright, sunny entry room, added about 1907, a dining room large enough for two sideboards, and two living/sitting rooms (double parlor). A newly renovated full bath has a tiled shower, Victorian marble sink and washer/dryer hook-up. Completing the first floor are the great room and library/bedroom. The kitchens Victorian cook stove has been expertly converted to a gas cook top and electric oven. This room also features a hidden dishwasher, marble sink surrounds, marble counter top, butcher block island, wall oven and fascinating cabinetry re-purposed from a nineteenth century Scottish apothecary. The great room that has a seventeen foot ceiling and private library, or additional bedroom. The outside double doors, surmounted by a fanlight, originally graced Point Breeze, the former home of Joseph Bonaparte in Bordentown. These graceful doors lead onto a portico with four sixteen foot fluted columns and steps down into the gardens below. There are three good sized bedrooms on the second floor. A bonus room and two studio spaces complete the third floor. This is a dream property with paradise inside and out. It is an elegant residence with office or workshop space. Please visit to appreciate the craftsmanship and skill updated for 21st century life. Charming downtown with restaurants, businesses and shops is just blocks away. Loft style apartments are approved for the former brick buildings across from the property on Bank Street. Green Remarks: The two-acre property features terraced gardens about the house with connecting brick walkways. It is populated by mammoth hickory and oak trees on the periphery and Threadleaf maples, weeping beeches, Chinese fringe, Southern magnolias, dogwood, paulowina and bald cypress closer to the house. Several varieties of wisteria, boxwood, viburnum and hydrangea mix with over 70 varieties of tree peonies to provide color throughout the year. Curving pathways of brick create the herb knot garden, off the kitchen.


  • Property Type: Single Family Home
  • Sub Type: Detached
  • Listing Status: Under Contract
  • County/Area: Mercer County
  • Zip Code: 08520
  • Year Built: 1889
  • Subdivision/Neighborhood: Not On List
  • School District: East Windsor Regional Schools
  • Elementary School: Walter C Black
  • Middle School: Melvin H Kreps School
  • High School: Hightstown
  • Sq.Ft.: 39,996 sq ft
  • Style: Victorian, Other
  • Stories: 2 Story
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Full Baths: 3
  • Basement: Yes, Full, Unfinished, Outside Entrance
  • Fireplace: Yes, Marble, 1
  • Lot Size: 2.09 acres
  • Baths: 3
  • Zoning: R-2
  • Above Grade Fin SQFT: 9,999
  • Above Grade Fin SQFT Source: Estimated
  • Above Grade Finished Area Units: Square Feet
  • Above Grade Unfin Area Units: Square Feet
  • Above Grade Unfin SQFT: 9,999
  • Above Grade Unfin SQFT Source: Estimated
  • Appliances: Oven - Wall, Dishwasher, Refrigerator
  • Bathrooms Count All Upper Levels: 2
  • Bathrooms Count Main Level: 1
  • Bathrooms Count Upper Level 1: 2.00
  • Bathrooms Full All Upper Levels: 2
  • Bathrooms Full Main Level: 1
  • Bathrooms Full Upper Level 1: 2
  • Bedrooms Count All Upper Levels: 3
  • Bedrooms Count Upper Level 1: 3
  • Below Grade Fin SQFT: 9,999
  • Below Grade Fin SQFT Source: Estimated
  • Below Grade Finished Area Units: Square Feet
  • Below Grade Unfin Area Units: Square Feet
  • Below Grade Unfin SQFT: 9,999
  • Below Grade Unfin SQFT Source: Estimated
  • Body Of Water: Rock Brook
  • Construction Materials: Wood Siding
  • Directions: HIGHTSTOWN From North Main Street take Bank Street OR from Stockton Street (571) take Academy Street to last house on right
  • Electric Service: 200+ Amp Service
  • Entry Location: Foyer
  • Exclusions: Remaining Furniture And Personal Property.
  • Exterior Features: Exterior Lighting
  • Flooring Type: Wood
  • Foundation Details: Brick/Mortar
  • Heating: Natural Gas
  • Heating Type: Hot Water, Radiator
  • Heating Y/N: Yes
  • Hot Water: Natural Gas
  • Improvements: Above Grade, Below Grade
  • Inclusions: Collected Antique Woodwork And Architectural Features.
  • Interior Features: Butlers Pantry, Stall Shower, Kitchen - Eat-In
  • Laundry Type: Main Floor
  • Location Type: Creek/Stream
  • Lot Dimensions: 2.09
  • Lot Features: Corner, Sloping, Trees/Wooded, Front Yard, Rear Yard, SideYard(s)
  • Lot SQFT: 91,040
  • Lot Size Source: Assessor
  • Lot Size Units: Square Feet
  • Original Listing ID: 6814455
  • Outdoor Living Structures: Porch(es)
  • Ownership Interest: Fee Simple
  • Parking Features: Private
  • Photo Option: No Photo per Seller
  • Property Condition: Average+
  • Roof: Flat, Pitched, Slate
  • Room Count: 11
  • Room List: Living Room, Dining Room, Master Bedroom, Bedroom 2, Kitchen, Family Room, Bedroom 1, Other, Attic
  • Security Features: Security System
  • Selling Agent: Marc Geller
  • Selling Office: Gloria Nilson & Company Real Estate-Princeton Jct
  • Sewer Septic: Public Sewer
  • Story List: Lower 1, Main, Upper 1
  • Tax Annual Amount: 14765.0
  • Tax Year: 2018
  • Total Below Grade SQFT: 19,998
  • Total Below Grade SQFT Source: Estimated
  • Total Finished SQFT: 19,998
  • Total Finished SQFT Source: Estimated
  • Total Garage and Parking Spaces: 3
  • Total Non-Garage Parking Spaces: 3
  • Total SQFT Source: Estimated
  • Type Of Parking: On Street
  • Wall & Ceiling Types: 9'+ Ceilings
  • Water Access: Yes
  • Water Body Type: Creek
  • Water Oriented: Yes
  • Water Source: Public
  • Window Features: Replacement
  • Year Built Source: Estimated
Courtesy of Callaway Henderson Sotheby's Int'l-Princeton

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