144 DRAKES CORNER RD
PRINCETON, NJ 08540

Sold 12/12/2017
  • 4
    beds
  • 3
    baths
Single Family Home

Restore or add to this gem of a house on the Princeton Ridge. This 1959 mid-century modern has the bones of a Frank Lloyd Wright "Usonian House." In fact, the owners' lore tells us that the house design was by an apprentice of Frank Lloyd Wright, first built on the Connecticut shore and then duplicated on this property on the Princeton Ridge by the same party. Research indicates that the designer may have been Allan J. Gelbin of Connecticut, an apprentice of Wright's at Taliesin East from 1949-1953. The Princeton on-site architect was Elizabeth Reilly Moynahan, an esteemed graduate of the Harvard GSD. The 1971 addition to the north was designed by J. Robert Hillier. The lot is rare and breathtaking. Nearly three acres of majestic ancient eastern woodlands unfolds due south from the house's generous outdoor decks and with an elevation drop of about forty feet. The house is one story, and anchored in the hillside of boulders with the principal rooms facing south, creating the impression of a house cantilevering over the property. The house circulates perfectly, with generous architectural flow from living to dining, to three bedrooms, to a galley kitchen and then back again, with constant views to the dense woods beyond. The house features polished blue slate stone floors on a radiant-heated slab, ingenious angled patio doors full of light, deep eaves, and a double-sided fireplace. Imagine restoring this gem of a house for entertainment, while connecting to your adjacent new construction dream house. Imagine the skylit galley kitchen with state-of-the-art appliances. The front bedroom would make an excellent guest suite, home office, art studio, or library, as it is separated from the other living spaces.

Property Details
  • Princeton Regional
    school district
  • Contemporary
    architecture
  • $19,584.00
    taxes
  • 1960
    built
  • 6749792
    MLS#
Oil heat
Radiant heat
Breakfast room
Elementary school: JOHNSON PARK
Middle school: JOHN WITHERSPOON M.S.
High school: PRINCETON H.S.
School district: Princeton Regional
Off street parking
Brick exterior
Wood exterior
Deck
Lot acreage is: 2.84
Lot dimension is: 530'X230'
Irregular lot
Sloped lot
Subdivision: NOT ON LIST
Wooded lot
Lot zoned: RA
Public water
Septic system
Property style: Contemporary
Tax year: 2016
Master bedroom is 16 x12
Master Bedroom Level: Main
Bedroom 2 is 16 x10
Bedroom 2 Level: Main
Bedroom 3 is 16 x9
Bedroom 3 Level: Main
Bedroom 4 is 13 x8
Bedroom 4 Level: Main
Dining Room is 13 x11
Dining Level: Main
Kitchen is 18 x9
Kitchen Level: Main
Living Room is 20 x11
Living Room Level: Main
Full baths on main floor: 3
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Name Type GreatSchools
Rating
Distance
Johnson Park School Pre-School, Elementary School / Public 10 1.83 mi.
J Witherspoon Middle School Middle School / Public 8 2.45 mi.
Princeton High School High School / Public 9 2.58 mi.
Princeton Academy of the Sacred Heart * Pre-School, Elementary School, Middle School / Private N/A 0.27 mi.
Princeton Montessori School * Pre-School, Elementary School, Middle School / Private N/A 0.83 mi.
Stuart Country Day School * Pre-School, Elementary School, Middle School, High School / Private N/A 0.88 mi.
Address Distance Sale date Sale price
144 DRAKES CORNER RD 0 mi. 12/12/2017 $580,000
7 BETHPAGE DR 0.68 mi. 12/5/2016 $560,000
280 RIDGEVIEW RD 0.78 mi. 3/15/2016 $716,000
46 OTTER CREEK RD 0.91 mi. 11/10/2017 $615,000
4 OTTER CREEK RD 0.93 mi. 9/5/2017 $650,000
5 INTERLACHEN CT 1.01 mi. 12/1/2017 $750,000
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144 DRAKES CORNER Road, PRINCETON, NJ 08540 is a 4 bedroom, 3 bath single family home was sold for $580,000.
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