12 Battle Road Princeton, NJ
$ 3,500,000
Property Attributes
  • MLS#NJME2006388
  • TypeSingle Family
  • CountyMERCER
  • CityPrinceton
  • AreaPrinceton
  • NeighborhoodInstitute Area
  • Zip08540
  • StyleGeorgian,Colonial
  • Year Built1911
  • Taxes$ 60770
  • Price$ 3,500,000
  • Bedrooms8
  • Full Bathrooms6
  • Half Bathrooms1
  • Lot Size1 Acres
Listing Provided Courtesy Of:
Callaway Henderson Sotheby's Int'l-Princeton
Data Source:
Bright MLS
Property Description

Overlooking Princeton University’s Graduate College and serving as the elegant cornerstone of one of the town’s most prominent residential streets, this stately house looks as if it were plucked from Embassy Row. Perhaps this was the intention of the original owner, former Congressman and the 93rd Mayor of NYC, The Honorable George B. McClellan, Jr., who featured the same marble tiles used in Grand Central Station in his own resplendent entry hall. While some interior spaces are magnificently adorned with carved marble mantles, delicate picture molding and fanciful hardware, the overall scale is surprisingly livable and welcoming. The library is completely enveloped in burnished wood, perfect for fireside evenings, while the adjoining sunroom is a morning delight with trellised walls and a water feature clad in Mercer tile. Architect Glen Fries oversaw a renovation of the outdoor terraces, worthy of a grand fete or summer BBQ, alike. Fries also brought his expertise to bathrooms and the kitchen done in timeless, yet period-appropriate, white with chef-level appliances. A dumbwaiter in the butler’s pantry is put to use transporting wine up from the cellar and delivering fresh laundry to the many bedrooms. Several connecting rooms comprise the main suite with 2 full baths, an office and a dressing room with the prettiest view of the sweeping back lawn. The sun-splashed third floor has a large lounge as its hub, where movie nights, sleepovers and creative pursuits are easy with a kitchenette and choice of bathrooms nearby. A 1-bedroom apartment, dubbed Dove Cottage, is located atop the 3-car garage, ready for guests or on-site help. From the Sherle Wagner powder room to the spotless basement’s vintage clothes dryer, there are storied treasures to discover at every turn!

Elementary School Middle School High School
Johnson Park Elementary School John Witherspoon M.S. Princeton H.S.
Price History
10/23/2021 Listed $3,500,000

General Features

Accessibility None
Appliances Built-In Microwave, Built-In Range, Dishwasher, Disposal, Dryer, Oven - Double, Oven/Range - Gas, Range Hood, Refrigerator, Six Burner Stove, Stainless Steel Appliances, Washer, Washer/Dryer Stacked, Water Heater
Architectural Style Georgian, Colonial
Association Y/N No
Basement Drainage System, Full, Outside Entrance, Sump Pump
Bathrooms Count Main Level 1.00
Condo/Coop Association Y/N No
Construction Materials Stucco
Cool Fuel Electric
Cooling Multi Units, Zoned, Central A/C
Days on Market 93
Electric 200+ Amp Service
Elementary School JOHNSON PARK
Exclusions See Listing Agent for List of Exclusions
Exterior Features Extensive Hardscape, Underground Lawn Sprinkler
Flooring Wood, Marble
Garage Spaces 3.00
Garage Y/N Yes
Heating Forced Air, Zoned
High School PRINCETON H.S.
Interior Features 2nd Kitchen, Additional Stairway, Attic, Breakfast Area, Built-Ins, Butlers Pantry, Carpet, Cedar Closet(s), Chair Railings, Crown Moldings, Curved Staircase, Efficiency, Floor Plan - Traditional
Levels 3
Lot Size Square Feet 43560.00
MLS Area Princeton (21114)
Middle/Junior High School JOHN WITHERSPOON M.S.
Municipality PRINCETON
New Construction No
Other Structures Above Grade, Below Grade
Ownership Fee Simple
Pool Y/N No Pool
Possession 61-90 Days CD
Property Type Residential
PropertyCondition Very Good
Roof Copper
School District 300200396175
Security Features Security System
Senior Community Y/N No
Sewer Public Sewer
Structure Type Detached
Subdivision Name INSTITUTE AREA
Tax Annual Amount 60770.0
Tax Lot 00008 & 00009
Tax Year 2021
Vacation Rental Y/N No
View Garden/Lawn, Scenic Vista
Water Access Y/N No
Zoning R5

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 Lower Level 1 0.00
Bathrooms Count Upper Level 1 4.00
Bathrooms Count Upper Level 2 2.00
Bathrooms Full All Upper Levels 6
Bathrooms Full Upper Level 1 4
Bathrooms Full Upper Level 2 2
Bathrooms Half Main Level 1
Bedrooms Count All Upper Levels 8
Bedrooms Count Upper Level 1 5
Bedrooms Count Upper Level 2 3
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 Brick, Corner, Marble, Non-Functioning, Wood
Fireplace Y/N Yes
Full Baths 6
Half Baths 1
Heating Fuel Natural Gas
Heating Y/N Yes
Hot Water Natural Gas
Laundry Type Basement
Room Type Living Room, Dining Room, Primary Bedroom, Sitting Room, Bedroom 2, Bedroom 3, Bedroom 4, Bedroom 5, Kitchen, Game Room, Family Room, Foyer, Breakfast Room, Laundry, Other, Solarium, Primary Bathroom, Full Bath
Total Baths 7
Total Bedrooms 8
Total Fireplaces 8

Exterior Features

# Of Detached Garage Spaces 3
Foundation Details Stone
Garage Features Other
Lot Dimensions 0.00 x 0.00
Lot Features Landscaping, Rear Yard, SideYard(s)
Lot Size Acres 1.00
Lot Size Source Estimated
Navigable Water Y/N No
Spa No
Total Parking Spaces 11
Type of Parking Detached Garage, Driveway
Water Oriented Y/N No
Water Source Public
Water View Y/N No
Waterfront Y/N No

Room Details

Room Dimensions Level Flooring Details
Additional Bedroom Upper 2
Additional Bedroom Upper 2
Additional Bedroom Upper 2
Bedroom 2 Upper 1 Flooring - Carpet,Fireplace - Other
Bedroom 3 Upper 1 Fireplace - Other,Flooring - HardWood
Bedroom 4 Upper 1 Fireplace - Other,Flooring - Carpet
Bedroom 5 Upper 1 Flooring - Carpet
Breakfast Room Main Flooring - HardWood,Built-Ins
Dining Room Main Crown Molding,Flooring - HardWood,Fireplace - Wood Burning,Balcony Access,Formal Dining Room
Family Room Main Built-Ins,Fireplace - Wood Burning,Flooring - HardWood,Balcony Access,Crown Molding
Foyer Main Crown Molding,Flooring - Marble
Full Bath Upper 1 Flooring - Tile
Full Bath Upper 2
Full Bath Upper 1 Flooring - Tile
Full Bath Upper 2 Skylight(s)
Full Bath Upper 1 Flooring - Marble
Game Room Upper 2 Flooring - Carpet,Built-Ins
Half Bath Main
Kitchen Main Built-Ins,Countertop(s) - Granite,Flooring - HardWood,Kitchen - Gas Cooking,Pantry,Breakfast Room
Laundry Lower 1 Double Sink
Living Room Main Crown Molding,Flooring - HardWood,Balcony Access,Fireplace - Wood Burning
Other Upper 1 Fireplace - Other,Flooring - Carpet
Other Upper 2 Built-Ins,Double Sink
Other Main Flooring - HardWood,Wet Bar,Built-Ins
Other Lower 1 Built-Ins
Primary Bathroom Upper 1 Flooring - Marble
Primary Bedroom Upper 1 Flooring - HardWood,Primary Bedroom - Dressing Area,Walk-In Closet(s),Fireplace - Other,Crown Molding
Sitting Room Upper 1 Fireplace - Other,Flooring - Carpet,Crown Molding
Solarium Main Flooring - Tile,Balcony Access


  • 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

Property vs Single Family Average in 08540

AVG $2.23M
AVG $34,629
AVG 179
Year Built
AVG 1974
AVG 28
Data Provided by Walkscore ® not using MLS data

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