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The Grover Cleveland Farmhouse

, Princeton, , 08540
  • 3.5 baths
  • 5 beds
  • 3,100+ sq ft
  • 5 acres
, , Date Posted: January 17, 2019


Circa 1800

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About This Old House

“Princeton’s Grover Cleveland House”

Promising an unrivaled American country lifestyle with five majestic acres, this classic Federal home once known as Sydney Grigg’s Farmstead was prestigiously deeded to President Grover Cleveland in 1898 for an exclusive family retreat and farm near Princeton’s Westland Mansion.

Conveniently situated off Pretty Brook Road less than four miles from the heart of historic downtown Princeton many cultural venues, private schools, corporate headquarters and major forms of transportation are within minutes.

World renowned architect and preservationist Rolf W. Bauhan designed several significant mid century additions for fellow Princeton alumni Dean Mathey and Matthew Gault.

Museum quality Revolutionary Era pumpkin pine floors and iconic details include custom recessed cabinetry with high coffered ceilings illuminated by French antique crystal chandeliers artfully restored and finished in modern designer style.

The Neo-Georgian front doorway and fan-lit center hall open into an elegant formal dining room symmetrically aligned to the stately library and main floor master that doubles as the home office and family room.

Four doorways provide access to the twenty eight foot living room perfect for memorable gatherings and family events. Natural light filters through six windows while gleaming oak floors showcase the central Early American Adam’s wood burning fireplace and corner bar.

A sunny light filled provincial kitchen equipped with high-end European stainless appliances has marble with granite touches blended with original Bauhan cabinetry and offers plenty of room for living in beside panoramic views of the picturesque countryside. A Dutch door opens to the patio ideal for relaxation and alfresco dining. Another convenient mudroom back entry features laundry and private half bath.

Five spacious masters include the owners upper two bedroom suite accompanied by spanning hallways and cedar closets. The three plus baths are dressed in retro farmhouse chic decor.

A vintage brick driveway leads to the original pump house with three historic red barns used for garage, studio and great storage.

Endless unrestricted design opportunities exist for this exceptional home and unique property of great historic value. A true nature lovers paradise with sweeping lawns, celestial gardens, open fields and forest that abuts Princeton University’s Wildlife Sanctuary.

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