101 Library Place Princeton, NJ
$ 2,395,000
Property Attributes
  • MLS#NJME309084
  • TypePending
  • CountyMERCER
  • CityPrinceton
  • AreaPrinceton
  • NeighborhoodWESTERN
  • Zip08540
  • StyleVilla,Traditional
  • Year Built1905
  • Taxes49750
  • Price$ 2,395,000
  • Bedrooms6
  • Full Bathrooms5
  • Half Bathrooms2
  • Lot Size0.37 Acres
Listing Provided Courtesy Of:
Callaway Henderson Sotheby's Int'l-Princeton
Data Source:
Bright MLS
Property Description

Built in 1905, 101 Library Place was designed for David Magee, Professor of Classics at Princeton University. The Italianate exterior includes classical friezes and half columns. The interiors are colonial revival with the 4 principal rooms radiating from an octagonal foyer. The 8 rooms in the main block of the house each are anchored by a unique mantel. First floor includes oak paneled library, TV room, Living Room with French doors to the terrace, banquet size dining room with bay window with window seat and walk in safe originally for silver and linens. In the working section of the house can be found an intact Butler's Pantry with original cabinets, wine storage and a bar sink; food pantry; updated kitchen by Eastridge Design with hand painted back splash of Nantucket wild flowers by Debbie Seymour, Wolf Rangetop, Viking ovens and Sub-zero. First floor is completed with back stairs, second powder room and space currently used as home office which could be a convenient playroom or breakfast room. Mounting the Bridal staircase you arrive at a generous upstairs hallway providing informal sitting or study area. Accessible from the landing are 4 bedrooms each with en suite bath. Completing the second floor are two more bedrooms, hall bath and laundry. Walk up attic and second floor of detached 2 car garage provide additional space for creative expansion. Completing the property is a balustraded terrace and walled garden large enough to kick a soccer ball or host a garden party. Seeking a sensitive steward for the next 25 years. Owner is a licensed New Jersey Realtor.

Elementary School Middle School High School
Community Park Elementary School John Witherspoon M.S. Princeton H.S.
Price History
3/19/2021 Listed $2,395,000

General Features

Acceptable Financing Conventional
Accessibility 2+ Access Exits
Appliances Built-In Microwave, Dishwasher, Disposal, Dryer - Electric, Microwave, Oven - Double, Oven - Self Cleaning, Oven - Wall, Oven/Range - Electric, Range Hood, Refrigerator, Washer, Water Heater
Architectural Style Villa, Traditional
Association Y/N No
Bathrooms Count Main Level 2.00
Condo/Coop Association Y/N No
Construction Materials Block, Stucco
Cool Fuel Electric
Cooling Central A/C
Days on Market 8
Elementary School COMMUNITY PARK
Exclusions Fireplace equipment. Curtains in bedrooms and library. Light fixture in upstairs hall. Chandelier in Octagon. Negotiable: Roman shades in kitchen. Light fixture in Butler's pantry. Curtains in dining
Exterior Features Exterior Lighting, Sidewalks, Stone Retaining Walls, Street Lights
Facing Direction West
Flooring Ceramic Tile, Hardwood, Marble
Garage Spaces 2.00
Garage Y/N Yes
Heating Steam, Zoned, Radiator, Forced Air, Central
High School PRINCETON H.S.
Historic Y/N No
Interior Features Additional Stairway, Attic, Butlers Pantry, Cedar Closet(s), Floor Plan - Traditional, Kitchen - Eat-In, Kitchen - Table Space, Pantry, Recessed Lighting, Wood Floors
Levels 3
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
Parking Features Circular Driveway
Patio/Porch Features Terrace
Possession Negotiable
Property Type Residential
PropertyCondition Excellent
Roof Copper, Hip, Metal, Rubber, Slate
Senior Community Y/N No
Sewer Public Sewer
Structure Type Detached
Subdivision Name WESTERN
Tax Annual Amount 49750.0
Tax Lot 00009
Tax Year 2019
Total Rooms 16
Utilities Cable TV, Multiple Phone Lines, Natural Gas Available
Vacation Rental Y/N No
Water Access Y/N No
Zoning R1

Interior Features

Above Grade Finished Area Source Estimated
Above Grade Finished Area Unit Type Square Feet
Basement Connecting Stairway, Drainage System, Full, Interior Access, Outside Entrance, Sump Pump, Unfinished, Windows
Basement Y/N Yes
Bathrooms Count All Upper Levels 5
Bathrooms Count Upper Level 1 5.00
Bathrooms Count Upper Level 2 0.00
Bathrooms Full All Upper Levels 5
Bathrooms Full Upper Level 1 5
Bathrooms Half Main Level 2
Bedrooms Count All Upper Levels 6
Bedrooms Count Upper Level 1 6
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 Y/N No
Full Baths 5
Half Baths 2
Heating Fuel Natural Gas
Heating Y/N Yes
Hot Water Natural Gas
Laundry Type Upper Floor
Room Type Living Room, Dining Room, Bedroom 2, Bedroom 3, Bedroom 4, Bedroom 5, Kitchen, Family Room, Library, Bedroom 1, Office, Bedroom 6, Bathroom 1, Bathroom 2, Bathroom 3, Attic
Total Baths 7
Total Bedrooms 6
Total Fireplaces 8
Window Features Bay/Bow, Casement, Double Hung, Screens, Storm, Wood Frame

Exterior Features

# Of Detached Garage Spaces 2
Door Features Double Entry, French
Fencing Masonry/Stone, Rear
Garage Features Additional Storage Area, Garage - Front Entry, Garage Door Opener
Horse Y/N No
Inclusions All wall sconces some of which are original to house. Hanging carriage light in foyer. Curtains in Living Room. Light fixture in office. All appliances. All wooden blinds.
Lot Dimensions 0.00 x 0.00
Lot Features Private, Secluded
Lot Size Acres 0.37
Lot Size Source Assessor
Lot Size Square Feet 16117.00
Navigable Water Y/N No
Pool Y/N No Pool
Spa No
Total Parking Spaces 6
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
Attic Upper 3 Attic - Finished,Attic - Floored,Attic - Walk-Up,Flooring - HardWood
Bathroom 1 Upper 1 Countertop(s) - Solid Surface,Flooring - Marble
Bathroom 2 Upper 1 Countertop(s) - Solid Surface,Flooring - Marble
Bathroom 3 Upper 1 Flooring - Marble,Tub Shower
Bedroom 1 Upper 1 Fireplace - Other,Flooring - HardWood,Primary Bedroom - Dressing Area
Bedroom 2 Upper 1 Fireplace - Other,Flooring - HardWood
Bedroom 3 Upper 1 Fireplace - Other,Flooring - HardWood
Bedroom 4 Upper 1 Fireplace - Other,Flooring - HardWood
Bedroom 5 Upper 1 Flooring - HardWood
Bedroom 6 Upper 1 Flooring - HardWood
Dining Room Main Fireplace - Gas
Family Room Main Built-Ins,Fireplace - Gas,Flooring - HardWood
Kitchen Main Breakfast Nook,Countertop(s) - Solid Surface,Double Sink,Pantry,Kitchen - Gas Cooking,Kitchen - Electric Cooking,Wet Bar
Library Main Built-Ins,Fireplace - Wood Burning,Flooring - HardWood
Living Room Main Fireplace - Wood Burning,Flooring - HardWood,Window Treatments
Office Main Flooring - HardWood


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

Property vs Zip Code Average in 08540

AVG $780K
AVG $16,739
AVG 70
Year Built
AVG 1978
AVG 25
Data Provided by Walkscore ® not using MLS data

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