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Picture-perfect 1896 Shingle home asks $2.2M in Princeton

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Designed by Raleigh Gildersleeve

Exterior shot of Shingle-style home with peaked roof and shrubbery.
The home was designed circa 1896 by Raleigh Gildersleeve, the architect of the New Jersey governor residence Drumthwacket.
Photos via Sotheby’s International Realty

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Location: Princeton, New Jersey

Price: $2,200,000

The circa-1896 Coach House in Princeton, New Jersey appears to come straight out of a children’s book or a British prestige period drama. At least that’s what the architect’s delightful name—Raleigh Gildersleeve—conjures up in this editor’s mind.

The designer of Drumthwacket (official residence of the New Jersey governor) and several Princeton University buildings including McCosh Hall, Cap and Gown, Campus Club (see what I mean), Gildersleeve created this Shingle-style home with Tudor Revival elements as part of the Pyne Estate, and it is charming as all get-out.

Featuring four bedrooms, three bathrooms, and no shortage of character, the U-shaped residence is arranged around a courtyard with a radial brick pattern. This circular motif continues throughout the home, most notably in the arched glass porch double doors, and in the curved entrance to a glorious sun room.

The home was recently renovated by its current homeowners, who maintained original architecture elements while transforming rooms into airy rooms for modern living. But the floors remain hardwood, the ceilings paneled, and the walls white-painted wood. In addition to a living room and dining area, family room, and office are a library, exercise space, and huge loft with exposed beams.

Located at 87 Lovers Lane by Marquand Park, it’s offered at $2.2 million.

Via: Sotheby’s International Realty