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600 Pretty Brook Road, Princeton, NJ 08540


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  • Single Family
  • 6 Beds
  • 5 Full Baths
  • 3 Partial Baths
  • 4 Car Garage
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600 Pretty Brook Road Princeton NJ 08540

Property Description

Built in 1772 by a Dutch farmer, "The Bouwerie" is one of Princeton's most iconic properties. As a homestead during George Washington's occupation of Princeton, it was renovated in 1991 with meticulous attention to the preservation of its original details: hand-hewn beams, pine flooring, a walk-in Beehive fireplace, stone steps leading to a study and half bath that once housed horses, and a wood-burning fireplace surrounded by period Delft tiles. Reclaimed white-pine and heart-pine flooring, as well as interior and exterior beaded and dentil moldings were employed throughout the new addition to complement the authentic 1700's detailing. Entering through the front door of the home's new addition, one's eye is immediately drawn up to a
stunning, artistic stained-glass skylight. Handmade cabinetry, specialty light fixtures, and custom painting abound in the foyer, the elegant living room, the family room, the sunroom, and the powder room. Two wood-burning fireplaces add cozy warmth on chilly days. The main gathering room of the original house has been transformed into a sitting area off of an updated country kitchen, which features a brick enclosed Aga range, pine cabinetry, and a breakfast nook enclosed with hand-carved wooden moldings. Below the kitchen is a finished space perfect for a home theater, playroom, or exercise. The second floor of the original home is accessed by a spiral, wooden staircase and offers fully appointed guest quarters, including two bedrooms, a playroom and two full baths, which can be secluded for privacy through another entrance. Adjoined by an outside deck, the second floor of the addition features three bedrooms, four baths, a laundry room, and a beautiful master suite boasting a sitting area with gas fireplace, dressing room, jetted tub, sauna, a double shower steam room, an exercise alcove, and two outdoor porches. Outside, a large bar-b-que patio area overlooks a pond, while an in-ground hot tub and a 52-foot oval pool with vanishing edge look over a spectacular English knot garden. A wooded path follows a burbling tributary stream from the pond and leads to Stony Brook. In the aesthetic spirit of the original home, the garage was expanded to accommodate four cars and an upper-level office or apartment. The thorough and thoughtful renovation of the The Bouwerie has resulted not only in the valuable preservation of local-history Americana, but also one of the most extraordinary homes in Princeton.

Full Property Details for 600 Pretty Brook Road

  • Price: $5,950,000
  • Taxes: $74,828 (2017)
  • Status: Active
  • Type: Single Family
  • MLS ID: 7054034
  • Updated: 10/27/2017
  • Added: 68 day(s) ago

Property History

  • 600 Pretty Brook Road, Princeton, NJ
  • Listed at $5,950,000 on 9/15/17


  • Rooms/Areas: Living Room, Dining Room, Bedroom-Master, Bedroom-Second, Bedroom-Third, Bedroom-Fourth, Kitchen, Family Rm, Other Room 1, Other Room 2, Other Room 3, Den/Study/Library, Sunroom/Florida Room, Other Room 4, Utility Room/Mud Room, Laundry Room
  • Interior Features: Wet/DryBar
  • Fireplace: Yes
  • Number of Fireplaces: 3
  • Fireplace(s): Three+FPs, LR/GRFireP, FamRoomFireP, MainBedFireP
  • Eating Areas: Breakfast Room
  • Appliances: Kitchen Island, Kitchen Double Sink, Kitchen Cooktop, KitBuiltInRa, Double Oven, Dishwasher, Refrigerator
  • Cooking Fuel: GasCooking
  • Flooring: Wood, Fully Carpeted, Tile/Brick



  • Total Bathrooms: 8
  • Full Bathrooms: 5
  • Half Bathrooms: 3


  • Total Bedrooms: 6
  • Master Bedroom: FullBath-MBR, SitArea-MBR, WalkInClstMB, 21 x 19, Upper 1
  • Bedroom 2: 17 x 17, Upper 1
  • Bedroom 3: 15 x 15, Upper 1
  • Bedroom 4: 18 x 14, Upper 1

Other Rooms

  • Living Room: 21 x 33, Main
  • Family Room: Y, 21 x 33, Main
  • Kitchen: 24 x 18, Main
  • Dining Room: Y, 15 x 17, Main
  • Laundry: UpprFlrLndry
  • Sun Room: 15 x 21, Main
  • Keeping: 14 x 15, Main
  • Study: 15 x 8, Main
  • Brkfst: 11 x 9, Main

Additional Information

  • Pool: Yes
  • Pool Description: In-Ground Pool


  • Exterior Features: Hot Tub


  • Garage: Yes
  • Garage Description: Detached
  • Garage Spaces: 4
  • Parking Features: Driveway/Off-Street
  • Garage Description: Detached


  • Area: Princeton (21114)
  • County: MERCER
  • Development Name: NONE AVAILABLE
  • Cross Streets: PHEASANT HILL

School Information

  • School District: Princeton Regional
  • Elementary School: JOHNSON PARK
  • Middle School: JOHN WITHERSPOON M.S.
  • High School: PRINCETON H.S.


  • Home Owners Assn.: N

Heating & Cooling

  • Central air: Yes
  • Cooling Type: Central Air Conditioning
  • Heating Type: Gas, Forced Air
  • Water Heater: Natural Gas


  • Sewer: Public Sewer
  • Water: Public

Structural Information

  • Architectural Style: Colonial
  • Exterior Const.: Wood, Brick, Stone
  • Basement: Yes
  • Basement Desc.: Partial, Partial Finished
  • Entry Location: Foyer
  • Stories Description: 2-Story
  • Year Built: 1742

Lot Features

  • Lot Size (Acres): 9.73
  • Lot Size (Sq. Ft.): 423,839
  • Zoning: R1

Financial Considerations

  • Tax Amount: $74,828
  • Tax Year: 2017

Disclosures and Reports

  • Ownership: Fee Simple
  • Exclusions: Tbd
  • Inclusions: Tbd
  • Lot: 7

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600 Pretty Brook Road, Princeton, NJ 08540 (MLS# 7054034) is a Single Family property with 6 bedrooms, 5 full bathrooms and 3 partial bathrooms. 600 Pretty Brook Road is currently listed for $5,950,000 and was received on September 15, 2017. Want to learn more about 600 Pretty Brook Road? Do you have questions about finding other Single Family real estate for sale in Princeton? You can browse all Princeton real estate or contact a Coldwell Banker agent to request more information.

Listed by Callaway Henderson Sotheby's Int'l-Princeton