144 LIBRARY PLACE Princeton, NJ 08540

144 LIBRARY PLACE, Princeton, NJ 08540

Single Family Home for sale in Princeton, NJ

for $2,197,000 with 4 bedrooms and 3 full baths, 1 half bath. This home was built in 1874 on a lot size of 75X210.

Property Information

  • $2,197,000
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Full Baths, 1 Half Bath
  • Single Family
  • Taxes are $39,601
  • Victorian
  • Active
  • Lot size of 75X210
  • Built in 1874
  • Princeton, NJ
  • Mercer County
  • MLS/Web ID is 1000378534
  • Price Reduced

 Virtual Tour


Built in 1874 on University Place, the house was originally used as lodging for University guests. It then became home to three of the college's early eating clubs. Moved in 1908 to its current location on one of Princeton's most sought after residential streets, it is just an eight minute walk to town and campus. This is an opportunity to own a piece of Princeton history. Totally updated and renovated, the home is in move in condition. The formal living room has a fireplace, built in bookcases and arched bay window with window seat. This leads to the library/TV room with more bookcases, built-in entertainment unit, French door to the patio and hidden wet bar complete with sink and shelving. Across the gracious foyer from the living room is the dining room containing built in bookcases, storage and fireplace. The entire first floor has 10' high ceilings which are accentuated by extra tall windows. The kitchen/breakfast area has been renovated and the family room recently added. The cherry cabinetry topped with concrete counters provide lots of storage and work space. The island contains a Thermador range with downdraft exhaust fan, second built in wall oven, dishwasher, SubZero refrigerator and built in microwave. There is another staircase to the second floor. The breakfast area has cabinetry for more storage. The family room adjacent to the breakfast area is comprised of walls of sliding glass doors that open to the property, one set of which opens to the herringbone patterned brick patio. The second floor continues the graciousness of the first with 9' ceilings, large moldings and tall windows. There are two renovated baths on the second floor. Both have limestone flooring and counter tops. One has an oversized shower with glass tiling, the second a jetted tub and shower. Each bath vanity has a nickel under mounted sink. There are two bedrooms at the back of the house. One has built in shelving, desk, closets, and recessed lighting. The main bedroom on the front of the house has a window seat that opens for storage. All four bedrooms have hardwood floors. Stairs lead to the third floor with three separate multi-use rooms and a bath with claw foot tub. The landscape design is by the current owner and the Senior Landscape Architect at Prospect Park, Brooklyn. An allee of crepe myrtle trees leads to the single car garage which repeats the decorative woodwork of the house, and a carport. The home has a full house generator and multi zoned heat and cooling.

Room Information

  • Bedroom (14 X 11)
  • Bedroom (14 X 13)
  • Bedroom (14 X 15)
  • Dining Room (14 X 15)
  • Family Room (18 X 15)
  • Kitchen (14 X 18)
  • Laundry Room (6 X 8)
  • Living Room (18 X 18)
  • Master Bedroom
  • Master Bedroom (14 X 16)
  • Other (12 X 9)
  • Other (13 X 14)
  • Other (14 X 21)
  • Other (19 X 18)

Interior 11


  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven (Self-Cleaning)
  • Range
  • Wall Oven


  • Basement
  • Full Basement
  • Unfinished

Cooling System

  • Central Air


  • 2 Fireplaces
  • Brick
  • Fireplace(s)


  • Carpet(s)
  • Wood Floors

Heating Source

  • Natural Gas

Heating System

  • Forced Air
  • Gas
  • Hot Water Heater: Gas


  • 9' + Ceilings
  • Kitchen Island
  • Wet Bar

Room Features

  • Dining Area
  • Main Floor Laundry


  • Public Sewer

Water Source

  • Public Water

Exterior 5


  • Other


  • Bay or Bow Window
  • Patio


  • 1 Car

Land Improvements

  • Sidewalks


  • Pitched/Sloped
  • Slate

Miscellaneous 1


  • TV-Cable

† Excluded Feature

Neighborhood & Schools

Middle School: J WITHERSPOON
High School: PRINCETON

Listed By

Listing Agent: Ingela Kostenbader
Broker: Weichert Realtors
Office: Princeton
Phone: (609) 902-5302

144 LIBRARY PLACE, Princeton, NJ, 08540 is a Single Family Home for sale at $2,197,000 with a lot size of 75X210. 144 LIBRARY PLACE has 4 bedrooms, 3.1 baths, and was built in 1874. The property's zip code is 08540 which is in Princeton, NJ

Pricing History

Date Price Price Change Description
7/16/2018 $2,197,000 -0.05 % Price Change
7/15/2018 $2,198,000 -0.05 % Price Change
6/13/2018 $2,199,000 -8.34 % Price Change
4/10/2018 $2,399,000 Listed Price

Market Pricing

Average % of sale price Median % of sale price
All listings in Princeton $1,113,656 49 % below $899,000 59 % below
Single family listings in Princeton $1,296,264 41 % below $1,025,000 53 % below
Sold listings in Princeton $723,176 67 % below $650,000 70 % below

Get the facts about Princeton, NJ!

Population 28,191
Population Growth (since 2000) -7 %
Median Income $118,086
Median Age 32.3
Households w/ Children 28 %

Residential Dwellings

  • Owned 5674
  • Vacant 677
  • Rented 3659

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