Seller represented by:
Martha Jane Weber with Callaway Henderson Sothebys International Realty

218 Drakes Corner Rd Princeton, NJ 08540
  • For Sale
  • Single Family

218 Drakes Corner Rd Princeton, NJ 08540 Get directions

6 Beds 8 Baths 2 Partial Baths 132,292 Sq. ft. Lot
  • Stylecolonial_revival
  • Age 9 Years
  • MLS# NJME301188
  • Listed 9 Months 8 Days Ago


Located in Princeton's picturesque estate area on 3 serene acres, this impressive residence with its natural limestone detail is strongly appealing with its myriad amenities. Built in 2012, the home's custom design incorporates details inspired by English country manors and Princeton's University's architecture. The property's circular driveway leads to a courtyard that is perfect for accommodating party guests. Curved 8 ft double doors introduce the foyer which features an elegant 24 ft barrel ceiling entry with handsome crafted millwork and dual staircases. The open foyer allows you to see through to the skylit music room with terrace and bucolic views beyond. The foyer is flanked by a living room which is open to a soaring 24 ft conservatory with an octagonal dome ceiling feature and a gracious dining room large enough to fit everyone for the holidays. French doors with transoms open onto terraces from many rooms, enabling enjoyment of the property's natural beauty. The gourmet kitchen which is open to the 20 ft beamed ceiling family room is truly the place everyone will want to gather. It features a massive granite island and top-of-line appointments. Seeking a short commute to work? Just venture down the hall. There is a wood paneled home office with coffered ceiling offering plenty of space for multiple desks and it has access to the terrace. The six bedrooms were thoughtfully planned: all with en-suite baths (including one on the first floor), private terraces and walk-in closets. Have your choice of two massive luxurious master suites: A skylit 14 ft ceiling penthouse suite with large terrace, and a 2nd floor suite offering a room size closet, curved ceiling, storage room, 2 terraces and a luxury onyx bath with pocket doors. Also on the 2nd floor, there is a den plumbed for a kitchenette joined by a bedroom and bath that could potentially be au pair quarters. A high ceiling walk-out ground level includes a top-of-the-line kitchen, lounge, theater, hobby room, dining and game areas, 2 full baths and French doors that open to an expansive loggia with hot tub. Technology enhancements include security/cameras, home automation, climate control, lighting, sound/audio and phone/intercom, mostly controlled by your phone. A shaft for a future elevator installation to access all 4 levels was pre-built at the time of construction and, as an added bonus, there is a room above one of the garages that would make a great studio. The garages can accommodate 5-cars and include oversized doors and electric car charging. Enjoy travertine marble terraces on the ground level and 1st floor, all leading to a huge patio. The private backyard has a large lawn area made for outdoor recreation, with trails connected to a 100-acre nature preserve and ample room to add a pool and tennis court. There is so much to appreciate in this custom home - high ceilings, front and back staircases, 4 fireplaces, cove/accent lighting, high-tech systems and countless luxurious appointments. This home is about 3.5 miles to the center of downtown Princeton. A must see!

  • Seller represented by:
  • REALTOR ® Martha Jane Weber with Callaway Henderson Sothebys International Realty



  • Bedrooms: 6
  • Master Bedroom Level: Upper 1
  • Bedroom 1 Level: Main
  • Bedroom 4 Level: Upper 1
  • Bedroom 5 Level: Upper 1
  • Master Bedroom Features: Balcony Access, Walk-In Closet(s), Primary Bedroom - Sitting Area, Fireplace - Gas
  • Bedroom 1 Features: Balcony Access
  • Bedroom 4 Features: Balcony Access


  • Total Bathrooms: 10
  • Full Bathrooms: 8
  • 1/2 Bathrooms: 2

Interior Features

  • 2nd Kitchen
  • Breakfast Area
  • Butlers Pantry
  • Ceiling Fan(s)
  • Double/Dual Staircase
  • Exposed Beams
  • Intercom
  • Kitchen - Eat-In
  • Kitchen - Gourmet
  • Kitchen - Island
  • Recessed Lighting
  • Soaking Tub
  • Wainscotting
  • Walk-in Closet(s)
  • Window Treatments
  • Skylight(s)
  • Wood Floors
  • Additional Stairway
  • Attic/House Fan
  • Family Room Off Kitchen
  • Basement


  • Built-In Microwave
  • Built-In Range

Heating and Cooling

  • Cooling Features: Central A/C
  • Heating Features: Forced Air Heating
  • Heating: Yes

Kitchen and Dining

  • Breakfast Room Level: Main
  • Dining Room Level: Main
  • Kitchen Level: Main

Other Rooms

  • Den Level: Main
  • Family Room Level: Main
  • Living Room Level: Main
  • Media Room Level: Lower 1
  • Office/Study Room Level: Main
  • Den Features: Balcony Access, Skylight(s)
  • Family Room Features: Cathedral/Vaulted Ceiling, Dining Area, Fireplace - Gas
  • Living Room Features: Fireplace - Gas
  • Office/Study Room Features: Balcony Access

Land Info

  • Lot Size Acres: 3.0370064
  • Lot Size Square Feet: 132291

Garage and Parking

  • Garage Spaces: 5
  • Garage Features: Garage Door Opener, Garage - Side Entry, Oversized, Inside Access
  • Parking Features: Circular Driveway, Electric Vehicle Charging Station(s), Attached Garage
  • Parking Total: 5

Homeowners Association

  • Association: No
  • Calculated Total Monthly Association Fees: 0

School Information

  • Elementary School: JOHNSON PARK

Other Property Info

  • Municipality: PRINCETON
  • Annual Tax Amount: 60464.0
  • Source Listing Status: Active
  • County: MERCER
  • Disclaimer: Standard
  • Ownership: Fee Simple
  • Area: MERCER
  • Source System Name: C2C

Building and Construction

  • Year Built: 2012
  • Construction Materials: Stone
  • Property Age: 9
  • Levels or Stories: 3
  • Structure Type: Detached
  • House Style: Traditional, Colonial

Nearby Schools

Rating School Grades Distance
4 Johnson Park School PK-5 1.8 mi
8 J Witherspoon Middle School 6-8 2.7 mi
6 Princeton High School 9-12 2.7 mi
NA Princeton Academy of the Sacred Heart Private School PK-8 0.4 mi

School data provided by National Center for Education Statistics, Maponics, and GreatSchools. Intended for reference only. GreatSchools Ratings compare a school’s test performance to statewide results. To verify enrollment eligibility, contact the school or district directly.


Property History for 218 Drakes Corner Rd

Property Tax

Property Price

Date Event Price Price / Sq ft Source
2021-04-27 Price Changed $2,599,000 BrightMLS
2020-09-04 Listed $2,795,000 BrightMLS
2018-11-27 Listing removed $0 BrightMLS
2018-11-26 Listing removed $2,695,000 BrightMLS
2018-09-27 Price Changed $2,695,000 BrightMLS
2018-06-06 Relisted $2,995,000 BrightMLS
2018-06-04 Listing removed $0 BrightMLS
2018-06-02 Relisted $2,995,000 BrightMLS
2018-05-31 Listing removed $0 BrightMLS
2018-05-29 Relisted $2,995,000 BrightMLS
2018-05-27 Listing removed $0 BrightMLS
2018-04-25 Listed $2,995,000 BrightMLS
2010-12-09 Sold - - Public Record

The price and tax history data is obtained from public records and/or MLS feeds from local jurisdiction. Contact your REALTOR® directly in order to obtain the most up-to-date information available.