271 Drakes Corner Rd

271 Drakes Corner Rd

271 Drakes Corner Road, Princeton, NJ 08540


Inspired by Fawsley Hall and transformed by its owners into a grand English manor house, this gracious brick residence sits perched high atop Princeton, and comes outfitted with the best of everything. With solid mahogany doors, custom millwork, hardwood and marble floors, 6 bedrooms and more than 7 baths, 7 fireplaces, 2 laundry rooms, lighting fixtures from London and custom European draperies, (all conveying with the home), this is truly a one-of-a-kind property. The spacious living room with marble fireplace has the perfect spot for a grand piano, and many a happy gathering and concert have been attended here. Formal dining takes place by the warmth and light of another fireplace and, in balmy weather, through four sets of French doors leading out to the terraces and English rose garden. Retire to the library/clubroom for more intimate soirees, with its floor-to-ceiling mahogany bookcases, window seats, fireplace, French doors and full bar. A comfortable family room with fireplace sits adjacent to the large cook's kitchen and sunny breakfast room, creating a cozy place to cuddle up and watch television and movies with family and friends. A bedroom/office and full bath are also found on the main level. Upstairs, 4 bedrooms and 4 baths encircle the open and elegant second-story foyer. Within the master suite; fireplace, dressing room, walk-in closets and marble bath leading to an outdoor private balcony. On the third floor; a billiard/recreation room, additional sleeping space and full bath reside. The grounds possess a very private heated pool with spa, lighted tennis court, English rose garden, brick walls and grand brick terraces, all overlooking the luscious lawn and gardens. To be found in the lower level; a full finished basement with large wine cellar and tasting room, exercise room, recreation room and plenty of storage. The 5-acre property is fully fenced and a 5-bay garage boasts a very lavish apartment above, complete with its own living room with fireplace, a granite and stainless kitchen, full marble bath and a large light-filled bedroom. Separate heat and central A/C exists in the apartment. The tax assessment was recently reduced by owner.



4.97 Acres lot

Laura Huntsman

Laura Huntsman

Features & Amenities


  • total bedrooms6
  • Total bathrooms8
  • full bathrooms7
  • half bathrooms2

Area & Lot

  • Status Sold
  • Lot Area4.97 Acres
  • MLS® ID1002571750
  • TypeResidential
  • YEAR BUILT1997


  • Sales Price$3,500,000

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