162 Mercer Street

Princeton, NJ
$ 1,799,000 Beds 9 Baths 7 Virtual Tour
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In Princeton's Mercer Hill, prized for its elegant period homes and close proximity to town, this picture postcard home and carriage house present a regal presence on a corner lot, surrounded by patios and established gardens, one with a sweet cherub fountain. Elegant period details like hardwood floors, unique fireplaces and custom millwork add character and grace to every room. For all its traditional beauty, this home and carriage house provide modern flexibility for the way you want to live-whether you are looking to escape city life, need space to accommodate the generations, or want to supplement your lifestyle with rental income. Both the main residence in front and carriage house in back can be stand alone residences; together, they provide living at its grandest. With highlights like a sun-filled library and spacious living and dining rooms connecting to a charming butler's pantry, the main front house boasts 5 bedrooms, 4 of which are en suite. The carriage house in back provides beamed, open-concept living and dining, 4 bedrooms and 2 1/2 baths. An easy stroll to downtown Princeton and the Dinky as well as top Princeton schools! Carriage house lot (0.14) included in sale of house (2019 tax $712). Owner is NJ Real Estate Licensee.


  • Price
  • $ 1,799,000
  • Lot Size
  • 6,970 SqFt
  • Bedrooms
  • 9
  • Full Bathrooms
  • 6
  • Year Built
  • 1830
  • Half Bathrooms
  • 2
  • City, Zip
  • Princeton
  • Taxes
  • 30778
  • County
  • Style
  • Colonial
  • Area
  • Princeton
  • MLS#
  • NJME296526
  • Zip
  • 08540
Listing Provided by: Callaway Henderson Sotheby's Int'l-Pennington



Accessibility None
Additional Parcels Y/N Yes
Architectural Style Colonial
Association Y/N No
Condo/Coop Association Y/N No
Construction Materials Frame
Cool Fuel Electric
Cooling Central A/C
Days on Market 97
Exclusions Library curtains; main bedroom curtains.
Garage Spaces 2.00
Garage Y/N Yes
Heating Radiator, Forced Air
Historic Y/N Yes
Levels 2
MLS Area Princeton (21114)
New Construction No
Other Structures Above Grade, Below Grade
Ownership Fee Simple
Possession Settlement
Property Type Residential
Real Estate Owned Y/N No
Security Features Electric Alarm, Fire Detection System, Monitored, Motion Detectors, Smoke Detector
Senior Community Y/N No
Sewer Public Sewer
Structure Type Detached
Subdivision Name NONE AVAILABLE
Tax Annual Amount 30778.0
Tax Lot 00002
Tax Year 2020
Vacation Rental Y/N No
Water Access Y/N No
Zoning R1MP

Interior Features

Above Grade Finished Area Source Estimated
Above Grade Finished Area Unit Type Square Feet
Basement Daylight, Partial
Basement Y/N Yes
Bathrooms Count All Upper Levels 6
Bathrooms Count Main Level 2.00
Bathrooms Count Upper Level 1 6.00
Bathrooms Full All Upper Levels 6
Bathrooms Full Upper Level 1 6
Bathrooms Half Main Level 2
Bedrooms Count All Upper Levels 9
Bedrooms Count Upper Level 1 9
Below Grade Finished Area Source Assessor
Below Grade Finished Area Unit Type Square Feet
Below Grade Unfin Area Units Square Feet
Below Grade Unfin Sqft Source Assessor
Central Air Y/N Yes
Fireplace Y/N Yes
Full Baths 6
Half Baths 2
Heating Fuel Oil, Natural Gas
Heating Y/N Yes
Hot Water Natural Gas
Room Type Living Room, Dining Room, Bedroom 2, Bedroom 3, Bedroom 4, Bedroom 5, Kitchen, Family Room, Bedroom 1, Other, Bedroom 6
Total Baths 8
Total Bedrooms 9
Total Fireplaces 9
Total Rooms 16

Exterior Features

# Of Attached Garage Spaces 2
Garage Features Built In, Garage Door Opener
Horse Y/N No
Lot Dimensions 53.50 x 132.00
Lot Size Acres 0.16
Lot Size Source Assessor
Lot Size Square Feet 7062.00
Navigable Water Y/N No
Pool Y/N No Pool
Spa No
Total Parking Spaces 4
Type of Parking Attached Garage, Driveway, On Street
Water Oriented Y/N No
Water Source Public
Water View Y/N No
Waterfront Y/N No

Room Details

Bedroom 1 Upper 1 Fireplace - Other
Bedroom 2 Upper 1
Bedroom 3 Upper 1
Bedroom 4 Upper 1
Bedroom 5 Upper 1
Bedroom 6 Upper 1 Fireplace - Other,Flooring - HardWood
Dining Room Main Fireplace - Other
Family Room Main Fireplace - Other
Kitchen Main Kitchen - Gas Cooking
Living Room Main Fireplace - Other
Other # 3 Upper 1
Other Main
Other # 4 Upper 1
Other # 2 Upper 1


  • Foreclosure
  • Views
  • Short Sale
  • New Construction
  • Adult 55+
  • Lease To Own
  • No HOA Fees
  • Furnished
  • Master On Main
  • Air Conditioning
  • Seller Finance
  • Green
  • Fixer Upper
  • Horse
  • Golf
  • Fireplace
  • Deck
  • Garage
  • Basement
  • Pool

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Based on the average sale price from the Moorestown, NJ office

  • Monthly Principal & interest $1,939
  • Monthly Property Taxes $1,062
  • Monthly Home Insurance $67
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Elementary School Unknown Elementary School
Middle School Unknown Middle School
High School Unknown High School

Price History

6/13/2020 Listed $1,900,000
8/7/2020 3% - $1,850,000
8/10/2020 3% - $1,799,000

Property vs Zip Code Average in 08540

AVG $1.13M
AVG $18,735
AVG 83
Year Built
AVG 1974
AVG 20
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162 Mercer Street Princeton, NJ is a Single Family Home for sale at $1799000 and a lot size of 6,970 SqFt Acre(s). 162 Mercer Street Princeton has 9 bedrooms, 6 baths and was built in 1830. The property's zip code is 08540 which is in Princeton, NJ

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