In the heart of historic Cranbury, this beautiful 4 bedroom single family house offers a perfect balance of tranquil family living and close proximity to the towns amenities. Stroll down Main Street to have ice cream at the Gil & Berts or a brunch at the local diner, Teddys. Residents can enjoy picturesque Brainerd Lake where you can ice skate, kayak, and fish. Children can walk to school in under 10 minutes. Cranbury is located conveniently for easy access to the NJ Turnpike and only 15-20 minutes from central Princeton. This early Victorian home is a rare combination of historic character and modern living. The house was originally built as a farmhouse by landowner Robert McChesney in 1825. Throughout the home you will find renovated interiors, tall windows of natural light, and French doors. In the entrance hall, you are greeted by the stunning pattern of the original pumpkin pine wood floor, which have been refurbished by the current owners. The family room to the left is carpeted, creating a warm and welcoming hang-out; a space to unwind and relax. To the right of the entrance hall the wood floor continues into the living room with its tall windows in the bay, overlooking the landscaped front yard. This space which has a wood burning fireplace, is perfect for gatherings, big or small. It flows into a grand dining room and the adjoining sky-lit sunroom with views out to the mature and well-kept back yard and outside dining area. The country-style kitchen with its clean carpentry and elegant soapstone surfaces invites you to cook and dine in an open and naturally lit space with updated modern appliances. Through the kitchen and back of the house the stunning backyard consists of the original barn, which doubles as a two-car garage and storage area, a self-contained writing shed/artist studio, and a vast lawn area, the largest on Main Street. The second floor is reached by a beautiful original staircase, leading to 4 bedrooms. The spacious master bedroom features ample natural light from the rooms bay windows which gives the space a fresh and open feel, and a view over Main Street. The top level of the home includes 3 more bedrooms with built-in closets, 2 modern baths, and a laundry room. There is also a hidden back staircase to the kitchen. A short stroll away are downtown shops, local eateries, the historic Cranbury Inn, and the Cranbury Township school. Students can attend the National Blue Ribbon Cranbury School up to 8th grade, then onward to the award-winning Princeton High School. Cranbury with its rich heritage attracts many visitors, has been voted one of the most beautiful towns in New Jersey by travel and home guides year after year. The Township has up to 2,000 acres of preserved land, protecting this close knit and friendly community, and perfectly located town from excessive commercial development. The history and setting of Cranbury will not fail to impress, come check out this house and make it your home!
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