A big, beautifully restored 1830’s home on a canal is a sight that will turn my head. There’s just something about lush greenery on a meandering narrow waterway that is inherently beguiling…
Perhaps it’s because I live in an arid climate and have green lawn envy.
Perhaps it’s because I love water features but am too physically and emotionally incapable, er, lazy to maintain them.
Whatever the case, this canal-side home near Princeton, New Jersey is the perfect example of why I yearn for northeastern-style landscapes in the summertime.
And this home is for sale.
It’s on a small private lane along the Delaware & Raritan Canal in the Historic Port Mercer neighborhood. 4 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths for under $475,000 in West Windsor – on the Princeton side!! Unbelievable!
– from: www.oldhouses.com
Apparently, this house is a really good deal.
The color choices inside are impressive: rich yellows and rusty reds; moody blues and earthy greens.
Although the home has been thoroughly modernized, it still retains its vintage charm via the original built-ins, fireplaces and wood floors.
The decor is textured and delicate, but not overly done.
Normally I’m not a fan of dark yellow walls (especially of the Grey Poupon Dijon kind), but I have to admit, the room below makes a very compelling argument…
If you would like more information about this yummy colonial-style home on a canal, see the complete listing here.
It’s hard to believe that this tranquil property is only “3.5 miles” away from Downtown Princeton!
Perhaps you could just hop in the canoe to go get your groceries?