The Zoning Board issued a rare rejection at its January 25 meeting, turning down a use variance to allow a bed and breakfast in a residential neighborhood. Three other applications on the agenda were approved.
The B&B application at 397 Cherry Hill Road was heard first. The 4.24-acre property is owned by Laura Edwards, who intended to operate a four-bedroom B & B. The proposal earned a mixed reception from a dozen neighbors in attendance, with some worried about strangers visiting the neighborhood. But others noted that Princeton already is home to hundreds of “airbnb” accommodations, which are not currently regulated. The application received a 4-3 vote, one shy of the five votes for a use variance. Board members Steven Cohen, Harlan Tenenbaum, and Jonathan Kaledin voted no.
The board approved the following:
82 Valley Road. Architect Kirsten Thoft purchased the quarter-acre parcel last September from Jason Fleischer and Mariah Warnock-Graham for $515,000. The width and frontage did not meet zoning requirements, and variances were granted to the tear down the existing house and build anew. Zoning regulations permit a house of up to 2,800 square feet.
75 Cleveland Lane, owned by Grant Homes Cleveland LLC. Builder Jay Grant received a variance to elevate an existing dormer in exception to the required height. Last year Grant received variances to renovate the historic house designed by architect Ernest Flagg and previously owned by Barbara Kristina Johnson. The prior approval also included a subdivided lot for a new house on the property.
55 Erdman Avenue, owned by Trevor Graham and Judith Rebecca. The applicants plan to build a front porch addition to their three-bedroom ranch and requested a variance to the prevailing front yard setback.
The following listings of residential home sales, which closed between November 2 and 30, 2016, are based on public records and tax files. The number in parentheses after the closing price indicates the amount the closing price was above or below the original listing price.
456 Ewing Street. Seller: William & Jodi Spadea. Buyer: Romula Siverio. 4 bedrooms, 3 baths. Split-level house. $800,000 (+$50,000).
640 Prospect Avenue. Seller: Huadong & Dazhang Tang. Buyer: Shenwei Zhao & Peijia Zha. 5 bedrooms, 4 baths. Cape on 120 by 200 feet lot. $1,247,500 (-$46,500).
4371 Province Line Road. Seller: Estate of Eric Schoemaker. Buyer: William & Jodi Spadea. 5 bedrooms, 4.5 baths. Two-story Colonial. $950,000 (-$35,000).
36 Governors Lane. Seller: Marttilas & Soho Capital Inc. Buyer: Yechao Zhang & Chen Zheng. 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths. Two-story detached Colonial house. $1,100,000 (-$100,000).
27 Wilkinson Way. Seller: Philip Babine. Buyer: Patrick Chen & Tong Zheng. 2 bedrooms, 2.5 baths. Townhouse in Washington Oaks. $580,000 (-$9,000).
28 Governors Lane. Seller: Joseph & Katherine Ross. Buyer: Sheralyn Wade. 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths. Three-story townhouse. $850,000.
42 Woodland Drive. 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths. Seller: Grant Homes LLC. New construction replacing a teardown. $1,250,000 (-$45,000).
33 Vreeland Court. Seller: Francis & Frances Lees. Buyer: Lisa Frevert. 4 bedrooms, 4.5 baths. Two-story Colonial on 69 by 170 feet lot in Russell Estates. $1,300,000 (-$299,000).
17 Springdale Road. Seller: Margaret & Clayton Marsh. Buyer: Ilya Vinitsky & Svetlana Korshunova. 5 bedrooms, 4.5 baths. Two-story Colonial on 119 by 100 feet lot near the Institute. $1,300,000 (-$50,000).
261 Prospect Avenue. Seller: Jacob & Catherine Shapiro. Buyer: Zeev Dvir & Sarah Tannenbaum-Divr. 4 bedrooms, 3 baths. Ranch on 134 by 155 feet lot near Riverside. $1,350,000 (+$55,000).
189-191 John Street. Seller: Lloyd & Barbara Banks. Buyer: Iren Chiu. 3 bedrooms, 1 bath. Two-story Colonial in Witherspoon-Jackson neighborhood. 80 by 36 feet lot. $337,500 (-$22,500).
276 Western Way. Seller: Donna Shankin, Andrew Dietz & Western Way Realty LLC. Buyer: Warren J. Wilson Jr. & WW276 LLC. 4 bedroom, 3.5 baths. New construction replacing teardown. $1,517,500 (+$58,500).
1065 Princeton-Kingston Road. Seller: Mark Allan. Buyer: Brooke Brown. 3 bedrooms, 3 baths. Two-story Tudor on Carnegie Lake. $735,000 (-$134,000).
256 Shadybrook Lane. Seller: Caroline Llareus. Buyer: Yao-jen Chang & Yingman Tang. 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths. Two-story Colonial near Littlebrook. $750,000.
225 State Road. Seller: Deutsche Bank & New Century TruStreet. Buyer: Aneta Olender. 4 bedrooms, 1.5 baths. Two-story Colonial on 206. REO sale. $336,100 (-$109,800).
23 Madison Street. Seller: Joseph & Anne Studholme. Buyer: John D. Burger. 5 bedrooms, 2.5 baths. Three-story Victorian on 53 by 184 feet lot. $1,290,000 (+$140,000).
246 North Harrison Street. Seller: Estate of Mary Lynn Fracaroli. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths. Ranch on 75 by 150 feet lot. $468,000.
154 Dodds Lane. Seller: Martin & Marsie Bradford. Buyer: Lesley Livingston. 5 bedrooms, 2.5 baths. Split-level on 120 by 265 feet lot near Littlebrook. $950,000.
24 Bayard Lane. Seller: Sandra Solomon & Peter Lake. Buyer: Howard 24 Bayard Lane LLC & Suss 24Bayard LLC. 6 bedrooms, 4.5 baths. Three-story Victorian on 100 by 125 feet lot next to Peacock Inn. $1,029,000 (+$30,000).
33 Brearly Road. Seller: Elaine Gilbert. Buyer: Kristin & Roberto Olivi. 4 bedrooms, 3 bedrooms. Two-story Traditional in Russell Estates. $1,250,000.
7 Newlin Road. Seller: Paul & Kristina Reardon. Buyer: Anne & David Jarvis. 5 bedroom, 5.5 baths. Two-story Colonial near the Institute. $2,200,000 (-$188,000).