PRINCETON, NJ – Arthur Roedel summed up his decision to move to Palmer Square in downtown Princeton with one simple sentiment: “It was time to make it about me.”
Mr. Roedel spent the past 37 years living with his wife Debbie in South Brunswick where he still runs his business, but the time had come to make a change.
“When I was a kid, my goal was to make sure I always gave back to my community and those around me,” he said. “When I turned 73, it was time to focus on me. Debbie and I always wanted to live in an environment where we could walk to dinner, to get coffee or just some ice cream. Palmer Square was the only location we looked at. We knew this was where we wanted to live.”
The Roedels initially opted for a two-story residence at Palmer Square, which features a new collection of luxury homes integrated into a vibrant array of boutique shops and dining options across from Princeton University. The couple later decided that single-level living was a better fit for them, and moved into a spacious one-story floor plan with nearly 2,400 square feet of living space. The flexibility to make the change stems from Palmer Square’s myriad of residential options ranging from single-level and duplex condominiums to multi-story townhomes to rental residences.
“We love the open layout of our new home,” said Mr. Roedel. “The grounds here are immaculate and well-maintained. And while we enjoy being able to walk to all of the shops and restaurants within Palmer Square, we also appreciate the privacy this community affords us.”
Their desire to balance the vibrancy of Palmer Square with some quiet solitude is further achieved through semi-monthly trips to Long Beach Island, where Mr. Roedel has been visiting for decades.
“It’s really a best-of-both-worlds scenario,” said Mr. Roedel. “We enjoy the energy and convenience of Palmer Square coupled with the peacefulness of LBI. It’s everything we wanted.”
Palmer Square is currently in its final phase of homes as recent sales and rental activity have brought the historic plan to create a sophisticated lifestyle experience in one of the most unique and culturally-rich residential settings closer to fruition.
Today, Palmer Square’s carefully-curated array of one-of-a-kind boutiques, brand name shops, great restaurants and open space is the cornerstone of Princeton’s celebrated downtown, while its architecturally-distinctive homes place residents in the center of it all.
Designed by Minno & Wasko Architects and Planners of Lambertville, NJ, the homes feature charming elevations that expertly complement the brick, Federal-style exteriors and Colonial-era structures of the immediate Palmer Square environment. Remaining single-level flats and multi-story townhomes are priced from $1,825,000 to $2,950,000. A limited offering of rental residences is also available, with one-, two- and three-bedroom floor plans available with monthly rents starting at $4,350.
The development features steel and concrete construction for the highest level of quality and privacy, while terraces in many homes and promenades, courtyards and common areas offer desirable outdoor space. Homeowners also enjoy indoor parking.
Custom interior features and appointments include private elevators and 10-foot first-floor ceiling heights in townhomes, nine-foot ceilings in condominiums, and tray ceilings in living and dining areas and master bedrooms. Extensive millwork, including striking fire- places with marble hearths, pocket doors and elegant crown moldings, add style and elegance to the homes. Gourmet kitchens are notable for maple cabinets, granite countertops and Viking stainless steel appliance packages, while spa-like Master baths feature whirlpool tubs, double sinks, glass showers, and marble countertops.
Ideally situated across from the main entrance of Princeton University, Palmer Square allows residents to enjoy Princeton’s cherished suburban ambiance, award-winning public and private schools, renowned university attributes, and world-class entertainment and cultural offerings. NJ TRANSIT access to New York and Philadelphia (and beyond) is only a short walk from The Residences at Palmer Square, and businesses and shopping venues of the nearby Route 1 corridor are also within easy reach.
For additional information on The Residences at Palmer Square, please visit www.palmersquareresidences.com. For information on purchasing a condominium or townhome, contact Michael Monarca, at Callaway Henderson Sotheby’s International Realty office in Princeton at (609) 921-1050. For residential rental inquiries, contact Sara Ward, Lease Administrator for Palmer Square Management, at (609) 921-2333.