Landmark Hospitality buys Hopewell’s Princeton Farmhouse

Bielat Santore & Company Sells Princeton Farmhouse, Hopewell, New Jersey

Commercial real estate firm Bielat Santore & Co. in Allenhurst on Friday announced that Princeton Farmhouse, a “yet-to-be-built” catering facility, was sold to Landmark Hospitality for an undisclosed price.

Landmark Hospitality owns and operates a portfolio of distinctive venues, boutique hotels and restaurants throughout New Jersey and Pennsylvania, including Liberty House Restaurant and Hudson House in Jersey City; Stone House at Stirling Ridge in Warren; Ryland Inn in Whitehouse Station; Felina in Ridgewood; DJBK in Plainfield; Hotel du Village, Logan Inn and the Mansion Inn in New Hope, Pennsylvania; Boathouse at Mercer Lake in West Windsor; Village Hall in South Orange; Casino in the Park in Jersey City; and Elkins Estate in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.

Barry Bielat brokered the sale, while the listing agent was Robert Gillis. The purchaser was a client of Partner Richard Santore, making the closing of this sale a real team effort.

Located on Carter Road in Hopewell Township, the property’s former owner had plans to renovate the building, but, even with preliminary and final approvals in 2022, construction never got off the ground. Plans called for a modern barn-style structure, designed to give the original farmhouse, which was built in 1830, the look and feel of a New England country manor. Weathered exterior walls juxtaposed by plaster and massive windows were to be trimmed with a fieldstone walkway. Reclaimed and repurposed wood were to be used for the building design. An indoor-outdoor hand-stacked stone fireplace borders a 1,700-square-foot deck allowing guests the opportunity to enjoy an “al fresco” environment when weather permits.