Geoffrey Berman, the former U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York, is still looking for a buyer for his home in Princeton, NJ. The brick manor, which has been on the market since last fall, is available for $2.7 million. The New York Post first reported on the home’s availability last October.
The Post noted that the Stanford law graduate had been spending so much time in NYC handling high-profile cases that he had less need for a home in New Jersey. Berman was recently ousted from his position in a high-profile firing, which may further complicate his housing plans.
Just last week, Berman, who had been appointed by then-attorney general Jeff Sessions in 2018, was informed that he had been fired by President Donald Trump at the request of the current attorney general, William Barr.
That came after a daylong standoff in which Berman refused to step down from his position.
When he was ousted from the post, Berman had reportedly been investigating Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani, for activities in Ukraine.
From 1987 to 1990, Berman served as an associate to the independent counsel Lawrence Walsh during the investigation of the Iran-Contra affair.
After serving as assistant United States attorney for the Southern District of New York from 1990 to 1994, he entered private practice. Berman lived in New York before moving to Princeton.
In 2002, he bought the Princeton property for $2.2 million. The four-bedroom, six-bath residence features a flowing floor plan and interiors by the decorator Victoria Hagan, according to the listing details.
Highlights of the home include soaring ceilings, built-ins, four fireplaces, and front and rear staircases. The grand entrance foyer has 20-foot ceilings and an open staircase.
The main rooms include floor-to-ceiling windows framing parklike grounds, and a step-down living room whose fireplace has a marble surround.
In addition, there’s a formal dining room, a fireside den, and a family room with vaulted ceilings and a brick fireplace.
The upgraded, center-island kitchen is filled with professional-grade appliances and includes a casual dining space.
Upstairs, the master suite connects to a renovated spa bathroom. Bonus spaces on the third floor include a media room, full bathroom, and additional storage. The home’s lower level is outfitted as a game room, with a pingpong table as well as a lounge with TV.
Set on 3 acres, the gated grounds are covered with verdant lawns, patio space for dining and entertaining, and mature trees.
Judith Stier with BHHS Fox & Roach Princeton RE holds the listing.