THORNWOOD BUCKS COUNTY Nestled at the end of a rustic private lane, in the rolling countryside of Upper Bucks County, is Thornwood - a gated 26 acre country retreat that embraces its humble origins as an early 1700's log home. Expertly re-imagined by true artisans, the now expansive residence presides over a pastoral meadow secluded within a mature hillside forest. Through multiple permutations over the past 3 centuries, Thornwood has held true to being proudly crafted from within. With much of the stone & millwork sourced directly from its own fields & forests, a residence unlike others, has unfolded through time. The current owner, a master craftsman & accomplished builder in his own right, saw fit to continue this tradition, sourcing the fine woods utilized in his artisanry, directly from the estate's grounds. This same wood, aged on site for over 10 years, has been transformed into some of the most intricate & elegant millwork imaginable. The property captures the feel of an elegant manor home with the essence of a casual retreat. The fieldstone & stucco over stone exteriors with original deep-set windows belie the public rooms that are light filled & expansive with extraordinary forest & meadow views from every vantage point. Standing at almost 5,000 square feet, with several dependencies including a 2 bedroom Guest House (w/full bath, kitchenette & walkout cellar); the main house welcomes guests w/a 2-story Great Hall Entry that overlooks one of three, stream fed ponds. Featuring custom crafted iron & brass work, hand carved Black Walnut & Oak detailing, walls of windows & a striking scale; the Great Hall Entry welcomes and impresses at every turn. Passing under the Great Hall's balcony and beyond the double faced, carved antique Mahogany fireplace is, for lack of a better description, a massive Kitchen suite. This epicurean's retreat, filled with floor to ceiling custom Ash cabinetry & a massive granite island, readily serves both the generous formal Dining Room & the covered al fresco dining porch with brick walled lily pond. Tucked within the heart of Thornwood is the original log structure, housing a more formal room conveying an olde world feel with hand carved detailing, beamed ceiling, custom ironwork & elegant double-back staircase leading to the new Master Suite. 3 more charming en suite bedrooms, a glass walled Billiards Room, several additional patios, lower level Wine Room, nicely equipped Home Gym & mud room w/add'l garage.
Thistle Hill is a magical property offering rural tranquility, a captivating New England style saltbox home, and great flexibility for utilizing the picturesque land and various outbuildings. Situated on 11.65 delightful acres, the location is blissful and private, with hillside vistas and vantage points close to the Delaware River, Doylestown, and the Lehigh Valley. Exposed wood beams, a cathedral ceiling, and stone wall with floor-to-ceiling wood burning fireplace highlight the two-story great room. A second fireplace accents a sun-filled kitchen with stainless appliances and granite countertops. A main level guest room, two upper level bedrooms, and an oversized Jack-and-Jill bath accommodate family members and overnight guests in style. The walk-out lower level is a terrific office or play space with a full bath, recreation room, and workshop. Enveloped by colorful and fragrant plantings, the cedar deck, covered patio, and paver patio are peaceful venues for stargazing on clear summer evenings. A three stall barn brings possibilities for farm animals, and the sky-lit loft of a two-car garage is ideal work/studio space. A refuge from city life or a full time residence, Thistle Hill is a breath of fresh air brimming with possibilities for an enviable life in the Bucks County countryside.
Seasons View has breathtaking views that match a stunning remodeled stone bank barn, circa 1870s, that is one-of-a-kind conversion to an extraordinary home. Expect the unexpected as you step into this light drenched house w/authentic features of the original structure. If walls could talk they would tell of bygone era & labor of love to create its character. Open floor plan of main level has oak flooring and ceilings w/hand hewn beams. Wall of glass windows & doors is backdrop for a central sitting area between graciously sized living and dining rooms. Wood burning stone fireplace, two soaring ladders and numbered beams add to the special ambiance as does the 24' center height. Large kitchen has wrap-around counter & island, pantry closet, some newer appliances & Viking 5-burner cooktop. With great bones, it is waiting for your vision to create your wow factor. Completing the main level is the entry foyer with 2 closets & powder room. Wide pine staircase leads to an open, central, multi-purpose area. Views from second level are incredible and nothing could be better than being in the master bedroom suite and experiencing them when you awaken. Exposed original walls are features with the vaulted ceiling, slider door to balcony and partial open wall with leaded window accent and view downstairs. Master bath w/skylight, soaking tub, separate shower, ceiling fan & drop-down ironing board. Two other large bedrooms, also with architectural features, are on opposite side of center area and there is a hall bathroom. Lower level is at grade and has separate propane heater, laundry area, utility sink, storage, windows, rear entry/exit with antique exterior door, entrance to oversized garage that can house 3 cars & staircase to unfinished 1940 addition. No description or photo can capture the excitement of this 1300 SF 2-level area that is framed out, has electricity, skylights & large windows. It has endless potential. Entrance into living room of main house can be constructed or leave as separate space. Exterior amenities include a walled courtyard entrance into garage and the spacious rear wood deck. Stone, cedar & Hardie Plank siding, newer windows, central vacuum & air, security system, invisible pet fence. Location is close to the amenities of Bucks County & Lehigh Valley. There is nothing as soothing as the beauty of nature or as inspiring as a piece of history. This extraordinary property is awaiting a discerning buyer that appreciates all that it offers.
Tucked away on 7.8 acres at the end of a cul-de-sac, Meadow Lane is designed for maximum enjoyment of the outdoors and provides the rare combination of rural serenity with proximity to the Lehigh Valley and New Jersey. The park-like setting has a meandering creek along one edge of the property and plenty of open space for large gatherings or an impromptu soccer match. The swimming pool and multi-tiered Timbertech deck are the perfect environment to relax at the end of a busy day. This classic brick Colonial has a first floor with high ceilings, hardwood floors and abundant natural light. The chef's kitchen includes a generous island, granite countertops and stainless appliances. An open floor plan easily flows between family room, dining room and kitchen to create an ideal blend of everyday living and formal entertaining. A study with oak bookshelves and formal living room round out the first floor. The second floor master bedroom suite includes a stunning bathroom with long distance views, gas fireplace and 8x16 walk-in closet. Three additional bedrooms and a full bathroom complete the second floor. The lower level includes a bedroom suite complete with sauna, large family room, walk-out exterior access, and abundant storage. Other amenities include a 21x19 bonus room with a separate entrance, central vacuum, whole house generator, 2 fireplaces, 3 car garage, and separate laundry/mudroom. The Upper Bucks location is 90 minutes from NYC, 20 from the Lehigh Valley and 20 from Doylestown.
Historically significant, this stately stone manor home is the epitome of country living in the charming Delaware River village of Riegelsville. Originally built c.1784 and completely renovated c.2005 the house reflects the detail and formal ambiance of a bygone era yet provides all the updated modern amenities for today's lifestyles. Original pumpkin pine floors are found throughout the house creating a warm glow against detail molding and thick baseboards, deep-set paneled window sills, custom built-in cabinets and hand-carved wood fireplace mantels with slate surrounds. 9' ceilings and 9-over-6 windows create light-filled spaces. The original front door with strap hinges and fanned transom window opens to the grand front flagstone terrace to enjoy long-distant views of farmland and hillside. The entry hall with exposed stone wall and convenient full bath is the welcoming point for the circular-flow floor plan, perfect for entertaining. The living room offers a wood-burning fireplace and a wall of built-in shelves and is flanked by the dining room with original built-in cabinet, and cozy den for curling up with a good book. With soapstone counters and sink, maple cabinets, stainless appliances, large island and breakfast area, the kitchen is the ultimate gathering spot, complete with French door leading to the patio and newly-refurbished salt water pool. Up the period turned stairs are three bedrooms, including the main bedroom with propane fireplace, and a gorgeous bathroom with wainscoting, glass and subway-tile shower, built-in antique medicine cabinet and luxurious free-standing soaking tub. The walk-up attic with old floor boards and plumbing and electrical chases offers the potential for additional living space. Outside rows of large evergreens and mature landscaping provides privacy for the pool and patio area. The original spring house and summer kitchen are positioned in the corner of the property across the sweeping front lawn. Perfect for weekends or full-time, NYC is a quick 80 minutes away, Easton and the Lehigh Valley is 15 minutes, and Doylestown is 25 minutes.
Incredible, TOTALLY RENOVATED sprawling ranch home on almost 3 acres in desirable Durham Hill Farms! This gorgeous home offers over 3,000 square feet of fantastic living space and the most beautiful views of nature all around! Prime location on a serene cul-de-sac of 5 homes! Enter into a very spacious foyer accented with lovely wood flooring and soaring ceilings! The adjoining Living Room features an impressive wood-burning brick fireplace! You will love the NEW gourmet Kitchen with a bright wall of windows, marble flooring, butcher block counters, a farmhouse sink, attractive white cabinetry, stainless steel appliances, and a large pantry! The spacious Dining Room opens to the Kitchen to make entertaining a delight! The large Family Room is highlighted by wood flooring and a SECOND full wall brick fireplace, great built-ins, and French doors which lead out to a NEW wood deck! The large Master Bedroom suite has a spacious walk-in closet and a gorgeous private Master Bath NEWLY renovated with dual sinks and a shower stall! There are 3 additional bedrooms -- two accented with neat wainscoting! The second full hall Bath has also been NEWLY renovated! Completing the main floor is a NEWLY renovated Powder Room with tile flooring, and a wonderful Laundry Room with attractive tile flooring! There is an open staircase which leads off the kitchen to the fantastic DAYLIT Walk-Out lower level! This spacious (41 x 15) FINISHED area features recessed lighting and French doors leading out to a brick paver patio overlooking the rear yard! The lower level also has a large storage/HVAC area! NEW windows! NEW roof! NEW deck! NEW HVAC system! NEW electrical panel! NEW custom paint throughout! Do not miss this spectacular, unique home!
This property boasts 10+ acres with a tree border, a spacious Main House, a Guesthouse, Pole Barn, Multiple garages and outhouses! The Main House features 4 Bedrooms, 2 Full Baths, a powder room, a formal dining room, spacious living room with a vaulted ceiling. The 4 bedroom guest house features a kitchen, living room, and 2 full baths. Many more great features. You don't want to miss this!
Perched on the hill on almost 1 acre & overlooking the quaint borough of Riegelsville, you will find this Circa 1890 Victorian w/Mansard roof offering architectural details of yesteryear, but w/today's modern conveniences. Totaling 5 bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths, this charming home features oak/pine floors, raised panel molding, pocket doors, high ceilings & much more! Kitchen w/stone countertops, S/S appliances, farm sink, island & tile floor w/radian heat. A front parlor, formal dining room, family room, breakfast room & 1/2 bath, along with a mudroom/pantry are also on the 1st floor. The 2nd floor offers master BR w/ensuite bath w/granite double sinks and soaking tub and separate shower stall, 3 more BRs, a Jack N Jill bath, a sleeping porch & laundry. Awesome 3rd floor w/rec. room, office, bedroom & bath. For outside enjoyment, there is a screened porch, open flagstone patio, firepit & gorgeous grounds with mature trees & plantings. 2-car garage, many replacement windows, 4-zone heat. Palisades SD. One-year AHS home warranty to be provided by Seller at closing. An offering like this does not come along often!
Well cared for 3 bedroom, spacious home that sits high and dry in the quaint town of Riegelsville. Although the address is Easton Rd the house sits high above the road and is accessed from Edgewood Rd. Wood floors run though out the home. The large eat in kitchen has plenty of storage and counter space and features stainless steel appliances. The dining room is just off the kitchen and has a pellet stove which keeps heating bills low in the winter months. Finishing the first floor is a half bath and living room with door to the covered front porch with new Brazilian Walnut decking, ceiling fans and even an outside shower! The second floor has three nice size bedrooms and an updated hall bath with slate floor and tile walls. Need storage space? The walk-up attic will fulfill all those needs! There is a full basement that is used currently as an exercise room and houses the laundry room as well. Replacement windows, newer septic system, upgraded electric, one car garage and a beautiful yard. Come see this great home for yourself!
Bring your decorating ideas to this "Diamond in the Rough" historic (Cir.1850), plaster over stone and clapboard Colonial, situated in a rural setting outside of the quaint historic Village of Springtown, PA. in the "Blue Ribbon", Palisades School District. This classic home is set on a bucolic, 2.61 acres. The period, plaster over stone and clapboard home features Three bedrooms and Two full baths. One of the three bedrooms and a full bath is located on the first floor, convenient to the kitchen as well. There is a warm and cozy, raised-hearth fireplace in the living room and formal dining room. The newly upgraded kitchen boasts a professional gas range, granite counter tops, and other step saving features you'll appreciate. One of the best features is the recently installed, imitation slate roof for architectural balance and longevity, readying the home for future renovations and decorating. In the back outdoors, you'll find a private and spacious brick patio, great for alfresco entertaining in the warm months ahead. Not forgetting your vehicles, there's a detached, oversized, Two-car garage w/shop, just a few steps away. This interesting and classic Bucks County property is conveniently located near Route #412. If you're going South to Doylestown, you would take Route #412 South and merge South on #611 in Ottsville. If you're going North to Bethlehem? take Route #212/412 towards Hellertown and Route I-78. If commuting to Quakertown, take Route #212 West. Commuting to NY? Go East on Rt. 212 to Route #611 North towards Riegelsville. Turn right at the traffic signal, go across the Riegelsville bridge and follow directions to Route I-78 East to New York. A great value for such a conveniently located property.
Beautifully-maintained traditional 149-year-old Colonial in the quaint Upper Bucks borough of Riegelsville exuding charm & character! Many fine details including wrought iron gate, original refinished pine floors & a wonderful covered front porch w/scrolled wood trim accents overlooking the scenic Delaware Canal. The first floor features formal living room & dining room w/corner cupboard and antique chandelier, French door to kitchen with tongue and groove ceiling, Heartland reproduction gas stove and reproduction porcelain sink leading to a cozy light-filled heated sunporch with tile floor, laundry room and modern 1/2 bath, also with tile floors. The 2nd floor offers 3 spacious bedrooms, all with pine floors & a full bath with pedestal soaking tub and corner shower. The open beam 2-story studio w/1-car garage features a wood-burning stove, as well as LPG wall heater. High efficiency heatpump and Carrier central air in the main house. Walk-up attic offers many possibilities. Check out the low taxes and come and take a look at this lovely piece of history!