Feel transported to Tuscany at this villa overlooking lush farm fields of Stouts Valley and distant mountains. The long meandering drive delivers you to this enchanting and secluded country retreat, a masterwork of texture, warmth and sophistication. Formal gardens with courtyard sets the tone for this incomparable residence, a c.1860 stone farm house architecturally-designed and renovated by artisan John Franklin in 2001. Published in several national magazines including Architectural Digest, the house boasts interior spaces both intimate and grand! Venetian hand-plastered walls and ceilings, antique doors, stained-glass windows, numerous fireplaces and European architectural artifacts are found throughout, embellishing the spacious interiors, merging old world with modern amenities. A showplace for entertaining, the living room flows effortlessly into the dining room which accommodates a large and festive gathering, and balconies open to the spectacular 2-story great room. This unparalleled space reveals architectural details and Palladian windows which breathe light into the room and capture the verdant rural views. A dramatic winding staircase, heated brick and limestone floor, commanding fireplace with carved mantel and Moravian tile, and hand-painted domed ceiling alcove add to the allure. Antique French doors open to bluestone terraces overlooking the pond and long-distant views. Labyrinthian hallways lead to the media room and bar, tasting room with fireplace and hand-painted mural and wine cellar with capacious capacity. The hi-end kitchen and breakfast room offer incredible views of valley and pond, and French doors open to a multi-level deck overlooking glorious gardens, natural-look pool and gazebo. The cozy den with white-washed beams and stone fireplace is ideal for relaxing while the chef creates. The library with built-ins, and the main bedroom with light-filled en suite and walk-in closet are located on the 2nd floor. Two additional bedrooms and large hall bath are found on the 3rd floor. The large antique barn with 2-car parking and the charming spring house complete the compound. The property consists of two separately-deeded parcels of land, offering the possibility to build on the vacant parcel. Whole-house generator adds peace of mind. This stunning union of architecture and setting is 80 minutes from NYC, 90 from Philadelphia and 15 from Historic Bethlehem, a wonderful oasis for weekend getaways or a remarkable full-time residence.
This stone milking barn, one of a small number of historic barns from the late 1700s in the Bucks County area, has been magically transformed into a stunning residence. When you remove the cattle, a barn becomes the perfect empty shell in which to create a unique home. Formerly part of a Penn's Land Grant, you enter the residence through a completely private 6,000 sq. ft. stone courtyard with an in-ground heated pool. The 2-story foyer with custom chandelier brings you into an open floor plan with Venetian plaster and exposed stone walls, wide-plank flooring, hand-hewn beams, a fireplace surrounded by custom millwork, subtle and sensitive lighting, elegant bathrooms and kitchen with heated floors, and beautiful French-casement windows. All mechanicals and roofing are new, ensuring that this home combines the charm of yesterday with modern-day amenities. With 3 en-suite bedrooms and optional first or second floor master suites, this home has lots of options, including home office, artists's studio, guest or legal rental cottages. The 1st floor comprises 4,100 sq ft, with 1,000 square feet partially finished on the 2nd floor, offering lovely views. Another 800 sq ft on the second floor has a private entrance and can be finished as a home office, a 5th bedroom, or au pair quarters. A unique room along the courtyard can serve as the perfect venue for al fresco dining or a game room. The walled courtyard grants complete privacy for those seeking solace from a hectic world, while a short stroll can take you to the Delaware River canal trails for running or biking. 90 minutes can deliver you to New York City, 20 minutes to the cultural and academic world of Bethlehem, and 30 minutes to the activities of New Hope. Note that the property also has Multiple Commercial Possibilities.
This country retreat has been skillfully restored and expanded into a large move-in ready 3 bedroom, 4 bathroom home. Follow the blue stone pathway through the perennial garden onto the patio. The original portion of the home was built in 1720. Enter in to the historic portion's large living room. A walk-in stone fireplace, wide plank heart pine wood floors, wooden ceiling beams and stone accent walls can be found throughout this side of the house. This home has 3 master bedroom suites! Two are in the historic side and the other is on the second floor of the newer side! The first floor's master bedroom suite would make a great in-law suite. It offers a 3 piece bathroom and a large sitting room that overlooks a park like setting. On the second floor is another master bedroom, a 4 piece bathroom, sitting area and closets space. The intimate (240 sq ft) wine cellar with Venetian plastered walls and walk-in fireplace can be found near the walk out basement door. The 2005 property expansion added over 2,000 square feet of modern conveniences and space to the floor plan. From the original living room, enter into the bright two story foyer with stone accented walls. Explore the living room (currently being used as an office), formal dining room with pellet stove and fireplace surround, eat-in kitchen with granite counter tops, kitchen island and stainless steel appliances. The second floor master bedroom suite located upstairs is both spacious and elegant with a grand tray ceiling. The light filled sitting room and a 4 piece bathroom await the new owners. This property generously offers a pool, koi pond, a 3 car expanded garage with office/studio/workshop space above it, fenced-in backyard, 3 fireplaces, fire pit, a porch, a deck, storage shed and a wine cellar all within a beautiful and secluded rustic setting. The current owners enjoy sharing the historic section of the home on AIRBNB. Additional historic information about "Stone Cottage Woods" can be found on Youtube and Facebook. Approximately 2 miles from the Delaware River and recreational towpath. It's a Bucks County Style Home Without The Taxes! Close to everything. Wilson Area School District. Easy access to Routes 611, 309, 78, 33,32 & 22.