Impressive and stunning...and taxes are $9,580! A touch of European elegance can be felt in this custom designed & built home that once was a modest ranch style house. Except for the original foundation and basement, it was built anew in 2008 and is now a stately 3-level residence with an addition. Evident is the fine craftsmanship, highest quality products and standards that a discerning buyer will appreciate. Nothing was spared to make this a home of luxurious proportions. Built for grand scale entertaining and small, intimate gatherings, the stone and stucco exterior with brick accents creates a unique, handsome character. A stone mason lives here and did the stonework himself using real stone. Stucco was properly installed. Architectural details and features are numerous, including 4-zone radiant heat tile floors, inlaid oak flooring, over-sized windows, transoms, palladium windows. Natural light streams in & seasonal views are everywhere. Living room has fireplace with dry stack stone surround, Tennessee stone raised hearth, crown molding and French door into adjoining den/office with built-ins. From center hall, library or large tiled dining room, step into the huge jaw dropping tiled kitchen and family room with built-in bar section with same custom cherry cabinetry throughout the highly functional chef's -wow- kitchen. Floor to ceiling pantry closets inset into a wall and plenty of cabinets, Dacor microwave and electric wall oven. Amazing one piece 9'x 5' granite slab on island that has a 5-burner Viking propane cooktop, professional hood and prep sink. Sub-Zero w/cherry paneling, desk area plus a peninsula with another seating area on family room side. Dramatic floor to ceiling stone fireplace is 18~ high. Flanking the fireplace are two French doors out to the elegant European-feel bluestone and brick patio with cement balustrades. An extraordinary setting overlooking the property. Exterior of stone fireplace is a beautiful anchor to the ambiance. Back hall has coat closet, mudroom entrance w/storage, tiled bathroom with shower, door to 2-car oversized garage w/mahogany doors. Second level has 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. Owners~ retreat is literally just that with a spacious bedroom and a sitting room, 2 walk-in closets and bathroom that includes a Jacuzzi tub & bidet. Princess suite has own bathroom and the other 2 bedrooms, one with vaulted ceiling and Palladium window, share a Jack & Jill bathroom. Carpeted third floor is an open slate for your vision and needs. You~re not done yet! The lower level, a daylight basement with two exits outside, provides more opportunity for spectacular living space. Partially finished in some areas, the original area has been lovingly detailed with arches and stonework, has a working wood burning stone fireplace, an area plumbed for a bathroom w/shower and hot water baseboard heat ready to be connected. Middle section has plank tiled wine grotto with areas for winemaking and storage. There is also a pantry room, utility room w/Buderus high efficiency propane heating system, 80-gallon hot water heater & well filter. Another opportunity for fabulous finished space, perhaps a theater, is an incredibly large, high ceiling room that is part of the addition to the original house footprint. French door to outside and steps lead up to the backyard. Other house features include a sprinkler system throughout, central vacuum, security system, new low sand mound system installed 2008, Pella windows, walkways and patio areas. Stone pillars w/lights at entrance, courtyard parking to accommodate 4 more vehicles and extensive mature landscaping. The acreage, with a winding creek running along perimeter areas, can easily accommodate a swimming pool, gazebo or tennis court. Live in a convenient location close to Doylestown & New Hope. Welcome to an extraordinary home! (Please check documents for floor plans & special features list.)
Listing courtesy of BHHS Fox & Roach-New Hope.
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