The Zechariah Betts House (Circa 1815)- This once in a lifetime property has been beautifully maintained, restored, and expanded by many of the area s finest craftsmen. The main residence is a 5 Bedroom, 3.1 Bath stone & plaster Manor home on 4.49 Acres in a prime area of Upper Makefield. The property offers a newer (2007) Amish-built post & beam 1 Bedroom 1.1 Bath guest house, three-car garage, stone and frame bank barn, corn crib, salt-water pool, and patio, all in move-in condition! A grand center foyer welcomes you into the gracious main residence, graced w generous scale to all rooms. The main rooms are finished with original wide pine & narrow board floors on 3 finished levels, deep sill windows, handsome millwork, tall ceiling height, & 6 fireplaces. A grand parlor/living room, originally two rooms, has two fireplaces w/hand carved mantles, one w/an antique fire-back. The dining room, originally the Summer kitchen, showcases a large stone fireplace w/log storage, & French doors leading to th5e family room nearby. Formerly an outdoor porch, the family room is enhanced with a stone fireplace, vaulted ceiling, & stained woodwork. The kitchen has been renovated, & blends into the breakfast room. Richly stained cabinetry, black granite counters, & a decorative tile backsplash add to its welcoming charm. It offers Miele, Viking, and Subzero appliances, a deep farm sink, built-ins, and well-planned space for efficiency. A newly renovated laundry room is just steps away, w/exposed stone walls, and Bucks County soapstone counters with an integrated deep farm sink. The 2nd and 3rd floors offer 5 total bedrooms & beautiful renovated baths. . The main bedroom suite, with curved wall entry is a two room suite-a gracious bedroom w/fireplace, and a dressing/sitting room with a 2nd fireplace; the main bath has exposed stone walls, a handcrafted double vanity, and a large shower finished with specialty tiles & a frameless door. Two corner bedrooms share a hallway bath finished with a marble shower, porcelain Sesame pedestal sink, & footed Birthday Bath soaking tub. A winding staircase w/ exposed stone walls leads to the third-floor bedrooms, and they share a newer bath with new shower and pedestal sink. Eave and basement storage are ample. Outside is a free-form Carlton salt water pool (renovated in 2009) & patio & deck for entertaining. The original stone 3-car garage building was totally renovated in 2007, w/radiant heat in the garage, & a new Amish built post and beam guest house above with loft bedroom built at the same time. The guest house is perfection, and offers an open floor plan, exposed beams, and top shelf Viking appliances; its 1.1 baths are all beautifully crafted w/B.C. Soapstone counters and a large stall shower. The guest house has its own heat, a/c and laundry. The loft bedroom is enhanced with an expansive balcony overlook, & French doors lead to a private deck. The stone & frame bank barn has once a dairy barn, is in excellent condition with a large drive-up bank portion w/ open beams & ladders-great for vehicle & boat storage & a great party barn! Also, a corn crib, rolling treed property, and split rail fence surround. The property offers zoned heat and high velocity air conditioning, propane cooking & on demand hot water, lawn irrigation for the gardens, central security, lightening arrestors, an energy-efficient solar field (provides 75% or electricity!), & extremely inexpensive electric & propane costs. Conveniently located near Washington Crossing, Princeton, major roads & trains to NYC and Phila, & shore points-& a lovely neighborhood is within walking distance for families with young children. This home offers something for everyone! NOTE: PA COVID-19 FORMS (PAN AND HSA) MUST BE SIGNED BY BUYER(S) AND BUYER'S AGENT AND RETURNED TO THE LISTING AGENT PRIOR TO ANY SHOWINGS. IF THE SIGNED FORMS ARE NOT RECEIVED, THE SHOWING WILL BE CANCELLED. THANK YOU FOR YOUR COOPERATION!
Listing courtesy of Kurfiss Sotheby's International Realty.
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