Newly Listed: Skater Oksana Baiul’s New Hope Colonial

Remember delicate little dove-like Oksana Baiul? She earned the adoration of the world during the 1994 Winter Olympics, at which she won the Gold Medal in figure skating for Ukraine. She’s had her ups and downs since then, but as the Wall Street Journal ‘s Developments blog said yesterday in profiling the sale of her New Hope home, she’s also become a real estate investor.

In this case, Baiul bought the four-bedroom/three-and-a-half bath house a little more than a year ago for $580,000 and is now asking $875,000.

Pro-Skater Oksana Baiul Lists Pennsylvania Country Home [WSJ]
• 1488 River Rd., New Hope [Kurfiss Sotheby’s International]


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  • kimada

    Very nice, though it doesn’t of course conform to generic mainstream taste which is very common in New Hope, despite its affluence. The fireplace in the family room (I guess it’s the family room) is great, the light fixture over the breakfast table is nice, the furnishings are a bit on the ornate side but still tasteful. Would love to see the stairway banister lacquered black, the light over the kitchen island replaced, and the nothing special 6 panel doors changed. The exterior is fairly typical mc-you-know-what but sometimes that style is kind of restful for the eyes just by its blandness – who feels like being challenged by architecture ALL the time.