New Hope Estate Includes A Guest Suite with Three Bedrooms

2103 Street Road, New Hope, PA.

2103 Street Road, New Hope, PA.

As per the photo, interior stone walls, exposed beamed ceilings, and reclaimed hardwood floors in chestnut and walnut are just few of the eye-catching details in this Bucks County residence.

Others features deserving mention are its theater room, custom-built bar, original and remastered Mercer tile stack, and barn doors dating back 300 years. The main house also has a limestone-floored kitchen, which opens into the family room and is equipped with high-end appliances and farmhouse sink.

The listing also mentions the home having “original materials from ‘The Bleak House’ (c.1850),” a reference Google Search indicates (What? The agent didn’t pick up! ) may be referring to a building that served as setting inspiration for Charles Dickens’ Bleak House.

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New Hope’s Exquisite Gateshead Farm Is an $8 Million BucksCo Fantasy

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Workaday life is full of other people: crowded elevators and lines at Wawa and traffic jams and SEPTA buses. So it’s perfectly normal to dream of strolling over a bridge on rolling green hills, passing by friendly horses, stopping at a springhouse, and turning rocks over in a sunlit stream. All of which is possible for the owner of New Hope’s Gateshead Farm.

First, the main residence. The 19th century stone farmhouse offers more than 8,000 square feet for six bedrooms and six full bathrooms. The updated interior manages to blend cozy details like stone walls, fireplaces and exposed beams with modern amenities and finishes. The home evokes the sense that you could take a nap on a window bench and wake up convinced you were at Pemberley.

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Modern Bucks Retreat With Stream (and Bidet) of One’s Own

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New Hope is itself a great respite from the city and some of its more densely populated suburbs. This beautiful modern home is a respite even from New Hope. The three-bedroom home is situated on 12 acres at the end of a winding driveway that spans your very own stream. Lush landscaping conveys the sense of a private escape even though New Hope’s bars and restaurants are a five-minute drive away.

The home’s architecture is spare enough to be modern but still retains warmth – both figurative and literal. A stone fireplace on the first floor towers into the lofted second story before hitting the roof. The master suite is on the ground floor and two additional bedrooms are upstairs. Bonus: the master bath features a bidet, if you’re into that kind of thing. The kitchen has been updated with a Viking stove and a Sub Zero refrigerator.

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This New Hope Home Has a Bar With Blue Velvet Banquettes

Velvet bench seating, enough said.

Custom-built and recently renovated, this New Hope home appears to be trying to balance family and fun. For one thing, entertainment areas can be found both in and outside the house.

In addition to the more traditional first-floor rooms (living, dining, kitchen, study), there is a bar room with behind-the-counter recessed lighting, fireplace, and velvet bench seating. The party can be taken outside to a second bar on a bluestone patio, which has a built-in grill and refrigerator, and then to the swimming pool and its small waterfall.
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Splendiferous Interiors: Creative Decor Refreshes 18th Century Longwood Estate

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As if the exterior of this property weren’t enough — lush wooded grounds with an uncommonly beautiful pool — the interior of the home is rather fabulous as well. It’s not just the structure of the house, which is unique, that stands out — it’s the decor too. These listings photos are a welcome change from blandly staged rooms devoid of personality.

The creative juxtapositions include Shaker-style chairs in the dining room with contemporary lighting above the table; a reclaimed-wood-style island against smooth, dark floors in the kitchen; an old oil painting above a fireplace in a room with mid-century modern chairs; and a brass chandelier with delicate fabric lampshades in a sleek white bathroom.

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New Hope Home Calls Itself “Subtle,” May Not Understand Definition of That Word

104 Wynfield Lane, New Hope, PA

104 Wynfield Lane, New Hope, PA

“This all brick home exudes a subtle elegance,” says the listing for this home. But take a look at the gallery and you’ll see there little that’s subtle about this lavish New Hope residence. Granted, the elaborate décor may have something to do with the three-story mansion’s grandiose appearance.

Floors range from tile to carpet to wood to marble. A mini waterfall can be seen from the entrance hall. There are three fireplaces, a butler’s pantry, and arched pocket doors. There’s a walnut library and palatial bathrooms, one with a bidet.

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New Hope’s Famously Haunted Logan Inn Is on the Market for $6.7M

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Photo by Laura Kicey

Talk about historic properties. The Logan Inn was once built as a humble tavern, but became an inn around 1727. It’s the oldest running inn in Bucks County, and the fifth oldest in the U.S., one manager said. But the more important fact? Its vaunted paranormal reputation.

The New Hope building has regular visits from ghost-hunting believers and skeptics alike. It’s part of the New Hope Ghost Hunting tour, and has been featured in innumerable media accounts of haunted properties. There are at least eight ghosts rumored to roam the halls, but sometimes people simply hear boot steps on the floors or see furniture move. Video evidence is, shall we say, debatable, but word of mouth (and book and TV) keeps people coming back. Take this example from this Yahoo! travel post:

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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.

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Updated Stone Farmhouse for Sale in New Hope

SPOTLIGHT LISTING: Stone farmhouse in New Hope

This classic stone farmhouse is complemented by a cedar addition, making it a perfect family home for buyers looking for some historical charm. Inside you’ll find stone walls, bluestone and wide-plank flooring, walk-in fireplace, handcrafted iron hardware and beamed and high ceilings. The property includes a barn with great room, bath and lofted bedroom and a detached garage with heated office, as well as the charms of the ruins from a spring house, perennial gardens and a spring-fed pond.

Click below for a photo tour.
6221 Upper York Rd., New Hope
Price: $1,200,000
Bed: 3
Bath: 5
3,798 sq. ft.

 

Finished Basement Doubles as British Pub in New Hope

When you’ve got a home with more than 4,300 square feet of space in addition to a basement with 1,500 square feet of its own, you have room to take some creative liberties. The current owners of this New Hope home took a cue from the existing wet bar and went full pub with the basement space. Down to a familiar red phone booth and a number of guest tables.

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