Jawdropper of the Week: A Real Trophy Home in New Hope for $2.795M

6888 Paxson Rd., New Hope, Pa. 18938 | Images courtesy of Addison Wolfe Real Estate

6888 Paxson Rd., New Hope, Pa. 18938 | Images courtesy of Addison Wolfe Real Estate

It’s rare that a property fully encompasses what it means to be “the total package.” Normally, even the most beautiful home falls short somewhere – whether it be its price, square footage, condition, or some other attribute that’s lacking.

But this New Hope mansion known as “Paxson Ridge” just might be the needle in the haystack. At nearly 8,000 square feet and sitting on more than 7 acres of land, it is truly the definition of one-of-a-kind. Read more »

Just Listed: An Artfully Crafted Home by the Water’s Edge in New Hope for $849.5K

2415 River Road, New Hope, Pa. 18938 | Images via Natalie Fleischacker and Addison Wolfe Real Estate.

2415 River Road, New Hope, Pa. 18938 | Photos: Natalie Fleischacker via Addison Wolfe Real Estate

It’s no secret that New Hope is a harbor for extraordinary homes – we’ve even featured our fair share of them. So, when we stumbled upon this particular property, which boasts both river and canal views, we had to add it to the list.

This craftsman-style home falls just short of 2,000 square feet and has two bedrooms. Nestled just off of River Road, it’s the perfect hidden escape for anyone looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Oh, and it’s situated right on the Delaware River and offers access to both the river in front and the Delaware Canal in back. Read more »

What $500K Will Buy You in New Hope

350 S. River Rd., Unit A11, New Hope, Pa. 18938 | TREND image via Addison Wolfe Real Estate

350 S. River Rd., Unit A11, New Hope, Pa. 18938 | TREND image via Addison Wolfe Real Estate

Follow the Delaware up beyond Trenton and Morrisville and you soon find yourself in a land of forests, rolling farms and picturesque landscapes. This is Central Bucks County, a land chock-full of both beautiful, secluded homes and popular visitor magnets.

New Hope offers both. The compact borough itself is a charming, historic year-round celebration of laid-back, anything-goes diversity, and its surrounding countryside features picturesque old mills, Revolutionary War sites (Washington Crossing is just downstream) and thick woodlands.

At least one of our three featured homes is nestled in those woodlands. Another is right at the borough’s southern tip and offers a serene view of the Delaware Canal. All deftly mix contemporary design and traditional style.

350 S. River Rd., Unit A11 (above) | 2 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths, 1,385 square feet, $500,000

We’ll start with this attractive condo in The Waterworks, a converted mill located between the Delaware Canal and the river itself, offering great views in either direction. This canal-facing unit is full of light thanks to its large canal-facing windows and plenty of skylights, and its main living spaces boast high vaulted ceilings that add drama and style to them. There’s a wood-burning fireplace in the living room, a balcony overlooking an attractive courtyard in the dining room, and all of New Hope right outside your front door. The unit comes with two deeded garage parking spaces, but you’ll probably find yourself leaving your car(s) parked there, for it’s just a short walk from here into the center of New Hope, where shopping, dining and entertainment options abound. Not to mention that you might prefer biking along the 60-mile-long canal towpath.

350 S. River Rd., Unit A11, New Hope, Pa. 18938 [Donna Tyson | Addison Wolfe Real Estate]

6858 Upper York Rd., New Hope, Pa. 18938 | TREND image via Coldwell Banker Hearthside

6858 Upper York Rd., New Hope, Pa. 18938 | TREND image via Coldwell Banker Hearthside

6858 Upper York Rd. | 3 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths, 1,918 square feet, $499,000

Now we head upriver and into the woods, where we find this attractive contemporary Cape Codder. It presents an attractive face to your guests and visitors who arrive via the meandering driveway that terminates in a circle, but the really good stuff’s in back: a large terraced deck with built-in seating and a two-tiered area featuring a hot tub. The solarium dining area next to the kitchen looks directly out onto this terrace, and the living room also boasts a large window overlooking the back yard along with a gas fireplace. The powder room is decorated with custom-made blue tile, and the kitchen is a vision in white straight out of the 1980s. The master suite upstairs features high vaulted ceilings, a fireplace in the bedroom, an enormous walk-in closet/dressing room and skylights in both bedroom and bathroom. You’re far enough away from the New Hope party to enjoy total tranquility, but if you’re the entertaining type yourself, you’ll find this a great place to host your own parties as well.

6858 Upper York Rd., New Hope, Pa. 18938 [Heidi Mailer | Coldwell Banker Hearthside – Lahaska]

6468 Deerfield Rd., New Hope, Pa. 18938 | TREND image via Keller Williams Realty Bucks County Central

6468 Deerfield Rd., New Hope, Pa. 18938 | TREND image via Keller Williams Realty Bucks County Central

6468 Deerfield Dr. | 4 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths, 2,350 square feet, $495,000

Further into those woods, there’s a clearing in the distance, and in the middle of that clearing is this modern Colonial that’s filled with rustic charm and surrounded by 12 acres of woodland. The formal living and dining rooms are attractive and comfortable, but you’ll probably find yourself spending lots of time in the cozy yet bright family room with its wall-filling brick fireplace. There’s also a sunny breakfast room off the kitchen, which boasts cherry wood cabinets, black granite countertops and bar seating at its central island. The master bedroom features hardwood floors and a bathroom with a two-person shower and large vanity, and your back yard blends right into those lovely woods. Both New Hope and Peddler’s Village, another popular visitor magnet, are a short drive away.

This home’s sale price was reduced by $30,000 on Nov. 9.

6468 Deerfield Dr., New Hope, Pa. 18938 [Janet Sutton | Keller Williams Realty Bucks County Central]

Farmhouse Friday: 300 Years of Charm in Wrightstown, $1.35M

105 Whisper Wood Ct., Wrightstown, Pa. 18940 | TREND images via BHHS Fox & Roach

105 Whisper Wood Ct., Wrightstown, Pa. 18940 | TREND images via BHHS Fox & Roach

Back when the British still ran the show here, most of the area beyond Philadephia (and by “Philadelphia” we mean what we now call “Center City”) consisted of working farms. As the city grew and expanded, just about all of these farms disappeared. A good number of them left their houses behind as a physical tribute to their past. In the city and the closer-in suburbs, just about all of these now exist on much smaller lots, but in places like Bucks County, you can still find many that retain a great deal of their farm character while functioning more like country estates.

Fire Creek Farm in Wrightstown is one of those latter places. Dating to the 1700s, this originally modest farmhouse has been expanded and updated over the years to turn it into the stellar collection of buildings you find there today.

The main home itself retains all of its Colonial-era charm while boasting modern conveniences where they count. Its five working fireplaces include the home’s original hearth fireplace in the living room, a direct link to the way farmers lived in Colonial times; all of the original kitchen features have been preserved. Beamed ceilings and rich wood paneling reinforce the rustic Colonial character of the original home’s rooms. Read more »

First-Time Find: Share the Good Life in Point Pleasant

4851 River Rd., New Hope (Point Pleasant), Pa. 18938 | TREND images via Addison Wolfe Real Estate

4851 River Rd., New Hope (Point Pleasant), Pa. 18938 | TREND images via Addison Wolfe Real Estate

Usually, the homes we feature as First-Time Finds are geared towards singles, young couples and families who want to get on the first rung of the homeownership ladder.

But maybe, just maybe, there’s someone out there who’d like to make a career out of managing property and let the home provide an income. We have the starter home for that person this week.

This well-kept cabin on River Road along the Delaware Canal in Point Pleasant contains two one-bedroom apartments, one on the street level and one on the ground floor. The home’s sloping lot means that both apartments have natural light and outdoor space. Read more »

Jawdropper of the Week: A Sanctuary Outside Stockton

35 Raven Rock Rd., Stockton, N.J. 08559 | Photos courtesy Addison Wolfe Real Estate

35 Raven Rock Rd., Stockton, N.J. 08559 | Photos courtesy Addison Wolfe Real Estate

Sometimes you have to pack your bags and get away. While spas are the obvious choice of most people in search of a relaxing weekend away from the chaos of normal life, Scotsfield offers you the opportunity to live in your own private spa all year long. This lush and lovely mini-estate is just outside the country crossroads of Rosemont, a few miles north of Stockton on the New Jersey side of the Delaware River, just upstream from Lambertville and New Hope.

Although it was built in the 1980’s, midcentury modern energy radiates throughout every inch of Scotsfield, from the “coffee bean” oak flooring to the clerestory-roofed great room. Yet it’s kept up with the times as well, with a massive modern kitchen with all the latest amenities and a gorgeous lap pool that completes the backyard portion of this property. It’s everything you need and everything you want. Read more »

Jawdropper of the Week: A Contemporary Oasis in Solebury

6029 Atkinson Rd., New Hope, PA. 18938 | TREND images via Addison Wolfe Real Estate

6029 Atkinson Rd., New Hope, Pa. 18938 | TREND images by Natalie Fleischacker via Addison Wolfe Real Estate

When your home is a minimalist’s dream and a Zen paradise, it’ll be hard to remember you’re in Bucks County and not a faraway exotic oasis.

But perhaps it’s just that – an oasis. This custom built stone-and-cedar home set privately off Atkinson Road isn’t your typical Tudor or Colonial mansion. It incorporates Japanese design principles by bringing in tons of open space and natural lighting while also evoking the clean architecture of Scandinavian design. As you drive up the 1,600-foot driveway that leads to the home, the first thing you’ll notice is the front courtyard, which features Koi pond fountains with multi-color changing lighting.

The impressive entry inside opens to a sunken, two-story living room with an entire wall of heat mirror windows. The floor-to-ceiling Norwegian rose marble fireplace serves as the shining centerpiece, aptly fitted to match an equally grand room. A stainless-steel staircase and railing adds an industrial feel while also creating an interesting contrast to the rose marble columns and the white birch hardwood floors. Read more »

Farmhouse Friday: A Riverside Retreat in Stockton

80 River Rd., Stockton, NJ 08559 | TREND Images via Addison Wolfe Real Estate

80 River Rd., Stockton, NJ 08559 | TREND Images via Addison Wolfe Real Estate

In the early 1700s, a fellow from Germany named Kugler decided to take his chances on a better life in colonial America. He made it to an area along the Delaware in New Jersey in present-day Hunterdon County and became one of the original founders of the community of Frenchtown.

His extensive landholdings in the area, which extended from Frenchtown into Kingwood and Stockton, were eventually divided among his children. Sometime around 1830, one of Kugler’s great-grandsons built a two-story farmhouse on a riverside plot in Stockton. That structure later became known as Hamish Lodge.

That lodge has been expanded on since. The original home got a newer companion many years later. Together they form a beautiful country retreat amidst the woods along the Delaware. Read more »

Jawdropper of the Week: A Country Palace in New Hope

6125 Greenhill Rd., New Hope, Pa. 18938 | TREND Images via BHHS Fox & Roach

6125 Greenhill Rd., New Hope, Pa. 18938 | TREND Images via BHHS Fox & Roach

Let’s get this out of the way up front: William Penn had nothing to do with this gorgeous, picture-perfect farmhouse estate in New Hope. But its classic looks and Colonial style sure make it look like he did.

Truth to tell, Pennsbury Manor’s got nothing on this place. With nearly 10,000 square feet of interior space and eight acres of manicured grounds, it has room to accommodate just about anything you might desire and then some.

There’s so much this place offers, we’re hard pressed to figure out where to start in describing it. Read more »

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