1645 Aquetong Rd., New Hope, Pa. 18938 | Images via Kurfiss Sotheby’s International Realty
According to the listing, this house is actually a 200-year-old renovated barn. Besides the wooden exterior, you’d be hard-pressed to tell that nowadays. The interior of this house is one of the most elegant, dramatic interiors that we have featured this year.
It begins with the floor-to-ceiling fireplace that serves as the centerpiece of this home. The thing is massive and can be viewed from almost anywhere in the house since the house is set up with loft-like balconies around the second floor, similar to what you would see in a barn. Read more »
This New Hope house has luxurious design and countless cool features.
High ceilings and amenities abound in this week’s Jawdropper, a 10,145-square-foot home in New Hope that is currently on sale for $2,799,000. This stunning house has just about everything you would look for in a high-end, luxurious home. There are a few things that stand out to us, however. The first is the front-facing exterior. Just look at all those windows! As the first photo makes clear, the house just seems to glow when the lights are all on at night, and those windows ensure the glow reaches outside. Read more »
Alna Poultry Farm in New Hope, PA circa 1935. | TREND images via Addison Wolfe Real Estate
Some of the houses that we feature for Farmhouse Friday are essentially farmhouses in name only. They look like a farmhouse, and a lot of the time they’ll have a big yard, but there was never actually any intent to…well, you know, farm.
That’s not the case this week, and we’ve got proof.
Some of the photos that come with this quaint listing in New Hope are vintage pictures from 1935. One of them is of the house that still stands today, complete with a Depression-era automobile in the driveway. The other is of the barn that comes with the house. On the side of the barn in large block letters: “ALNA POULTRY FARM.” So, yeah. Legit.
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That tub, though. | TREND Images via Addison Wolfe Real Estate
Typically when we cover a farmhouse, it’s of the variety that dates back a century or two. Rarely, if ever, do we get to highlight a newly built barn project.
What’s particularly cool about the home is that its rustic look is complemented by green design. Oh, and did we mention that it’s new?
Sure, you get the red wood and store exterior with strong awnings and impressive roof lines, but you also get a geothermal heating and cooling system and energy efficient products throughout the home. Hell, even the trees that had to be chopped down to make room for the homestead were then sawn into the wood floor planking found throughout the home.
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Image via the Logan Inn’s website
It looks as though there will be a new life for Bucks County’s Logan Inn, as the historic building at 10 West Ferry Street in New Hope has been sold in a deal totaling $5.6 million.
The property was purchased by Landmark Hospitality, a developer out of Jersey City, New Jersey, who plans to restore the original inn building and construct a distinctive addition that will create new hotel rooms and a conference space.
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, The Logan Inn dates back to 1722, when the site was established as a tavern by New Hope founder John Wells. Its new incarnation will see an addition of two new structures to the site, including a glass transition that joins the original building with a new section with a mansard roof, the latter of which will house 22 additional rooms and an event space for conferences and weddings.
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On Sunday, folk rocker Dar Williams graced the stage of the New Hope Winery for two shows: one in the afternoon and one at night. She has played the intimate venue regularly over recent years. It suits her introspective and unique folk talents. Featuring drummer G. Wiz and keyboardist Bryn Roberts, Williams opened up her vast songbook for the performances. Songs from her 2015 work Emerald (which was recorded and mixed at The Hooters co-founder Rob Hyman’s Elm Street Studios) sounded wonderful next to her later works, which included the rock-infused “FM Radio,” which she co-wrote with Jill Sobule, and the jazzier “New York is a Harbor.” Conversant and obviously enjoying herself, Williams was a pure delight. She ended the evening with a performance of her Christmas tune “The Christians and the Pagans,” making a fitting end to a rousing night of music.
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Here’s the setup of the Residences at Rabbit Run Creek | via Scannapieco Development Corporation
500 Walnut isn’t yet out of the ground and Tom Scannapieco, president and CEO of Scannapieco Development Corporation, already has his sights on his next project, and it’s one that will bring him “full circle,” so to speak.
That’s right, the ultra-luxury developer is going back to New Hope in Bucks County, and this time it’s in the form of a 37-unit townhome project called The Residences at Rabbit Run Creek.
According to a recent press release, site work is already underway and phase one, which include the first 10 homes (including a model), will open sometime in “late spring 2016.” If you’re keeping score at home, that’s almost a full year before 500 Walnut opens its doors to high-end (and possibly the highest-of-end) buyers in the Philadelphia marketplace.
The 23-acre plot of land is located entirely in New Hope near the lower field at Pat Livezey Park, but it directly borders Solebury Township. Reports began to circulate in late August that site work was starting to take place, and a notice for rock blasting went out beginning in early September, according to Charlie Sahner of New Hope Free Press.
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Images via Kurfiss Sotheby’s International Realty
Typically, when we feature a farmhouse that was built in the ’70s, it’s usually a near-ancient (for America’s standards) abode from the 1770’s or 1870’s with ties to William Penn or even George Washington.
However, we’ve got a real treat today, as we get all groovy with this spectacular new school farmhouse estate in New Hope, constructed in 1979!
It may have been built in the 1970’s, but this home offers an authentic rustic aesthetic with a ton of contemporary amenities. A few can’t-miss features include rough cuts beams, romantic fireplaces (including a stunning 30-footer in the living room) and gorgeous antique floors. The modern flair comes through with floor-to-ceiling windows and high-end appliances in the gourmet kitchen.
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TREND images via Trulia
We get click bait-y emails all the time from Trulia that announce things like Hottest Fall Baths and 39 Kitchen Concepts You’ll Love. It’s pretty rare that we click through to the story, but when you see a headline that reads Front Door Designs You’ll Never, Ever Forget, you simply just throw your hands in the air and say, “You got me, Trulia! [click]”
Thankfully, the lists features a home from Bucks County that really does live up to the headline. The CrossBow estate in New Hope is quite a unique property, and the entrance is an illuminated covered bridge that’s suspended over a small pond, which you can see in the gallery after the jump. According to Brie Dyas, who compiled the list for Trulia.com, the magical portal is actually a nod to the many covered bridges in the region, and it’s also topped with a dragon weathervane!
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Photos via Zillow.com
In what we can only attribute to a timely coincidence, this European manor-inspired residence on the banks of the Delaware caught our attention less than two days before Pope Francis is set to arrive in Philadelphia. What’s the connection you ask? Flip through the gallery and tell us what you see (hint: check out the home theater). Hopefully the unexpected image gives you a chuckle.
Religious icon aside, the home is blessed in other ways too. Referred to as “The Castle” by locals, the canal-side property features a three-floor elevator, cherry wood-paneled study, outfitted media room, and a library with hand-hewn cherry wood and Rumford fireplace. A 24-foot Great room, two-foot deep inlaid crown molding and walls of windows, some with cast-limestone surrounds are also included. Specs and photos below.
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