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 »

Farmhouse Friday: A Mind-Blowing Estate in New Hope

3220 Windy Bush Rd., New Hope, Pa. 18938

3220 Windy Bush Rd., New Hope, Pa. 18938| Images via BHHS Fox & Roach

We’ve shown a lot of crazy homes on Property with our weekly posts—there have been huge mansions, tiny trinities and everything in between. This property might be the wildest one, though, and it’s not even because of the house.

If you look at the price and the square footage, you’ll notice a disconnect. The house has 3,823 square feet of interior space, which is certainly a really well-sized house, but it wouldn’t usually call for a $10,000,000 price tag. Well, the reason it’s so expensive is because this farmhouse in New Hope sits on 190 acres of land. Yes, you read that correctly.

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Jawdropper of the Week: From Barn to Barnburner in Washington Crossing

1645 Aquetong Rd., New Hope, Pa. 18938

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 »

Jawdropper of the Week: A Dream Home in New Hope

This New Hope house has luxurious design and countless cool features.

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 »

Farmhouse Friday: A Legit Farmhouse Lives in New Hope

Alna Poultry Farm, New Hope, PA circa 1935

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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Farmhouse Friday: Pristine New Construction in New Hope is a “Green” Dream

TREND Images via Addison Wolfe Real Estate

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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Developer Buys Bucks County Landmark, Plans Restoration and Expansion

Image via the Logan Inn's website

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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PHOTOS: Dar Williams at New Hope Winery

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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Beyond 500 Walnut: Scannapieco Plans Second “Ultra-Luxury” Enclave in New Hope

Here's the setup of the Residences at Rabbit Run Creek | via Scannapieco Development Corporation

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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