Huge Newtown Home Indulges Mild Obsession With Ceiling Beams

Front view of 55 Maher Lane, Newtown, PA

Front view of 55 Maher Lane, Newtown, PA

This European country manor-style home is lovely on the outside, even verging on cute. Look at the pretty little fountain in the courtyard! And the small topiary!

Inside, the elegant living room (with yellow walls, by the way) has a chandelier hanging from very high ceilings. Back at ground level, a marble-surrounded fireplace with a fine mantle piece sits adjacent to light-generous windows and French doors leading to a private terrace.

Notable features include a country-manor kitchen and breakfast room with red tiled flooring and green ceiling beams, an exposed structural theme that carries into several other rooms as well. In one bedroom, the ceiling beams are even decorated with stars and moons.

However, my favorite part of the house can be found in the master suite, which includes a library. With a library ladder. And a loft. And a skylight.

The more athletically inclined can take advantage of the tennis court or swimming pool both of which can be viewed while sunning on one of five tiered terraces out back.

Beds: 6
Baths: 5.5
Square feet: 8,787
Price: $2,875,000

Listing: 55 Maher Lane, Newtown, PA, 18940