Mega Modern, Practically Bauhaus in Upper Makefield

Private estate with double helix spiral staircase.

TREND photo provided by Coldwell Banker.

TREND photo provided by Coldwell Banker.

You could be forgiven for assuming this stark white manse – situated on 11 acres – was anything but a private home in Upper Makefield. A very serious exterior could make it an office or a lab or a fancy showroom. But upon closer inspection, the doors are welcoming and the showroom-style windows are an asset to a home without any real neighbors to speak of.

Inside, the five-bedroom home totals more than 5,600 square feet in a very open plan. The great room boasts ceilings soaring 32 feet high as well as plenty of windows. The home, built in 1984 and renovated in 2002, shows upgrades in the kitchen including a commercial-grade Randall refrigerator. A free-form spiral staircase created in a double-helix shape leads to the second floor, where the master suite boasts an enormous walk-in closet. Other bedrooms upstairs offer a little bit more color. The basement features an entertainment area and a separate playroom and gym.

The expansive and private lands on which the property is situated are on display from virtually any room in the home. Out back is an in-ground pool and a deck that runs the length of the home.

Beds: 5
Baths: 5 full, 1 partial
Square feet: 5,681
Price: $1.595 million

Listing: 1088 Highland Rd., Newtown PA [Coldwell Banker]