Any Bookworms Looking for a Dwelling in Doylestown?
Last May, we showed you our top five favorite home libraries in the Greater Philadelphia Area. This Normandy-style, Zaveta-designed residence in Doylestown was one that made the list, and also struck my fancy for its exceptional reading nooks.
To begin, there’s the cozy-looking family room with a stone wrapped fireplace (a blanket and my tattered The Best Short Stories of Fyodor Dostoevsky Modern Library paperback would be here) and a connected granite-island kitchen with access to one of the two elevated decks (I’d have read the Nutter legacy piece over Sunday breakfast here for sure).
Next, there’s the master bedroom, complete with walk-in closet, additional built-in storage, and an en suite bathroom, which the the listing notes “captures the spirit of 20th century Art Deco design.” There’s also a courtyard right off this bedroom. (Two words: summer. reading.)
But, I think it’s safe to say I’ve saved the best for last.
I’ll let the original listing description tell you:
In the center of the home is the resplendent two story library worthy of the most demanding academic and spacious enough for a family forum. The truly bold two story Cherry stained oak fireplace is complimented by a spiral staircase that leads to a balcony that commands a view of the room and is wrapped in custom built-in book shelves with additional private reading room.
And not to worry, for when you want a reading break there’s a finished lower level that comes with a gym, billiard room, wine cellar, and entertainment center.
THE FINE PRINT
Baths: 5 full, 1 half
Square feet: 5,328
Additional Info: Laundry room on first and second level
4 Trellis Path, Doylestown, PA, 18901
All TREND photos via Addison Wolfe Real Estate.
Listing: 4 Trellis Path, Doylestown, PA, 18901 [Addison Wolfe Real Estate]