Spotted: The (Blessed?) Castle of New Hope

Holy moly, we were not expecting that!

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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.

Beds: 5
Baths: 5 full, 2 half
Square feet: undisclosed
Price: $2,699,000

Images via Zillow.

Listing: 1726 River Rd, New Hope, PA, 18938 [Kurfiss Sotheby’s International Realty]