That House Out There: Party Like It’s 1969 in Bucks
Longed for your own mountainside retreat? Well, this sprawling, low-slung two-story midcentury contemporary home in Newtown’s Timber Ridge development is built into the side of only a modest hill, but the lush forested landscape surrounding it might make you feel like you’ve headed for the mountains.
That feeling is enhanced by its architecture; while this home was built in 1980, it would look right at home in Aspen circa 1970. Vaulted ceilings with dark wood beams abound on this home’s main floor, where earth tones dominate the decor and contemporary trim is spiced with Spanish-inspired accents such as doors and lighting.
The living room boasts hardwood floors, a vaulted beam ceiling, a beige brick fireplace and huge windows that fill the room with light and allow you to take in the view from indoors.
Off to one side of the living room are the dining room and kitchen, the latter brought up to date with granite countertops and backsplash, a large island with a butcher block surface and modern stainless-steel appliances. (What were you expecting, Harvest Gold?) Off the kitchen is a full-length deck with great views of the surroundings, and adjacent to the kitchen are a breakfast area with fireplace and a powder room whose stone vanity backsplash imparts a very Zen-like quality to the room.
In the opposite direction from the dining room/kitchen wing is the master suite, featuring a bedroom with vaulted beam ceiling and its own balcony, large his-and-hers walk-in closets and a luxurious spa-like bath with a sculpted soaking tub and separate shower outfitted in onyx crystal and stone porcelain tiles.
At the end of the master suite are stairs leading down to a two-story-high family room with dark barn-wood paneled walls.
Along with that family room on the floor below are three more bedrooms, two bathrooms and a den/rec room with custom tile floor, fireplace and its own bar and grill.
A room off the detached garage with its own entrance can be used as a home office.
While the landscape says seclusion, the development is well endowed with amenities and features for an active lifestyle, including community tennis courts, parks with walking paths and ponds for fishing.
THE FINE PRINT
BATHS: 3 full, 1 partial
SQUARE FEET: 5,400
LISTING PRICE: $998,500
OTHER STUFF: The home’s systems are all 21st-century, including a four-zone climate control system.
203 Log Pond Lane, Newtown, Pa. 18940
203 Log Pond Lane, Newtown, Pa. 18940 [Jay Spaziano | Addison Wolfe Real Estate]
With this post we inaugurate a monthly feature showcasing an unusual, offbeat or otherwise distinctive house that doesn’t quite fit into our regular categories.