Farmhouse Friday: Rustic Colonial Comfort in Yardley
If this home were a person, she’d be that quiet, charming friend with the thousand-year-old soul.
Built in 1720, but with all the carefully-executed upgrades of a modern home, Willow Bend is a home with all the charm you’d hope for in an old farmhouse with none of its antiquated maintenance problems. (The six-zone heating and central air are all up to date and energy efficient.)
Nestled on four acres in Bucks County, this spacious five-bedroom home casts natural light as the star of the show with its 9-foot-high ceilings and large windows boasting of beautiful views all around. The foyer is sandwiched between spacious and separate living and dining rooms in classic center-hall Colonial style. Both the living room and the dining room feature large stone fireplaces with wood-beam mantles as focal points.
And we can’t help but say, it’s all in the details. The rich pine floors, extensive wooden trim detailing and wooden beamed ceilings create a relaxing ambiance, not unlike the kind you’d feel in a quiet forest. The first floor features not only a kitchen simply showered with rich, pumpkin-colored cabinetry and natural light, but also includes a library with a stove and brick surround.
Perhaps one of your favorite rooms on the main floor will be the sunny family room with sliding doors that open onto one of several slate and bluestone patios, ultimately overlooking a vast expanse of flat lawn, raised vegetable beds, ancient specimen trees and beautiful perennial beds, creating a calming private oasis for you and your family to enjoy.
The second and third floors feature five bedrooms, each with ample amounts of closet space. The master bedroom has its own lovely fireplace, a perfect place to snuggle around when winter weather hits. No two bedrooms are the same, each studded with unique details on the walls, ceilings or both, as well as another fireplace in one of them. The hallways have tons of storage space; deep windowsills with lots of light pouring from the windows create comfy nooks throughout the home for reading.
The abundant living areas both inside and outside, including the screened wraparound porch in the back, are perfect for entertaining friends and enjoying time spent with your family (this place can accommodate a large one). The three-car garage outside is currently being used as a two-car with a workshop, and above sits a huge loft area with high ceilings that you can transform into something all your own if you so desire.
THE FINE PRINT
BATHS: 2 full, 1 half
SQUARE FEET: 3,565
SALE PRICE: $759,900
OTHER STUFF: The sale price was reduced by $99 on June 7.
1466 Oxford Valley Rd., Yardley, Pa. 19067 [Jeanne Polizzi | Coldwell Banker Preferred]