Jawdropper of the Week: A Contemporary Oasis in Solebury
When your home is a minimalist’s dream and a Zen paradise, it’ll be hard to remember you’re in Bucks County and not a faraway exotic oasis.
But perhaps it’s just that – an oasis. This custom built stone-and-cedar home set privately off Atkinson Road isn’t your typical Tudor or Colonial mansion. It incorporates Japanese design principles by bringing in tons of open space and natural lighting while also evoking the clean architecture of Scandinavian design. As you drive up the 1,600-foot driveway that leads to the home, the first thing you’ll notice is the front courtyard, which features Koi pond fountains with multi-color changing lighting.
The impressive entry inside opens to a sunken, two-story living room with an entire wall of heat mirror windows. The floor-to-ceiling Norwegian rose marble fireplace serves as the shining centerpiece, aptly fitted to match an equally grand room. A stainless-steel staircase and railing adds an industrial feel while also creating an interesting contrast to the rose marble columns and the white birch hardwood floors.
The first-floor master suite features a fireplace and a sitting area that has a balcony overlooking stunning views of the grounds. The spiral staircase leading up to the loft area, currently being used as an office, adds a quirky flavor to the room. The master bathroom is the perfect place to relax, with a stunning marble Jacuzzi tub, vanity and dressing area, his-and-hers separate baths with steam shower and two closets.
Also on the first floor is the chef’s kitchen with high-end appliances, custom cherry cabinetry, built-in seating and granite countertops. The breakfast area embedded alongside the wall of windows makes for a great spot to enjoy mornings with your loved ones. Also on this floor are the dining room, the media room and a 1950’s style game room, complete with a large retro Coke-cooler bar that seats four.
The upper level has three en suite bedrooms with built-in furniture and custom wood blinds. The finished lower level includes two home offices with tons of ample storage, a cedar closet and a full bath with a dry sauna and shower. An indoor kitchen on this floor leads to the indoor heated pool with lanai, a truly stunning place to enjoy an all-weather tropical home vacation. The separate guest house is a great place for when friends and family visit, with a separate living space, kitchenette, loft bedroom and full bath.
Other features include a walking trail, gazebo overlooking a wooded area and pond, a tennis court with lights, an outbuilding that can hold ten cars and a four-car garage.
THE FINE PRINT:
BATHS: 6 full, 3 half
SQUARE FEET: 8,000
OTHER STUFF: All the lighting fixtures throughout the home are dimmable with a LiteTouch control system. The property also comes with a security system with IP cameras with a remote monitoring feature.
6029 Atkinson Rd., New Hope, PA. 18938 [Jay Spaziano | Addison Wolfe Real Estate]