Jawdropper of the Week: A Log Home Grows Up in Piperville

From humble beginnings, this grand estate retains the charm of its log home origins while featuring rooms designed for ultimate entertaining.

381 Hollow Horn, Tinicum, Pa. 18947 | TREND images via Addison Wolfe Real Estate

381 Hollow Horn, Tinicum, Pa. 18947 | TREND images via Addison Wolfe Real Estate

It’s hard to believe that a simple country log home could ever make its way to become an astounding property of more than eighteen acres. But take a look for yourself, because it’s true.

Turtle Hill, a luxurious estate in Pipersville, is not your typical French manor or colonial home. A circular entrance to the home is surrounded by lush landscaping, bluestone hardscaping and perfectly positioned lighting that make the property a dreamy, wooded escapade.

Each room is unique and yet threaded by the same, cabin-y feel with details like exposed wooden beams, and yet is always sunny from all the sunlight pouring through walls of windows. Inside, the vaulted foyer with a powder room serves as an interesting structural division between the new additions to the home and the updated original architecture. 

You can still see the warmth of the log home in the kitchen, with a gleaming wood ceiling and cabinetry accentuated by granite/quartz countertops, French limestone floors, stainless steel appliances and two Sub-Zero wine coolers. On one side of the kitchen is a living room that captures the home’s original feel, while on the other is a grand, banquet-sized vaulted dining room that features French doors, a stone fireplace and a conversation-starting chandelier.

Above the kitchen is a loft area that can act as an office, reading room or guest room–perfect for those impromptu visits from friends or family. The original log home wing also has four warm and inviting bedrooms for family or guests plus four additional bathrooms.

The great room in the new wing is a perfect blend of nature and luxury, anchored by a large wood-burning fireplace and walls of French doors that open to a stunning view of the masterfully landscaped grounds and bluestone terrace.

Above the great room is the master suite, which has a beautifully arched, vaulted ceiling and showcases an elegant fireplace that serves as a focal point. Large windows bathe the room in natural light and offer more views of the property. The master bathroom is a real treat, being generously spacious and showcasing a walk-in shower, jetted tub, waterworks fixtures and marble flooring.

The finished basement is a wonderful space to entertain or relax, with a game room, workout area and abundant cabinet storage.

A short stroll along a landscaped path leads to the pool and pool house. The pool, recently refurbished, has a built-in lounge area, an outdoor kitchen with grill for al fresco cooking, and cozy seating area nearby overlooking a stone fire pit. The pool cabana is perhaps the ultimate summer getaway right in your own home, featuring a working kitchen for lunch or evening meal preparation, a beautiful full bath with glass tile, and a laundry room. The pool house also extends into a large screened-in patio suited for lounging and dining.




BATHS: 5 full, 1 half


PRICE: $2,495,000

OTHER STUFF: This 18-plus-acre estate occupies two separate tax parcels in Tinicum Township, Bucks County.


381 Hollow Horn Rd., Pipersville, Pa. 18947 [Art Mazzei | Addison Wolfe Real Estate]