Old-Time Comfort in Pipersville for $725K
If your tastes run towards the Victorian but you still enjoy all the comforts of modern living, we’ve got just the place for you.
This 1825 farmhouse in Pipersville, Bucks County, underwent a complete renovation not too long ago. The redo added a bunch of modern features throughout the home in a way that kept its 19th-century charm intact.
Take the eat-in kitchen, for instance. What you see next to the huge cooking-hearth fireplace looks like it’s been there as long as this home has, but it’s all up-to-date, including the nicely camouflaged Sub-Zero refrigerator, hidden microwave and discreet beverage fridge.
Some of the renovations involved all-new vintage reproductions like the chandelier in the parlor — er, living room. If it looks familiar, it ought to — it’s a reproduction of one of the made-in-Philly chandeliers you see in the Academy of Music.
The original hardwood floors were nicely refinished, save in the carpeted master bedroom. The bathrooms have been brought into our time through the use of appropriately styled fixtures.
The outdoor spaces likewise combine yesterday and today masterfully. Besides the landscaped rear patio and the contemporary pool and spa, you’ll find a koi pond next to a summer kitchen cabin with a bar and a Rumsford fireplace decorated with Mercer tiles.
Finally, you won’t have to worry about modern life intruding on your 21st-century Victorian idyll, for the home’s one-acre lot is surrounded by conserved land.
THE FINE PRINT
SQUARE FEET: 2,700
SALE PRICE: $725,000
OTHER STUFF: There’s also a 2-story barn with workshop and loft, a garden shed with running water, and a backup generator on the property. The owners prefer overnight notice for showings, which may not take place before 11 a.m.
6830 Tohickon Hill Rd., Pipersville, Pa. 18947 [Donnneta Crane and Stephanie Garomon | Addison Wolfe Real Estate]