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Classic Elegance in Doylestown for $2.2M

On the outside, this home could pass for one of those uppercrust mansions in "The Age of Innocence." On the inside, it's very sophisticated.


82 E. State St., Doylestown, Pa. 18901 | Bright MLS images via Weichert Realtors

We’ve said here before that we think one of the Philadelphia region’s great strengths is the constellation of attractive, walkable suburban towns that surround it. Many consider the Bucks County seat, Doylestown, best in class. It’s unusually well endowed with unique cultural attractions, fine restaurants, and distinctive shops, and that’s just for starters.

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This handsome, stately home on State Street puts you right in the middle of all this.

It consists of a handsome 1820 Federal house onto which a later Italianate addition was grafted in the rear, probably sometime around 1900 from the looks of things. The two styles mesh harmoniously and produce a series of gracious and charming interior spaces.

Those spaces start with the living room with its 10-foot-high ceiling and fireplace with marble surround. You’ll find a similar fireplace in the elegant formal dining room. Next to it is a butler’s pantry with a hammered copper sink and wine fridge, and next to that are two kitchens — yes, two: there’s the usual, magnificently equipped and designed indoor one, and then there’s the outdoor one, with a grill, sink and refrigerator, on the 30-foot-long terrace just outside that indoor kitchen.

We were talking about fireplaces, right? This home has four of them. The other two are in its master suite. One graces the master bedroom, and the other is found in the master bathroom, a rare extra. That fireplace features Mercer tiles in its surround. The other two bedrooms, one on the second floor, one on the third, have en suite bathrooms as well.

The walkout basement’s stone foundation walls give its spaces a grotto-like ambience. Here you’ll find a lounge, a wine cellar and a tasting room along with laundry facilities and a three-car garage.

If you’ve been looking for Society Hill style in a small-town setting, your search ends here.

THE FINE PRINT

BEDS: 3

BATHS: 3 full, 1 half

SQUARE FEET: 3,335

SALE PRICE: $2,200,000

OTHER STUFF: This home is also equipped with a central vacuum system.



82 E. State St., Doylestown, Pa. 18901 [Nicole M. Hoderny | Weichert Realtors]



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