A Year-Round Vacation Retreat in Pine Forge for $850K
Once you settle into this one-of-a-kind home, you'll find it hard to pry yourself out of it.
Been looking for that perfect mountain vacation getaway?
We’ve finally found it for you. Just add mountain and enjoy.
This custom cedar home is nowhere near either the Poconos or the Endless Mountains, but it is situated on a 5.86-acre hilltop lot just outside Pine Forge. That’s south of Boyertown, in Berks County, where we ordinarily don’t venture, but (1) this home is also just a few miles northwest of Pottstown (2) because of this, it’s also close enough to King of Prussia, Collegeville, Phoenixville and Exton that you could easily commute to your job from here if you worked in upper Montgomery or Chester counties.
But once you move into this striking contemporary abode, we’ll wager that you’ll inform your boss that you’ll be working from home from this point on.
That’s because this home offers a unique mix of style, comfort and amenities you’ll find hard to match for less than a million bucks.
The central living space of this home gives you two stories of Wow! in the form of a soaring sunken living room organized around a gas fireplace with stucco surround. Next to this, separated only by support beams and pillars, is a family room with wet bar and French doors leading out onto a beautifully landscaped rear terrace.
All this lies in front of you once you exit the foyer. Off to your right are the spaces for preparing and enjoying food.
These consist of a dining room in front, a breakfast room in back and a spacious custom kitchen between them.
When the sun shines, the kitchen is flooded with natural light from a 17-foot-high skylight directly over the quartzite-topped island. Surrounding the island is plenty of storage and work space and a full suite of KitchenAid appliances. Those wowed by induction cooking technology and those who prefer the responsiveness of gas will both love cooking on the cooktop with its four induction and two gas burners.
Two of this home’s three bedrooms are on its main floor. The owner’s suite comprises its second floor, and that space is a retreat within a retreat.
It features a huge bedroom with private deck, its own kitchenette and a raised owner’s bathroom with a huge walk-in closet.
That bathroom offers you a spa-like experience in its sunken soaking tub and large walk-in shower.
Out back, the landscaped rear yard includes a deck and an outdoor kitchen.
We’ve already told you what communities lie near it. They offer many options for shopping, dining and entertainment. But they offer nothing like this.
THE FINE PRINT
SQUARE FEET: 3,866
SALE PRICE: $849,900*
OTHER STUFF: The guts of this home have also been updated with a UV water filtration system, continuous hot water heater, and an electronic air purifier and humidifier. *Zillow shows this home as having been listed on June 1 at a price of $929,900. An earlier listing on the agent’s site at that price is now inactive, which means it has just been relisted at the current price, $80,000 below the original asking price.
50 Colebrookdale Rd., Boyertown, Pa. 19512 [Therese Brittingham and Tom McCouch | Keller Williams Realty Group]