Inside Look: Lushly Landscaped Provincial Pleasure Palace in Lumberville
This custom-built home is a delight for the eyes, with many beautiful spaces inside and out. The rest of you will be just as delighted.
Generally speaking, when one writes a description of a Bucks County house for sale that contains the phrase “New Hope pleasure palace,” the phrase “converted barn” also appears somewhere in it. And if it doesn’t, you will probably find a phrase like “restored 1750 farmhouse” or “once served as George Washington’s [insert function here].”
None of these terms apply to this custom-built provincial pleasure palace on 13 lushly landscaped acres in Lumberville, just upriver from New Hope. This duo of spacious manse and comfortable guest house dates to 1994, but it looks like it’s been here a while thanks to the attention to classic detail you’ll find inside and out.
While there may be no converted barn on this property, you will find repurposed barn beams in the two-story-high living room, where a stone fireplace with a wood stove serves as the dramatic focal point.
That fireplace shares its chimney with the one in the kitchen. That room also boasts high-end appliances, two islands, custom cabinetry with china cabinets over the sink and a smooth-top cooktop.
The spiral staircase in the kitchen leads to the master suite. In addition to classic style, it contains another spiral staircase that leads to a turret that affords you a 360-degree view of your property. That same spiral staircase leads down to a finished walkout basement that includes a billiards room, sauna, two bedrooms, workshop and storage space.
The outside of this house for sale is as impressive as its inside. Thoughtful landscaping and inviting features that go beyond the spectacular pool and terrace invite relaxation and make great entertaining spaces to boot.
And when the entertainment’s done, your guests can repair to the guest suite on the main home’s third floor or to the 1,500-square-foot guest house on the property.
In all, this house offers Bucks County living at its finest within shouting distance of the Delaware, just a short drive upriver from New Hope.
THE FINE PRINT
BATHS: 6 full, 2 half
SQUARE FEET: 8,584
SALE PRICE: $2,440,000
6450 Old Carversville Rd., New Hope, Pa. 18938 [Evan Walton and Kim Condo | Addison Wolfe Real Estate]