On the Market: The Most Expensive House for Sale in Bucks County Right Now
Gladwyne getting a bit too crowded for you? This Gladwyne-style mansion in Solebury Township sits on 50 acres of land, so you won't have to worry about your neighbors disturbing you with their loud parties.
“House for sale” seems a bit too pedestrian a phrase to describe this expansive mansion known as Rockwood Farm.
And while we’re at it, “farm” really isn’t an accurate description of this property outside New Hope in Solebury Township either. In an area where the rustic aesthetic rules, and where genuine 18th- and 19th-century farmhouses abound, this 21st-century confection looks more like an interloper. Specifically, an arriviste from Gladwyne.
But if you actually did want to do some farming here, you’d have plenty of land on which to raise crops or horses or whatever — 50 acres, ten more than the usual requisite 40. Right now, it’s divided into 16 acres of open fields and 34 of woodlands.
And to be absolutely fair, there is a 1739 Pennsylvania farmhouse on this property. You can park your cars and store your outdoor tools and implements in it now, for it has been converted into a garage and storage barn.
So since you can’t actually live in that farmhouse, let’s take a look at the house you can live in.
It’s sumptuously outfitted and decorated. You’ll find hand-cut stone on its facade. On the inside you’ll find quarter-sawn oak and marble floors, European solid wood doors, elaborate surrounds on its six fireplaces, and imported chandeliers. And that’s just for starters.
Its kitchen is spacious and equipped for a serious cook. Whether that cook is you or a personal chef you hire is up to you.
Its study abounds in mahogany, including its built-in bookshelves.
Its master bedroom has a fireplace as well as a tray ceiling, from which one of those chandeliers hangs. Attached to it is an equally sumptuous bathroom. There are four other bedrooms, all with en-suite baths, on the second floor.
Down below, you will find a walkout basement that’s equipped for entertaining, with a full bar, a 10-seat home theater and a 1,000-bottle temperature-controlled wine cellar.
In good weather, you can take the party outside to the outdoor living room and saltwater pool. (What was that we were saying about your neighbors disturbing you with their loud parties? You may be just as liable to disturb them. But since you have 50 acres of land surrounding you, they won’t hear a thing either.)
You will also find a fully stocked pond and a tennis court for your outdoor recreation and enjoyment.
If for some reason all this isn’t enough, New Hope’s lively dining, arts and entertainment scene is just up the road. And there is one other saving grace to this, um, house for sale: you won’t have to shell out as much for it as you would have had to were it actually located in its native Gladwyne.
THE FINE PRINT
BATHS: 6 full, 2 half
SQUARE FEET: 14,313
SALE PRICE: $6,475,000
402-404 Rockwood Path, New Hope, Pa. 18938 [Linda Danese | Kurfiss Sotheby’s International Realty]