On the Market: Luxurious Cape Cod in Newtown
Thanks to several additions, this fine example of a traditionally modest house type has been transformed into an impressive resort.
“Saltbox” is an alternate term often used to describe Cape Cod houses.
The owners of this saltbox outside Newtown decided it needed a little more spice than that.
Over the years, they’ve added wings, dormers and features that have turned it into something of an oxymoron: a sprawling Cape Cod house for sale.
And it’s a delightfully sprawling house, full of features and amenities that make it more of a resort than a mere house.
They did this by skillfully blending traditional and modern style to boot.
Take the dining room, for instance: traditional crown moldings and an original stone fireplace stand in contrast to bold purple walls and modern lighting.
It and the kitchen are the two indoor exclamation points. The kitchen and the attached breakfast room boast large windows and skylights, cool light gray walls, stylish modern cabinetry and a textured aluminum backsplash surrounding the induction cooktop that’s like no other we’ve seen.
That backsplash gives the impression that you’re cooking in the great outdoors. You can do that for real in the spacious outdoor living room and kitchen located behind the kitchen and breakfast room. With a fireplace, grill, fridge, dishwasher and bar, this space has everything you need for great outdoor entertaining.
And for indoor entertaining, in addition to the kitchen and dining room, there’s a spacious living room — the agent’s listing calls this the “Gathering Room” — featuring a gas fireplace and large windows overlooking the backyard.
The finished basement also makes a great gathering place.
This house for sale also comes with two master suites, one on the first floor, one on the second. Like the ktichen, all of the bathrooms have been smartly and stylishly upgraded and updated with that same traditional/modern blend.
This house represents the kind of suburban sprawl we would go for if we went for that sort of thing. And it’s roughly midway between two of Bucks County’s most attractive and historic towns, Newtown and New Hope. A third historic hotspot, Washington Crossing, is also about the same distance away.
THE FINE PRINT
SQUARE FEET: 2,649
SALE PRICE: $850,000
OTHER STUFF: This house’s sale price has been reduced twice in the last 31 days: by $50,000 on Feb. 2nd and by $49,500 on Feb. 25th.
399 Pineville Rd., Newtown, Pa. 18940 [Jay Spaziano | Jay Spaziano Real Estate]