On the Market: Contemporary Hillside House Outside New Hope
Nestled amidst Buckingham Mountain's woodlands, this striking modern house for sale is both an entertainer's dream and a personal getaway.
Usually, your typical Bucks County jaw-dropper house has one or more of the following elements:
- a construction date before the Civil War, or at least before 1900
- an old barn that has been converted into a fabulous party palace if it’s not the actual residence itself
- either low ceilings and authentic Colonial/Early American charm or high ceilings and lovely Victorian gimcrackery (if it’s in Doylestown)
- some connection to George Washington, the Paxsons, or maybe both
The house you see above boasts none of these features. Yet it’s an absolute looker, and it’s in Bucks County.
This striking contemporary house for sale sits on the side of Buckingham Mountain. It’s just a short drive from here to both Peddler’s Village in Lahaska and the year-round party that is New Hope, but living here, you will likely forget you’re close to these visitor magnets.
That’s because your own residence has a magnetism of its own.
An abundance of windows and vaulted ceilings on the main floor combine with the white-dominant color palette to give this house an open and airy ambiance that makes it feel sunny even on a cloudy day like the one when these photos were taken.
The main living spaces display the easy informality of the best modernist houses.
The kitchen takes its design cues from Europe and its color scheme from its imaginative owner. And it too boasts ample windows that bring nature inside.
The master suite also invites nature inside through the private greenhouse sitting room attached to its bedroom. (This house’s other bedrooms can be found on its lower floor.)
And when you’d rather go outside and experience nature directly, this house gives you ample opportunities to do that too. A large deck wraps around two sides of the L-shaped residence, and on the rear, bleacher steps descend from the main floor deck to the poolside.
Put simply, if your tastes run towards the modern and you’ve long wanted to live the Bucks County lifestyle, you won’t find a better place to do it than this one. Whether you want to go out into the world, get away from it, or invite it in to hang out with you, this house can accommodate your desires.
THE FINE PRINT
SQUARE FEET: 4,000
SALE PRICE: $989,000
OTHER STUFF: Whether or not you’re in the market for a house, if you’re a fan of midcentury modern houses like this one, you should check out the houses featured on this agent’s “Philadwellphia” website. You’ll find plenty of drop-dead-gorgeous photos and some architectural history lessons to boot.
1909 Brooke Dr., New Hope, Pa. 18938 [Marion Dinofa | BHHS Fox & Roach Realtors – Bryn Mawr]