Just Listed: Colonial Tract House Near Washington Crossing

This handsome 1980s Colonial blends 19th-century details with homespun charm. But it’s all tricked out for modern living.

washington crossing colonial tract house exterior front

Built in 1982, this Colonial channels the past nicely at 3 Chestnut Lane, New Hope, Pa. 18938 | Bright MLS images via BHHS Fox & Roach Realtors

The Central Bucks countryside, from Yardley to New Hope to Doylestown, boasts some of the loveliest landscapes in the region. It’s also filled with history: George Washington launched his surprise attack on British troops at Trenton from what’s now Lower Makefield Township in 1776, and as a result, houses with some tie to George Washington abound in the general area.

This house near Washington Crossing is not one of those. But despite its much more recent provenance, it has much of the style and character of those much older houses.

That, plus higher ceilings and modern amenities.

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Living room

Although it dates to 1982, this center-hall Colonial features great 19th-century Colonial Revival details mixed in with country-farmhouse style.

And the mix is very thorough: if a room lacks crown moldings, it has stenciling gracing the places where walls and ceilings meet.

Yet even with all this, this Washington Crossing Colonial tract house for sale is nonetheless totally modern. The modern part of the house, as with most latter-day Colonials, spans most of the main floor’s rear half.

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Breakfast room and kitchen

There you will find a nearly complete everyday living suite. “Nearly” because the family room is separated from the breakfast room and kitchen by a wall.

family room

Family room

But since that wall has both a large doorway and a pass-through window from the breakfast room, it’s almost like it didn’t exist.

dining room

Dining room

Up front, of course, everything hews to tradition. The formal dining room even has a medallion from which its chandelier hangs.





Meanwhile, in back, you’ll find even more modern appointments. These include a skylit sunroom and an in-ground saltwater pool and patio.

master bedroom

Master bedroom

The upstairs bedrooms are all nicely appointed, as is the landscaped backyard. There you will find gardens, a treehouse, a playset and views of open space.

Located roughly midway between Washington Crossing and New Hope, this house on a quiet lane with only one access point offers you a chance to live the New Hope lifestyle.



BATHS: 2 full, 1 half


SALE PRICE: $645,000

OTHER STUFF: A $350 per year homeowners association fee covers common area maintenance in this private subdivision.

3 Chestnut Lane, New Hope, Pa. 18938 [Shirley French | BHHS Fox & Roach Realtors]