Just Listed: Rustic Contemporary Rancher in New Hope
The love child of an Arts and Crafts house and a midcentury modern ranch house, this very attractive renovated house is ready for you to move right in.
Close to the Delaware, close to New Hope, and close to perfect: This beautifully renovated mid-1970s rancher is at once totally modern and totally old-school at the same time.
The old-school part is the rustic look the owner added to this New Hope renovated ranch house for sale. The reclaimed wood beamed ceilings, floors to match, stone fireplaces and kitchen cabinetry all call to mind the Arts and Crafts houses that caught the fancy of creative types around the turn of the 20th century. (You can find some of these in New Hope, too.)
But everything else about this house says “21st Century.”
Starting with the open-plan main living area that greets you when you walk through the front door. The space combines a living room with a stone fireplace, a modern kitchen and a dining room all under one handsome, 11-foot-high vaulted roof.
Large east- and south-facing windows in the living room let the sun pour in, and sliding doors open onto the wraparound deck.
The kitchen installed as part of this house’s 2019 renovation has the usual 21st-century trappings: center island with bar seating, stainless steel appliances. But it also summons the past with its rustic custom cabinetry and custom-made tile on the backsplash behind the gas range.
This same mixture of past and present animates the primary bedroom, one of two bedrooms on this floor. It too has a vaulted ceiling, sliding doors that lead to the deck and a stone fireplace.
It also has a large bay window that offers a panoramic view of the woods that surround this house.
The upstairs bathroom is shared by both bedrooms. While the reclaimed wood ceiling, window frame and vanity echo the past, the shower’s multiple body sprays offer totally modern luxury.
After you pass the stained-glass window on your way downstairs, you arrive in a large walkout basement lounge, equipped with a full wet bar also made from reclaimed wood. The third bedroom, also on this floor, is even larger than the lounge; if you don’t need to use it as a bedroom, it could serve as a playroom, home office, home gym, media room or any of several other possible uses.
The lounge opens directly onto a patio below the deck, which in turn leads to a spacious backyard carved out of the house’s five-acre wooded lot.
This house is located about a mile north of New Hope’s north end at the bridge that carries Route 202 over the river. A riverside park is located even closer to you.
Not only is this house totally comfortable, totally rustic, totally modern and totally convenient, ir’s also totally furnished. That’s right — buy this handsome New Hope renovated ranch house for sale and the only thing you will have to move in are your clothes, kitchenware and toiletries.
THE FINE PRINT
SQUARE FEET: 2,844
SALE PRICE: $1,499,000 (Remember, the sale price includes all the furniture)
7085 Ely Rd., New Hope, Pa. 18938 [Revi Haviv | Addison Wolfe Real Estate]