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Country Farm House in Bucks, Fully Restored and Then Some
Does your home have a carriage house? Where do the in-laws stay when they come to visit? How about that young adult who is trying to spread his or her wings of independence but just can’t afford to leave the nest just yet? Next up on our Million-Dollar Listings is a beautiful Bucks County farm house built back in 1857 when the primary mode of travel was by horse-drawn carriages. Those weary travelers needed a place to crash for the night and carriage houses were more common then.
The family selling this home put a lot of love and attention into restoring not only the carriage house but the entire estate. They could do that because they also own a very successful historical restoration company in Bucks County. Let’s take a closer look at what a plenty of love for historical renovations has done for this Farm House in Bucks County for sale.
Bucks County Farm House At The Crossroads of 1857 and 2015
Don’t you just love a home with contours and historical character? The entrance to the property is from Chinquapin Road which dates back to the days when Churchville was known as Smoketown. This crossroads town connected Philadelphia to New Hope and the early Dutch settlers brought their farming skills with them. This village was very popular for travelers to rest before venturing in either direction. This architecture appears to be influenced by the Dutch Reformers and the Colonial Revival movement of the day.
Step inside the front door and you can feel a wave of country homestead overtake you. This reception area welcomes any visitor in with its wide plank hardwood floors, wood casement windows and pleasing colors, all of which are newer materials that maintain the integrity of how this home may have appeared in the mid 1800s.
Venture into the main part of the home and you can see that Dorothy is not in Kansas anymore. The electrical upgrades, hidden HVAC system and use of high-quality building materials are all designed for efficiency and reducing the carbon footprint of this home. As you can see, these modern-day extras blend very well with the country look and feel of this home. This kitchen is a great example of the phrase “humble elegance.”
Let’s travel upstairs to the master suite, a reprieve you may never want to leave once you are there. These French doors lead to a balcony patio where you can overlook 12 acres of property you can claim “all yours.” There is one neighbor to the north and the rest is your own private property on three sides. You will find Chestnut trees (chinquapin = chestnut trees), other flowering perennials, naturalized gardens and meadows for wildlife to thrive. Step back inside to enjoy your master bedroom with vaulted ceilings and a row of windows that make this large suite enormous.
The masterbath has a jetted tub that Cleopatra would insist upon in her palace. No time for a soak? Take advantage of a separate shower for a a quick rinse. The shaded sunlight that pours in will leave you wide awake in the morning. No one is looking…like we said, you have no neighbors from this side of the house.
There is a total of 5 bedrooms, four bathrooms and almost 5,000 square feet of living space in this main house. Oh…don’t forget the carriage house, which is perfect for the summer guest. A full game room, spacious family room and the one feature no Bucks County Farm House is complete without — an in-ground pool on the property…say what?? Yes, the property boasts a very large built-in pool, pool house, terraced gardens and this gazebo to swing in with your afternoon cup of Java.
Home For Sale Near Churchville Nature Center
Only a stone’s throw away is the Churchville Nature Center, a horticultural jewel here in central Bucks County. If your own gardens are not enough, the botanist in you will love the natural beauty located here. Ready to take a look at this beuatiful home in Churchville PA. Kevin Steiger is located in our Bucks County Real Estate office and he will be happy to show you around. Give him a call today to schedule an appointment.