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Pennsylvania Homes for Sale Way Out Yonder

Kurfiss Sotheby’s International Realty represents clients in the greater Philadelphia area. Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties and select markets in New Jersey are our home territory, except when we have special requests from property owners in places as far west as Hershey, as far north as the Poconos and from quite a few areas in between. Many of these homes are quite special, some quite extraordinary, in their markets. Clients come to us for the marketing platform we offer, which typically extends well beyond the local area. Come take a tour of these properties, send them to friends who might  be looking in that area or consider them for yourself if you’re from the city and seeking a getaway.

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A view of the infinity-edge pool at Harmony Mountain.

The king of them all, Harmony Mountain, is on 100 acres way up north in Waverly, Pa., near Scranton. This home lives up to its name, having had both a feng shui and vastu shastra expert involved in its design. You will feel its spirit as soon as you arrive at the artisan-designed gate, and its interiors are so tranquil, its views so captivating, you can’t help but exhale and relax while you’re there. This is listed by Chaher Kashlan from our Philadelphia real estate office. Price: $14,950,000. Newly priced as of February 2014 at $9,995,000.

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The gardens are just part of the attraction at this Luzerne County, Pa., country property.

Not too far from Harmony Mountain, a Luzerne County property that has been in the Woolworth family for generations as a hunting lodge and retreat is now available. Presently offered with 10 acres and a very comfortably updated farmhouse (chef’s kitchen! luxury baths!), there is an additional 300 acres available should a buyer wish to have extreme privacy. The property has been used for business meetings and general pleasure, occupied in the spring, summer and fall by generations that learned to ride, fly fish and enjoy nature. Listed by Jim Pearsall in our New Hope office. Price: $790,000.

A bit farther west, in Bloomsburg, a 102-acre lakefront property is now available. The 70-acre lake has a perimeter road, so whether it’s walking the dog, exercising or cross-country skiing in winter, the space is all yours. This is listed by Bruno Cesarone and Sharon Angle in our New Hope office. Price: $3,470,000.

Southward, near State College, Pa., Brad Bux of our New Hope office is representing a gliderport for sale. Ridge Soaring Gliderport, is a world-famous, airport / gliderport featuring record-breaking ridge, thermal and wave soaring conditions on 90 acres in the heart of Centre County. It is offered at $1,870,000.

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A sunny space on Park Avenue — in historic Milford, Pa., that is.

Back to the northeast corner of the state, Sharon Angle and Brad Bux from our New Hope real estate office are marketing a center-hall colonial that is walkable to charming, historic Milford, Pa. Expanded and tastefully updated, it’s an appealing home in every season and has two fireplaces to warm up with this winter. It is priced at $599,999.

Travel down Route 33 to East Stroudsburg, Pa., and you’ll find Whispering Walk now on the market with Vicki Azar and Michael Richardson of our New Hope office. This historical home has been restored and expanded and has pretty much every recreational activity you might want to pursue within minutes: your own tennis court, a home gym, and snow/water skiing, golf, tennis, horseback riding and hiking are available at nearby resorts. This four-bedroom, 3.1-bathroom home is on the market for $449,000.

Moving southward, we have a hotspot in Bangor, Pa., a small town north of Easton. Easton/Bangor/Williams Township are areas where those who work in New Jersey and even New York City sometimes settle because home prices are comparatively affordable and I-78 and I-80 take commuters to major employment areas in New Jersey.

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A tastefully updated farmhouse and converted barn surround a spring-fed pond on Quaker Plain Road in Bangor.

This farmhouse with converted barn on Quaker Plain Road outside of Bangor is a very privately situated country retreat with large pond and ample space for guests or family. On 19+ acres, it is priced at $899,000. Bruno Cesarone and Sharon Angle from our New Hope real estate office have the listing. UPDATE: UNDER AGREEMENT as of Nov. 13! SOLD!!!

Bruno and Sharon also have listed a delightful country property in Bangor on 42 acres. The house has been updated and expanded, and it is designed to take in the property’s beautiful views, including a stocked pond and rolling fields. It is priced at $1,199,000.

01Traveling west from the Lehigh Valley toward Reading, we have an architecturally interesting contemporary available in Sinking Spring, Pa., with stunning views. Very privately situated on 77 acres, it is a grand-scale home with beautiful finishes, windows galore and an indoor pool with spa plus a large guest apartment. It feels more like California than Pennsylvania. Listed by Gwen Simons and Cary Simons out of our New Hope office. Price: $3,225,000.

Keep heading west and a bit south, and you’ll hit Gettysburg, Pa., where Merrie Clancy in our Philadelphia office has listed two units at The Links at Gettysburg. These are luxury two-bedroom/two-bath condominiums in which the buyer can still choose kitchen and bath finishes. Just minutes from the battlefield and Gettysburg College.

 

 

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