Lakewoods is a secluded Upper Bucks Co estate set against a backdrop of 66 wooded acres and spring-fed lake. The country compound provides possibilities for extended family use, caretaker, rental, or home business. In addition to the main house, there is a converted barn with apartment and finished studio space, carriage house with 2-car garage and finished living space, 2-car meeting house style garage, and ancillary buildings. The approach to the c.1997 manor house evokes European sensibilities with circular gravel drive, stone walls and steps down to front terrace and entry. The house was designed and built to exacting standards and the interior is classic and timeless. The entrance hall welcomes you with splendid hand-milled bannister and turned stairs, and rich Georgia long-leaf yellow pine tongue-and-groove floors and rich detail moldings run throughout. Formal living room opens to the large side covered-porch and open lawn, a perfect flow for entertaining outdoors. The south-facing sun room is gracefully divided into library and dining room sharing a wall of windows framing verdant views of the lake and woods, and French doors open to the with pergola and covered side porch. But the heart of the home is the substantial country kitchen with custom cabinets and French limestone counters, large butler pantry, prep sink, Thermador propane range, Gaggenau oven, Sub-Zero refrigerator and wood stove in the original walk-in fireplace. Four bedrooms include a main floor suite with 2nd floor bonus rooms, part of the original c.1850 homestead, and separate entrance. Upstairs is the main bedroom suite with dressing room with built-ins plus walk-in closet and large en suite. The 3rd bedroom, hall bath and laundry room complete the second floor. On the 3rd floor is the family room loft and 4th bedroom, plus finished storage rooms. The converted barn is Boral board-sided and offers stone-walled lower level, perfect as potting/flower room, finished heated and cooled 1, 200sf workshop with ~ bath, and 2BR/1Bath apartment with separate entrance and kitchen, dining area, great room with loft and separate electrical and HVAC. The carriage house with 2-car garage has studio or bedroom space, great room, dining room and kitchen, and 1.1 bathrooms. Benefit from alternative heating for the house and barn with the wood furnace located in a separate building, which also has 2-car garage. 6-bedroom septic system to be installed, Automatic generator for peace of mind.
If location is everything in real estate, then Bucks County and the Delaware River Valley have it all. This southeastern Pennsylvania area is situated about 90 minutes from New York City, about 50 minutes from Center City Philadelphia and 40 minutes from Princeton, N.J., yet it offers beautiful countryside, terrific public and private schools, ample recreation and an array of residential...
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