What’s back that driveway? History, craftsmanship, room to roam

by Val Patterson

 

Off River Road in Solebury Township, just north of the historic village of Phillips Mill, is an estate property on almost 60 acres that showcases one of the finest regional examples of an early 18th-century house expanded and enhanced with 21st-century new construction.

The stone used in the addition at Limeport Farm is a perfect match to the original 18th-century structure. The 60-acre property in Solebury is now offered for sale through Kurfiss Sotheby’s International Realty.

In 1710, one of our area’s earliest settlers carved out a parcel from his William Penn land grant of 1000 acres along the Delaware River. Limeport Farm, named for the lime mined and produced many years ago on this site, begins as a modest-but-comfortable Bucks County stone house. Flash forward to 2004, and construction launches on an addition that will not only perfectly match the stone in the original house, it will create a floor plan to accommodate a modern household’s needs. Along with the expanded square footage (7,225SF/5BR/4.1BA) came new plumbing and electric, new mechanicals (including geothermal heat pump and a generator), repaired and winter-ready chimneys for six working fireplaces, a completely updated guest cottage with kitchenette and bath, a three-car garage, an in-ground pool area and new hardscaping and landscaping for outdoor enjoyment. Every square foot of the property was fine-tuned.

“It’s hard to find superlatives that adequately describe this wonderful piece of Bucks County,” says Char Morrison, an associate broker with Kurfiss Sotheby’s International Realty and listing agent for the property, which went on the market in late spring. “There is simply no home currently on the market as far as its quality and acreage.”

Regarding its land, Limeport Farm is suitable for agriculture, equestrian or farm animal interests or simply taking in its vistas on foot or by Gator. There is a large stone bank barn on the property and plenty of space for additional agricultural structures. The property contains 8 separate parcels is being sold as an entirety. It is listed at $5,200,000. For more information on Limeport Farm, please contact Char Morrison, char@kurfiss.com or visit http://www.kurfiss.com/ PABU471368.

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