Upper Makefield Township, Pa. | $2.975 Million
An expanded and up to date 1840s farmhouse with 4 bedrooms, three full bogs and two half bogs, on a four.49-acre lot with a barn and swimming pool
This late Federal home is in a luxurious subdivision in Upper Makefield Township, a historic neighborhood in Bucks County in which 40 % of the picturesque land is preserved. Most of the single-family houses in the enclave had been constructed in the final 15 years by a customized builder, who additionally labored with a neighborhood architect on the renovation of this property, from 2006 to 2009. All of the techniques had been upgraded, and an inside designer made substantial further contributions to “lighten” the house, the itemizing agent mentioned.
The property is about 30 miles northeast of Philadelphia, 70 miles southwest of New York City and three miles west of Washington Crossing, the place George Washington traversed the Delaware River on his method to profitable the Battle of Trenton. A knot of retailers, eating places and inns in Newtown, the realm’s industrial middle, is about 5 miles south.
Size: 5,185 sq. ft
Price per sq. foot: $574
Indoors: The stone farmhouse has a perpendicular body extension, creating an ell, and there are entrances from each components of the buildings. The principal entrance is now on the finish of a bluestone path on the facet. It opens into a big, tiled lobby that flows into an enormous eat-in kitchen via one doorway and an extended butler’s pantry lined in cupboards, with a powder room at one finish, via one other.
The kitchen has classic floorboards, a stone fire wall, traditional-style cabinetry with granite counter tops, and up to date lighting. Among the home equipment are a Wolf six-burner fuel vary, three dishwashers and a pizza oven. A lineup of French doorways alongside a rear wall opens to a coated flagstone patio searching to the pool, and there’s a breakfast banquette in a nook.
The formal eating room is to the correct of the unique entrance. It has shiny, skim-coated plaster partitions; broad, vintage floorboards; and an enormous fire, transformed to fuel. To the left is a front room, with a fire and related finishes. The powder room throughout from the entrance door is wallpapered in irregular grey stripes resembling trompe l’oeil masonry grout.
A second front room is upstairs, with a fire, grasscloth-covered partitions and entry to an extended deck overlooking the pool. Next to it’s a windowed laundry room with a sink and closet. The major bed room has a cathedral ceiling, a marble fire and deck entry. The en suite lavatory is totally coated in white tile or marble and consists of radiant-heated flooring, a steam bathe, a vintage-style tub and twin sinks.
A visitor room on the second flooring opens to the deck, as nicely, and has use a WC tiled in tiny marble squares on the partitions (together with in the steam bathe) and large marble squares on the radiant-heated flooring.
Two further bedrooms are on the third flooring, together with a visitor suite with a rest room that features a claw-foot tub with a bathe head, and a sink balanced on 4 turned legs.
An extension of the stone home off the kitchen has a ground-floor room with a cathedral ceiling and open beams and a semi-subterranean, temperature-controlled wine cellar. The exterior door opens to a brick patio.
Outdoor area: As a part of an intensive landscaping challenge, the sellers eliminated a koi pond and added a firepit to enhance the in-ground pool with an infinity edge and round spa. The grounds are giant and lush. A four-bay storage incorporates a fitness center and playroom or train studio. (It has a mirrored wall.) There is parking for 2 vehicles in the two-story barn. Next to the property are 160 acres of protected land.
Contact: Louise Williamson, Keller Williams Luxury International, 215-262-0077; louisewilliamson.kw.com
Denver | $2.95 Million
An 1890 brick home with 4 bedrooms and three bogs, on a zero.28-acre lot
Isaac Slade, a founder, pianist and lead vocalist of the Denver-based band the Fray, purchased this home in 2009 for $950,000, and did some badly wanted renovations. It is in West Highland, a tree-lined residential enclave about three miles northwest of downtown, with Victorian hulks and Craftsman bungalows, extremely regarded faculties and a industrial district referred to as Highlands Square.
Size: 5,285 sq. ft
Price per sq. foot: $558
Indoors: A lobby with hardwood flooring and trim leads via pocket doorways to a double parlor. The entrance a part of the parlor is wallpapered in a Western-themed sample with what seem like Native American dwellings; it’s hung with a teardrop-shaped, glass-and-wrought-metal pendant mild. The fire has a stamped-metal cowl surrounded by reclaimed tiles. Wood doorways with a lacy, carved header open to a small studying room on the base of the tower.
At the opposite finish of the parlors, via pocket doorways, is a eating room. Beyond that could be a front room with built-in, glass-front bookcases and crimson partitions described by the itemizing as precisely matching “the vintage cover” of “Crime and Punishment.” (No point out of the version, and even century.) The inspiration for the room’s darkish inexperienced ceiling can be mysterious. (Possibly an 1877 copy of “Black Beauty”?)
The kitchen hides most of its high-end home equipment behind white cabinetry, however not the lipstick-red AGA range or the pasta station. The central island is topped by a slab of black walnut. There can be an vintage wooden china cupboard that just about skims the excessive ceiling. A laundry room off the kitchen might need been a butler’s pantry, with its slender proportions and venerable slop sink.
On the second flooring, the first suite spreads over a number of rooms. The sleeping chamber is at one finish, with an open doorway topped with a carved header. It flows into an extended sitting room that has a fire with a patterned-tile encompass and an vintage bathtub set on Mexican tile in a window bay. French doorways open to a marble lavatory with a steam bathe, a painted floral self-importance and a cut-glass ceiling fixture. This stage additionally has a visitor room, a kitchenette and a rest room with a green-painted wainscot, marble-tiled flooring and claw-foot tub with golden paws.
Two further bedrooms and a rest room are on the third flooring, together with a room used as an workplace, with ornamental woodwork from the demolished Denver home that belonged to David H. Moffat, a railroad tycoon. The basement has a stage and a bar with a ceiling partially coated with the Fray’s airplane tickets.
Outdoor area: The deep entrance garden is surrounded by a wrought-iron fence. A solar porch off the lounge steps right down to a grassy yard with a patio and an Asian wooden pavilion. The indifferent storage was utilized by Mr. Slade’s spouse, Anna Slade, as an artwork studio.
Taxes: $7,396 (2020, primarily based on a tax evaluation of $102,566)
Contact: Mckinze Casey, LIV Sotheby’s International Realty, 303-893-3200; sothebysrealty.com
Lopez Island, Wash. | $2.98 Million
An energy-efficient home constructed in 2017, with two bedrooms and two bogs, on a three.52-acre lot with water views and 100 ft of water frontage
Built to showcase the sustainable design apply of the neighbors subsequent door, this home is on essentially the most rural of the San Juan Islands, a spot with about 2,500 year-round residents and 63 miles of shoreline that’s accessible solely by ferry, airplane or non-public boat. (The journey from Seattle takes barely lower than three hours and features a 45-minute ferry trip; a seaplane trip is about 40 minutes). Built with structural insulated panels on the footprint of — and with reclaimed supplies from — a 1970s cabin (the cedar siding was lower from the ground joists of the outdated home), the property is close to parks, farms and nature preserves and about 5 miles south of grocery purchasing. It is a mile south of the Lopez Island Golf Club and the native airport.
Size: 1,619 sq. ft
Price per sq. foot: $1,841
Indoors: The fundamental entrance is to the facet, throughout from a big, cedar-clad rainwater cistern (there’s additionally a nicely). The pivoting door is product of reclaimed white-pine planks which can be three inches thick.
Inside is a big room with concrete flooring; textured-plaster wall surfaces; 12-foot-high steel-framed home windows and glass doorways with views of San Juan Channel; and a slick crimson kitchen. Reclaimed-wood boards cowl the hearth wall on the far finish of the room, and metal doorways conceal each the firebox and the tv display screen above it. (The home additionally makes use of HRV and heat-pump applied sciences.)
The two bedrooms past the kitchen have split-bamboo built-in storage with vintage Asian chests. The bogs (one en suite, the opposite accessible to friends) are confronted in Italian porcelain tile with a delicate sample echoed in sandblasted-glass partitions; every lavatory has a bathe and a tubular copper towel hotter. Full-size laundry home equipment and a sink are behind folding doorways in the hallway. All lighting in the house is LED.
Outdoor area: The great-room doorways open to a water-facing deck. An out of doors kitchen is customary from Corten metal and concrete. The property has a rain backyard for filtering storm-water runoff; fruit and woodland timber; and meadows with poppies. It is approached by a path via a forest.
Taxes: $6,989, plus a 1 % land-bank tax utilized to the acquisition of open area, conservation easements and seashore entry
Contact: Mary Clure, Orcas Island Realty, 360-961-7523; orcasislandrealty.com
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