Designed in 1950 by two architects, 1 of whom was a indigenous Belgian, this home blends the Aged and New Worlds together expertly.
Stone homes are not uncommon in Bucks County. But most of the time, they get their design cues from the Colonial period or common farmhouses.
This Solebury Belgian castle for sale is a noteworthy exception to that rule. It appears to be like much more like a little something one would locate in Villanova or Gladwyne, still below it is, nestled amidst woods concerning Doylestown and New Hope. (And speaking of these two towns, the residence has a Doylestown mailing address but lies in the Solebury-New Hope College District.)
It was designed in 1950 and designed by a few of architects who needed to seize the spirit of Belgium, wherever a single of them arrived from, and transport it to The us. And they also integrated some uniquely American functions into the house’s layout, as have subsequent proprietors.
A single of the major ones: the Mercer tiles on the floors of numerous of the rooms in this house, together with the vestibule and the open most important hall at its stop.
At the vestibule stop, the place serves as a foyer at the other, among the wooden-stove fire and the French doors leading to the rear terrace, it serves as the dining space. In involving lies a sitting down location and the stairs.
That room wraps all around the dwelling area, which also has a fire and three sets of French doorways that open onto the terrace.
The kitchen area and relaxed eating place sit future to the eating-space finish of the most important space. Its Mercer-tile floor matches the 1 in the vestibule. It also has the ambiance of an ancient Belgian country kitchen area and the features of a fashionable American a single.
Further than the dining home, a bookcase-lined loved ones room connects to a shiny sunroom.
And off the lobby you will discover a damp bar and the main bedroom suite. You enter the latter through a sitting down place with a Mercer-tile flooring and French doorways leading to the rear terrace. A mudroom and half bathtub bracket the circular vestibule.
That home in turn connects to the main bed room, which has its very own fire to warm it.
It also has 3 walk-in closets and twin loos. A single of individuals closets lies guiding this elaborately carved set of doors in the corridor to the smaller sized bathroom.
5 more bedrooms, one particular currently used as a study, and three full baths, a person en-suite, are positioned on the 2nd ground.
Like the most important salon and the dining place, that bedroom/research appears to be out on a stone terrace and garden.
The beautiful back garden was made by the botanist who owned this residence soon after its initial proprietors offered it. That backyard is section of a 16-acre ton that ensures peace and tranquil.
A breezeway connects the house to a 3-automobile garage with a a single-bed room accessory apartment over it.
This Solebury Belgian castle for sale is found just exterior the crossroads of Carversville. Lahaska, Solebury, New Hope, Cold Spring and Doylestown are all a shorter travel absent.
And that would make this European confection a excellent all-American retreat.
THE Fine PRINT
BATHS: 5 entire, 1 half
Sq. Toes: 7,232
SALE Cost: $3,975,000
6166 Stovers Mill Rd., Doylestown, PA 18902 [Kevin Steiger | Kurfiss Sotheby’s International Realty]