Step back into the world of Arts and Crafts, where custom homes embrace a high level of workmanship and avoid mass-production in all of its elements. Before you even venture inside, the roofline and high windows announce that this home is out of the ordinary. The tall Craftsman front door with stained glass windows and sidelights ushers you into a great room with an open floor plan, where you can see all the way across the house and outside to the woodlands beyond. The windows with true divided lights dominate the room, and nearly every door in the house is a French or a double door. The master bedroom, guest bedroom, and office on the main floor are all ensuite, and the lower level offers in-law possibilities with another ensuite bedroom and kitchenette, as well as a grand family room which walks out to a covered patio. House has an elevator to all three levels. The second floor loft is large enough to use as a dance floor. Two more bedrooms complete the upper level. Radiant floor heating throughout the main level keeps you perfectly comfortable, and you also have five zones of air conditioning. Other enhancements include an automatic generator, a Home Automation System with speakers throughout, two 200-amp circuit-breaker panels, and a drip-irrigation system. Most spectacular of all is the construction; this house was built with cast-in-place concrete walls using Insulated Concrete Forms. You'll never notice it beneath the lovely cultured stone. These walls are super energy-efficient and much stronger than your standard construction. At the same time, you'll find that this property is all about the outdoors; it is surrounded on three sides by preserved land owned by Bucks County conservancy. Your seclusion is complete. A wrap-around deck accessed from the breakfast room and master bedroom is enhanced by a gazebo-shaped roof, with lighting and speakers. Step down to secret meditation garden and relax to the trickling fountain. Although you may feel that you are in another world, you are still only 90 minutes from New York.
5 bd 5,066 sqft lot 203,861 sqft Riegelsville