Located at one of the most prestigious addresses in Upper Makefield, this Mediterranean-style house exemplifies elegance and sophistication, yet is accessible and comfortable. All 9,500+ sqft of it, rising gracefully in a series of pavilions and wings on a carefully landscaped cul-de-sac lot. Symmetry & balance are certainly Hallmarks of this remarkable home. Inspired by architect Larry E. Boerder and built by Richard Zaveta, one of Bucks County's most respected builders. The style of this home has the look and feel of an old, classical estate of the 1920's. This home was designed to look like an older home that was added over the years and the style and materials used are there to make the most of the depth that the sun brings in Bucks County. Among the features that raise the quality of the house to the highest standard are the foyer's limestone & marble flrs and the custom designed French doors w/ arched transom that opens to the loggia, rear gardens and pool. The great room underscores all that is right in this marriage of classical architecture and elegant interior design. It has the look and feel of a comfortable gathering spot that seamlessly connects to other halls and rooms thanks to the architect's careful attention to proportion. The ceilings are 22ft in height and features marble floors and detailed millwork, all centered in front of the grand FP. Versatility is also a common theme, beginning w/ the library which can be closed off from the remainder of the house. Here the walls are covered with elegant cherry wood w/ numerous built-ins and custom wet bar. The same versatility is evident in the DR where the size can accommodate different entertainment functions, from several people over for cocktails or scaled down for just a few at dinner. But the core of every house, it seems, is the kitchen. "Everybody ends up there anyway". And because of that, the kitchen and adjoining family/breakfast room are angled perfectly so great views of the FP inside and the loggia and gardens outside. Behind one kitchen wall is additional space that can be used for playroom, pantry items or personal space. Equal attention was paid to the BR's, where extra sqft follows a decades-long trend. The 1st floor main suite has 2 separate closets, tucked away sitting room/2nd study and opulent bath fitted w/ a steam shower, 2 vanities, make-up area and sunken tub. Two powder rooms & one of 2 laundry rooms complete the main level. Upstairs are 5 generous size BR's that are en-suite and provide quiet private space for everyone. In addition, there is a 2nd laundry located here too. Now, this home may have the look of the 20's, yet, it has to accommodate the demands of today's modern family, where leisure time means settling down to a bucket of popcorn and a movie or listening to the latest music. The media/entertainment room accomplishes all of these things with a contemporary feel and endless possibilities. If this isn't enough, there is a beautiful music room also located upstairs that has a raised stage area for those with a "band ready skillset". Below is the enormous w/o basement. The same attention to detail that characterizes this home is carried outside. Guests will naturally gravitate toward the loggia with its' open architecture and verdant views. Stylish & comfortable, this space makes the outdoor room party-perfect. Floor to ceiling stone FP, stained beams, tongue & groove boarded ceiling & herringbone brick patio make this covered area one of the most enjoyed spaces around. It all overlooks meticulously maintained gardens w/ a very large patio area that becomes another stage for gathering and a majestic brick stairway leading to the heated pool, spa, covered kitchen, & cabana house w/ powder room and changing areas. A porte cochere screens the rear entrance to the 4 car garages. All of this situated on 7.3 bucolic acres right here in New Hope!
Listing courtesy of Compass.
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