DOYLESTOWN, PA — A castle is for sale in Doylestown.
Yes, you heard it right: and its 6-bedroom, 5.5-bathroom grandeur retails for $3,975,000.
Read more about this beautiful home and view photos in the listing:
- A rarity in Solebury Township, this hidden 16-acre pool residence was designed in 1950 by two architects to resemble a castle in Belgium, the homeland of its original owner. Beautifully proportioned rooms with excellent flow for entertainment make it feel more Main Line than Bucks County, but make no mistake, this private setting near the village of Carversville is pure Solebury with arboretum-esque grounds and ever-blooming gardens.
- The round, domed main entrance leads into a wide gallery-style hall. From here you have access to all living areas on the first floor. A dramatic main salon with fireplace and five sets of patio doors open onto a full length terrace. The formal dining area, heated by a wood-burning stove/fireplace, seats several and opens out onto the rear patio. Adjacent is the spacious kitchen with cooking island and informal dining area. A service entrance with laundry room and storage room is useful in this workspace.
- On one side of the house, the built-in library/study feels like a private club reading room and opens out onto a conservatory. Also on the first floor is an owner’s suite with sitting room, sleeping quarters and his and her baths and three walk-in closets. High ceilings, substantial moldings, pristine Mercer floor tiles, handmade hardware and hinges on doors and other details add to the home’s appeal. The private upstairs quarters offer spacious accommodation with five additional bedrooms and three bathrooms.
- Gardens punctuated with walking paths lead to an oversized in-ground swimming pool complete with plunge rock, gazebo and pool house. A carriage house style garage for three cars, including a laundry room, has a nicely furnished one bedroom apartment above.
- Previously owned by a botanist, the property offers spectacular gardens with a generous amount of flat lawn, ready for a croquet game.
- A Bucks County retreat from the city, “The Castle” works just as well today as it did 70 years ago when its first owners used it as a Philadelphia getaway. It is a unique offer for our region.
Brought to you by: Kevin Steiger, Kurfiss Sotheby’s International Realty
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