Character & presence characterize this remarkable, and sympathetically updated, Victorian home in the heart of a central Bucks County village with easy access to Philadelphia, Princeton and New York. This 1870 home was actually cited as a “significant” contributor to the creation of the Penns Park Village Historic District. The Victorian front was added to a one-room-up-and-one down structure that is rumored to have been a carpenter’s shop. A modern kitchen addition completes the house. The house also served as the manse for the church across the street in the early 1900’s. The house is set in well- maintained perennial gardens. Some of its fine attributes include: random pumpkin pine floors complemented with long board, red oak floors; airy 9-foot ceilings; a wide window seat with cedar storage; cupboards built into the massive native stone fireplace; and an upstairs Victorian-era non- working fireplace front. You enter this 3-bedroom house through a double set of French doors into a hall with wainscoting that extends to the hearth room and kitchen area, with a view of the back garden through floor-to-ceiling windows. The kitchen has extensive storage, Shaker style maple cabinets, and a Kitchen Aid cook’s gas stove with 5 burners and two ovens with a high-powered Kitchen Aid range hood. The house is well laid out for entertaining or cozy family meals. The cook has site lines into the hearth room and outside to the three garden entertaining areas. The eat-in hearth room is dominated by the huge stone fireplace with expansive views of garden and kitchen. The adjacent dining room and a large powder room complete that side of the house. The large living room features a built-in media closet and a unique floor-to-ceiling, glass-backed bookcase. The second-floor family bath has a spa-like, extra-wide soaking tub and open shower. The main bedroom has a wall of closets and a sitting area. The large 2nd bedroom has an exposed beam ceiling. The 3rd bedroom is next to the large landing with window seat. The side entrance to the house leads you into a vaulted ceilinged mudroom that could also serve as an office area with its three floor-to-ceiling windows. The side entrance lavender garden also leads to a garden gate and archway, which in turn, lead to the back garden lined with perennials and mature trees that also boasts three separate and private seating areas. The garden shed with Dutch door and large windows has a tiled workbench. The house has been well-maintained with many recent improvements that will ensure low maintenance for a new owner; including a recent (2019) interior painting with neutral colors that enhance the light. Recent (2018/2019) improvements include a new Lennox gas furnace and air conditioning, new kitchen appliances (stove/refrigerator/dishwasher), and new water softener system. Both house roofs and the garden shed roof have recently (2017) been replaced; the front porch deck was replaced and a standing seam roof added (2015). Don't miss this opportunity to own a piece of History in Wrightstown TWP!
Listing courtesy of Keller Williams Real Estate-Doylestown.