Stately and elegant, this architectural gem is the epitome of sophistication and perfect for extraordinary comfort and entertaining. With a historical provenance dating to 1870, the original features have remained. The 2019 complete restoration of the original house includes a 2-story addition in the rear that expanded the primary bedroom suite, gourmet kitchen, and separate mud room/pantry. A large bluestone terrace for dining and relaxing was also built with covered and open areas and access from the kitchen and mudroom. The result is a seamless blend of the old and the new with character and every modern convenience. Detailed millwork, 10ft. ceilings on the main floor and two fireplaces with Mercer tile , a dramatic curving staircase that winds its way to the third floor, angled and curved walls, huge windows, chef’s gourmet kitchen with sitting area and breakfast room, gorgeous, remodeled bathrooms, four oversized bedrooms (two on each upper floor) including the second floor luxurious primary bedroom suite are but some of this home’s special features. A 4-level elevator shaft (now large closets) can accommodate the installation of an elevator. On the lower basement level there is a large family room with built-ins including a wine refrigerator and bar sink and four windows, an unfinished area with new mechanicals and room for storage. A Bilco door to the outside is concealed behind a door. Most of these lower level features and the staircase leading downstairs were part of the new construction. The new, detached 2-car garage is accessed by an iron staircase from the terrace or from a short alley ending at the property line. Everything has been done with attention to detail and with style, craftsmanship and execution. This distinguished residence is surely one of the most spectacular examples of Second Empire/Victorian architecture. The areas of lawn, new and extensive landscaping, and lighting add to the ambiance. On a beautiful and quiet street with other architectural gems and a short walking distance from the renowned downtown and its amenities, this is perhaps one of the most iconic and stunning homes in Doylestown. It is an opportunity to own, live in, and forever be part of the history of this extraordinary home.
Listing courtesy of Keller Williams Real Estate-Doylestown. Contact: (215) 340-5700