This light-filled traditional center hall Colonial-style home lies at the end of a long tree-lined drive. The entrance hall, formal living room and dining room have newly refinished hardwood floors. An updated kitchen with newer appliances, granite countertops and tile floor overlooks the in-ground swimming pool, with a large patio installed in 2012 complete with lighting, sitting walls and a fire pit.
A sunny breakfast area with sliding door to the patio connects the kitchen to a large family room with vaulted ceiling, windows on three sides and Brazilian cherry flooring. Two large pantry closets offer good storage. A mudroom, laundry and full bath are just off the kitchen, accessible from the kitchen, garage or back door. The upstairs features a master suite with walk-in California Closet, and three additional bedrooms sharing a hall bath. The lower level is 2/3 finished for a media or exercise room and study, with cork flooring and direct egress via a Bilco door made of greenhouse material to admit generous natural light (a closet also makes this area a legal bedroom). These lower-level rooms are heated by ceiling-mounted, efficient ceramic heaters, each with its own thermostat.
The present owner had three horses when she moved to the property in 2011, with a daughter involved in United States Pony Clubs. Among the many attractions of the property were its location in the sought-after New Hope/Solebury schools and its combination of privacy and 5-minute proximity to the high school, shopping, and everything New Hope has to offer. The home was custom built for the previous owners, who were the proprietors of a much-loved local chocolate shop. The wife also was a serious dressage rider. The lighted outdoor and indoor arenas offer an equestrian with a busy life the opportunity to ride year-round, before or after work or school. This couple not only raised their children here, but also bred, raised and trained the wife’s dressage horses (two of the barn’s stalls can be converted to one large foaling stall).
This amazing horse estate sits on 10± acres. The center aisle barn with four 12×12 matted stalls has a finished tack room and rear stall doors providing free in-out access to all stalls directly from the barnyard, if desired (as well as sliding doors into the 12’ center aisle). The hayloft provides storage for 300+ bales. The lighted outdoor ring is adjacent to the barn, with river sand footing. The three fenced pastures converge on a common barnyard with a 12×24 run-in shed. The “Kistler Built” indoor arena is set back behind a hedgerow, and features sodium lighting, mirrors and river sand footing. In addition to the dwelling and equestrian structures, the property includes a pool shed, plus a new 10×14 “Country Woodcrafters” storage shed/workshop with lights and electricity.
2066 Aquetong Rd, New Hope, PA 18938
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