Saucon Valley
BETHLEHEM, PA 18015

Description

One of the most noteworthy properties to come on the market in a generation, this exceptional residence is nestled in the enviable environs of the country club's private golf community. Gracefully positioned in the middle of 13.7 acres, the home sits amidst mature landscaping and perennial gardens, in a setting graciously embellished by time. The property is reminiscent of the stunning country homes of the British Isles, surrounded by fields of green, enticing one to walk the acreage and stroll the lane. A re-imagined antique classic, the house is executed with exceptional craftsmanship. The timeless design is a blend of classic details with contemporary spaces, creating an ambiance that bespeaks sophistication without formality. Well-hidden down a long drive, the approach opens to a special retreat that is perfectly private. Pastoral views surround the house and include a handsome lawn with stately pines, an open field and a rear copse of hardwoods. At the far end of the lawn is a playhouse, designed to reflect the main house, enticing young and old to explore. The acreage is made up of specimen plantings and impressive hardscaping. Formerly the nursery property for Bethlehem Steel, there is a stately old world feel, and a whimsical, inviting ambience. At the center of all, the bespoke design captures an elegance one would expect in a quintessential Saucon Valley estate property, where exquisite craftsmanship and detailed execution define each room. Offering custom millwork, moldings, doors, locks, and hardware, there are 7 fireplaces and a bounty of nine-over-six windows for great natural light. The main entry hall is flanked by an intimate formal dining room and a beamed keeping room with a colonial brick fireplace, historic Bethlehem brick, antique barn board walls, and superb views. The foyer is also entrance to an expansive formal living room with fireplace, accommodating multiple seating areas and accessing a large bluestone patio and adjacent den with fireplace. Throughout its history, the home has hosted significant gatherings with ease. A family room addition boasts a trussed, vaulted ceiling, built-in desk and bookcases, a custom bar, and tall windows with stunning views. There are antiqued wood floors, walls of built-ins, wide window seats, beamed ceilings, and attention to detail like no other, throughout every floor. A back hallway, with Jerusalem stone, leads to a side terrace and a luxurious 1st floor master bedroom suite with fireplace, Jerusalem stone bath and large dressing area and cedar c

Details

MLS#PANH102048
StyleHouse
Sub-TypeResale
StatusActive
Year1983
Days On Site88

Features

Bed(s)5
Bath(s) 4 Full, 2 Half
SQ Feet6,425
Garage3
Acreage13.71

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Area Information

StatePA
CityBETHLEHEM
Zip Code18015
AreaLower Saucon Twp (12419)
Community NameNONE AVAILABLE
School DistrictSAUCON VALLEY
Elementary SchoolSAUCON VALLEY
Middle SchoolSAUCON VALLEY
High SchoolSAUCON VALLEY
Listing VS Median (in NONE AVAILABLE)
Price:
$4,500,000
low | high
Med:
$249,900
100% of Average
SqFt:
6,425
low | high
Med:
2,436
100% of Average
$ / SqFt:
$700
low | high
Med:
$127
100% of Average
On Site:
88
low | high
Med:
98.5
89.340101522843% of Average
Listing Updated: 04/21/2019
MLS Number: PANH102048
Listing Provided By:
Nancy W Ahlum  of  Carol C Dorey Real Estate
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