A picturesque setting and scenic road creates the perfect backdrop for this converted school house, circa 1857, known as "Church's School House" which is situated adjacent to an open field of protected land. This completely renovated historic home has been modernized to perfection. Since it was originally built as a school, there is an open flow and flexibility to rooms that you won't find in similar period homes. Loads of windows having beautiful views out every window, overlooking lush easy to care for perennial gardens which burst with color all summer long. The beautiful bluestone patio and dry stack curved stone wall welcomes you into the front entrance. The spacious living room features a magnificent original stone fireplace with a cozy wood stove and a grand period mantle above, exposed beams, pristine random width ash and oak flooring, pine paneled wainscoting, plaster walls with deep set curved window wells are some of the special features. A generous family room with one of the original school house built-ins, is a period pine cupboard, having storage below and glass paneled doors above for showcasing special items. The formal dining room with a sweet chandelier leads to the updated kitchen with quartzite counters, marble herringbone tile backsplash, professional stainless appliances, including a Viking Stove, farm sink, a large pantry with pullout shelving to maximize storage space, tile flooring highlighted by Mercer Tiles will satisfy any gourmet chef. On the other side of the kitchen counter, you'll find a large flexible space perfect for large gatherings, dining and entertaining. A sizable main floor master en-suite bedroom, with exposed beams and walls filled with windows offering serene views of the beautiful koi pond and waterfall. An arched doorway leads to the walk-thru closet area and a charming updated full bath with a claw foot soaking tub, tiled shower w/glass surround, wainscoting and two matching side by side Draper painted cabinets having custom sink bowls. Completing the main level is a tiled laundry room, powder room, mudroom and utility room. Upstairs you'll find hardwood flooring and be surprised by the abundance of closets, custom nooks and cabinets in every room. A grand 2nd bedroom is a surprise. Two additional bedrooms, a full bath with pedestal sink, penny tile flooring and wainscoting complete the 2nd level. A gated and totally fenced-in yard is easy to maintain, features a gazebo and a stunning koi pond for all to enjoy. The attractive oversized two car garage has a walk-up stairway to a 2nd floor loft for storage or potential flex space. A quick 5 min. drive into Doylestown and 15 minutes into the river towns of New Hope and Lambertville. Easy drive into Phila., NY and Princeton Area.
Attic, Built-Ins, Exposed Beams, Formal/Separate Dining Room, Master Bath(s), Upgraded Countertops, Wood Floors, Wd Stove Insrt
Additional Storage Area, Garage - Rear Entry, Garage Door Opener, Oversized
Commercial Range, Dishwasher, Dryer, Oven-Self Cleaning, Oven/Range-Electric, Refrigerator, Stainless Steel Appliances, Washer, Water Heater
Extensive Hardscape, Exterior Lighting, Outbuilding Apartment, Other, Patio, Wood Fence, Privacy Fence, Fence, Stone Fence, Terrace
Landscaping, Open, Private, Rear Yard, Rural
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Listing information last updated on April 22nd, 2019 at 9:16am EDT.