Welcome to 138 Buckmanville Road, a refined stone farmhouse perfectly situated on a magnificent 19+ acre Upper Makefield property abounding in rich history and the best views in Bucks County. Wind your way up a tree-lined drive past an old orchard until this c. 1700~s classic beauty proudly reveals itself at the top of bucolic Jericho Mountain. In amongst acres of lush lawns, fields and forest, this charming, peaceful home abounding in old world craftsmanship greats you with open arms. First, take in the beauty from a covered front porch with worn bricks from the historic Nabisco factory. Enter into a center hall (addition built in 1968) with wide-plank random-width rustic pine floors, open-beamed ceilings and restored doors reclaimed from historic Nockamixon farms. Notice the vintage cast iron circular staircase relocated from the nearby 1740 House in Lumberville, a hand-carved railing, deep storage closets and powder room. The foyer opens to a large, sunny L/R offering unpretentious comfort and stunning bay window and French door views. Let the authentic Franklin wood stove warm you on cold winter nights. The D/R with 6 doors and deep-set windows overlooking tranquil gardens is the perfect room for sharing memorable meals with loved ones. An exterior door opens to a mud room with root cellar. A swinging plank door opens to the quintessential farm kitchen with sun-drenched windows, brick floors worn with age, rich wood cabinets and butcher block counters that tell tales of meals prepared from the garden. Appreciate the modern dual-fuel gas range, microwave and dishwasher as well as an antique cast iron wood stove from days gone by. The spacious kitchen offers ample room for a large center island or farm table. Step down from the D/R to the original 1700's kitchen, now a lovely library, with wide-planked floors and a huge walk-in stone f/p surrounded by bookcases. The original 3-story structure offers a staircase to each level. Gorgeous panoramic views in the 2nd floor den make office work a pleasure. The 3rd floor has a large B/R with vaulted beamed ceilings, b/in bookcases and windows overlooking the most far-reaching views. This B/R and one other share a hall bath with new laminate floor, sink and tile shower stall. Built into the eaves, the 2nd B/R offers a vaulted beamed ceiling and rounded exposed stone walls. The 3rd B/R (1968 addition) provides huge living space and a fabulous w/in closet. The spacious master B/R boasts gorgeous mountain views, wide plank floors, walk-in and standard closets. Bedroom #3 and the master share a large, nicely appointed bath. Add one door for an ensuite master bath. The hall has 2 linen closets and large windows opening to an exterior beam designed to hoist furniture to the 2nd level. The unf. concrete block basement has 9-10 ft. ceilings with a laundry area, great storage and a workshop with Bilco door egress. There is a crawl space under the kitchen and an unf. mechanicals room with concrete floor in 1700~s section. This home has been meticulously maintained with updated plumbing, 200-amp electric service, new high-efficiency 6-zone oil hot H2O heating (newer oil tank in basement), sum/win hook-up hot water, new central A/C system, whole house generator, new roof, Marvin & Pella replacement windows, fieldstone and freshly painted Zaveta stucco-over-stone construction. A det. garage (2004) provides 5 over-sized bays. The unf. 2nd floor with 100-amp elec. service & plumbing access is ready for your future apartment, exercise/art studio, or in-home office with stunning views of nearby farms. Highly-regarded Council Rock School District. This property is truly a secluded sanctuary showcasing beautiful fields and foliage, naturalizing perennials, shady retreats and meandering creeks. Enjoy the simple pleasure of nature trails or nearby Bucks County attractions including Peddlers Village and quaint New Hope Boro for shopping and eateries, hiking, biking, antiquing and river activities.
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