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$7,995,000
11 Beds
7, 2 half Baths
8,601 SqFt
75.58 Acre Lot
3,292,264 Sqft Lot
Status Active
Property Type Detached
Price Type
Year Built 1717
Neighborhood None Available
Days on Website 796

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$7,995,000 – 5453 York Road, New Hope, PA 18938

Street View

Courtesy of Hellen I Cannon, Kurfiss Sotheby’s International Realty.

Description

Newly Priced! Elegant country estate living with endless opportunities for equestrian activities, level pasture ideal for polo, organic farming, beautiful sunrise and sunsets with expansive views. Elm Grove Estate is one of Bucks County’s most legendary properties, having been a center of wealth and hunt-country heritage for hundreds of years. Offered outside the Paxson family for only the second time since 1680, this 75+ acre estate was part of the Colonial province of Pennsylvania. The property began with a stone settler’s cottage and grew to include a c. 1700 stone manor house with later additions, a carriage house, barns, workshops and extensive stables used by the former owner for her champion thoroughbred-breeding facilities until 2000. Well hidden behind a long, ivy-covered stone wall, the main house, outbuildings and the surrounding preserved countryside feel like an English estate. This Estate underwent extensive restoration and updates during the past 15 years, preserving its architectural details and manor-house proportions while also serving as a comfortable family residence with modern amenities. Built in three sections dating to 1700, 1739 and 1938, the main house is approximately 8,601 square feet. Outside, the stone has been carefully repointed. Inside, every piece of millwork and moldings, the pocket doors, locks and hardware and the plaster walls are as fresh as they were in the 18th century. There are 10 fireplaces, high ceilings and a bounty of tall sash windows for great natural light. Its wide main entry hall is flanked by an intimate, formal reception room; the hunt room with walk-in fireplace and superb views; and an expansive formal living room that accommodates multiple seating areas and accesses a large rear patio. Throughout its history, this home has hosted grand-scale events. An addition completed in 1938 contains an exquisite formal, mansion-sized dining room with a hand-painted ceiling and tall Jefferson windows with stunning views. Serving this area is a butler’s pantry and a true commercial-grade kitchen. Above are 2 floors of private quarters along with a library. There are 10 bedrooms, including 2 main suites, and 7 full baths, plus 2 half baths. The carriage house is updated to offer complete, character-filled living spaces with storage below. There are 3 barns with 19 horse stables total, a workshop and storage space galore. All pastures have run-in sheds. The house and dependencies overlook verdant, level fields with Diamond Fencing, stream, pond and forested hills beyond. Land has been organically maintained. Enchanting on a misty morning and as the dew sets at night, Elm Grove is a prime property ready to add a new chapter to its long and storied history. Property is also available for rent. MLS: PABU5233268

Property Details and Features

Parking

  • Private
  • 3 open parking spaces
  • Asphalt Driveway
  • Circular Driveway
  • Lighted Parking
  • Paved Parking

Appliances and Equipment

  • Oven – Double
  • Commercial Range
  • Built-In Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • Dryer – Front Loading
  • Extra Refrigerator/Freezer
  • Freezer
  • Icemaker
  • Indoor Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven – Self Cleaning
  • Oven/Range – Gas
  • Range Hood
  • Refrigerator
  • Six Burner Stove
  • Stainless Steel Appliances
  • Washer – Front Loading
  • Water Conditioner – Owned
  • Water Heater

Basement

  • Full
  • Outside Entrance
  • Daylight
  • Full
  • Partially Finished
  • Walkout Level
  • Windows

Bathrooms

  • 9 total bathrooms
  • 1 bathroom on all lower levels
  • 7 bathrooms on all upper levels
  • 7 full bathrooms
  • 2 half bathrooms
  • 1 half bathroom on main level

Bedrooms

  • 11 bedrooms on upper levels
  • 11 bedrooms

House

  • 8,601 sqft living area
  • 8,601 sqft above grade (finished)
  • Built in 1717
  • Structure Type: Detached
  • Wall & Ceiling Types: 9’+ Ceilings,High,Plaster Walls
  • 3 levels
  • Colonial
  • Farmhouse/National Folk
  • Stone

Cooling

  • Central Air
  • Natural Gas
  • Central A/C

Disability Features

  • 2+ Access Exits
  • Doors – Swing In
  • Kitchen Mod
  • Low Closet Rods

Exterior Features

  • Exterior Lighting
  • BBQ Grill
  • Extensive Hardscape
  • Flood Lights
  • Outbuilding(s)
  • Play Area
  • Stone Retaining Walls
  • Water Falls

Fence

  • Electric
  • Masonry/Stone

Fireplaces

  • 10 fireplaces
  • Stone
  • Wood

Floors

  • Wood
  • Hardwood

Foundation

  • Stone

Garage

  • 4 garage spaces

Water

  • Water Body Type: Pond
  • Water Oriented

Heating

  • Natural Gas
  • Radiator

Interior Features

  • Butlers Pantry
  • Stall Shower
  • Kitchen – Eat-In
  • Attic
  • Built-Ins
  • Chair Railings
  • Crown Moldings
  • Dining Area
  • Efficiency
  • Floor Plan – Traditional
  • Formal/Separate Dining Room
  • Kitchen – Country
  • Kitchen – Efficiency
  • Kitchen – Gourmet
  • Kitchen – Island
  • Kitchen – Table Space
  • Primary Bath(s)
  • Store/Office
  • Studio
  • Window Treatments
  • Wine Storage
  • Wood Floors

Laundry

  • Upper Floor
  • Lower Floor

Listing

  • 792 days on market
  • $930 per sqft

Location

  • Municipality: BUCKINGHAM TWP
  • County: Bucks
  • Location Type: Pond
  • MLS Area: Buckingham Twp (10106)
  • Subdivision: None Available

Lot

  • 3,292,265 sqft
  • Lot Size Dimensions: 75.58 ACRES
  • 75.58 acres

Property

  • Historic
  • Other Structures: Above Grade
  • View: Water,Pasture,Pond,Scenic Vista,Street,Trees/Woods,Other

Roof

  • Pitched
  • Slate

Schools

  • School District: CENTRAL BUCKS
  • Middle School: HOLICONG
  • High School: CENTRAL BUCKS HIGH SCHOOL EAST

Sewer

  • On Site Septic

Taxes

  • City/Town Tax: $635
  • City/Town Tax Pymnt Freq: Annually
  • County Tax: $4,037
  • County Tax Pymnt Freq: Annually
  • School Tax: $19,687
  • Tax Annual Amount: $24,359
  • Tax Year: 2021

Utilities

  • Electric Service: 200+ Amp Service
  • Hot Water: Natural Gas,60+ Gallon Tank,Oil
  • Above Ground
  • Cable TV
  • Electric Available
  • Phone Available

Windows

  • Storm

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