French Country Manor

Just outside of Doylestown lies a beautiful property with a focus on understated elegance in the French vernacular. A long lane bordered by thirty-two Hornbeams frame a magnificent sixty-five foot tall Blue Atlas Cedar which gives you a sample of the elegance, scale and scope of the project.

As you continue, a French country manor begins to show itself amid Skip-Laurel hedges, dry stack stone walls and manicured gardens. The home unfolds before you with surfaces of old world exteriors and timeless architectural details. A standing-seam copper roof offers shelter to the formal entry featuring a mid-19th century European paneled mahogany and wrought iron door. Ten foot ceilings continue the splendor of this property with timeless custom designed cove crown moldings, Mercer tile mosaics inlayed within old world floors, eight foot doors, and arches leading from one living space to another. Designed to incorporate an open floor plan, the formal and informal entertainment areas are filled with light and offer extensions to bluestone natural cleft terraces and gardens. The Kitchen offers every appliance and workspaces any professional or aspiring cook would require. In addition, the Kitchen features a custom cooper range hood adorned with commissioned tile from local artisans. To make matters even more interesting this masterpiece is set in a picture window overlooking terraced gardens, and a specimen Bloodgood Japanese Maple.

Other amenities include an elevator servicing three floors or formal stairs adorned with one of a kind handrail, balustrades and newels. The Master and Guest Suits are large but evoke a sense of calm and serenity. Continuing the wow factors, there is a steam shower in the Master Bath, replete with glass and Carrera marble, which soars to include a six by four foot skylight and bathes the entire room with natural light. Always seeking perfection and scale, there is a commissioned tile mosaic featured in the steam shower, which incorporates ferns and a Japanese maple branch pressed into hand dug local clay to create the basis for the museum quality installation.

This property is a delight for the senses and will offer the new owners a reprieve from the bustling world around them. Truly a masterpiece in every respect.

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