325 CHESTNUTWOOD LN, ANDALUSIA, PA 19020 (MLS # 7035018)
Less than a mile outside the Philadelphia City Limit, in Lower Bucks County is a quiet country lane that leads to Chestnutwood Estate. This stone mansion was built in 1857 for Doctor George Fox who spared nothing in creating a fine sample of craftsmanship and detail in his 9280 square foot home which over looks the Delaware River.A large porch bordered with flowering gardens welcome the guests into this truly special home.Once into the Grand Foyer that has 12'6" ceilings and 10' high pocket doors that open onto two front parlors, the guests recognize that this place is Special.The foyer, as well as all the formal rooms, are finished with plaster moldings at ceilings and have beautiful marble fireplaces. The first level includes the two parlors, library,gracious dining room with 12'tall pocket doors, breakfast room, kitchen, butler's pantry, powder room, office and numerous closets. The very tall windows provide an abundant amount of natural light and the lovely water views. The interior of this grand house is loaded with detail such as hand milled moldings and the fireplace in the library has Moravian tile from Mercer of Doylestown The Grand Staircase rises to the second floor where the Gallery which is a large area that allows access to 5 large bedrooms and also a hallway that goes to the back part of the second floor where 2 more bedrooms and bathrooms are and a back stairway that goes into the office on the first floor.From this second floor is another stairway to the third floor where 5 more finished rooms and stairs to the rooftop access are located.The second floor has 7 bedrooms and 4 full bathrooms.The basement has a large recreation room with a pool table, darts,chess table and popcorn machine.Special room for Holiday decorations. Basement with stone, brick and beautiful arches could accommodate a wine cellar or cigar lounge.This estate also has a Carriage House with 4 apartments-all 2 bedrm/1 bath,a Cottage with 1 bedroom/1 bath, a River House on the bank of the river with 3 bedrooms/2 baths and 2 decks and a dock leading to the water .These apartments produce about $100,000 yearly.Chestnutwood is a big part of the River's history during the Victorian age of opulence and style.This estate would make an incredible Bed and Breakfast, Corporate Retreat, Family Compound, or a country retreat as the rich Philadelphian's did in days past.Click on the virtual tour for the over 108 photos. click or paste link https://youtu.be/-eA7ROJo2fI drone view
|Last Updated||5/19/2018||Tract||NONE AVAILABLE|
|Year Built||1858||Community||Bensalem Township (10102)|
|School District||Bensalem Twp|
|Prior to May 19, '18||$3,700,000|
|May 19, '18 - Today||$2,900,000|
|AREA||Bensalem Township (10102)|
|HEAT||Gas, Hot Water|
|UTILITIES||Public; Public Sewer;|
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