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For $1.35M, a Bit of Bauhaus in Bucks County, Pennsylvania

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Location: New Hope, Pennsylvania
Price: $1,349,000
How avante-garde you must have been, Bauhaus-inspired country home, when you arrived in New Hope, Pennsylvania in 1931. The heads you must have turned! 84 years, and a few renovations later—the second of which, undertaken by architect Richard Luthringer in 1997, nearly doubled its size, to 4,400 square feet—that clean, two-story jumble of sugar cubes is on the market for $1,349,000.

According to listing agent Dan Leuzzi, records indicate that the architect and first owner was one Jim McComb. These days, you enter the home through a custom stainless-steel front door. To the left is a tray-ceilinged dining room with a large front window and a fireplace, and beyond that, a kitchen with concrete counters and modern appliances. Head straight back from the entryway and you reach a living room with floors of burled California pine, an elevated study with built-in bookshelves, and sliding doors opening out onto a back terrace with a half-moon fountain. The curvilinear window in a second, smaller dining area is a nice complement to the swooping main staircase.

Upstairs, the master bedroom has a gorgeous console of wall-length silver-leaf cabinetry. Two guest bedrooms on the second floor are reached by a spiral staircase leading up from the family room.

Set on 2.27 acres, the home is back on the market for the third or fourth time since listing in 2011 for $1,795,000.


· 1931 Modernist Residence [Kurfiss Sotheby's via Philly Mag]