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Location: New Hope, Pennsylvania
Rustic, cozy, and magical, Sheildaig Croft, an antique plaster-over-stone cottage in New Hope, Pennsylvania, is, for once, like something straight out of a fairytale. Built circa 1704, the 1,300-square-foot two-story home has since been carefully restored and updated while retaining many of its period charms.
These details include exposed ceiling beams, “random-width” old pine floorboards, two massive stone fireplaces (one a walk-in), and period doors and fittings, to name a few, which sympathetically combine with more contemporary updates, like the very efficient kitchen with Wolf and Viking appliances and the two marble-accented bathrooms.
On the first floor, in addition to the kitchen and living area is a step-down office-bedroom-family with built-in shelving as well as a half bath. A concealed staircase leads upstairs to the full-floor, loft-like master suite with beamed cathedral ceiling and a huge bathroom with a free-standing tub and a separate toilet room.
Behind the humble abode across from the garden is a lovely summer house with a stone patio and pergola, as well as a two-car garage with with loft storage. Elsewhere on the enchanting 2.5-acre property are old stacked stone walls, bluestone paths, perennial beds, and more.
Located at 6753 Phillips Mill Road just an hour away from Philadelphia and two hours from New York City, the home is offered at $699,000. Have a look.
Courtesy of Fox & Roach/Berkshire Hathaway