We’ve found that we tend to scroll through local real estate listings the same way we listen to music: according to mood. On one especially indulgent morning recently, daydreaming well beyond our means, we happened upon this Delaware River Towns home listing. It was quite the revelation and sits at the end of a long, gated driveway, mostly hidden from public view yet well within shouting distance of both the canal and river.
The meticulously manicured 1.77-acre property, known as “Rabbit Run,” is home to a farmhouse with four bedrooms, four-and-a-half bathrooms, and three outbuildings that, between them, provide another three bedrooms and four bathrooms. It sits along New Hope’s exclusive North Main Street, just south of the Route 202 spur.
The farmhouse dates back to 1850 and features many well-maintained period elements, including wide-plank flooring on the first floor and a massive stone fireplace in what is now a dining room. But the home has been expanded well beyond its original footprint, and the home and property have been extensively updated in recent years.
Much of the lighting throughout and around the farmhouse is custom. The double-hung windows are new, as is the four-zone HVAC system. Virtually every room is flooded with natural light. French doors open to a small balcony overlooking the lush grounds in the primary bedroom.
Each of the bathrooms was renovated. So was the kitchen, which opens to a sunroom and living room that are flooded with natural light.
With a large terrace extending from that corner of the home and encompassing a saltwater pool, Rabbit Run is a place that comes into its own during gatherings of all shapes and sizes, from casual afternoons spent lounging poolside to large cocktail parties that carry on well into the night amid a plethora of mood-setting lights.
Many of us would be perfectly content calling the two-bedroom, two-bathroom carriage house home: a soaring, angular ceiling punctuated by exposed beams, hardwood flooring, a wood-burning fireplace, a freshly renovated kitchen, and a multi-car garage. Even more, you’re so close to downtown and the picturesque views that make New Hope one-of-a-kind, yet you’re shielded from the chaos that is River Road on a sunny Sunday afternoon.
The price tag for that kind of exclusivity is more than $3 million.
2445 River Road, New Hope, PA| $3.295 million
An 1850 farmhouse, with four bedrooms and four-and-a-half bathrooms, on a 1.77-acre canal-side lot.
Size: 4,300 square feet
Price per square foot: $766Taxes: $23,847