Centrally located & equally distant from the towns of Doylestown, Lahaska, Upper Makefield and Newtown is the town of Ivyland, home to one of the largest collections of Victorian buildings listed on the national register of historic homes. By far, the most scenic road that connects Ivyland to Rushland is named Sackettsford Rd. About halfway between those two points is a private road (Orchard Lane) that winds back to 50 Orchard Lane, a 10-acre oasis that is partially wooded, part fenced grazing pasture and in the beautifully landscaped center of it all, sits a lovely one level, mid-century styled four bedroom/3.5 bath home. At the entrance to the driveway is a low stone wall which is your first indication that this home is contemporary in stature, not imposing on the natural beauty that surrounds it. The driveway leads guests to the left to park in the circle, while family members can continue to the right and park in the large 3-car garage. Walking up to the entrance, you will pass the Koi pond, setting the stage for the peacefulness you will find inside. Stepping into the foyer your eyes immediately focus on the spectacular outside views on the opposite side of the room-the expansive deck, pool/pergola/and outdoor entertainment area and beyond, the horse barn and pasture. Standing in the foyer and directly in front of you is the formal living room with floor to ceiling windows bringing the outdoors in. To your left is the bedroom wing. Turning right from the foyer leads you to the formal dining room with more spectacular outside views and then a more casual indoor area that encompasses a wide-open euro-contemporary kitchen and includes an atrium door leading to the outside decks. Beyond the kitchen there are a few very wide steps that lead into a large open entertainment area that could easily accommodate pool or ping pong tables and exercise equipment. The ceiling in this room has been opened in to reveal the rafters, giving the room a sense of height not usually found in homes of this style. The final portion of this side of the house ends with the three-car garage with plenty of storage for more than just the cars. The bedroom wing begins with three bedrooms and two full baths on both sides of the center hall. At the end of the hall is an owner's suite that will tempt you to stay a little longer... (perhaps a lot longer). Not just a bedroom, but a room with expansive views of the property, sitting areas, a bathroom with his and her vanities, separate shower and tub, a double-sided glass fireplace and outside decks for the mornings it is warm enough to sip your coffee and enjoy the surroundings. The property includes 4+ acres of woods and trails, but there is also plenty of room for a tennis court or almost any other outdoor activity on your “must have” list. The barn is a pleasant surprise - large enough to accommodate several horses but plenty of other uses can be found. A high point of the day is when the sun sets in the west creating spectacular sunsets that can be viewed from the expansive rear deck and inside from a number of rooms. The current owners’ children have completed their 4-H projects here and raised pot belly pigs. Serene, tranquil, and private are words that aptly describe this property. Close to schools, shopping and everyday necessities describe the location. Preserved farmland and country roads describe the surroundings. We look forward to sharing this home with you.
Listing courtesy of Kurfiss Sotheby's International Realty.