In a unique home with more than its fair share of nooks, every one comes with an inspiring view of the unspoiled setting.
By Scott Edwards
Location: Ottsville, Bucks County
Price: $2.2 million
When New York interior designer Laura Bohn, dubbed “the queen of soft modern” by Interior Design magazine, renovated this 50-year-old home in 2012, she capitalized on the countless interesting nooks and vantages of the surrounding landscape. The home is tucked into a hillside on over 13 acres of rolling terrain, not far from Lake Nockamixon.
The step-down great room and dining room, made even greater by a cathedral ceiling and fireplaces on each end, share views of the sprawling, partially wooded valley, complete with a pond, through a series of floor-to-ceiling windows and glass doors. There’s still another fireplace in the neighboring living room.
It’s the kitchen, however, that serves as the home’s most attractive landing spot, because of both its sheer size—37 feet by 23 feet—and attractiveness. A bank of windows and two sets of glass doors floods the open space with sunlight and enables the patio to become an extension in the warm-weather months. In the dead of summer, a pitched-roof screened porch sits just through the mudroom. At the center of the kitchen, sits a T-shaped island with a white Corian countertop that features seating for five, a five-burner gas range, a double sink and a large walnut cutting board.
The cathedral ceilings run throughout all three of the bedrooms, as do skylights and custom built-ins. Each also has its own full bathroom. And over the three-car garage, there’s a billiards room that doubles as an office. With an inspiring view, of course.
Listed by Kurfiss Sotheby’s International Realty.
Photos courtesy Kurfiss Sotheby’s International Realty / Michael Hirsch