Eurostyle New Hope Condominium Townhouse for Sale
Norman on the outside, Bauhaus on the inside, this townhouse next to the Delaware Canal is a real stunner.
Since its completion in 2002, Waterview Place has become one of New Hope’s most popular luxury developments. And for good reason: it sits between the Delaware Canal and the Delaware River at the southern end of town, close enough for you to walk to its shops, restaurants, clubs and theaters, but far enough away to that you don’t have to hear the non-stop party sound.
And in keeping with the style of most luxury developments in this area, the clustered townhouses of Waterview Place draw inspiration from 18th and 19th century Europe. In this case, 18th century France.
And in most cases, the townhouses and apartments of Waterview Place channel the 18th century indoors as well.
On the outside, this one-of-a-kind New Hope condominium townhouse for sale looks like all of its neighbors.
But imagine what those neighbors would say once they entered, because the photo at the top is what will greet them.
Clearly the owners who rebuilt this four-story townhouse a few years ago at a different pace than most other residents of Waterview Place, because what they created inside is a very stylish, Ultra-sleek and super-stylish European import from the 21st century.
Imported hardwood floors and marble abound in this home whose open-concept main floor is flooded with natural light from its many windows. On the other hand, there is not a single crown molding or chair rail in this space.
The living room features a gas fireplace with marble surround and a large picture window overlooking the central courtyard.
The dining room and its tree-shaped chandelier form the bridge between the living room and the kitchen and dining area. A service counter divides the two areas.
On the kitchen side, this bar contains a Miele espresso machine and a wine and beverage cooler.
The casual dining table next door is an extension of the island in this stunning home of a Poggenpohl kitchen.
This kitchen features Silestone quartz countertops and sleek modern cabinetry. It also features top-drawer Miele appliances that include a custom-designed smooth-top cooktop under the soffit and ventilation hood. The oven, microwave and warming drawer are built into the back wall between two features that make this kitchen truly European: an appliance garage to their right and a Sub-Zero fridge-freezer to their left. (Not sure which of those doors is the fridge? Even more so than Miele appliances, this feature makes this kitchen very German. I didn’t even know Sub-Zero could make fridges like this.)
Double French doors lead from the kitchen and dining area to the back patio above the two-car garage. The view from here is lush and serene over the canal.
The makeovers of the upper floor, meanwhile, leave intact a few nods to the original style of this house. You will find, for example, crown molding in the master bedroom, which also has a marble gas fireplace, huge windows and an equally huge walk-in closet.
But its bathroom, with mirrored Porcelanosa vanities and frosted-glass showers facing the marble tub at its center, is as modern as it is modern. The other bathrooms in this home all also have Porcelanosa vanities, and many also have marble walls.
The same goes for the home office on this floor, which is lined with bespoke built-in bookcases and storage units. (Well, almost – those crown moldings stay in this room, too.)
On the ground floor, next to the garage, a laundry room/home gym discreetly conceals its washer and dryer behind sliding frosted glass doors.
Another element that retains its original appearance is the elevator serving the four floors.
But even with those little reminders that it once looked much more traditional, the overall impression this New Hope condominium townhouse for sale will leave on your guests is that of a Bauhaus-inspired masterpiece. . They should be able to deal with occasional cognitive dissonance very easily.
THE SMALL CHARACTERISTICS
THERMES: 3 full, 1 half
SQUARE FEET: 3,588
SELLING PRICE: $1,950,000
OTHER THINGS: Condo fees of $852 per month cover the maintenance of the common areas and the exterior of the building.
523 Waterview Pl., New Hope, Pennsylvania 18938 [Revi Haviv | Addison Wolfe Real Estate]