Sotheby's International Realty - PIPERSVILLE, PA
Perched high above picturesque Smithtown Creek and enjoying tranquil woodland views and rippling sounds of the exceptional value waterway is this cedar-sided Craftsman-style cottage. Secluded down a private lane, one of six retreats built during the 1920-30s, the 2002 renovation transformed Creekside Cottage into a year-round, efficiently-designed 3-bedroom residence filled with Arts & Crafts detail. The light-filled interior is accented with yellow pine wood floors, custom woodworking, solid maple doors and paneled vaulted ceilings. The home's texture and warmth greet you in the tiled and paneled foyer and powder room with black walnut counter. Designed for brilliant entertaining, the chef's kitchen includes an over-sized island with maple butcher block top, custom cabinetry, hi-end stainless-steel appliances offering LP cooking and double wall ovens, Italian granite counters, prep sink/wet bar, pantry and wonderful breakfast or cocktail bar offering views of the creek. The rebuilt floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace with efficient wood-burning insert is the focal point of the great room with skylights and French doors that open to the 1000 sf wrap-around deck, a fantastic outdoor room with red meranti mahogany railing, ideal for large-scale gatherings or simply enjoying the sounds of Smithtown Creek as its waters drop down to the Delaware River. Two bedrooms on the main level, one with French doors that open to the deck. The Japanese-influenced bathroom with slate counters, exposed beams, soaking tub and walk-in shower with rainfall head has glass doors that fully open to the deck and hot tub. Upstairs is the third bedroom with cypress floor and two large storage closets. Further enhancing this property is the 2005 cedar-sided carriage house with two-car garage, composting toilet and heated semi-finished second floor. The serene 1.85-acre grounds enjoy a flat open picnic area along the creek, ideal for summertime dipping. Efficient 2-zone LP heating and AC. Existing 3BR septic system was updated in 2017 but the Bucks Co Health Dept issued a drip-mound permit in 2019. Within walking distance to the Delaware River and Towpath.