Hey, Lookie-Loos: Here’s the New Hope Spread that Nearly $6 Million Can Buy

Dan Weckerly
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Plumb Meadow Farm New Hope
Image via Philadelphia Magazine.

New Hope’s Plumb Meadow Farm — and its two 18th century farmhouses — is for sale, reports Sandy Smith for Philadelphia Magazine. 

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The property’s pedigree stretches back to a 1753 land grant from William Penn — or one of his descendants (the exact dates are fuzzy). 

Then, it consisted of 505 acres from what eventually became Covered Bridge Road to the Delaware River. On the footprint is present-day Washington Crossing State Park. Meaning George Washington may have camped onsite (yes, slept here) before setting off for Trenton on Christmas Day 1776. 

The present tract is 107 of those original 505 acres. Two houses on the north end comprise the residences for sale. One dates to 1766; the other to 1800. 

The current owners have modernized things since then. The four-bedroom, 8,835-sq.-ft. mansion features a barn, saltwater pool and 90 acres of natural expanse. 

The kitchen is airy and well-appointed.

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The dining room would impress any dinner guest.

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The architectural use of stonework continues in the master bedroom.

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The back patio is leisurely comfortable. It also includes an outside kitchen.

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Yes, there is a pool; its saltwater, healthy to swim in without the harsh scent of chlorine.

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The property has an onsite gym, atop the three-car garage.

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The home is at 136 Covered Bridge Road. Sale price? $5,895,000. It’s listed with BHHS Fox & Roach Realtors. 

More information is at Philadelphia Magazine. 

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