Meridian Bank House of the Week: Washington Crossing Home That Would Have Nixed George’s New Jersey Trip

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282 Aqueduct Rd, Washington Crossing, PA
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282 Aqueduct Rd, Washington Crossing, Pa.

Had George Washington seen this European-influenced, open floorplan home in Upper Makefield, he may have ditched the whole crossing-the-Delaware thing.

This single-family home has five bedrooms and 5.5 baths. It comfortably sits on a 6.3-acre lot high above the historic Delaware Canal.

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From the moment guests step into the home, they’re immediately welcomed by the open, airy floorplan, highlighted by the timeless marble floors. The numerous windows enable appreciation of the wooded views both day and night.

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A Canadian-built soapstone wood-burning fireplace can warm the living space for hours, supplemented by the home’s efficient geothermal and solar systems.

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Designed for the serious cook, the kitchen has storage galore with a walk-in pantry closet and custom Amish-made cabinetry, professional-grade appliances, wine chiller, and a large island topped in a single sheet of granite, all lined in fun LED rope lighting.

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This home has a remarkable amount of indoor-outdoor flow, including access to a deck with built-in seating and BBQ space just off the kitchen, a large corner veranda off the dining area, and a patio with built-in firepit and seating accessible from the sunroom.

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The sky-lit open central stairwell, where there is plenty of gallery-style wall space for art, leads to private quarters on the second floor. An owner’s suite includes a large private balcony. The large bath has an extra-deep steeping tub, oversized two-person shower, and two wall-hung vanities. Its three closets include a walk-in with built-ins.

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The other bedrooms are on this second floor are spacious, sunny, and comfortable.

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The last bedroom, which any kid will think is just the coolest thing ever, is behind a secret door.

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The footprint of the home also accommodates a home office, an exercise room, and a media room.

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The surrounding grounds provide year-round appeal, from homeowner walks while crunching through fallen leaves to moments of solitude seeing the landscape nestled under a winter snow.

Even George Washington would appreciate it.

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This home, at 282 Aqueduct Rd, Washington Crossing, lists for $2,049,000.

More information on it and other Bucks County properties is at Realtor.com.

For a tour of other available homes provided by Meridian Bank, see the BUCKSCO Today archives.

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