Meridian Bank House of the Week: A Cliffside Contemporary Dwelling That Creates ‘Zen-like’ Serenity

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228 Municipal Road, Pipersville
Image via Realtor.com.
228 Municipal Road, Pipersville.

This custom-designed and -built cliffside contemporary dwelling offers elevated views of a tree-lined meadow and sparking stream. The current owner of 228 Municipal Road, Pipersville, purposefully set out to capture the essence of this remarkable Bucks County site. The structure’s design reflects an intimate relationship between the interior’s soaring, sun-filled spaces the breathtaking landscape beyond.

The scenic commute to the home includes a long passage through the quiet woodlands near Lake Nockamixon. By the time you cross the property’s private bridge, the stresses of the 21st Century will have melted away. Pull your vehicle into the private circular drive and approach the front entry.

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Entering the distinct swelling, you are immediately taken by the sophisticated, open, soaring spaces and are drawn to the outrageous views just beyond. Step into the great room, at treetop level. From there, view the nearby landscaping: a floating flagstone walkway, aquatic plantings, koi pond, and distinctly colored Japanese Maple.

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The open floor plan continues through the first floor with a large solarium at the east end of the building (think of the sunrise views) and an inviting, sunken family room bookending it to the the west.

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In between is the large, modern kitchen and formal dining room. The kitchen has its own stairway, as well as an island, butler’s pantry, breakfast area, dishwasher, built-in range, self-cleaning oven, and double sink.

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A nearby great room provides additional opportunities for entertaining, gaming, or just hanging out.

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The dining room offers a bright and sunny option for meals. But after sunset, when this room is bathed in moonlight augmented by the dimmed recessed lighting, it’s easy to imagine more intimate dining.

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The upper level holds the property’s five bedrooms. The master suite has its own bathroom (of course) and provides access to a flagstone balcony, again affording spectacular views.

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The remaining bedrooms are appropriate for young children, teenagers, returning twentysomethings, or even live-in grandparents.

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The property is a 13-acre wooded oasis between the Delaware River Canal and Nockamixon State Park.

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A detached, four-car garage offers plenty of space for car collecting, tinkering or workshop. Above it is a wonderful one bedroom apartment with a wide range of possibilities.

This home lists for $1,195,000. The seller wants to be clear that the property needs some lot and site improvements and is being sold as-is. But for the right buyer, it is a golden opportunity.

More on this cliffside contemporary dwelling is at Realtor.com.

For a look at other homes featured as a Meridian Bank House of the Week, check the BUCKSCO.Today archives.

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