Buckshire: An estate, which has been extensively documented for its refined elegance, refuge, and historical significance, is newly available and ready to convey to its next stewardship. Buckshire has been praised by the likes of: Arts & Antiques; Nouveau;New Old House;Classic American Home; Country Living; River Towns; Bucks County Adventures; etc. The estate’s history began in 1926 but was duly noted when it was acquired in 1932 by The Harvard Lampoon editor and New Hope artist, Charles Child. Mr. Child was married to the heiress Fredericka Boyles and his twin brother, Paul Child, was married to the world renown writer and French chef, Julia Child. In fact, Julia and Paul had their wedding reception on this estate in September of 1946. To date, the home still maintains the integrity of Julia’s design of the kitchen, including her Wolf range, and the wrap-around garden mural in the dining room painted by Charlie. There have been so many countless embellishments over the years, especially by owners, Tim and Millena Coffey, it would be impossible to record them all. One must experience the property firsthand to truly appreciate its high-level of sophisticated nuances. Here are but a few of the highlights. Formal Receiving Room: Pointed stone walls with windows overlooking courtyard and back gardens, and antique wood flooring. Library: Vaulted painted grisailles ceiling, with a circular trompe-l’oeil painting surrounding a recessed alcove, a silver gilded antique chandelier from Spain, floor-to-ceiling bookcases and windows, wood burning fireplace, added antique wood flooring with adjoining wet bar, full bath, sauna/steam room and a balcony overlooking beautiful gardens, pool and Coppernose Creek. This room could quickly be converted into a first-floor bedroom. Living Room: Floating crescent shaped staircase, pointed stone walls, expansive fireplace, tons of windows, a veranda that contiguously runs the entire length of the room. There are 3 sets of French doors which creates an in/outdoor setting and beckons guests to ascend to the lush gardens below via the dual flanking staircases. Dining Room: Muraled fresco walls painted by Charles Child in the 1930’s, French antique chandelier and sconces. Mahogany raised paneled wall and windows, china pantry, and wood stove. Kitchen: Vintage Wolfe stove with stainless steel backsplash and vent, a two burner electric Gaggenau cooktop, marble pastry countertop, large cutting board atop center island, duel sinks, silverware and linen chest, breakfast room, with a six-foot high sweeping bay window plus slate flooring. Primary BR: a private stairway ascends to a reading nook complete with chandelier, cushioned window seat, and creates the entrance into a lovely primary bedroom suite. Windows on 3-sides give a panoramic view of the exceptional landscape. French doors to a Juliet balcony, two custom cedar lined closets. Primary Bath: L-shaped mirror with vanity lighting, black and white tiles, sit-in shower, and jetted soaking tub. 2nd BR: Large with an entire wall of closets and has a second door entrance from the “nanny bridge” off the back staircase. 3rd BR: Toile & baton covered (super quiet), French “Le lit clos breton” bed. 4th BR: Red toile de Jouy bed drapes. 2nd Floor Bath: Tiled floor to ceiling w/ bath/shower combo. There are 2 additional bedrooms in the main house. There are 4 full baths and 1 half bath in the main house. A stunning guest house with living room, kitchenette, bedroom, full bath, and a study with fireplace compliments the main house. A picturesque garden “Folly” with dining room and a sitting area with fireplace. The Folly overlooks the in-ground pool, moss gardens, and specimen plantings.
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