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$8,950,000.00
Distinguished…Refined…Established. It is a rare pleasure to encounter such a stunning residence with timeless appeal. As one would expect of an estate of this caliber, there is a quiet dignity at first approach through the gated entrance, down a long winding drive, past specimen plantings and seamless gardens, to the handsome, 1939 stone and stucco manor home centered amidst 22 acres. Meticulous renovations and additions have provided every amenity for an inspired lifestyle. No detail was spared in the design and construction. Flawlessly blending Old World craftsmanship with every modern convenience, the stone residence is replete with stylish elegance and the fine appointments of high ceilings, antique cherry hardwood floors and deep moldings. The quality of this manor home is remarkable, with elaborate stone work and 18 inch walls. Classic in design and detail, the living spaces include elegant formal rooms, a handsome family room, a grand, two-story pub room with a second floor library, custom-designed theatre room with reclining leather chairs and bar, dual staircases, an elevator, game room and a garden room with a year round lap pool. The gracious interior spaces are detailed with spectacular millwork, exquisite finishes, custom moldings, barrel and coffered ceilings and seven fireplaces. A genteel blend of grace and subdued elegance, without ever being intimidating, the layout creates an inviting environment perfect for entertaining. The gourmet kitchen is reminiscent of an English estate with a plethora of cabinets and granite work surfaces as well as every appliance required by a master chef. The primary suite is an intimate retreat offering a separate sitting and dressing area, a fireplace, walk-in closets, a sumptuous master bath and a deck for sunbathing or stargazing – all overlooking meadow, perennial gardens and hillside vistas beyond. Beautifully appointed, warm and luxurious elements abound. All five bedrooms are en suite and are presented on a gracious scale, befitting the size of the home. A detached 2007 “barn” was designed to incorporate a batting or golfing cage and offers a full second floor guest or caretaker’s residence over the attached garages. Ten garages, a porte-cochere entrance and private, chauffer courtyard will delight the car enthusiast. Numerous stone verandahs overlook a spectacular inground pool with infinity waterfall, grotto, circular slide and spa - all surrounded by stone walls, tended gardens, two outdoor barbeques and four fire urns. Adjacent is a tennis court and a handsome, reproduction Bucks County stone cottage, designed as the pool house. Inside, a full kitchen, bath, lofted second floor and walk-in fireplace are presented in classic detail. A detached greenhouse and raised-bed garden area are positioned for southeast exposure. All of these abundant recreation facilities provide multiple options for exercise and outdoor enjoyment. Belle Terre is set in a classic, picture post card landscape, where each eye-catching turn provides a host of rich hues and attractive accents. Ever-changing vistas, from every vantage point, provide scenery in Autumn and Winter as stunning as in Spring and Summer.
Location
Address:
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1616 Saucon Valley Road
Bethlehem, PA 18015
Bedrooms:  5
Bathrooms:  6 full 2 partial
Square Feet:  12822
Type:  Colonial
Area:  LOWER SAUCON TWP
School Dist:  SAUCON VALLEY
MLS ID:  PANH2002586
Status:  ACTIVE
Rooms
Foyer: 8 x 30 Level: Main
Living Room: 18 x 20 Level: Main
Great Room: 21 x 30 Level: Main
Dining Room: 15 x 20 Level: Main
Kitchen: 18 x 27 Level: Main
Breakfast Room: 13 x 16 Level: Main
Family Room: 20 x 34 Level: Main
Full Bath: 5 x 9 Level: Main
Laundry: 11 x 12 Level: Main
Mud Room: 11 x 20 Level: Main
Other: 18 x 45 Level: Main
Office: 12 x 21 Level: Main
Recreation Room: 19 x 37 Level: Lower 1
Half Bath: 3 x 7 Level: Lower 1
Game Room: 18 x 30 Level: Lower 1
Primary Bedroom: 20 x 21 Level: Upper 1
Primary Bathroom: 14 x 14 Level: Upper 1
Sitting Room: 13 x 14 Level: Upper 1


School Information
High School: SAUCON VALLEY
Middle School: SAUCON VALLEY
Elementary School: SAUCON VALLEY
School District: SAUCON VALLEY

Features
Garage: 10
Taxes: $49,788
Basement: Yes
Roof Type: Slate
Exterior: Stone
Parking Notes: 20 Total Parking Spaces
Special View Info: Courtyard,Garden/Lawn,Mountain
Lot Size: 22 Acres
Lot Dimensions: 22.00 Acre(S)
Heating: Radiant
Fuel Type: Natural Gas
Cooling: Central A/C
Year Built: 1939
Fireplaces: 6
Water: Public
Sewer: On Site Septic
Stories: 3.0
Municipality: LOWER SAUCON TWP
Accessibility: Elevator
Additional Structures: Above Grade,Below Grade
Fencing Description: Aluminum, Vinyl, Wood, Split Rail
Location Description: Bayblock
Lot Description: Additional Lot(s), Cleared, Level, Landscaping, Not In Development
Structure Type: Detached
Parking Features: Asphalt Driveway,Free
Appliances: Dishwasher,Icemaker,Oven/Range - Gas,Stainless Steel Appliances
Rooms: Living Room,Dining Room,Primary Bedroom,Sitting Room,Kitchen,Game Room,Family Room,Foyer,Breakfast Room,Great Room,Laundry,Mud Room,Other,Office,Recreation Room,Primary Bathroom,Full Bath,Half Bath
Basement: Partially Finished,Partial
Swimming Pool: Fenced,Heated,In Ground,Indoor,Lap/Exercise,Saltwater
SQFT Total Finished: 12822
SQFT Above Finished: 11130
SQFT Below Finished: 1692
Exterior: BBQ Grill,Extensive Hardscape,Exterior Lighting,Flood Lights,Lawn Sprinkler
Interior: Bar,Additional Stairway,Breakfast Area,Built-Ins,Crown Moldings,Elevator,Kitchen - Gourmet,Kitchen - Island,Walk-in Closet(s),Wet/Dry Bar,Wood Floors,Wine Storage
Fireplace: Marble,Stone,Gas/Propane
Flooring: Ceramic Tile,Carpet,Heated,Marble,Solid Hardwood
Electric Description: Underground
Utilities: Natural Gas Available,Under Ground,Cable TV


Agency/Agent Information
Shown By:
  Agency Name: Lawyers Realty LLC
  Agency Phone: (717) 364-3000

Listed By
   Carol C Dorey Real Estate
  Agency Phone: 6103468811

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