A 75-acre estate in New Hope that goes by the name Elm Grove has come to the market for only the second time in its very long history to the tune of $10 million.
Elm Grove has been long kept within the Paxson family, who first crossed the Atlantic and settled in Pennsylvania in the 1650s. The estate is now being offered outside of the family for only the second time; the last time was in 1680.
Elm Grove dates back to the 17th century, when it was a 75-acre estate that was part of William Penn’s land grant that would go on to become the colonial province of Pennsylvania. The first structure built on the immense property was a stone settler’s cottage. From there, the estate grew to include a stone manor house built around 1700, followed by a carriage house, barns, workshops, and horse stables.
Today, the property clocks in at 8,601 square feet and features a staggering 10 bedrooms, seven full bathrooms, and two half baths, and 10(!) fireplaces. While there have been a number of upgrades to the property in the last 15 years, many 18th-century details remain, including the millwork, moldings, and pocket doors.
Then, there’s the land and the other structures that dot it. The ivy-strewn carriage house is incredibly cozy and charming with its own kitchenette and exposed beams. There are three barns, totaling 14 stalls. And there’s a winding stream that leads to a pond with a fountain.
For a full tour of the home, check out the video below (complete with frolicking ponies!).
- 5453 York Road, New Hope [Hellen Cannon, Kurfiss Sotheby's International Realty-New Hope]