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$8,950,000
1616 Saucon Valley Rd, Bethlehem, PA 18015
5 Beds
8 Baths
12,822 SqFt

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DistinguishedRefinedEstablished. 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 caretakers 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.
  • Price:
  • $8,950,000
  • Bedrooms:
  • 5
  • Full Baths:
  • 6
  • Half Baths:
  • 2
  • Square Footage:
  • 12,822
  • Acreage:
  • 22.00
  • Year Built:
  • 1939
  • Listing ID #:
  • PANH2002586
  • Street Address:
  • 1616 Saucon Valley Rd
  • City:
  • Bethlehem
  • State:
  • Pennsylvania
  • Postal Code:
  • 18015
  • County:
  • Northampton
  • Community:
  • Lower Saucon Twp (12419)
  • Subdivision:
  • None
  • Listing Status:
  • Active
  • Listing Type:
  • Residential
School District: Saucon Valley
3
out of 5

Saucon Valley Elementary School
Public
School Grade Level K-4
School Students 750 students
School Teachers 15 student/
teacher
4
out of 5

Saucon Valley Middle School
Public
School Grade Level 5-8
School Students 675 students
School Teachers 11 student/
teacher
5
out of 5

Saucon Valley Senior High School
Public
School Grade Level 9-12
School Students 745 students
School Teachers 14 student/
teacher
  • Basement Square Footage:
  • 1692
  • Basement Type:
  • Partially Finished, Partial
  • Building Condition:
  • Excellent
  • Building Security:
  • Monitored, Security System
  • Doors And Windows:
  • French
  • Dwelling Type:
  • Detached
  • Ease Of Access:
  • Elevator
  • Exterior Features:
  • Bbq Grill, Extensive Hardscape, Exterior Lighting, Flood Lights, Lawn Sprinkler
  • Finished Above Ground Square Footage:
  • 11130
  • Finished Basement Square Footage:
  • 1692
  • Finished Square Feet:
  • 12822
  • Fireplace:
  • Marble, Stone, Gas/Propane
  • Fireplace:
  • Yes
  • Flooring:
  • Ceramic Tile, Carpet, Heated, Marble, Solid Hardwood
  • Foundation:
  • Stone, Concrete Perimeter
  • Has Basement:
  • Yes
  • Interior Features:
  • 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
  • Other Buildings:
  • Above Grade, Below Grade
  • Other Buildings:
  • Barn, Cabana/Pool House, Greenhouse, Guest House
  • Square Footage Source:
  • Estimated
  • Stories:
  • 3
  • Style:
  • Colonial
  • Total Building Square Footage:
  • 12822
  • Type Of Roof:
  • Slate
  • View:
  • Courtyard, Garden/Lawn, Mountain
  • Year Built:
  • 1939
  • Year Built Source:
  • Estimated
  • Approximate Lot Size Range Source:
  • Estimated
  • Conforms To Zoning:
  • R80
  • Lot Description:
  • 0.00 X 0.00
  • Lot Features:
  • Additional Lot(s), Cleared, Level, Landscaping, Not In Development
  • Lot Square Footage:
  • 958320.00
  • Road Type:
  • Black Top, Paved
  • Days On Market:
  • 123
  • On Market Date:
  • 2022-07-29
  • Originating Mls:
  • Bright
  • Special Conditions Of Sale:
  • Standard
  • Cross Street:
  • Weyhill Farm
  • Location Description:
  • Bayblock
  • Tax Municipality:
  • Lower Saucon Twp
  • City Taxes:
  • 3625.00
  • County Taxes:
  • 7617.00
  • Price Per Square Foot:
  • 804.13
  • Property Taxes:
  • $49,788
  • Tax Year:
  • 2022
  • Full Bathrooms At Basement Level:
  • 1
  • Full Bathrooms On Main Level:
  • 2.00
  • Full Bathrooms On Upper Level:
  • 5
  • Laundry:
  • Main Floor
  • Room Description:
  • 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
  • Fence:
  • Aluminum, Vinyl, Wood, Split Rail
  • Garage Capacity:
  • 10.00
  • Garage Description:
  • Garage - Rear Entry, Garage - Side Entry, Oversized
  • Has Garage:
  • Yes
  • Parking Description:
  • Asphalt Driveway, Free
  • Parking Spaces:
  • 20
  • Parking Type:
  • Detached Garage, Driveway, Off Street, Attached Garage
  • Pool Description:
  • Yes - Personal
  • Appliances:
  • Dishwasher, Icemaker, Oven/Range - Gas, Stainless Steel Appliances
  • Cooling Fuel:
  • Electric
  • Cooling System:
  • Central A/C
  • Electricity:
  • Underground
  • Existing Water:
  • Public
  • Heating:
  • Radiant
  • Heating Fuel:
  • Natural Gas
  • Sewage Type:
  • On Site Septic
  • Utilities:
  • Natural Gas Available, Under Ground, Cable Tv
  • Water Heater:
  • Propane, Tankless
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