A casual visitor to Bucks County, Pennsylvania, probably wouldn’t notice the House at Leeside Farm. The custom J. Robert Hillier-designed home — currently listed by River Valley Properties for $2.8 million — is a minimalist residence built into a bluff overlooking the Delaware River.
The 6,000-square-foot property, constructed in 2004, was designed to both protect the environment and blend the home with the landscape around it. The stone wall that lines the private driveway originated from rocks quarried on site during construction. Organic elements include a partial sod roof planted with meadow grasses.
Interior and exterior spaces also blend together. Throughout the home are hand-selected limestone floors, warmed by radiant heat. The kitchen has a circular counter of honed granite and light-toned English sycamore cabinets.
The master suite — an entire wing of the two-bedroom home — contains a lap pool framed by a sloping zinc roof, a sky lit gallery and dressing area, an office, a sitting area with a floor-to-ceiling fireplace, and a bathroom. Pocket doors from the living pavilion lead to a two-room guest suite.
The House at Leeside Farm, 6659 Armitage Road, New Hope. Lot size: 6 acres; taxes: $21,016. Listed by Andrea Mergentime and Kim Ward Bacso, River Valley Properties. 609-397-3007. www.rivervalleyinfo.com or www.thehouseatleesidefarm.com $2,850,000.