Shaggy Bark Farm seduces you from the moment you enter. Originally a simple stone/log cabin built in the early 1700s, this manor home has had dramatic additions and restorations in recent years resulting in the ultimate in a relaxed modern rustic elegance that stays true to its historic origins but with a glorious twist for the most discerning of homeowners. The palette is dominated by neutral hues and there is an abundance of textures; the lighting is a combination of modern and old world. The attention to every detail has been lovingly researched and installed by the designer owner.
The kitchen's vast square footage has 2 large seating areas with a fireplace and opens to the rear terrace for entertaining, and relaxing; a simple swing hanging from an overhead beam evokes child's play and spontaneous festivities. The large open dining room can accommodate a large dining party and the wall of glass doors provides light and easy access outside. This entertaining space flows into the living room and handsome expansive library and office.
The original log home seamlessly sits within the home and provides a unique and enchanting second living room/den area with a 1 bedroom and bath loft complete with the original fireplace. The original exterior walls are exposed in the kitchen, dining area and a second floor bedroom. This space is airy and bright in keeping with the rest of the home and the stone chimney will delight you.
The grounds welcome 3 cascading natural ponds, mature trees, lush gardens, a koi pond, and complete privacy. The stone heated salt water pool and spa area have a relaxed feeling, as does the nearby pool house. The new stone back terrace overlooks the rolling back yard, ponds and gardens and adjoins several other outdoor dining and seating areas, an outdoor fireplace and a wonderfully romantic arbor.
The finest materials were used by the current owners throughout, including copper plumbing, pegged construction (logs hand hewn on site), European plaster and marble and the salvaged barn beams in the recently constructed kitchen are from a local barn, dismantled and re-purposed by an Amish team of artisans. The blend of original materials with modern appliances and stunning fixtures, state of the art electronics , sound and security technology render Shaggy Bark a truly unique and inviting property.
The main home has a total 5 bedrooms, 4 baths, 2 powder rooms, 4 fireplaces, a wine cellar, lower level playroom, loft, mud/garden room. This property has a cottage house, detached 4 car barn garage/carport with second story high security office, workshop, spring house and shed.
MInutes from Lehigh Valley Mall and Saucon Valley Country Club. About 1 hour from Philadelphia and under 2 hours to NYC.
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