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Belle Terre Estate – $9,800,000

Belle Terre Estate – $9,800,000

May 06
21:28 2010

It’s 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 25 acres. Four years of extensive 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 13,000 square foot stone and plaster residence is replete with stylish elegance and fine appointments including 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, game room and a garden room with 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 and every appliance required by a master chef.  The master 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.

Price: $9,800,000
Size: 13,000 Sq. Ft.
Bedrooms: 5
Bathrooms: 6 Full, 2 Half
Speciality Items: 7 Fireplaces, Elevator, Indoor Lap Pool, Pool House, 10 Garages, Waterfall, Tennis Court, Caretakers Apartment, Games Room, Barn.
Address: Saucon Valley Road, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, United States

MCal’s Thoughts: Such an immaculate perfect home.  Everything is just so and proper reminds me of Desperate Housewives.  The Property is beautiful, I like the way it’s setup.  Such a cool looking Pool House/Guest House.  I especially like the 10 Car Garage and massive Motor Court – my dream right now.  Other notable areas of the home include the Media Room, Indoor Lap Pool with glass ceiling and the 2 Story Library!

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