Guest House Separate.
Deck, Patio, Terrace.
On a quiet country road Fleur Deau rests nestled in a rolling, sweeping 10 acre setting. Built into the hillside with a grass covered roof this earth sheltered home blends artfully into the terrain capturing the dramatic views. This architecturally geo thermal home is also passive and active solar. Designed to capture the heat of the sun and earth in the winter plus the cool of the earth in the summer. The gated drive leads you down a 400 curving drive to the main home. Cantilevered steps take you into a sunken European style courtyard graced by a weeping Japanese maple and natural stone wall. Mahogany antique doors open to an expansive bright gathering space lit by skylights and a glass wall on the south side. Beautiful hand built stone walls, douglas fir beamed ceiling and Pennsylvania Blue Stone flooring create an old world charm thru out most of the home. The gracious eat -in kitchen has granite countertop, stainless steel and custom cherry cabinetry. All principle rooms from the master bedroom and bath to the living, dining kitchen and guest room enjoy southern facing glass wall which overlook the terraced gardens, reflecting pool and rolling vistas. Fleur Deau offers a gracious guest house, also with sweeping views. This home boasts a great room, eat in kitchen 1/2 bath, and a master suite on the main level. A covered porch and open deck provide outdoor living with vistas. The lower level is home to an artist studio, garage, guest suite, laundry room and dark room. Privacy and nature abound on this private, secluded estate. Hopewell Valley borders the Delaware River, offering quaint village culture and preserved open space. It is well located within 15 minutes to Princeton, I-95, a train station and about an hour to New York City and Philadelphia. More than can be described here this unique and beautiful estate has an unforgettable impact on all who visit and experience it. We welcome the opportunity to share this special offering with qualified buyers on an appointment only basis.Green Remarks:This home boasts direct geo-thermal heating and cooling, passive and active solar 37 photo zoltaic panel / modules creating a significant reduction in utility and energy costs. Farmland assessed as boxwood and water flower farm our sellers have taken every step to make this a highly asethetic yet green home.
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