DELLHAVEN ESTATE – 3320 Funks Mill Road, Bucks County – PA
DELLHAVEN: This extraordinary 18th-century Manor home with significant additions in 1986 and 2006 preserves the beauty and historic details of the past while offering today’s modern amenities. Set on 24+ picturesque acres the property embodies the essence of a graceful Bucks County estate while providing a casual, fun-filled country club lifestyle for family and friends. DELLHAVEN is only 90 minutes from New York City, an ideal distance for a weekender/summer/vacation or year-round residence.
The spacious residence with unusual-for-its-time 9 1/2ft ceilings and large common-area rooms boasts 5 bedrooms, 6 full baths and 3 half baths, a Honduran mahogany library (perfect for a home office), 5 fireplaces, and a chef’s kitchen with adjacent breakfast room warmed by a beautiful stone facade once the exterior of the original house. Added luxuries include a very large entertainment wing with separate entrance, a French 19th-century 24ft long hand-carved bar with matching 14-ft-tall FP, an Art Deco custom home theater, a gym with an indoor pool, and a solarium with hot tub and terrace leading down to the in-ground swimming pool featuring a cozy-corner with jets, surrounding patio for lounging and dining, and a tiled water wall. Outdoors, enjoy not only the pool but also the tennis court and the Fountain/Reflecting Pool in the front of the house while taking in the magnificent views. Enter this unique property through an impressive stone-embraced gated entrance and follow the long winding driveway to a true oasis that offers complete privacy and at the same time invites an endless variety of enjoyable activities for small and intimate or large and lavish gatherings. A huge 19th-century bank barn provides plenty of storage space, garages for up to 8 cars, and a 2-BR, 2-bath apartment
The house is surrounded by beautiful historic Inns and many restaurants, and the countryside offers the tranquil beauty of rolling green hills and winding streams (not to mention the great Delaware River with its boating facilities and walking/bicycle paths). Bucks County has given residence to artists, writers, and composers for generations. This unique County delights accomplished urbanites who want a peaceful but sophisticated country atmosphere with many things to do to balance their fast-paced city life. Come join the other New Yorker’s who have chosen to reside here.
From the year 1733, when William Penn’s sons deeded this property along with 1200 acres to his Secretary of State, DELLHAVEN has been home to various VIP’s and other notable celebrity personalities. The famed and popular singing group The Pickins Sisters of the 1930’s (precursors to the Andrew Sisters), one of whom was married to the Founding President of Tiffany’s; a prominent U.S. Attorney General and founder of a prestigious NYC law firm; a former Governor of PA; two famous international hot air balloonists who hosted lavish tent-gourmet food-champagne-music festivals, with hundreds of balloonists from all over floating in to land on the manicured fields (one regular guest being Malcolm Forbes), and who established a prestigious hot air balloon museum in Albuquerque; a Princess and her family; and (presently) a New York businessman and his wife, an internationally published author.
6 Full/3 Half Bathrooms
Year Built 1790
Lot Size 24.6 Acres
Square Feet 8,400 sq. ft
Total Rooms 14
4 Garage Spaces. 7 Parking Spaces. Driveway.
Family Room, Inlaw Suite, Kitchen, Laundry Room, Living Room, Attic
Cook Top Range, Range/Oven Built-in, Wall Oven, Double Oven, Self-Cleaning Oven, Dishwasher, Refrigerator, Disposal, Trash Compactor, Microwave, Water Treatment System, Intercom System
Central Air, Wall Air Conditioning, Ceiling Fan(s)
Patio, Deck, Patio, Porch, Balcony
Tax Amount $25,243 per annum