Listed By:
Keller Williams Real Estate-Doylestown
144 Old York Road, New Hope, PA
$ 697,500
Property Attributes
  • MLS#PABU2044522
  • TypeSingle Family
  • CountyBUCKS
  • CityNew Hope
  • AreaNew Hope Boro
  • NeighborhoodNew Hope
  • Zip18938
  • StyleFarmhouse/National Folk
  • Year Built1895
  • Taxes$ 6264
  • Price$ 697,500
  • Bedrooms7
  • Full Bathrooms7
  • Half Bathrooms0
  • Sqr Footage2798
  • Lot Size0.88 Acres
Data Source:
Bright MLS
Property Description

Investor alert! Residential, Business or development opportunity in New Hope borough. Currently operating as The Wishing Well Bed and Breakfast, the property is less than a mile from the business hub downtown so residents and guests can enjoy all the amazing restaurants, shopping, and entertainment venues that New Hope has to offer. This circa 1895 property is currently in use as a Bed and Breakfast. One could reimagine the property. This quaint country cottage style property has 6 bedrooms, each with unique character, and all with ensuite bathrooms; in addition, there is a suite currently in use by the Innkeepers, complete with bedroom, bathroom, and living room. The peaceful garden in the backyard is one of the many highlights of this property. Enjoy dining al fresco, serene morning coffee or a relaxing evening glass of wine while taking in the sights and sounds of nature and wildlife from Aquetong Creek. Expect to see lots of deer, fox, rabbits, hawks and a variety of birds as you take the natural staircase and meandering path down to the creek for a closer look. Truly a space to relax and exhale. The house boasts custom touches throughout including gorgeous, exposed stone walls; a flagstone entry; patinaed wide plank hardwood, slate and tile flooring; beamed ceilings, multiple built-in bookcases, crown moldings and lots of windows to allow the natural light to shine through. The entry foyer welcomes with a pretty, stained-glass window, beautiful arabesque tile flooring, an antique, carved wooden door and stunning carved wood door frame leading to the parlor. The parlor room features an exposed stone wall and a cozy fireplace with raised stone hearth to gather around and play a board game or settle in with a good book. Guests enjoy the breakfast room with coffee bar featuring antique cabinets, plaster over stone walls, exposed beams, flagstone flooring and beautiful views to the backyard. The Rose room features a stunning carved wood fireplace surround with built-in mirrors, and decorative, raised plaster accents on the walls, with an ensuite bathroom with tile floor and shower stall. The Wish room is the largest guest room and has a vaulted ceiling for an open feel, with a tucked away writing nook and great views to the nature scenes in the backyard. The main level suite in use by the innkeeper, off the breakfast room, starts with the kitchen, providing an antique island with granite top, and loads of built-in pantry and cabinet space. From here you enter the private living room with coffered ceiling, wood floors, wood burning fireplace with brick hearth and marble surround, windows with deep windowsills, and more bookcases. Next you enter the bedroom with vaulted ceiling, raiser plaster wall accents and ensuite bathroom. There is also a separate office area at the front of the building. Take the stairs up to the second floor landing which serves as a library with built-in bookcases and leads to the Country room with cathedral ceiling, exposed beams, exposed stone accent wall and built-in bookcases. Across the hall is the Royal room with built-in bookcases, wide plank hardwood floors, crown molding, and 6 baseboards. Down the hall is the Secret room, named as such because the front door is actually a unique built-in bookcase which opens into another cozy room with lots of natural light. Going up the turned staircase to the 3rd floor takes you to the Cottage suite with pitched ceiling, a sitting area and warm wood ceiling. This property has so much character at every turn, you will enjoy exploring all of the special indoor and outdoor spaces it has to offer. Off street parking for 9+ cars. This property in historic New Hope offers a unique opportunity to an investor with vision to take this property to the next level. See Also PABU2044746.

Price History
3/2/2023 Listed $830,000
3/24/2023 5% - $795,000
5/24/2023 8% - $737,500
8/6/2023 6% - $697,500

General Features

Accessibility None
Architectural Style Farmhouse/National Folk
Association Y/N No
Basement Combination
Bathrooms Count Main Level 3.00
Bathrooms Full Main Level 3
Body of Water Aquetong Creek
Condo/Coop Association Y/N No
Construction Materials Mixed
Cool Fuel Electric
Cooling Window Unit(s)
County BUCKS
Days on Market 209
Exclusions Owners personal property
Garage Y/N No
Heating Baseboard - Hot Water, Radiator, Baseboard - Electric
Historic Y/N Yes
Interior Features Breakfast Area, Built-Ins, Butlers Pantry, Entry Level Bedroom, Kitchen - Country
Levels 3
Lot Size Square Feet 38289.00
MLS Area New Hope Boro (10127)
New Construction No
Other Structures Above Grade, Below Grade
Percent Ownership Fee Simple
Pool Y/N No Pool
Possession Negotiable
Price Per Sq Ft 249.29
Property Type Residential
School District 300200397328
Senior Community Y/N No
Sewer Public Sewer
Structure Type Detached
Subdivision Name NEW HOPE
Tax Annual Amount 6264.0
Tax Lot 008-002
Tax Year 2022
Vacation Rental Y/N No
View Creek/Stream
Water Access Y/N Yes
Waterfront Y/N Yes
Year Built 1895
Zoning RB

Interior Features

Above Grade Finished Area 2798
Above Grade Finished Area Source Assessor
Above Grade Finished Area Unit Type Square Feet
Bathrooms Count All Upper Levels 4
Bathrooms Count Lower Level 1 0.00
Bathrooms Count Upper Level 1 3.00
Bathrooms Count Upper Level 2 1.00
Bathrooms Full All Upper Levels 4
Bathrooms Full Upper Level 1 3
Bathrooms Full Upper Level 2 1
Bedrooms Count All Upper Levels 4
Bedrooms Count Upper Level 1 3
Bedrooms Count Upper Level 2 1
Below Grade Finished Area Source Assessor
Below Grade Finished Area Unit Type Square Feet
Below Grade Unfin Area Units Square Feet
Below Grade Unfin Sqft Source Assessor
Central Air Y/N No
Fireplace Features Wood
Fireplace Y/N Yes
Full Baths 7
Heating Fuel Oil, Electric
Heating Y/N Yes
Hot Water Electric
Laundry Type Basement
Main Level Bedrooms 3
Room Type Living Room, Dining Room, Sitting Room, Bedroom 2, Bedroom 3, Bedroom 4, Bedroom 5, Kitchen, Family Room, Library, Bedroom 1, Laundry, Office, Storage Room, Bedroom 6, Full Bath, Additional Bedroom
Total Baths 7
Total Bedrooms 7
Total Fireplaces 2

Exterior Features

Living Area 2798
Foundation Details Stone, Other
Inclusions Many of the current furnishings, Washer, Dryer, Refrigerators (2 all in “as is” condition with no monetary value
Lot Dimensions 0.00 x 0.00
Lot Features Backs to Trees, Stream/Creek
Lot Size Acres 0.88
Lot Size Source Assessor
Navigable Water Y/N No
Parking Lot - # Of Spaces 8
Total Parking Spaces 11
Type of Parking Driveway, Parking Lot
Water Access Features Private Access
Water Body Type Creek
Water Oriented Y/N Yes
Water Source Well
Water View Y/N Yes

Room Details

Room Dimensions Level Flooring Details
Additional Bedroom Main
Bedroom 1 Main Fireplace - Other
Bedroom 2 Main
Bedroom 3 Upper 1
Bedroom 4 Upper 1
Bedroom 5 Upper 1
Bedroom 6 Upper 2
Dining Room Main
Family Room Main Fireplace - Wood Burning
Full Bath Upper 1
Full Bath Upper 2
Full Bath Upper 1
Full Bath Upper 1
Full Bath Main
Full Bath Main
Full Bath Main
Kitchen Main
Laundry Lower 1
Library Upper 1
Living Room Main Fireplace - Wood Burning
Office Main
Sitting Room Upper 2
Storage Room Lower 1


  • Foreclosure
  • Views
  • Short Sale
  • New Construction
  • Adult 55+
  • Lease To Own
  • No HOA Fees
  • Furnished
  • Primary On Main
  • Air Conditioning
  • Seller Finance
  • Green
  • Fixer Upper
  • Horse
  • Golf
  • Fireplace
  • Deck
  • Garage
  • Basement
  • Pool

Property vs Single Family Average in 18938

AVG $2.51M
AVG $11,764
AVG 773
Data Provided by Inside Real Estate®
Year Built
AVG 1931