Imagine the delight of working where you live, where your daily routine seamlessly blends with the charm and vibrancy of your surroundings. Nestled in a picturesque setting, you have the luxury of stepping out of your front door and taking a leisurely stroll along the scenic towpath that leads you into the heart of New Hope borough. Living and working here isn't just a dream; it's a daily reality filled with endless opportunities. Gracing nearly four acres, this sanctuary rests just north of New Hope, a mere whisper away, and south of the historic enclave of Phillips Mill, extending a tranquil tableau of prospect and promise. The realm of potential unfurls: from retail and light industrial pursuits to the idyllic prospects of a Bed and Breakfast haven or a realm of medical vocation - the canvas of opportunity is boundlMost recently, the property has been updated by its professional designer/owner to serve a commercial/residential use. With its zoning "Light Industrial," the property offers a plethora of potential uses!! Its plan is very smart and its finishes are top grade. With a fireplace with raised-panel surround and dramatic two story wall of windows, the studio/reception room could just as easily serve as a grand living room. French doors open into the formal dining room. A staircase leads to a loft with doors to second-floor bedrooms/offices. Behind the studio is a wet bar/butler's pantry with plenty of storage, a wine chiller, under-mount sink and stone countertops. A powder room is also tucked away here. Timeless in its design, the kitchen is finished with Quartz countertops, Viking refrigerator-freezer, Fisher-Paykel drawer dishwasher, Shaws Original farmhouse sink and custom cabinetry that fits the period of the house. A formal dining room, (now used as a conference room), is cozy with grasscloth wallcovering, wainscoting and wood floors. A second powder room and back staircase are nearby. French doors open to a study/second living room with fireplace, high ceilings and a triple window. Step through another set of French doors to a sun porch. On the second floors are four spaces that had been bedrooms that are now used as office/studio spaces, along with a full hall bath. As a bonus, there is a TWO bedroom TWO full bath guest cottage with fireplace, two private patios, and a bank of garages along with off-street parking. Recent mechanical updates include two zones of heat/AC in the main house and a backup generator for the property. The location is superb for access to New Hope and New Jersey. Come and experience the property where Pennsylvania Impressionist works came to life as Spencer, in 1916, formed The New Hope Group along with such luminaries as Daniel Garber, William Lathrop, Rae Sloan Bredin, Charles Rosen and Morgan. Property has DIRECT access to Route 202, an hour and 20 to Manhattan and 60 minutes to Philadelphia and for the kids, it is a nice/quick easy walk to school!! (New Hope Solebury SD). A little bit about Robert Spencer: "Robert Spencer (1879-1931) was an American painter associated with the Ashcan School, a group of artists who focused on portraying the everyday life of working-class Americans. Spencer was born in England and emigrated to the United States with his family when he was a child. He studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and later taught there.
Spencer's paintings often depicted the streets and buildings of New York City, as well as the people who lived and worked there. He was particularly interested in the city's immigrant communities, and his work often showed the struggles and joys of everyday life in these neighborhoods. Spencer's style was characterized by loose brushwork, bold colors, and a focus on light and shadow.
One of Spencer's most famous works is his painting "The Family Group" (1911), which shows a family sitting around a kitchen table in a cramped apartment. The painting is notable for its honest depiction of the family's poverty and the artist