The Leap Year Barn – a Storybook Masterpiece
The Leap Year Barn
I loved The Leap Year Barn at first sight and am excited to share it with you. It is the kind of old world storybook home that melts hearts and you know you’re home. I wish we could all have this kind of house to live in if we wanted. I think this is why cottage style homes and decor are so popular today.
The house resembles cottages in Carmel, CA that I often share, but the Leap Year Barn is nestled on a quaint road in Doylestown, PA
The Leap Year Barn listing says it is “considered one of the oldest stone bank barns in the America’s, circa 1752. It was featured on HGTV and in many publications.” Reportedly the house is called The Leap Year Barn because it was built in a leap year (so it’s not that old or is it) and not because it has anything to do with the movie “Leap Year.
Grab your favorite drink and get ready for a ride through enchanted living.
The lush landscaping that hugs the house had me at Hello. The Leap Year Barn was “once inhabited by a licensed horticulturists.”
I like the warm orange-red paint color that is not the predictable barn red.
This! I love this storybook house design and setting around the pool.
Inside the Leap Year Barn
One of a kind stone steps leading to the dining room. I have a crush on the cozy kitchen with the “custom tile flooring and stone backsplash.”
Showing two of the three bedrooms and they’re adorable. “Each room in The Leap Year Barn is “adorned with exposed hand-hewn beams and stone walls rich in centuries of conversation and storytelling.”
One of the three bathrooms.
“Additional outbuildings offer possible studio space, a detached 2 story garage and garden shed.”
Doylestown Pa is known for being the home of author James A. Michener, playwright Oscar Hammerstein II, pop-rock star Pink, and Nobel Prize-winning author Pearl S. Buck; I read her Pulitzer Prize novel “The Good Earth” years ago and have never forgotten it. There is a long line of famous people from Doylestown as well. – wikipedia
“This extraordinary example of architectural excellence is a testament to the centuries developed building practices of our nation’s earliest settlers.”
It’s a very historical house but has an old-world European Storybook flair that makes a house a home.
Three bedrooms and three baths $759,000.
Thank you Candace Ramirez of Estately for sharing The Leap Year Barn. If you want to learn more see the listing on Eastately.
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I did not even need to look it up, I remember the stone and love it so much too.
My favorite is the stone transitioning from that cute kitchen to the dining room.
You are spot on. I was going to mention how I too thought the price was so good. And I kept looking at how authentic the fireplace stone looked for being an old home.
I love this home. The flagstone is the kitchen is so beautiful. Everything about this house is perfection. I love the fireplace too. What a great design element to not cover the entire thing in stone but only parts of it. I think the price is pretty fair too. For all that you get, the grounds, the design, the size, it’s a great price. Wonderful find, Sue!
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