Price Reduction - Views - Golf Course
Listed By:
Carol C Dorey Real Estate
1616 Saucon Valley Road, Bethlehem, PA
$ 7,250,000
Property Attributes
  • MLS#PANH2003882
  • TypeSingle Family
  • CityBethlehem
  • AreaLower Saucon Twp
  • Zip18015
  • StyleColonial
  • Year Built1939
  • Taxes$ 49788
  • Price$ 7,250,000
  • Bedrooms5
  • Full Bathrooms6
  • Half Bathrooms2
  • Sqr Footage12822
  • Lot Size22 Acres
Data Source:
Bright MLS
Property Description

FABULOUS NEW PRICE....Distinguished, Refined, Established. It is a rare pleasure to encounter such a stunning residence with timeless appeal. As one would expect of an estate of this caliber, there is a quiet dignity at first approach through the gated entrance, down a 700' long winding drive, past specimen plantings and seamless gardens, to the handsome, 1939 stone and stucco manor home and buildings centered amidst 22 acres. With 14,808 square feet of living space in all buildings, meticulous renovations have provided every amenity for an inspired lifestyle. No detail was spared in the design and construction. Flawlessly blending Old World craftsmanship with every modern convenience, the 13,000 square foot main home is replete with stylish elegance and the fine appointments of high ceilings, antique cherry hardwood floors and deep moldings. The quality of this manor home is remarkable, with elaborate stone work and 18 inch walls. Classic in design and detail, the living spaces include elegant formal rooms, a handsome family room, a grand, two-story pub room with a second floor library, custom-designed theatre room with reclining leather chairs and bar, dual staircases, an elevator, game room and a garden room with a year round lap pool. The gracious interior spaces are detailed with spectacular millwork, exquisite finishes, custom moldings, barrel and coffered ceilings and seven fireplaces. A genteel blend of grace and subdued elegance, without ever being intimidating, the layout creates an inviting environment perfect for entertaining. The gourmet kitchen is reminiscent of an English estate with a plethora of cabinets and granite work surfaces as well as every appliance required by a master chef. The primary suite is an intimate retreat offering a separate sitting and dressing area, a fireplace, walk-in closets, a sumptuous master bath and a deck for sunbathing or stargazing all overlooking meadow, perennial gardens and hillside vistas beyond. Beautifully appointed, warm and luxurious elements abound. All five bedrooms are en suite and are presented on a gracious scale, befitting the size of the home. A detached 2007 barn was designed to incorporate a batting or golfing cage and offers a full second floor guest or caretakers residence over the attached garages. Ten garages, a porte-cochere entrance and private, chauffeur courtyard will delight the car enthusiast. Numerous stone verandahs overlook a spectacular two inground pools with infinity waterfall, grotto, circular slide and spa - all surrounded by stone walls, tended gardens, two outdoor barbecues and four fire urns. There are over 8,000 square feet of verandahs. Additionally, there is a tennis court and a handsome, reproduction Bucks County stone cottage, designed as the pool house. Inside, a full kitchen, bath, lofted second floor and walk-in fireplace are presented in classic detail. A detached greenhouse and raised-bed garden area are positioned for southeast exposure. All of these abundant recreation facilities provide multiple options for exercise and outdoor enjoyment. Belle Terre is set in a classic, picture postcard landscape, where each eye-catching turn provides a host of rich hues and attractive accents. Ever-changing vistas, from every vantage point, provide scenery in Autumn and Winter as stunning as in Spring and Summer. Welcome to the most impressive property in Saucon Valley.

High School
Saucon Valley High School
Price History
4/21/2023 Listed $8,950,000
6/7/2023 12% - $7,950,000
9/14/2023 9% - $7,250,000

General Features

Accessibility Elevator
Additional Parcels Y/N Yes
Appliances Dishwasher, Icemaker, Oven/Range - Gas, Stainless Steel Appliances, Central Vacuum, Disposal, Dryer, Exhaust Fan, Oven - Double, Refrigerator, Washer, Built-In Microwave, Range Hood, Cooktop
Architectural Style Colonial
Association Recreation Fee No
Association Y/N No
Basement Heated, Interior Access, Fully Finished
Bathrooms Count Main Level 2.00
Bathrooms Full Main Level 1
Condo/Coop Association Y/N No
Construction Materials Stone
Cool Fuel Electric
Cooling Central A/C, Zoned
Days on Market 160
Electric Underground, Generator
Exterior Features BBQ Grill, Extensive Hardscape, Exterior Lighting, Flood Lights
Garage Spaces 10.00
Garage Y/N Yes
Heating Radiant, Zoned, Baseboard - Hot Water, Forced Air
Historic Y/N No
Interior Features Bar, Additional Stairway, Breakfast Area, Built-Ins, Crown Moldings, Elevator, Kitchen - Gourmet, Kitchen - Island, Walk-in Closet(s), Wet/Dry Bar, Wood Floors, Wine Storage, Attic, Carpet, Central Vacuum, Formal/S
Levels 2
Location Type Bayblock
Lot Size Square Feet 958320.00
MLS Area Lower Saucon Twp (12419)
New Construction No
Other Structures Above Grade, Below Grade
Patio/Porch Features Balcony, Porch(es), Patio(s), Screened, Terrace
Percent Ownership Fee Simple
Pool Features In Ground, Indoor, Heated, Saltwater
Pool Y/N Yes - Personal
Possession Negotiable
Price Per Sq Ft 651.39
Property Condition Excellent
Property Type Residential
Roof Slate
School District 300200397045
School District SAUCON VALLEY
Security Features Monitored, Security System
Senior Community Y/N No
Sewer On Site Septic
Structure Type Detached
Subdivision Name NONE
Tax Annual Amount 49788.0
Tax Lot R6
Tax Year 2023
Utilities Natural Gas Available, Under Ground, Cable TV
Vacation Rental Y/N No
View Courtyard, Garden/Lawn, Mountain
Water Access Y/N No
Waterfront Y/N No
Year Built 1939
Zoning R80

Interior Features

Above Grade Finished Area 11130
Above Grade Finished Area Source Estimated
Above Grade Finished Area Unit Type Square Feet
Bathrooms Count All Lower Levels 1
Bathrooms Count All Upper Levels 5
Bathrooms Count Lower Level 1 1.00
Bathrooms Count Upper Level 1 5.00
Bathrooms Full All Upper Levels 5
Bathrooms Full Upper Level 1 5
Bathrooms Half All Lower Levels 1
Bathrooms Half Lower Level 1 1
Bathrooms Half Main Level 1
Bedrooms Count All Upper Levels 5
Bedrooms Count Upper Level 1 5
Below Grade Finished Area 1692
Below Grade Finished Area Source Estimated
Below Grade Finished Area Unit Type Square Feet
Below Grade Unfin Area Units Square Feet
Below Grade Unfin Sqft Source Estimated
Central Air Y/N Yes
Fireplace Features Marble, Stone, Gas/Propane
Fireplace Y/N Yes
Flooring Ceramic Tile, Carpet, Heated, Marble, Solid Hardwood, Slate, Partially Carpeted
Full Baths 6
Half Baths 2
Heating Fuel Natural Gas
Heating Y/N Yes
Hot Water Natural Gas
Laundry Type Main Floor
Room Type Living Room, Dining Room, Primary Bedroom, Sitting Room, Kitchen, Game Room, Family Room, Foyer, Breakfast Room, Great Room, Laundry, Mud Room, Other, Office, Recreation Room, Primary Bathroom, Full Bath, Half Bath
Total Baths 8
Total Bedrooms 5
Total Fireplaces 6

Exterior Features

Living Area 12822
# Of Attached Garage Spaces 5
# Of Detached Garage Spaces 5
Door Features French, Atrium, Six Panel
Fencing Aluminum, Vinyl, Wood, Split Rail
Foundation Details Stone, Concrete Perimeter
Garage Features Garage - Rear Entry, Garage - Side Entry, Oversized
Lot Features Additional Lot(s), Cleared, Level, Landscaping, Not In Development
Lot Size Acres 22.00
Lot Size Source Estimated
Navigable Water Y/N No
Parking Features Asphalt Driveway, Free
Road Responsibility Boro/Township
Road Surface Type Black Top, Paved
Total Parking Spaces 10
Type of Parking Detached Garage, Driveway, Off Street, Attached Garage
Water Oriented Y/N No
Water Source Public
Water View Y/N No

Room Details

Room Dimensions Level Flooring Details
Breakfast Room Main Flooring - Tile/Brick
Dining Room Main Flooring - HardWood,Fireplace - Gas
Family Room Main Built-Ins,Fireplace - Gas,Flooring - Carpet
Foyer Main Flooring - HardWood,Chair Rail
Full Bath Main Flooring - Tile/Brick
Game Room Lower 1 Flooring - Carpet,Built-Ins,Fireplace - Gas
Great Room Main Cathedral/Vaulted Ceiling,Wet Bar,Fireplace - Gas
Half Bath Lower 1 Countertop(s) - Granite
Kitchen Main Flooring - Tile/Brick,Countertop(s) - Granite,Kitchen - Gas Cooking,Breakfast Bar
Laundry Main Countertop(s) - Granite,Flooring - Tile/Brick
Living Room Main Flooring - HardWood,Fireplace - Gas,Crown Molding
Mud Room Main Flooring - Tile/Brick,Pantry
Office Main Flooring - Carpet,Built-Ins
Other Main Cathedral/Vaulted Ceiling,Skylight(s)
Primary Bathroom Upper 1 Flooring - Marble,Soaking Tub
Primary Bedroom Upper 1 Flooring - Carpet,Fireplace - Gas,Walk-In Closet(s),Primary Bedroom - Sitting Area,Balcony Access
Recreation Room Lower 1 Flooring - Carpet,Wet Bar,Countertop(s) - Granite
Sitting Room Upper 1 Flooring - Carpet,Balcony Access


  • 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 18015

AVG $15,688
AVG 946
Data Provided by Inside Real Estate®
Year Built
AVG 1957

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