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$3.495 million
Blue Bell
765-775 Morris Rd.
Taxes: $34,000

Set on five acres in Montgomery County, historic Rose Hill, as the house is known, is newly restored, with five bedroom suites, each with a full bath. Among its other features are a formal living room and dining room, a study with a fireplace and built-in bookcases, a two-story foyer with the original stairway, a new gourmet kitchen with butler's pantry, and an inground pool. A great room is situated off the kitchen. The garden level has rooms that could be used as a home gym, a playroom, an office, or an au pair suite; this level also has a full bath, a changing room close to the pool, and a large storage area. Laundry rooms can be found on the first and second floors. The master suite offers a sitting room, a fireplace, two walk-in closets, and a his-and-hers marble bathroom. The three-car garage includes a loft area.

Broker: Carmelita Q. Dillon, Prudential Fox & Roach; 215-542-2200, Ext. 602.


$2.249 million
Upper Makefield
17 Larkspur Lane
Taxes: $20,569

This eight-year-old dwelling, on a 3.3-acre lot in Bucks County, offers six bedrooms, 51/2 baths, and an au pair suite. On the first floor are a living room, a dining room, a family room and an office, plus a complete first-floor bedroom suite with a full bath. The gourmet kitchen features a walk-in pantry, granite countertops and island, a secretary desk, and a breakfast area. In the two-story family room are a fireplace, a built-in wet bar, and doors that lead to a deck. The finished lower level includes a second full kitchen, a game room, a wine cellar, a media room, a children's playroom, and a full bath. Among the master suite's amenities are double entry doors, walk-in closets, a fireplace, a heated ceramic-tile bathroom floor, a whirlpool tub, and a glass shower with head and wall jets. The house backs up to a wooded area and has landscaped gardens.

Broker: Marianne Dillon, Long & Foster Real Estate; 215-493-5600 or 215-369-8601.


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