1637 Merryweather Dr, Bethlehem, PA 18015
In the Lehigh Valley's premier residential area, this exceptional property artfully blends traditional and contemporary in a sophisticated, sleek, and eminently livable result worthy of Architectural Digest. A deceivingly traditional exterior is set off with specimen plantings of flowering trees and shrubs, and a hardscape of walls and walkways with architectural stone. The transformation then begins with entry from the classic front porch into a tiled foyer. Two steps lead up to a stunning open space incorporating kitchen, great room, & dining area set off by bright, durable, bleached maple hardwood floors. Soaring ceilings and seemingly endless windows flood the home with sunlight, & glass French doors to exterior balconies overlook the gardens & sparkling in-ground pool. Subtle but impressive details distinguish this unique and breathtaking renovation - including elements like a see-through wood-burning fireplace between FR and LR with floor-to-ceiling stone on the FR side; Shoji-type panel doors on many closets; an open-concept staircase that appears literally to float between floors; and plumbing fixtures that are unlike anything you have ever seen. The first-floor master suite is a spa-like retreat, with two walk-in closets and glass patio doors offering separate access to the back yard. Upstairs, an interior balcony overlooking the first floor connects the three additional bedrooms and two baths. These bedrooms are generously proportioned with double closets, and one could be a second master suite with sitting room, en suite bath, and multiple closets. The hall bath includes a Roman-style step-down tub, double slate vanities, and rustic imported tile. The finished area of the walk-out lower level offers multiple possibilities for use as a rec room, a game room, or an entirely separate suite, with rough plumbing in the wall for a future bathroom. Scrupulously maintained by the owners, this home reflects unusually thoughtful attention to detail beginning with its renovation and continuing through its ongoing care. And the location is simply unassailable - close to Saucon Valley Country Clb, the Promenade Shops, I-78, and in the highly acclaimed blue-ribbon Saucon Valley School District. In an area well known for its exceptional properties, this home stands apart, offering the unbeatable combination of a sophisticated and unique aesthetic, a superior location, and impeccable condition, all at an unbelievable price! Showings begin Feb 4.