Listed By:
Carol C Dorey Real Estate
1616 Saucon Valley Road, Bethlehem, PA
$ 6,950,000
Property Attributes
  • MLS#PANH2003882
  • TypeContingent
  • CityBethlehem
  • AreaLower Saucon Twp
  • Zip18015
  • StyleColonial
  • Year Built1939
  • Taxes$ 49788
  • Price$ 6,950,000
  • Bedrooms5
  • Full Bathrooms6
  • Half Bathrooms2
  • Sqr Footage12822
  • Lot Size22 Acres
Data Source:
Bright MLS
Property Description

A GOLF CART RIDE AWAY from the world class WEYHILL GOLF COURSE & the SAUCON VALLEY COUNTRY CLUB. 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 home CENTERED AMIDST 22 ACRES. Distinguished, Refined, Established. It is a rare pleasure to encounter such a stunning residence, with timeless appeal METICULOUS RENOVATIONS have provided every amenity for an inspired lifestyle. Flawlessly blending Old World craftsmanship with every modern convenience, the 13,000 square foot main home was executed with exceptional craftsmanship in redesign and reconstruction, paying wonderful attention to every detail. Hosting significant gatherings with ease, there is grand, TWO-STORY PUB room with a second floor LIBRARY, custom-designed THEATRE room with bar, dual staircases, an ELEVATOR, game room and a year round INDOOR LAP POOL. The gracious interior spaces are boast spectacular millwork, exquisite finishes, custom moldings, barrel and coffered ceilings and SEVEN FIREPLACES. 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 CARETAKER'S RESIDENCE. Ten garages, a porte-cochere entrance and private, CHAUFFEUR COURTYARD will delight the car enthusiast. Numerous stone verandahs overlook TWO INGROUND POOLS connected with infinity waterfall, grotto, circular slide and SUNDECK- all surrounded by stone walls, tended gardens, two OUTDOOR KITCHENS 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
11/9/2023 5% - $6,950,000

General Features

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
Sewer On Site Septic
Heating Radiant,Zoned,Baseboard - Hot Water,Forced Air
Cooling Central A/C,Zoned
Utilities Natural Gas Available,Under Ground,Cable TV
Possession Negotiable
Roof Slate
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
Exterior Features BBQ Grill,Extensive Hardscape,Exterior Lighting,Flood Lights
Zoning R80
Garage Spaces 10.00
Pool Y/N Yes - Personal
Patio/Porch Features Balcony,Porch(es),Patio(s),Screened,Terrace
Architectural Style Colonial
Pool Features In Ground,Indoor,Heated,Saltwater
Security Features Monitored,Security System
Construction Materials Stone
School District SAUCON VALLEY
Year Built 1939
Electric Underground,Generator
View Courtyard,Garden/Lawn,Mountain
Levels 2
Tax Year 2023
Percent Ownership Fee Simple
Cool Fuel Electric
Accessibility Elevator
New Construction No
Property Type Residential
HOA / Comm Assn No
Subdivision Name NONE
Garage Y/N Yes
Water Access Y/N No
Other Structures Above Grade,Below Grade
Senior Community Y/N No
MLS Area Lower Saucon Twp (12419)
Lot Size Square Feet 958320.00
Waterfront Y/N No
Tax Annual Amount 49788.0
Property Condition Excellent
Structure Type Detached
Condo/Coop Association Y/N No
Bathrooms Full Main Level 1
Bathrooms Count Main Level 2.00
Price Per Sq Ft 624.44
Additional Parcels Y/N Yes
Historic Y/N No
Vacation Rental Y/N No
Days on Market 284
Location Type Bayblock
Tax Lot R6
School District 300200397045
Association Recreation Fee No

Interior Features

Heating Fuel Natural Gas
Basement Heated,Interior Access,Fully Finished
Flooring Ceramic Tile,Carpet,Heated,Marble,Solid Hardwood,Slate,Partially Carpeted
Total Fireplaces 6
Fireplace Features Marble,Stone,Gas/Propane
Hot Water Natural Gas
Heating Y/N Yes
Fireplace Y/N Yes
Above Grade Finished Area 11130
Full Baths 6
Half Baths 2
Central Air Y/N Yes
Total Bedrooms 5
Below Grade Finished Area 1692
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
Below Grade Finished Area Unit Type Square Feet
Laundry Type Main Floor
Below Grade Unfin Area Units Square Feet
Below Grade Unfin SQFT Source Estimated
Below Grade Finished Area Source Estimated
Bedrooms Count All Upper Levels 5
Bedrooms Count Upper Level 1 5
Bathrooms Half Main Level 1
Bathrooms Half Lower Level 1 1
Bathrooms Half All Lower Levels 1
Bathrooms Full Upper Level 1 5
Bathrooms Full All Upper Levels 5
Bathrooms Count Upper Level 1 5.00
Bathrooms Count Lower Level 1 1.00
Bathrooms Count All Upper Levels 5
Bathrooms Count All Lower Levels 1
Above Grade Finished Area Source Estimated
Above Grade Finished Area Unit Type Square Feet
Total Baths 8

Exterior Features

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

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 Contingent Average in 18015

AVG $6.95M
AVG $49,788
AVG 3292
Data Provided by Inside Real Estate®
Year Built
AVG 1939