Just an hour’s drive to NYC and Philadelphia, the idyllic Delaware Township has long been an escape for weekend homeowners and commuters alike, including the Roebling family. Scion John A. Roebling was the civil engineer behind the Brooklyn...
Just an hour’s drive to NYC and Philadelphia, the idyllic Delaware Township has long been an escape for weekend homeowners and commuters alike, including the Roebling family. Scion John A. Roebling was the civil engineer behind the Brooklyn Bridge and numerous other suspension bridges. And while the area has its fair share of historic homesteads, Red Bridge Farm, once home to a Roebling heir, is unique among them.
Nestled on 16+ acres along the serene Wickecheoke Creek, and featuring terraced gardens, a saltwater pool, all-weather tennis court, pool house w/ spa shower and wet bar, this historic property has been artfully transformed into a soothing, modern-day retreat that preserves the old world feel of a 19th century stone farmhouse. And feels worlds away from the city’s bustle.
Comprised of a 4-bedroom, 3 1/2 bath fieldstone main residence, stone writer’s cottage with fireplace, and separate caretaker’s apartment (above a heated 2-car garage), the property is ideal for hosting family and friends, while affording everyone a welcome privacy.
Originally built in 1805, Red Bridge Farm was home to two generations of the storied Rittenhouse family (considered the founders of America’s paper industry). The estate has historically been used as a weekend escape by its owners, whose number (while relatively few) included philanthropist, Mary G. Roebling (America’s first female Bank owner).
In the 1980s, the owners commissioned a modern addition by celebrated architect Manuel Fernandez-Casteleiro (designer of Battery Park City and Soho’s Dean & Deluca) featuring expanses of glass that allow residences to enjoy the verdant grounds year-round; and a custom kitchen designed to gourmet chef standards of efficiency and access.
Red Bridge Farm’s sense of bucolic isolation resonates more powerfully than ever.
wood stove fireplace
Terrace / Outdoor Space
Area Horse Riding/Stables
Area Boat Ramp
Fuel Type - Oil
Central Air Conditioning
2 Car Garage, Garage - Detached
Near Bike Paths, Exercise Area, Wooded, Jogging / Biking Path, Out Building