A winding approach opens to a singular contemporary home designed by noted architect George Donovan. ~Hickory Springs~ offers ultimate privacy and a graceful flowing floorplan ideal for entertaining. Framing 12 acres of rolling countryside, large windows and glass doors capture glorious views in every direction. The covered stone entry overlooks an expansive lawn sloping to a large pond with a rear border of dense woods. Revealing a dramatic interior, the two-story foyer opens to rear walls of glass and a view of the lushly landscaped inground pool. A striking stone interior wall separates the dining room and step-down great room, highlighted by a soaring ceiling, bar area and corner fireplace set in a matching floor to ceiling wall of stone. Pocket doors from the foyer hallway separate the study that includes a guest half bath. With a row of windows spanning the front and a rear window wall in the breakfast area, the large kitchen is filled with light ~ as well as plenty of cabinet space and granite countertops. In addition to a center island with vegetable sink and seating area, a serving bar opens to the dining room and a peninsula separates the breakfast area. Built-in appliances include a Bosch dishwasher, LG refrigerator with dispenser, two GE Profile wall ovens (microwave, conventional and convection) and 6 burner gas cooktop. A garden door in the breakfast area leads to a Florida room with vaulted ceiling, skylights, and a glass door to the pool. Adjacent to the kitchen a hallway provides access to a second half bath, large pantry closet, garage and separate mud room with sink, tool wall and built- in cabinetry. Completing the first floor, the thoughtfully designed master suite includes an office with built in desk and storage cabinetry, and laundry room with sink, cabinetry with folding shelf and built-in ironing board. The master bedroom, highlighted by a tray ceiling and rear window wall with French doors opening to the deck and pool, includes two walk-in closets with built in storage. A cathedral ceiling enhances a stunning bath with a travertine marble stall rain shower, double mirrored vanity topped with eye catching serpentine stone, compartmented toilet and corner whirlpool tub with windowed surround. The second floor features an open gallery overlooking the great room and three additional bedrooms. An ensuite bedroom with greenhouse window contains a full bath with skylight and tub/shower. Another bedroom and an office/bedroom feature a captivating view of the pond. They share a full bath with skylight and stall shower. The basement includes a finished game room and extensive storage area. The salt water swimming pool includes a diving board. And, a new expanded septic system has just been completed. Country sophistication and a gorgeous setting best describe this unique offering. Horses are welcome ~ the fenced pasture and 60'x48' two-stall barn with water and electric await new residents. Bucks County Horse Park is just a short drive away. The Blue Ribbon Central Bucks Schools. So near and yet so far~.located on a scenic, historic road, this beautiful piece of Bucks County between Doylestown and New Hope is minutes from boutique shopping and dining and easily accessible to New York and Philadelphia.