StatusACTIVE UNDER CONTRACT
Property Sub TypeDetached
Quintessential 1834 Chester County Farmhouse, w/ 1BD/1BA guest cottage, bank barn, pole barn, pond, and stream! Views of 60+ acres of preserved farmland. It’s not often that a home like this will become available for its next stewardship. It is storybook picturesque w/ the white picket fence, sprawling front porch and abundance of perennial gardens. From records, it appears the main home was built by Henry Catren, a local blacksmith, in 1834. The guest house dates back further, unsure of date, but the chain of title starts in 1792. Exterior of the home has been freshly painted and character preserved. Enter the main home through the right-side front door, into the welcoming parlor, complete w/ exposed beams and stone fireplace w/ woodstove insert. Original hardwood floors lead all throughout the older portions of the home. Doorway off the back of this room leads to a door that opens out onto the back terrace as well as a storage closet. Head left from the entry door, you’ll pass the other front door, which was originally for access to the left side addition added long ago to combine families. Both sides have been opened to one another. Pass 1 of the 2 staircases that take you to the 2nd floor, and you’ll find a cozy study/office w/ built-ins and the 2nd fireplace, w/ woodstove insert. Back through the parlor, you’ll pass the 2nd set of stairs, which were part of the original home as well as 1 set of 2 stairs for basement access. Enter the most recent addition, completed in 1982, which keeps in character on the exterior of the home. This addition added a large, sun-soaked kitchen, w/ ample counterspace, tons of cabinet storage and open to a spacious family room. Family room includes the 3rd fireplace as well as the most used access to the rear stone terrace. Also included in this addition is a first-floor laundry, coat closet and Half Bath, w/ large storage closet. 2nd access to basement is also in this space. Up to the 2nd floor of the addition, you’ll find a large Owners’ suite, w/ fabulous views of the grounds, a small balcony, walk in closet, dressing area and ensuite Bathroom. The original 2nd floor bedroom has become an open flex space/sitting area as well as the hall bathroom the serves the additional bedrooms. Head up to the 3rd floor of the original home, you will find a sizable bedroom w/ plenty of headroom due to cathedral ceilings as well as tons of natural light and 2 closets. Back down to the 2nd floor, and head towards the left side older addition, you will discover another sizeable bedroom as well as the 2nd set of stairs to the main level. Completing the Main Home, the basement offers tons of storage as well as access to the original springhouse! Off the back of the home, the lovely stone patio overlooks the pond, barn, and perennial gardens. Head over to the guest cottage, you’ll be pleasantly surprised by the amount of space w/in! Updated in 1999. The front door enters the quaint eat-in kitchen w/exposed beams of the original structure. Head back, into the addition, and you’ll be welcomed by an abundance of windows and a door out to the deck, which overlooks the lovely grounds. Back inside, head up to the 2nd level, where you will find a landing w/ closet space and entrance to the full bathroom, w/skylight, and spacious bedroom. Bank barn is very usable and offers 2 large stalls on the lowest level. Back addition is an oversized 1 car garage. Bank side offers access to a large space for equipment and hay storage. Past the barn, you’ll find an organic garden that can supply an abundance of fresh vegetables, complete w/ water spigot. We’re not done! There is an enormous 48’ x 34’ insulated pole barn, built in 2011. This Farmette offers space for all types of animals. Potential for subdivision of 1 lot. You truly have the best of 2 worlds here w/ the country feel due to preserved farmlands, yet only minutes to shopping, restaurants, and main modes of transportation.