Property Sub TypeDetached
Welcome to 1420 Little Conestoga Road, a warm and unique property that seamlessly blends old-world charm with modern amenities. This converted 1867 one-room stone schoolhouse is complete with a 3,000 square feet contemporary addition and provides over 4,200 square feet of living space on 1.5 acres. This home features three exceptional bedroom suites, four baths, a two-car attached garage and a glass enclosed artist’s studio/workshop. The home sits on one corner of the property and adjoins a 30-acre nature preserve offering meadows, woods, walking paths and a 2-acre pond for fishing. The older part of the house, completely renovated in 1998, by the previous owner, an artist and art historian, retains much of its original charm with original pine flooring, deep-set oversized windows, built in shelves and a Japanese contemplative alcove called a Tokonoma. This calm and serene space with varieties of wood, and stone materials, has been thoughtfully converted into an open concept great room including a living room, dining area and modern kitchen. The kitchen is open to the living area and extends the full width of the home with white melamine cabinets, smooth cherry countertops, a colorful hand-painted backsplash, two work areas, two sinks, and a new induction stove. Passing through the 18th century beam arch, you will find the contemporary two-story addition with a large sunroom offering full views of the luxuriously planted English gardens and the surrounding woods. The sunroom is a large sitting room with two walls of tilt-turn, floor-to-ceiling windows, gorgeous Saltillo tiles over radiant in-floor heating and a new wood stove. The sunroom is the central access hub for the addition with connections to the twenty-five-foot, curved deck, a scholar’s study, a half bath, laundry room, two-car garage, and the studio/workshop. The garage is integrated into the addition design with direct access to the living space and coat closet. It has a sink, built-in storage cabinets and an electric car outlet. The attached two-room studio/workshop has floor to ceiling glass windows and an 8ft garage door which creates the sense of working outdoors. Gorgeous , Brazilian cherry sculptural steps lead to the second floor. The gem of the house is the Owner’s suite! The suite is open and airy and gives the feeling you are three stories high in the woods with floor-to-ceiling walls, eleven-foot ceiling and spectacular views of the changing season from snow-carpeted woods to summer greenery. The luxurious en suite bathroom has a soaking tub, bidet, dual sinks , dual shower, and large soaking tub. There is a large, walk-in closet with two separate sections, tons of shelving and ample space for hanging clothes. A hallway connects the second-bedroom suite created in the attic space of the school building. This suite features an exposed beam, a private bedroom, a sitting room/office/yoga space/or playroom, a full bath with a skylight and a private stairway to the front hall. A beautiful brand new, modern, third suite offers a large sitting room with built in daybeds, a separate cozy bedroom with a large walk-in closet and a brand-new contemporary bathroom. The boundary between inside and out dissolves creating a constantly changing scenery from all spaces in the home. The outdoor landscape features, mature perennial plantings, lots of beautiful trees, plants, flowers, and a unique Zen-garden carved into the woods in the rear yard. This is truly a special home that creates a feeling of openness and connection to the outdoors. Invite your family and friends and enjoy countless hours of relaxation, fun and enjoyment. Feel like you are on vacation every day in this showcase home. Tucked away, yet close to all major commuting routes and corporate centers. Take advantage of the award- winning Downingtown School District and the highly ranked STEM Academy. Showings begin on 6/1/23.