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Welcome to a magnificent 18th century reproduction of a Pennsylvania farmhouse designed by G. Edwin Brumbaugh, a nationally known restoration architect who was responsible for the preservation of the earliest and most unusual American houses and historic sites in the nation.
According to the records of the American Institute of Architects, Brumbaugh spent 68 years in the field of restoration. Winterthur Museum was the recipient of his drawings and documents along with the blueprints of this house. This is part of the Joseph Downs Manuscript Collection, a wealth of architectural and research material for study in the history of restoration and preservation.
The house was built to be a country farmhouse. Made of Chestnut Hill stone, it is a house of quality with paneled mantels, chair rails, walnut random width floors, all handcrafted on the premises by highly skilled craftsmen. The fireplace panels were designed, sketched and drawn for individual approval. Bricks came from the basement of the old house that was on the property originally. Beams came from the barn and were used for all porches. The foundation of the garage and courtyard were used from the old house. The broken arched doorways reflect the same used in the lovely 18th century Philadelphia houses including Independence Hall. Take special notice of the bull's eye windowpanes above the Dutch door in the center hall. Each room on the first floor has access to the beautifully manicured 4.8 acres. The property is situated at the end of a secluded private lane in a sylvan, park-like setting. You will surely appreciate every aspect of this absolutely charming home.
Delightful center hall with brick floor, coat closet and Dutch door leading to a beautiful private brick patio; Step down to a charming living room (22 x 16) with stately fireplace and a door leading to a covered porch; Cozy library (13 x 11) with fireplace, built-in bookcases and a door leading to a covered flagstone porch which connects to the brick patio; Exquisite dining room (16 x 14) with 2 built-in corner cupboards, beautiful windows, and French doors leading to a covered porch; Attractive breakfast room (13 x 9) with bright windows and a large closet; 2 year old kitchen (14 x 9) designed with the 18th century era in mind but with today's modern conveniences - electric range, dishwasher, disposal, Subzero refrigerator, stunning granite countertops and tile backsplash; Powder room; Backstairs to second floor.
Elegant master bedroom (17 x 14) with 4 windows and deep sills; Master dressing room with wonderful closet space and built-in cabinets; Ceramic tile master bath with stall shower; Step up to a connecting 2nd bedroom (13 x 11) which would make a perfect nursery or sitting room; Linen closet; Ceramic tile hail bath with a tub/shower unit; 3rd bedroom (14 x 12); Ceramic tile hall bath with a stall shower; Stunning 4th bedroom (14 x 14) with 2 closets and access to the back stairs; 5th bedroom (12 x 10) with bath (tub only); Pull down stairs to attic storage area.
Paneled recreation room with fireplace; unfinished area for utilities and storage; Outside exit; 2 staircases lead to basement from first floor.
2 car detached garage with laundry room and powder room (toilet only); circular stairs lead to a fabulous finished playroom/loft/studio/or office (Approx. 1,000 sq. ft.) with hardwood floors, a full bath with stall shower unit, and a separate entrance leading to the yard; there is also a separate barn-like structure that is used for storage of lawn furniture and lawn equipment.
Inclusions: Subzero refrigerator, gas grill, washer, dryer, security system.
Exclusions: 2 clock shelves in library & breakfast room; small wall chest in 4th bedroom; all fireplace equipment; all curtains.
AGE: 64 years (built in 1937)
ROOF: Wood shake
CONSTR: Chestnut Hill stone
LOT SIZE: 4.8 acre
BEDRMS: 5 + 1 over garage
BATHS: 4 ½ + 1 over garage
GARAGE: 2 car
FLOORS: Walnut random width
STYLE: Reproduced Farmhouse
SEWER: On site tile system
HEAT: Steam + Hot air systems
SQ. FT. 3,588