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2563 S Chester Springs Rd
Owen J Roberts
This beautiful farm is nestled in a hollow, with a light, bright, antique stone home, a historic barn, and 4 outbuildings, all set on 18 rolling acres. The date stone on the home states 1833 but the oldest part of the home has been researched to be c.1798. The fabulous stone bank barns date stone states 1819 and was constructed by a veteran of the War of 1812! The current owners have done a magnificent job of staying true to the homes original historic heritage while also installing designer magazine worthy modifications including a new gourmet Kitchen complete with high end stainless Thermador appliances including a steam convection oven and a state-of-the-art coffee maker both set in beautiful custom cabinetry that features two large pantry cabinets. You will love the Kitchens easy care but period correct brick floor and stunning live-edge English walnut island countertop. The Living Room features random width wide-plank floors and the homes original cooking fireplace with its grand opening and original wrought iron crane. The windows include curved plaster work and deep windowsills making this a bright room with a priceless view. The other end of the Living Room displays a handsome corner fireplace with a super-efficient and beautiful wood burning insert. Off the Foyer is a handy Powder Room and the Kitchen access with the Laundry conveniently located off the Kitchen. Walk outside through the Kitchens French doors to find a large covered porch that is a perfect place to entertain friends and family. A second covered porch is on the west side of the home and is an ideal location for the grill and a quiet drink on a summer afternoon. Rounding out the rooms on the main level is the Office with a charming corner fireplace and a window with original period moldings. Upstairs is a wonderful Master Suite, with a sumptuous marble Master Bathroom, another added feature the owners installed and could also grace the pages of a designer magazine. There are three additional bedrooms with gorgeous views and a charming vintage Hall Bath. Behind the house is the farms original well-maintained Summer Kitchen, a favorite spot for outside parties. The large Three Car Garage was added on to an early stone barn which retains many of its original historic features and creates additional car parking - a great feature for the car collector! Attached to this building is a comfortable Guest or In-Law studio apartment with a private bathroom, Kitchen with GE appliances, and a pellet stove that gives cozy warmth. The large barn has nine box stalls plus a wash stall and a separate tack room with powder room. The voluminous loft area of the bank barn is in magnificent condition with newer floors and electric, great for a studio, a giant kids play-space or your next big party. There are six pastures in total, three on each side of Veronica Drive with well-maintained split rail fencing and an additional 24 x 24 barn with 2 box stalls on the 8.2 acre parcel across the street. The versatile agricultural uses are up to you with an indoor arena permitted on the 8.2 acre parcel but not an additional residence. Further enhancing the farm is an established 40-tree fruit orchard and over 300 Christmas trees. This property has been exceedingly well maintained with a recently installed cedar roof on the house and newer roofs and electrical on all the outbuildings. Convenient to Route 401 and 113 as well as major corporate centers, this home represents an excellent value and a wonderful opportunity for the discerning buyer.