Magnificent 62 Acre Country Estate Sold

Circa 1850 Stone Farmhouse   -   Charming Stone Guest House
Early Bank Barn  -  Exceptional Development Potential  -  Storybook Setting

 This truly picture-perfect property is one of the prettiest farms in the entire county. It is the ideal representation of an early, romantic Pennsylvania farm and is in superb condition. Over the past 37 years, the owners, using high quality materials and superior workmanship, have transformed this classic property into a magnificent estate. Located in quiet West Penn Township, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, the 1850 stone farm house with its 2 foot thick walls and cedar shake roof is refurbished from top to bottom. The house features a large living room with marble fireplace, formal dining room, high quality modern kitchen, family room with full stone wall fireplace and open beams, 4 bedrooms, laundry room and pantry, 2 full baths, and full basement. The charming guest house is accessed from the main house via a colonial herringbone patio. There are beautiful views from almost every window in the main house and guest house. The large 54’x66’ Pennsylvania German bank barn is in excellent condition. It features solid chestnut framing and floorboards, slate roof, stone retaining walls, and macadam driveways. Attached to the main barn is a 15’x19’ storage building and a 7’x15’ tool room. There is an additional 12’x27’ concrete block building with an attached 19’x32’ storage barn, used as a 3 car garage. There is a 12’x60’ green house with an attached 12’x14’ potting shed. The acreage surrounding the house is magnificently landscaped and also includes a small farm pond on the southern portion of the property. There are approximately 44 acres of excellent tillable farmland and about 13 acres of woodland. A large portion is enrolled in Act 319 program. The property has over 3,500’ of blacktop road frontage, zoned rural residential, and has excellent development possibilities. This is a one of a kind property and a “must see.”    

Price: $1,095,000

1st Floor- Living Room: 20’x20’8", English wall covering, Italian Marble arched fireplace, 3 member crown molding ceiling trim with trim corniced windows, open stairwell to second story (4) bedrooms, plush carpeting (silk grass), custom deep pine wood window sills, and all stained trim- typical throughout home, custom drapery and fiberglass window shades to remain. Dining Room: 14’x11’5", continuation of living room décor and all trim similar to living room, Williamsburg chandelier (8 lite, polished brass).  Kitchen and Family Room Complex: 15’x26’, exposed wood trussed and planked ceiling, stained wood wall panels, floor to ceiling stone wall with large fireplace and wood stove insert, rustic wood mantle, stone center island with Kitchen Aid cook top (electric) dropped into slate top with under counter cabinet space, custom copper ventilating hood with built-in lighting and filters, Built in wall oven. Enviro air conditioner, kitchen cabinets are solid walnut, new Whirlpool dishwasher, and large cast iron white enamel sink under 6’ wide window with beautiful vistas. Laundry, Pantry, and East Vestibule: 6’x12’, stained wall panel and wall covering with Penn Slate floors, wood pantry shelves, custom Maytag washer and dryer, wall cabinets, and clothes pole. West Vestibule: 4’x9’, colored slate floor, matching wood paneling, 3 wall closets, all doors throughout home are solid pine 6 panel raised. Bath and Wash Room: 11’6"x8’4", cell ceramic floor tiles (crystalline glaze set in mortar) docket dividing door, full wall and ceiling tile (mortar set) tub enclosure, Kohler cast iron tub and lavatory.

2nd Floor- Center Hall: Colonial staircase- 6’x14’, hanging smoked glass enclosed chandelier, pull down disappearing stairs into attic, large linen closet and smaller bath closet. Master Bedroom: 14"x10’8" includes 7’ closet. Bedroom 2: 11’6"x9’8". Bedroom 3: 11’6"x9’8". Bedroom 4: 12’x9’8". All bedrooms have closets. Master Bath: 8’x6’4", cast iron bath tub fully encased with wall and ceiling mortar set crystalline glazed ceramic tile, 4’4" high ceramic tile walls and floor set in mortar, vanity with cast iron sink and large gold-framed mirror.

Guest House: Exterior consists of field stone veneer, aluminum siding, wood bead board, Anderson insulated casement windows, and bay unit covered with curved rib seam metal roof tucked under a gabled overhang with spooled wooden ginger bread. Guest House Interiors: All floors are covered with ceramic tile and 6"x6"x ˝” thick sandstone colored quarry tile set in mortar over concrete. All walls and ceilings are covered with 4" x 5/8" thick bead board pine boards and painted with exterior low luster for a maintenance free interior. Kitchen: 11’6"x9’6" with 10 continuous casement windows 5’ high units set on poured in place concrete sills and trimmed in pine. Window walls have slim line blinds and offer spectacular views of the Blue Mountains. Electric baseboard heat, candle hanging chandelier, hanging wall cabinets over electric service with plumbing and water for future kitchen unit. Built in pantry. Sitting/Living Room: 11’8"x19’, ceiling height is 8’8" with 4" crown molding and a continuous 8" custom pine shelf and bracket at the periphery set 1’8" below the ceiling. The bay window protrudes out of the room dimension from floor to ceiling allowing for love seat and furnishings. Room contains coat closet, recessed trimmed openings for book casing, a small pot belly wood stove recessed into a slate covered area, and baseboard electric heaters. Bath Room: 8’x7’4", Containing built in fiberglass tub and shower enclosure, electric wall heater, ceiling fixture, ceramic tile floors, built in closet and all necessary electric and plumbing for vanity and toilet. Hot water heater is located in attic space above.

Patio: 30’x19’ Colonial Brick, paved in herringbone pattern, fully landscaped with hybrid “Olga” Rhododendrons, Day Lilies, Blue Rug Junipers, Red Azaleas, English Heather and Lavenda, Coton Easter along with border planters incorporated into the patio construction for accent annual coloring. All this under a large Blue Atcas Cedar which provides shading and filtered sunlight. Privacy is also enhanced with a large global Crimson King Maple and a group of Spruce evergreens along with a bird sanctuary consisting of flowering Crab Trees, Honey Suckle, and Forsythia.

Lawn Area: This area consists of approximately 4.5 acres including planting beds accenting the solid stone 1850 home,  along with the barn, green house, guest house, and several ancillary buildings.

Home Beds and Walkways: Rhododendrons, Sergeant Junipers, Densi Yews, Red Azaleas, Blue Rug Junipers, Red Barberry, Blue Atlas Cedar, Colorado Blue Spruce, Concolor Trees, Pampas Grass, Coton Easter, Japanese Red Maple, Crimson King Maple, Flowering Cherry, Fire Thorn Pyracantha on sloped stone chimneys, Mountain Ash, American Holly Bushes, Purple Winter Creeper, and Pachysandra Ground Covering, White Pines, and Hybrid Poplar Screening along with many flowering annuals and perennials. The southern exposure of the green house and walkway contain a continuous bloom from spring to winter in ascending of Grape Hyacinth, Daffodils, Tulips, Bearded Iris, Red Peony, Sedum (Multi-colored), and fall mums.

Garden Areas: Include three raised 7’x16’ beds, composting area, black and red raspberry, asparagus bed, Concord grape trellis, golden delicious apple tree, and thorn less black berry.

Farm Land: Approximately 44 acres of well drained, gently rolling, large tillable fields in a high state of cultivation and being farmed by a tenant farmer.

Woodlands: Approximately 13 acres of woodlands ideal for recreational use or hunting. Abounds with wild game such as white tail deer, wild turkeys, pheasants and many more types of wildlife.

Call Gary L. Coles at 570-386-5000 for color brochure with many more photos.

Gary Lloyd Coles, CRS, GRI.
New Pennsylvania Realty, Inc.
103 Mush Dahl Road

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