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c. 1840 Farmhouse

Barto, Pennsylvania


$825,000 and $725,000
Bedrooms: 4
Full Bath(s): 3
Half Bath(s): 2

Heated Sq. Ft.: 4700
Stories: 3.5

Acres: 40.000

MLS #: 6385879

Property Taxes:
$5,664+/- total for all 3 parcels

Listing #: 13213
Looking from the lower pond toward the barn and the house in early summer

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Showings by appointment only.


Phone: (610) 845-6000
Mobile: (610) 730-7417

Email: judykuhns@gmail.com

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The natural beauty of the setting has been complimented by carefully selected plantings that give four seasons of color and interest to the grounds at Old Hickory Farm. The character of the 1840's fieldstone farmhouse has been enhanced by the present owner to show off the old and incorporate the newer addition with clever use of re-purposed materials, period hardware and historic restoration. The result is a wonderful, warm and welcoming home with four levels of living space, three fireplaces, four or five bedrooms and three and a half bathrooms all with unique and artistic touches. The entire lower level has beautiful Pennsylvania Blue Stone floors and some exposed stone walls. Huge windows in the dining room, the two informal living rooms and the main bedroom offer spectacular views of three ponds, a beautiful salt water pool, specimen trees and, beyond the property across the valley, of open farm fields. The formal parlor, with exposed beams, deep window sills and wide plank floors, leads to a beautiful second level porch. Old Hickory Farm homestead dates back to the 1700s and there are foundations to some of those original structures that that have been restored to create herb and perennial gardens and a fully working replica of a traditional bake oven. A delightful feature is the stone spring house where a crystal clear spring babbles over the stones and feeds the upper pond. The restored historic agricultural buildings offer a multitude of business opportunities. A winery was operated at the property for several years. Since its closing in 2007 the tillable acres have been farmed by a neighboring farmer in corn and soy but could be returned to vines or to pasture for livestock and horses. The house and buildings are situated on 11 acres. The 28 woodland acres are permanently preserved and are quite lovely with a mixture of oak, hickory, poplar, birch, native wildflowers and morels. Climb to the top of the hill and enjoy the panoramic view at that elevation from a dramatic outcropping of rocks
This magnificent property is now also being offered on 11+ acres (two tax parcels) at $725,000.

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