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c. 1840 Farmhouse

Barto, Pennsylvania


$795,000 and $695,000
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 #: 24055
Looking from the lower pond toward the barn and the house in early summer

taken from the top pond
taken from the top pond
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porch looking towards the barn
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Seller Contact Information

Showings by appointment only.


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

Email: judykuhns@gmail.com

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This property is simply a delight to see. The setting with gently rolling professional landscaping, three ponds and a recently renovated salt water pool is quite stunning. The home itself offers 4 bedrooms, three full and one half baths and a very flexible floor plan. The spectacular view can be enjoyed from huge full pane windows in the two informal living areas, the dining room and the first floor bedroom. Although there has been a farmstead at Old Hickory Farm since the 1790s the current stone bank house was built in 1840 and has been wonderfully restored with the use of re-purposed flooring, hardware, doors and shutters. There is so much here to excite and interest the buyer who is interested in a home that is unique. Although no longer serving as a water supply for the house there is a charming stone spring house with a crystal clear spring that runs through it towards the top pond. The bank barn has been almost completely rebuilt and offers a multitude of possibilities for agricultural related businesses or home occupations and hobbies. An old blacksmith shop has been converted to a studio with glass panels, running water and a WC.
The home with its wonderful gardens and plantings sits on 11+ acres and, for several years ending in 2006, operated as a Winery. The grapes are gone but the land is farmed in corn and soy by a neighboring farmer.
There is a separate 29 acre wooded parcel with woodland trails, native plants and wild flowers and in Spring ever elusive morels. That tract is subject to a conservation easement with the Berks County Conservancy. All three parcels are enrolled in Act 319 (clean and green) and as such are subject to preferential tax assessment.
This magnificent property is now also being offered on 11+ acres (two tax parcels) at $695,000.

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