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c. 1800 Farmhouse
|Heated Sq. Ft.||2,198|
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Beautiful 2.5 story Georgian style log farmhouse built prior to 1800, with approximately 2,198 square feet of above grade living area, on 10.3 acres of level to gently sloped land with a koi pond. The exterior is frame/log with a stone foundation, with a newer cedar shingle roof, with copper gutters and down spouts. Move-in condition. Extremely picturesque setting, perfect for relaxing and entertaining.
House appears to be an early 2 story log house with frame siding exterior. Several interior wall are exposed to show the logs. The doors and casings appear to be Georgian and look to be from mid 1700's. Fireplaces also appear to be from around that time. An old map of Conestoga Township shows the house was originally built for a Dr. Jon Kendig.
Front porch, and side/rear porches that provide a view of the pond. Lovely flagstone patio areas and amazing landscaping with a large koi pond. The grounds are park like in appearance with many red bud, red oak, pine, and cypress trees; along with a variety of shrubs, perennials, and annual flowers. Approximately 3.8 acres of the subject land is used for growing crops or hay, and is rented to a local farmer. The lawn sculptures are reserved and not included in the sale of the real estate.
The bank barn is a typical Pennsylvania forebay bank barn with four bays on the ground level, one of which is used for parking. The barn has a stone foundation, frame construction with mortise and tenon joints that are pegged, frame siding and an asbestos-cement shingle roof. Barn is across from the house. Barn could easily park 4 cars.
House first floor features a living room with a stone fireplace, and open stairs to the second floor, pine wood flooring, and painted woodwork including chair-rail and ceiling moulding. The first floor family room features a pine floor, exposed beams, wood stove, and door to the front porch. The dining room features pine flooring, and painted chair-rail and ceiling moulding.
The kitchen features raised panel cherry cabinets with Corian countertops, exposed beams, original log walls, and pine flooring. The appliances include a JennAir electric glass range top, Frigidaire wall oven and built in convection and microwave oven, and dishwasher.
There is a half bath with two fixtures between the living room and family room.
The second floor features three bedrooms with pine wood flooring cover. The hall bathroom with an exposed log wall has three fixtures, including a vanity with a Corian counter with sink, a tub with shower with a ceramic tile surround, and a commode. The second floor landing has open stairs to the third floor bedroom. The third floor is one large open room with about 360 square feet of floored area. Part of the floor is open to the hall landing below. There is a wood stove on a raised brick platform, connected to a brick chimney.
The daylight walk out basement is unfinished with stone walls, concrete floor, and exposed ceiling. The basement houses the two forced air heat pump furnace with 2 zones, the electric water heater, 200 ampere electric service box, well tank, and water softener and reverse osmosis filter system.
There is an additional room in the basement, under the family room that has a stone fireplace and flagstone floor that was used as a weaving studio.
Archived in December, 2016
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