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1825 Farmhouse

Rural- Not in a Development
Pequea, Pennsylvania 17565

Lancaster County 87 Acre Gentleman's Farm

1825 Stone and Stucco Farmhouse
1825 Stone and Stucco Farmhouse
Beautifully renovated farmhouse set well back off a rural road
This beautifully renovated stone and stucco farmhouse is set well back off a rural road in a tranquil setting.
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The sideyard view toward home. The covered brick patio is off the home's exercise room on the lower level. The lower level has a full bath and second kitchen which is currently used as a craft room. This lower level section could be adapted to become in-laws quarters or a place for a grown child to call his or her own.
View From Backyard
View From Backyard
The family room has a bay window with window seat which overlooks the backyard. Toward the sideyard is a birdfeeding area.
Formal Living Room
Formal Living Room
The formal living room has hardwood flooring, deep window sills, built-in shelves and a woodburning fireplace
Bedrooms 4
Full Baths 3
Half Baths 1
Heated Sq. Ft. 3,400
Stories 2
Acres 87


  • 1st Floor Laundry Room
  • Attic
  • Basement
  • Den
  • Dining room
  • Exercise Room
  • Kitchen
  • Living room
  • Master bedroom upstairs
  • 2 Car Garage
  • Barn
  • Driveway - Paved
  • Garden
  • Patio
  • Porch
  • Built-in Bookcases
  • Fireplaces
  • Jacuzzi
  • Laundry Chute
  • Walk-In Closet(s)
  • Central air
  • Dishwasher
  • Oil Heating
  • Family Room

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Gentleman's Farm- 87 Acres

Beautifully renovated 1825 Stone and Stucco Farmhouse set well back off rural road. Nature lovers will enjoy its pristine woodland, gardens, wildlife, and creek. 25 acres, currently organically farmed, could be adapted for horses. The home includes a custom eat-in kitchen sharing an open floor plan with the dining and family rooms. The large formal living room features a fireplace, hardwood floor, and deep window sills. The masterbedroom has a sitting area and large walk-in closet.Its attached bathroom offers a whirlpool with view of garden and farmland as well as a separate shower and limestone counter vanity with double sink.Two bedrooms which share a full bath have a private hallway and can be closed off from the master bedroom area. With an adaptable floorplan you can make your master area have its own den and home office or open it to the other two bedrooms and make the home office a fourth bedroom. The finished lower level has a full bath, exercise room, and second kitchen which is used for crafts. This area could be used as in-laws quarters or a place for a grown child to call his or her own. Beautiful views at every turn. 87.1 tranquil acres with low taxes.

MARTIC TOWNSHIP - The property is located in Martic Township, which is financed by an endowment and has no taxes. The township offers many recreational facilities including a new rail trail for hiking, biking, and bird watching. It runs from the Pequea Creek to the Providence Township line. Other recreational areas in the township include:

* Coleman Covered Bridge - with a hiking trail along Pequea Creek
* Martic Township Park - offers hiking trails
* Muddy Run - for fishing, hiking, and camping
* Pinnacle Overlook - a scenic picnic area overlooking the Susquehanna River's edge from up above
* PP&L Picnic Area - enjoy multiple hiking trails, baseball fields, playground and picnic areas
* Trout Run - fishing and hiking
* Tucquan Glen Nature Preserve - walk the trails that lead along the beautiful stream that runs to the Susquehanna River.

About 30 minutes from Lancaster City which offers:
* Fine Dining
* The Fulton Opera
* The Lancaster Literary Guild
* The Lancaster Museum of Art
* The Lancaster Symphony Orchestra
* The Hole in the Wall Puppet Theatre and Museum
* Wheatland ¿ the country estate of the nation¿s 15th President
* Many lectures and cultural events at Franklin and Marshall College are open to the public as well

The above is just of sampling. There are many more activities and places of interest throughout the county.

* 1 hour 45 minutes from the Philadelphia area
* 2 hours from Washington DC
* 1 hour 15 minutes from Baltimore
* 1 hour 15 minutes from Wilmington, DE
* 3 hours from NYC
* 30 minutes to Aberdeen, MD


The main floor is comprised of:

Formal Living Room (19' X 22' 10")
* Hardwood floor
* Deep window sills
* Built-in bookshelves
* Forced hot air heating
* Wood-burning fireplace
* Front door with antique fixture
* Drawer original to home under back right window sill
* Entrance hallway leading to kitchen plus entrance to formal
dining room through Prairie style door featuring leaded glass

Custom Eat-in Kitchen (17' 2" X 16' 8")
* Tray ceiling
* Deep double sink
* Built-in desk and bookshelves
* Hot water baseboard heating
* Kitchen island with maple counter
* Reclaimed wide plank pine floor with radiant heat
* Two appliance garages with electrical outlets. The right-hand garage
includes a TV hookup
* Extra deep custom cherry cabinetry provides extra storage and granite
counter surface space
* Cabinets feature a large lazy susan turntable in right corner and mixer
lift in adjacent right cabinet
* Cabinets on either side of range were intentionally sized for possible
removal to allow a professional size stove to be installed if desired
* Subzero refrigerator with cherry front panel, Bosch dishwasher, and
Bosch halogen stove, featuring warming drawer and custom range hood

Formal Dining Room (17' 10" X 14' 1")
* Wide plank pine floor
* Hot water baseboard heating

Family Room (17' 4" X 15' 9")
* Built-in bookshelves
* Wall to wall carpeting
* Hot water baseboard heating
* Large bay window with window seat to take advantage of lovely backyard

Mudroom (8' 11" X 7' 9")
* Large coat closet
* Linoleum flooring
* Hot water baseboard heat
* Located at side porch entrance

Powder Room (9' X 3')
* Antique mirror
* Limestone counter
* Linoleum flooring
* Hot water baseboard heat

Laundry Room (11¿ 3¿ X 10¿)
* Sink
* Wood cabinetry
* Linoleum flooring
* 2 double-size closets
* Hot water baseboard heat
* Laundry shute from master bedroom in right-hand closet

The Upstairs is accessed by a staircase between the formal dining room and eat-in kitchen. Reclaimed wood was used on the steps.

The Upstairs level consists of:

Landing (6' 7" X 9' 8")
* Reclaimed wood flooring
* To the right is a door which can be closed for privacy from the Master
Suite area of the home. Beyond this door are a halway, two bedrooms and
a full bath

Hallway (14' 4" X 8' 2") to right of landing accessed by door
* 2 closets
* Deep window sill
* Wide plank pine floor

Full Bath ( 8' X 4" 6')
* Deep window sill
* Forced hot air heating
* Wood floor featuring decorative hand stenciling

First Bedroom (14' 11" X 10' 8")
* Deep window sills
* Wide plank pine floor
* Forced hot air heating

Second Bedroom (15' X 8')
* Deep window sills
* Forced hot air heating
* Hand-stenciled pine floor

Master Bedroom (17' 6" X 16')
* Ceiling fan
* Forced hot air heat
* Built-in bookshelves
* Wall to wall carpeting
* Large windows overlooking backyard

Master Bedroom Area
On left is large two-door walk-in closet (9' 6" X 6" 8") while to the right is Master Bath beyond which is a Sitting Room/Den area (11' 9" X 11' 6") which has wall to wall carpeting, built-in book cases, several closets, and door to attic. This sitting area can be closed off from the landing or kept open to the other bedrooms.

Master Bathroom
* Laundry shute
* Linoleum floor
* Large storage closet
* Hot water baseboard heating
* Large tile shower with limestone bench and shelf
* Double sink vanity with limestone counter and lighted mirror
* Whirlpool tub with built-in shelving on two sides and relaxing view of sideyard

Bedroom/Home Office ( 17' 4" X 10' 4") - the fourth bedroom is off the den/sitting area and could alternatively used as a home office.
* Double door closet
* Wall to wall carpeting
* Hot water baseboard heating

Lower level offers:

Kitchen (16' X 14' 4") - currently used for crafts but the bath, kitchen, and exercise rooms on this level could lend themselves to other uses such as in-laws quarters or a place for an older child to call his or her own.
* Vinyl floor
* Door to side yard
* Hot water radiator heat
* Double sink, electric stove, and refrigerator
* Windows overlooking backyard and sideyard

Exercise Room (25' 10" X 12' 10")
* Painted wood floor
* Hot water radiator heat
* Overlooks side patio
* Double door leading to covered brick patio

Bathroom (5' 8" X 5' 3")
* Linoleum floor
* Full bath with shower
* Electric baseboard heat

1997 Renovation
The current owners have lived in the property since 1995. In 1997, extensive renovations of the home were undertaken. The stone was re-exposed on the section nearest to the road. This section of the home dates back to 1815-1825. The walls are 2 feet thick.

The other section of the home dates to circa 1910. The current owners built three addtions on this encompassing upstairs, downstairs and the basement area (except under the kitchen which has no basement).

The Property - The farm is the first preserved farm in Lancaster County (see plaque in attic) and benefits from its Act 319 (Clean and Green) status, allowing for a lower tax assessment which is currently $183,800. There are deed restrictions which include no hunting, logging or subdivision of the property. An additional residence is allowed.

The Lancaster Farmland Trust protects the 35.94 acres considered ¿farmland¿ which includes the approximately 25 acres of tilled land as well as the home and immediate grounds around it. The Lancaster Conservancy protects the 51.15 acres of "woodland" which slopes mainly down to Clark Run (a small creek) along the western boundary of the property. Clark Run empties into Tucquan Creek. The area around Tucquan Creek, Tucquan Glen, is part of the Pennsylvania Scenic River system.

The tilled land is comprised of three fields totaling approximately 25 acres. It has been farmed organically since 1996 by a neighboring farmer. These could be easily adapted as a wonderful location to keep horses.

The Lower Field - visible from the home. Deer are often spotted there at least part of the day. Currently approximately 30 turkeys inhabit this area. Connected to the backyard and lowest part of the lower field is a glen, a pleasant area with a huge tulip poplar tree. Close by is a one of two paw-paw patches. The second patch is downhill along Clark Run. Near this second paw-paw patch is a huge beech tree which was possibly alive before the discovery of America and now serves as a border marker for the property. Clark Run is shallow and has an un-maintained path along it.

The Main or Upper Field - located between Creamery Road and a power line that borders the West end of the property which runs down to Clark Run. There is a small triangular field south of the upper field which can be reached only by following the field at the southwest end near the power line.

Area Above the Driveway - contains a double fenced garden with butterfly bushes around its outside perimeter. The garden has 5 blueberry bushes, and 10 raised beds including 2 strawberry beds and an asparagus bed. Outside the garden is a huge oak tree in the woods near Creamery Road. There is also a burning bush, mimosa tree, two crabapple trees, two rows of larch or tamarack trees, a row of white pine trees, a cedar tree, and three holly trees in this area of the property.

The Bank Along the Driveway - is planted with heaths, heather, and Siberian cypress as groundcover as well as St. Johns Wort.

The Backyard - includes a birdfeeding area. Trees include chain, male pear, witch hazel, chestnut, apple, lilac, rose of Sharon, forsythia, dogwood, vibernum, crabapple, star magnolia and a combination wheeping/small cherry.

The Sideyard - next to the lower field has a pin oak and stone wall. Most of the wall is original to the property which was restored and the walk to the yard created. A large black walnut tree heads a row of eight black walnut trees in a row downhill. These were planted by the Pennsylvania Dutch when the land was originally settled and along with the wall marked the border between the farmhouse and farmland.

* Corn shed
* Bank Barn - Built mostly of chestnut beams when no nails were used. In the past, the barn was used for both cattle and tobacco. A lean-to connected to one side of the barn. The lean-to was a tobacco "stripping room" and larger room under the barn was the "moist room" used in curing tobacco. Behind the barn is a stand of white pine probably planted in the 1930's as a conservation project.

Garage - a two-car tandem garage is located at the side of the barn near the home. There are several parking spaces at the end of the driveway near the garage and another at the top of the bank barn. At least two more car could be parked inside the top section of the bank barn.

Archived in February, 2013

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