Historic Properties for Sale

Preservation Pennsylvania is happy to help connect historic property sellers and realtors with interested buyers of places that matter.

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If you are interested in posting a historic property listing on our site, please contact Sabra Smith at ssmith [at] preservationpa [dot] org
 
The information about these properties is that provided by the listing party.  Preservation Pennsylvania is not responsible for the accuracy of the information provided.
 
 

 


4590 Spring Street, Whitehall (Lehigh County)                                                   $699,999
42 acres, 3 bdrms, 2.5 baths
 
Over 3,000sq. ft. barn with 3 horse stalls, walled paddock and fenced pasture, smokehouse, and other out buildings. Timber producing, award winning hay, and lease income from farmer.
 
Just minutes away from city life this country oasis offers privacy, privacy, privacy, and lots of history. Enjoy the satisfaction of protecting the historic buildings and the land to nurture the wildlife and you soul. Great mid-1800s bank barn with plenty of room for horses and storage. Everyone should own a historic barn.

The original purchaser from William Penn's sons built the log house and carved out this farm from the wilderness and his eldest son, the second owner, provided the wagon that helped transport the Liberty Bell to Allentown to save it from the British during the Revolution. We found one of the buttons from his military uniform under the floorboards in the log section of the house. The log portion was meticulously restored in 2001-2002 by Country Craftsman, an award-winning historic log home expert.
 
There is also a charming smokehouse, cold cellar, small animal barn, and utility building.

Enter the property via a long picturesque driveway lined with a canopy of native and fruit trees. The front and back yards are graced with magnificent century old trees and on top of the hill at the highest elevation in Whitehall Township the property has a panoramic view of the Lehigh Valley and the Blue Mountains (Appalachian Trail). All of this, plus, the convenience of the largest mall in the Lehigh Valley just 3 miles away, many restaurants, the airport within minutes, and 100s of other stores and businesses in Whitehall Township - the center of commerce and shopping for the valley. This could be considered one of the most conveniently located historic farms in Pennsylvania with low 319 taxes at under $3000.

The Lehigh Valley offers city life with plenty of arts and entertainment, as well as hiking, biking, skiing, boating, fishing and Olympic level training centers for gymnastics, ice skating, hockey, bicycling, and equestrian sports.
 
Adjacent unimproved property of 75 acres sold for $1.3 million 2 years ago so think of it as buying the land and getting the historic buildings as a free bonus - you can't go wrong.
 
Shown by appointment to pre-qualified buyers only (have letter from mortgage company or bank), Sue 610-248-9148 or smickley@ptd.net
 
 
 
 
 
 

Camargo Mill Farm

445 & 451 Camargo Road,  Quarryville, Lancaster County                         Auction 9/26/15
This 33 acre farm is known as Camargo Mill Farm located just outside of Quarryville, PA, in Lancaster County.
 
The farm includes a large farm house, two car detached garage, five stall horse barn and a four-story mill.
 
The historic mill was built in 1825 by Benjamin Breneman. The mill was running with electricity when it was shut down in early 1980s. It has original storage bins, chutes, belts, wheels, machinery, etc.
 
This property also has an Amish-made gazebo with electric ceiling fan, a 100' x 75' outdoor horse arena. Big Beaver Creek flows through the property.
 
Also there is a 3 bedroom house with a 2 car garage on a separate deed selling with the main property. With approximately 12 acres of tillable land this property has lots of potential.
 

This property will be offered for sale via public auction on September 26, 2015 at 1:00 pm

Call 717-687-7018 or click for more details. http://paauctioncenter.com/up-coming-real-estate/3501300




Historic Oyer House c.1830                                                                   $388,000
11031 Franks Road, Huntingdon, PA 16652
Hidden in a peaceful, private rural enclave, near large areas of state forests, parks and famous fishing and hunting areas, this unique house on 1.8 acres is within an easy drive of a major university and the cultural assets it affords. Every effort has been made to restore this house with a restrained hand and a "less is more" philosophy in close conversation with the National Register to be sure its architectural integrity was carefully respected.
 
The interior is in an unusually fine state of preservation, with original baseboards, chair rails, chimney cabinets, and hardware, including period box locks and door latches. But it is the  quality "and the superb original condition of a large amount of decorative painting found throughout the house"* which makes it unique in this area. All the doors facing the first and second floor halls are trompe l'oeil versions of exotic woods as are all the chimney cabinets. The baseboards in each major room exhibit various simulated marble patterns. In the back parlor, under layers of old wall paper, was discovered rows of stenciling, from floor to ceiling, in various states of preservation.
 
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Oyer House is located approximately 20 minutes from State College and Penn State University in a beautiful rural setting on 2+/- acres.
 
4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, 1.8 acres
 
Gary Gestson, Realtor
Certified Historic Properties Specialist
Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.
Exclusive Affiliate of Christie's International Real Estate
301.975.9500 ext.4604 Direct: 301.646.0046
www.HistoricHomeTeam.com 

 

Historic Mumma House                                                           $399,900

144 King Street, Waynesboro, Franklin County

9 bedrooms, 5 baths, .55 acres
This grand brick Victorian home is one of the most extraordinary structures in Historic Waynesboro. The symetrical facade with Victorian embellishments and customized sun room addition set this home apart from other nearby period homes. Beautifully restored and renovated, this incredible buying opportunity is rich in historic detailing - original wood floors, high ceilings, original custom moldings & hardware, pocket doors, grand entry hall with an elegant staircase - all perfectly blended with a modern amenities that include an elevator, sun room with office space, large screened in patio and extensive low maintenance gardens.
 
One enters through a charming vestibule to a center hall framed on either side by gorgeous pocket doors. An elegant staircase with custom mill work and sculpted newel post leads to the private upper chambers, while just to the left is a grand formal parlor with a fireplace with an elegant wood mantel. The spacious library with its large windows is bathed in natural light and offers access to a large dining room, ideal for a quiet family evening meal or a social event of Victorian proportions. With 2 full upper floors, wide halls, 9 spacious bedrooms & 3.5 bathrooms, this extraordinary home is the rare and genuine embodiment of a bygone era. Every historic detail offers a moment for reflection on a time when craftsmen took pride in their work and Victorian formality was the norm. 
 
Built in 1923 by John Mumma,  a prominent Waynesboro businessman & secretary, then board member of Landis Corporation, this beautiful home has been owned by only 3 families and is a tribute to preservation of the highest order.
 
 

 
Gary Gestson, Realtor
Certified Historic Properties Specialist
Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.
Exclusive Affiliate of Christie's International Real Estate
301.975.9500 ext.4604 Direct: 301.646.0046
www.HistoricHomeTeam.com 

 Jackson Rooming House

1006 North 6th Street, Harrisburg, Dauphin County                       Price - make an offer

Built in 1884, this building is highly significant in African-American history as the home of German Jackson, an African-American who worked as head doorman at the Penn Harris Hotel. In the era of segregation, when blacks were not welcome in Harrisburg’s hotels, notable visitors including Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong stayed here.

After it was listed in Pennsylvania At Risk in 2011, an ambitious preservation-minded man stepped up and acquired the building, spending two years working to subdivide it from the adjoining Jackson House restaurant. During that time, the condition of the building deteriorated significantly, and the current owner is no longer able to rehabilitate the building.

Preservation Pennsylvania hired a structural engineer to evaluate the property, which has suffered extensive interior collapse. The engineer determined that rehabilitation is technically feasible, but that the cost may outweigh its value upon completion.
 
In one final effort to save this property from demolition, the current owner is willing convey the property to a preservation-minded individual or organization willing to take on the task of rehabilitating the building. If you are interested in learning more about the property or making an offer, please contact Kerry Helm at kwhelm@yahoo.com
Denny Waldman
Realtor
Keller Williams Brandywine Valley
276B Dilworthtown Road
West Chester, PA 19382
(610) 496 4100
(610) 399 5100
- See more at: http://properties.houselens.com/DennyWaldman/11748 /547+Concord+Rd%2C+Glen+Mills+PA+19342#sthash.DkbYUVp6.dpuf


 

547 Concord Road, Glen Mills, PA 19342                                            $700,000

The John Hannum House was originally built in 1695 and has been lovingly maintained and restored throughout. This 2+ acre Concord Township property is in the sought-after Garnet Valley School District.
 
6 bdrms, 3.5 baths
 
 

Click here to view the property listing

or contact realtor Denny Waldman, Keller Williams Brandywine Valley
276B Dilworthtown Road
West Chester, PA 19382
(610) 496 4100
(610) 399 5100


 
Historic Brookmere c.1775                                                                            $699,000  
10204 Amsterdam Road, Waynesboro, PA 17268
5 BR, 2 BA, 14+ acres

This extraordinary historic estate is set on 14+ private park-like acres with 2 ponds, a stream and frontage on Red Run Creek. A significant Franklin County Historic Landmark, built by Jacob Mack before the American Revolution, it represents a wonderful blend of historic detailing and modern amenities. Featuring stone fireplaces, chair railing, gorgeous wood floors & exposed beam ceiling, as well as a spacious kitchen with stainless steel appliances, and updated bathrooms.
 
Brookmere was built in 3 sections: the original cottage in 1775, a large addition in 1825 and then in the 1970s, utilizing materials from the stone barn that was demolished, an addition with a living room, family room, master bedroom suite and 5th bedroom was constructed. In 1971, new plumbing & electrical were added, along with a new slate roof.

There is a pastoral view from every window and many quiet settings spread around the property from which to observe the natural beauty of this place. One is easily transported to an earlier time, when hiking along the meandering stream that has crossed the property for ages and resting at a spot that may have been frequented by one of the Mack family in the late 18th century, or relax at the western edge of the estate, and admire the historic covered bridge that still stands downstream. There is an abundance of wildlife, including geese and ducks, and fish stocked ponds.

This is a home of rare and beautiful distinction, close to shopping and entertainment, yet a world away.
Brookmere
 
 
 
 
Brookmere house with pond 
More info-
 
Video Walking Tour -
https://youtu.be/bETIvFZGUzQ

Gary Gestson, Realtor
Certified Historic Properties Specialist
Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.
Exclusive Affiliate of Christie's International Real Estate
301-975-9500 ext.4604 Direct: 301-646-0046
www.HistoricHomeTeam.com


 

1611 Old Ridge Road, Pottstown, PA 19465                                          $89,900


Prevent demolition! Built in the 1700's, this Colonial-era home has great potential, but needs a full rehabilitation. Property is located in the Village of Coventryville Historic District, on .54 acre with an organic garden and a view overlooking Rock Run Creek.Realtor advises that the building is in need of total renovations, including a new septic system, new roof, electrical & plumbing upgrades and possibly a new well. The property is being sold "As is/ Where is."
 
4 bdrms, 1 bath  
 
 
MLS #6254318
Click here to view the property listing or contact realtor
Vicki Venezia, cell: 610/781-9626 or office: 610/670-2770


Hague's Mill Manor                                                                             $670,000
1509 N. Bethlehem Pike, Ambler, Montgomery County
Historic Hague's Mill Manor Home (circa 1775) is available for purchase for the first time in over 55 years. This three story residence, rich in architectural detail and history, is set on private 1.29 acres adjacent to Rose Valley Creek. Approaching on the long, wide driveway with turnaround, a columned porch shelters the main entrance of the house. The elegant formal living room is accented with two fireplaces, wainscoting, stairway, wood floors, a powder room and second original entrance. There is a spacious sunroom with high ceiling and tall double windows on three sides, bookshelves and door to a terrace overlooking the creek.

The earliest part of the home is the dining room with walk-in fireplace and wainscoting. A cheery light-filled morning room adjoins the kitchen. Convenient laundry on first floor.

Living room staircase leads to the second floor. The large master bedroom is en suite with lovely views from all windows. Three additional bedrooms, two baths and back stairs to kitchen complete the second floor. An additional stairway leads to the third floor with a bedroom and large attic.

A separate over-sized two car garage with loft and power was recently built. The in-ground pool is strategically placed at the sunniest portion of the property. This home has always been occupied as a residence and has been lovingly maintained.

Modulating wall vented natural gas boiler and high efficiency indirect water heater installed January 2015 Check with Upper Dublin Township for possible home based business or artists studio. Home is located in the award winning Upper Dublin School District. It's close to the town of Ambler with great restaurants, theater, shops and public transportation. Enjoy low taxes, public water, public sewer and natural gas heating. This truly is a once in a lifetime opportunity! MLS #6468482
 
 

For more information, please contact

Jane Douglass 215/850-2120, douglass43@aol.com or Jason Ostrowsky, 267/664-5659, Jason.Ostrowsky@foxroach.com,
Berkshire Hathaway/Fox & Roach
 
The Manor                                                                              $248,500 >> $229,000
1727 Larkin Road, Upper Chichester, Delaware County

Historic PA farmhouse previously owned by Joseph Pennell, the American etcher, lithographer & most notably known famous local illustrator of the late 1800's. This farmhouse was originally constructed in 1824 and has undergone several additions and upgrades over the years. Thick stone walls, original hardwood flooring, historic style basement & walk up attic, 2 fireplaces, large open side porch & historic artifacts throughout. MLS #6475723

 

For more information, please contact Bill Luke, Luke Real Estate, (302) 656-0251, bill@hometopic.com.

 

Willow Pond Farm                                                            $485,000  >  $459,000
145 Tract Road, Fairfield, Adams County

This beautiful, certified organic 32-acre farm offers a mix of open land and woods as well as an 18th century historic stone residence. The house offers 3006 square feet of living space with large rooms, high ceilings and mostly original wood flooring. This exceptional property also includes a gorgeous pond, attractive gardens, rich soil and plenty of road frontage. Farm improvements include a well maintained 62'X40' bank barn, 3 green houses, utility buildings and a converted summer kitchen. The property is the home of the annual Lavender Festival. MLS # 21412856

 

For more information, please go to http://www.remax.com/realestatehomesforsale/145-tract-road-fairfield-pa-17320-gid400022588572.html

 

5349 Strasburg Road, Kinzers, Lancaster County                $360,000

"The Mansion House" was built by Railroad Superintendent Col. Joseph Baker in 1838, and has been owned by the same family for over a century. Recently converted to a 2 unit, but has been a hotel, bank & law office, among other uses. In 1856 James Buchanan spoke from the 2nd level balcony during his presidential campaign. This 4 level home (4th level is unheated) has a view of the historic Gap Town Clock and is one of the top landmarks in Gap. Home could easily be converted back to a single family home. Amazing woodwork and built in's. A must see for all history lovers.

 

For additional information, please go to http://www.hostetterrealty.com/homes_list_one.php?lid=2020  or contact Doug Byler at (717) 442-5300 ext. 105 or doug@hostetterrealty.com.

 

122 Log Cabin Road, Newville, Cumberland County             $319,000

Calling all history buffs! Central PA's own little "Williamsburg"! Circa 1790's log cabin originally built in Lebanon - disassembled and rebuilt here in 1984 using modern construction inside. 3 levels of living space - 3rd floor office could be 4th bedroom. 2nd floor laundry hook ups! (Currently walk in closet). Beautiful wood floors throughout. Wood burning FP in family room. Walk to Big Spring creek for fishing! Economical geothermal heat! Detached 2 car garage. MLS#10256717

 

For more information, contact Tracy Sharp at tsharp@wolfecr.com or (717) 243-1551.

 

300 Ravenscliff Drive, Media, Delaware County                   $549,900
Recently named the “best historic renovation of 2014” by Marple Township, this gorgeous home has been updated with all of today’s modern amenities while maintaining much of its original charm and character. This home features three bedrooms and 2.5 baths including an incredible master bathroom suite complete with claw foot tub, separate stall shower, two sinks, a heated floor and a fireplace! And that’s just one of four fireplaces in this home!  
Contact John Gill for more details: 610-864-8074 (mobile), (610)566-1100 ext. 1014 (office), or via email at jgill@cbpref.com. MLS#: 6462780
 

Morris Farm                                                                                      $699,900
845 Hostetter Road, Hanover, Lancaster County
This is a storybook 60 acre horse farm in beautiful Hanover Pennsylvania. A gorgeous setting with fenced pastures and a charming farmhouse, this is a rare opportunity to own an extraordinary horse farm that is convenient to Philadelphia, Baltimore & Washington, DC. Best known as a breeding & training facility for exceptional trotters & pacers, this farm was once owned by the legendary Wall Street Broker, Leonard Buck, and many of his top racing horses were stabled here.

The property includes a farm house, bank barn, and various outbuildings including a machine shed. The house includes 3 bedrooms & 2 bathrooms, spacious rooms, fireplace, wine cellar and sun room with a hot tub. The bank barn is considered one of the finest barns in Pennsylvania. This enormous structure was built in 1857 and includes 3 over-sized stallion stalls, 13 horse stalls, a large birthing stall, a spacious upper story with a "Great Room" large enough to hold grand dinners during the annual horse sales on the farm, and a manager's office with a half bath. The paddocks are expansive and flat, with board fencing, while 29+ acres are currently in crops.
 
 
Click here for more information.
 
 
Gary Gestson, Realtor
Certified Historic Properties Specialist
Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.
Exclusive Affiliate of Christie's International Real Estate
301.975.9500 ext.4604 Direct: 301.646.0046
www.HistoricHomeTeam.com
  

Springdale Farm                                                                               $2,450,000
1250 Hickory Hill Road, Chadds Ford, Chester County

This National Register listed farmhouse was built in 1748 and needs the right buyer to bring it back to its former glory. The 3,360 SF stone house, which contains 6 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, is being sold in as-is condition. The property includes 52 acres of open space and boasts a huge indoor riding arena and a 24-stall horse barn. It would be the ideal property for a 3-day eventer, show jumper or race horse facility.       

 

For more information go to http://www.cochraneinc.com/homes-for-sale-details/1250-HICKORY-HILL-ROAD-CHADDS-FORD-PA-19317/6279293/37/ or email info@cochraneinc.com or call (610) 469-6100.

 

57 Skyline Drive, Glen Mills, Delaware County               $779,900>>$750,000

Situated on a secluded 4-acre setting lies a meticulously maintained Colonial farmhouse, whose earliest portions date to the first half of the 1700s. Known as the Yarnell Homestead or "Waterstock," the building was owned by actor Claude Rains. The farmhouse has been updated, but retains original wood floors, period trim, millwork, antique windows & built-ins.  There are 4 bedrooms and ample storage in the main house. The spring house provides cozy guest quarters, having 1 bedroom, a bathroom, an efficiency kitchen a fireplace, separate utilities and a laundry. The cultivated landscape includes a fenced herb garden and a remarkable variety of trees and plantings. The property also includes a 2-stall barn with fenced pastures. MLS: 645903

 

For additional information, go to http://www.countryhomesofpennsylvania.com/pennsylvania/country-home-for-sale/4-acres-in-Delaware-County-Pennsylvania/id/2009003 or contact Michael Wallacavage at (610) 469-6100 or mike@mikewalla.com.


 
Nicholson House - 4838 West Ridge Road, Erie                                     $195,000

This historic brick building on State Route 20 in Erie, PA sits in a high traffic area near Super Walmart. Formerly known as the Nicholson House this National Historic Register home was built circa 1826 and its spacious 4,088 SF would be ideal for an Antique Shop, Bed & Breakfast, or Tea House. 1.18 acres contains a 15 space parking area. An additional 100’ x 300’ lot to the west is also available for purchase.

 
 
 
 
For additional information contact Bill Bucceri, CCIM, SIOR, Coldwell Banker Select, Realtors, (814) 833-3331 or (814) 882-6781. Visit the website www.billbonline.com/ 37933
 
Brooke Mansion, 301 Washington Street, Birdsboro, Berks County      $1,940,000 > $1,899,999

Situated on 3 acres, this famous 42-room mansion was designed by world-famous architect Frank Furness for his friend, industrialist Edward Brooke II in 1887. Built as a wedding gift for Brooke’s new bride, the 18,000 square foot home showcases intricately carved features such as staircases and mantles in oak, cedar, rosewood, mahogany and other exotic woods. With ten fire places, high ceilings, and elaborate metalwork, this home retains a very high degree of integrity. Although zoned suburban residential, the property has been granted variances for alternative uses including a bed and breakfast or corporate offices, and other possibilities exist as well. 


For more information, contact Art Sprunger at (484) 955-6654 or art@boldrealtypa.com. Click for the listing at Bold Realty
 

111 Market Street, Saltsburg, Indiana County                                             $174,000

Commonly known as Altman's Mill, this highly significant commercial property is currently considered to be an unsafe property by the municipality, and is in need of immediate work to secure the building envelope, address safety concerns and prevent additional deterioration.  The historic mill building, which was listed in Pennsylvania At Risk 2013, contains an intact collection of Allis-Chalmers milling equipment that worthy of preservation onsite.  More recent additions to the mill contain an active business and have potential for additional development.  Located immediately adjacent to both the Kiskemenitas River and the West Penn Trail in an area of active rehabilitation and revitalization in downtown Saltsburg, this property provides a tremendous opportunity for the right owner.  Purchase price includes the existing Saltsburg River & Trail canoe/kayak and bicycle outfitting business.

 

For more information, contact Eric Sutliff at rivtrail@comcast.net or (724) 422-2324.

 

155 South Washington Street, Gettysburg                                                   $282,000
1859 Civil War home with historic significance.  This well-maintained brick 2-story was the home of Catherine Foster, author of a detailed description of events that took place at the home, which was shelled 3 times during the Battle of Gettysburg.  The home was later owned by Basil Biggs, who was recognized as an outstanding citizen for burying soldiers after the battle.  The home has been nicely preserved.  3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, decorative fireplace mantels, 9 foot ceilings, and a private fenced rear yard.  Centrally located in downtown Gettysburg.  Convenient to restaurants, shopping, museums, and Gettysburg College.  MLS#21408409SC


For more information, please contact the listing agent, Suzanne Christianson, at RE/MAX of Gettysburg.  (717) 338-0881 or (717) 357-0952 or suzannechristianson@remax.net.
 

584 Clearview Road, Aspers, PA 17304       $429,900 > $399,000 > $389,900
Stone Home Built in the 1700s

This stone home has been completely restored and remodeled. Built circa 1780 with dated stone in the original summer kitchen fireplace. Kitchen features granite countertops, custom oak cabinetry. Exposed Chestnut beams and exposed stone walls throughout living areas. Wood floors and an open floor plan. 3BR/2BA, sunroom, office, and first floor laundry.  Almost 4 acres with a landscaped patio and running stream.  MLS#21413929JS 

 
For more information, please contact Jeff Shaffer, Associate Broker at RE/MAX of Gettysburg at (717) 338-0881 or (717) 420 -5007 or email jshaffer@remax.net.
 

6789 York Road, Abbotstown                                                    $359,000 > $339,000

Historic all stone 1790s home has been meticulously restored to its original Colonial simplicity. The interior boasts a full restoration right down to the studs, excluding the stairway to the attic. Every piece of wood has been painstakingly stripped bare and repainted in colors to reflect the original period of the home. Features include: 11''-15'' width flooring, chair rails, exposed ceiling beams, 22''-deep window sills, and an oversize hearth in the kitchen with wood-stove. Over 2400 square feet of living space with three bedrooms and one and a half baths. Home has been operating as an antiques business in the great room and summer kitchen. An oversize garage measures 31x41 with plenty of parking. New roof and re-pointed stone.

The Pre-Civil War home resides right in the heart of antiques country along the Historic Lincoln Highway (Rt.30). Just 12 miles east of Gettysburg and the National Military Park. Close to a variety of amenities: shopping, dining, and recreation for the golf enthusiast as it borders the Bridges Golf Club. Home is zoned residential but allows for: professional office, personal services business, small restaurant/ice cream parlor etc.  MLS#21502557HP  

 
For more information, please contact Holly Purdy, Realtor at RE/MAX of Gettysburg at (717) 338-0881 or (717) 321-3333 or email hollypurdy@remax.net.
 
 400 Barlow Road, Gettysburg                                               $495,000 > $450,000
MAJESTIC HILLTOP SETTING 1800s brick classic Colonial in the center-hall style. Wood plank flooring, 9+ foot ceilings, country kitchen with a walk-in pantry. Great room features exposed beams, vaulted ceiling, and built-in bar. 10 bucolic acres w/ bank barn, horse barn, stone smoke-house, in-ground pool, and hot-tub. Home is designated Civil War Building-July 1863. A “picture-perfect” country location convenient to many PA and MD metro areas. HWA home warranty. MLS#21311982JE  
For more information or to schedule an appointment to view this property, please contact James Eckdahl, Associate Broker at RE/MAX of Gettysburg at (717) 338-0881
 


3340 Conservation Lane, Pottstown, Chester County                          $549,900

Built 1736. Historic Iron Master's mansion executed in formal ashlar facade and a wide side passage hall flanked by important and panelled parlors. Imposing southern exposure site with carriage house and cottage on 14 +/- acres.  9 bedrooms, 4.5 baths.  MLS #6431950

 
Mark Willcox III, Realtor at Berkshire Hathaway/Fox & Roach, at (610) 716-0592
 

Pierce / Pyle House, Thornton, Delaware County                    $549,900 > $529,900

Premier Delaware County, Pennsylvania stone farmhouse circa 1830 with 1.4 park-like acres in the Brandywine Valley and Wyeth country.  Listed on Concord Twp Historic Register, the property traces to Wm. Penn Land Grant in the 1680’s.  Move in condition.  Living Room is 25’ x 14’ and large DR with beamed ceiling, both perfect for entertaining. Large 6 over 9 original glass windows downstairs. 4 BR, 2 BA, TV/media room, mudroom, laundry, many closets, attic and full basement.  Original floors in all but two rooms. Two open fireplaces with historic hardware, large updated kitchen w/ south-facing bay window and large sunroom overlooking stone porch, lawn, perennial gardens all within split rail fence.    Restored Sylvan pool surrounded by established perennial gardens, specimen trees and organic vegetable box garden with charming potting shed. Includes  1 and a half story cottage with LR, kitchen, washer/dryer and 1 large BR, screened porch.  Longwood Gardens, Brandywine River Museum, Brandywine Battle Field, Delaware Museums and other historic landmarks nearby.  Top-rated Garnet Valley School District. Upscale shopping and fine restaurants in every direction.

 
For more information, please contact Jean Fisher at (610) 459-5341 or jeanfisher7722@gmail.com.
 

Wynnestay, 5125 Woodbine Avenue, Philadelphia                                     $649,000
 

OFF THE MARKET: Wynnestay, a 1689 farmhouse that was converted to a country estate by Samuel Smedley in 1904, was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 2008 as a stunning example of colonial revival architecture. The 7,500 square-foot residence includes 6 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms and 5 fireplaces as well as a library, dining room and oak-paneled smoking room, all on an acre of land in the Wynnefield section of Philadelphia, approximately 10 minutes from Philadelphia's City Hall. The property also includes a carriage house with a one bedroom apartment and the 1689 springhouse. The interior has been refurbished and the grounds planted with specimen trees and plants to create a secluded compound.

 
For more information, contact Tom Woods at (215) 776-3400 or TomWoodsSellsRealEstate@gmail.com
 

P.J. Brown's / Brown's Bar / Emerson Guest House                                   $495,000

306 Point Street, Saltsburg, Indiana County

Located in a historic turn-of-the-century hotel in the National Register listed Saltsburg Historic District, P.J. Browns is a solid turn-key operation that has been in operation for 34 years, with strong expansion potential. The 2500 square foot building contains a full basement (former Rathskeller), a restaurant and bar on the first floor, and a bed & breakfast known as the Emerson Guest House with 9 restored rooms on the second floor. The third floor contains 9 more rooms that could be renovated to expand the historic hotel.  

Thirty four years ago, Chef Ed Peffer and his wife Joyce wanted to create a romantic place that could take you away from the everyday realities, if only for a few hours. With an eclectic and extensive menu focused on fresh ingredients, P.J. Brown's caters to people from all walks of life.

 
For more information, go to pjbrowns.com or contact Ed Peffer at chefpjbrown@msn.com

 

Joshua Whiteley House, 55 S. Sugan Rd, New Hope, Bucks County     

$899,000 > $795,000 > $699,000

The richness of this c. 1707 historical home in the charming Springdale Historic District within the Borough of New Hope shines through in its pumpkin pine floors, exposed beam ceilings and three fireplaces.

A country house at its heart yet convenient to absolutely everything in New Hope Borough, its floor plan features generously-sized rooms for entertaining with a big wraparound porch and a side deck with retractable awning as overflow space for warm-weather affairs.
 
The kitchen includes a casual dining area with fireplace and countertops adorned with beautiful Mercer tile. Private quarters include a large main suite bedroom with interior shutters, beautiful wood floors, wall to wall closets, private bath, sitting room/den plus 2 additional bedrooms and a full bath.
 
On almost two acres with a greenhouse, there's plenty of space for the outdoorsman and the gardener at heart.
 
As a bonus, the property includes an attractive, legal, one-bedroom apartment above an over-sized, heated two-car garage with workshop. The perfect home for those who want character that simply cannot be replicated in newer construction!
 
Site of first grist mill on the Great Spring Creek and former home of Joshua Whitely, owner of Whitely's Cotton Mill (1850 to 1927). Ruins of mill buildings are on the opposite side of Sugan Road.
 
4 bdrm, 3 bath, 3 fireplaces, National Register-listed
 
Joann Lombardi, Kurfiss Sotheby’s International Realty
Phone: ­215/794-3227­
Phone: ­215/735-2225­
Email: lombardi@kurfiss.com
 
 

37 East Main Street, Strasburg, Lancaster County                                               $309,900

OFF THE MARKET: Registered historic home in Strasburg built in 1874 features pine floors throughout, antique lighting, exposed brick walls and a second floor screened in balcony.  Detached 2 car garage has plenty of storage above and lovely landscaping surrounds this property.  Great pride has been taken in staying true to this home's history!
 
For more information, contact Lynda Charles, Charles & Associates Real Estate, Inc.  (717) 299-2100 ext. 3025  www.charles-associates.com
 
 

Fairbrook Manor, Pennsylvania Furnace, Huntingdon County            $3,200,000

Also known as Pennsylvania Furnace Mansion, Lyons Mansion or The Cedars, Fairbrook Manor is now for sale.  This 40-acre estate contains a 13-bedroom, 28-room stone house that was originally built in 1834 and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. With private access to Spruce Creek and a 5-acre pond, the property provides world class fly fishing and would be a wonderful residence, inn or corporate retreat.  Additional acreage and furnishings may be available at an additional cost.  Located 20 minutes from Penn State University and State College, PA.
 
 
For additional information, visit www.fairbrookmanor.com.
 
 

Herr's Mill Covered Bridge, Lancaster County                 FREE (to be moved)

 
The famous Herr’s Mill Bridge has been a Pennsylvania landmark for nearly 170 years.  Lancaster County’s oldest and longest covered bridge, it is a standout even among the area’s multiple other fine bridges. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places on December 10, 1980, the Herr’s Mill Bridge has already been identified as a significant resource at the local, state and national levels.  This Bridge is available free to a good home, provided that it will be re-erected in its entirety.
 
 
Contact ncg1@cornell.edu, (610) 724-9611 if interested in the Bridge.
 
                                                                                                                        
 




 
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