Quintessential rustic homes with modern-day luxuries, while not unheard of, can be hard to find — at least those that don’t require still more elbow grease to get them in shape. But this West Chester farmhouse, originally built in 1850, was expanded and renovated in 2009 to make it livable now.
Built of stone and stucco, both the interior and exterior structure of the five-level home reveals its history. The old-fashioned kitchen hearth is probably the most delightful element, but pine hardwood floors, wood beam ceilings, two wood-burning stoves, and — above all — the stone bank barn give it a run for its money.
With 163 years under its belt, the home has seen significant updates: renovated piping & wiring, an in-ground pool, surround-sound system, and integrated sub-zero refrigerators, among other changes. It sits on 16 acres of land.
THE FINE PRINT
Square feet: 7,198
Price: $3.6 million
Year built: 1850