Meet Arkadia, a Chester Springs estate that’s been around since the 18th century — one of the wings of the main house was built around 1720. The 100 acres of “rolling fields, orchards, open and wooded land” has a quarry with a pond for swimming; stone walls; a gazebo with a hammock; a fountain; a swimming pool; a garden house; and a stone garage with attached barn.
Inside, the living room has hardwood floors, a fireplace, and built-in shelves. Light that makes it through shade from surrounding trees comes in by way of terrace doors. Walls are pale yellow (a color some may want to change).
In the kitchen you’ll find checkered black-and-white flooring and substantial white cabinetry. The breakfast room has a built-in cabinets, while the attached dining area keeps warm with a large fireplace (the second, by our count).
The master bedroom also has a fireplace (No. 3), as does a second bedroom (No. 4 fireplace). Other rooms include a sunroom, an office with a fireplace, and den with (yep) another fireplace. A spiral staircase connects the sunroom area with the second floor.
THE FINE PRINT
Square feet: 7,500
Listing: 1337 Art School Road, Chester, PA, 19425 [James A. Cochrane Inc.]