“Butlercroft” sounds like something that came from a Downton Abbey name generator, but the home itself couldn’t be packed with much more Americana if it tried. Built in the early 18th century, the estate was once the home of Squire (Squire!) and Sarah Morgan Boone, parents of the infamous American pioneer and revolutionary war vet, Daniel Boone (let’s not forget that in addition to settling Kentucky, he’s also rumored to be the inspiration for one Natty Bumppo).
The home itself is situated on nearly 20 acres in Chalfont. Grounds include plenty to appeal to the man who was once dubbed the “Columbus of the woods.” There are specimen trees, streams and plenty of open fields. In addition to home, the property includes a barn with stall space for three horses plus studio and/or office areas for humans. The listing also notes that there is potential for subdivision on the property.
The home retains original details like a stone “Boone room” as well as a walk-in beehive fireplace and sleeping loft as well as millwork and wide-plank pine flooring. The eat-in kitchen includes a large pantry and separate laundry area and is entirely cherry. There is also a sunroom with panoramic windows and exposed “Boone stone” wall. One of the four bedrooms is located on the first floor with its own private entrance and full bath. Upstairs are three more bedrooms and another bathroom.
The very top of the home is an unfinished attic which could be converted to move living space. The very bottom of the house has a newly steel- and cement-reinforced root cellar. Plenty of places to explore.
THE FINE PRINT
98 Railroad Avenue, Chalfont
TREND photos courtesy Weidel Realtors – Doylestown
Listing: 98 Railroad Avenue, Chalfont, PA 18914