At nearly 200 years old, this Elverson farmhouse comes with an interesting Chesco back story. It was originally sold from David Potts (yes, of thatPotts family) to Chris Knauer (we would like to believe it was this Knauer but the listing doesn’t say so explicitly) in 1833. The property also adjoins the Warwick Furnace Farm, where General Washington rested his soldiers after they were defeated at the Battle of the Brandywine in 1777.
In the intervening years, owners have done a fine job of maintaining some of the colonial era finishes and upgrading others. Original moldings and trims, exposed beams and a walk-in fireplace made the cut. But Marvin windows, a deck off the master suite, central air and heated floors have also been added.
The first floor features an octagonal breakfast and sun room off the kitchen with a custom-made chandelier. For nicer mornings than this one, there is also a breakfast terrace just outside. The master suite is on the second floor and includes a dressing room and private bath and three additional bedrooms round out the third floor. The spiral staircase to that floor is also original to the home. The downstairs den is where the owners have wisely added the heated floors as well as built-in bookshelves.
Outside, the property features a spring-fed pond for swimming in the warmer months and ice skating in the winter. The 22 acres also include magnolia trees and a separate barn with its own three-bedroom apartment upstairs and nine horse stalls downstairs. Additional wilderness adventures to be had at the Warwick County Park next door, which features 450-acre Horseshoe Trail and miles of riding trails for your nine horses.
THE FINE PRINT
Baths: 4 full, 1 partial
Square feet: 5,274
Price: $1.78 million
220 Hill Road, Elverson
TREND photos courtesy James A. Cochrane, Inc.
Listing: 220 Hill Road, Elverson, PA 19520