Chester County

First-Time Find: Living History in Oxford for $290K

What's past is very much present in this lovingly updated home that's listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

45 Western Ter., Oxford, Pa. 19363 | TREND images via Beiler-Campbell Realtors & Appraisers

Impeccably maintained, certified historic homes usually come with a price tag.

We did a double take when we saw this one’s.

You may too, especially if it’s been your dream to live in a true classic home in the heart of Chester County mushroom country.

This home in the center of Oxford dates to 1895 and is part of the National Register-listed Oxford Historic District. Inside and out, it retains every ounce of its original elegance and charm, yet it’s been brought up to date with features that modern buyers want.

You’ll find the most noticeable updated stuff in the kitchen and the home’s three bathrooms.

In the kitchen, the original brick hearth now houses a modern gas cooktop, microwave, and double oven, all stainless steel like the refrigerator. A custom-designed butcher-block island and granite counters add a modern touch to the traditional decor and cabinetry.

Upstairs, the master bedroom now boasts an en suite bathroom with dual vanities, a corner tub and a custom oversized shower. The hall bathroom and powder room downstairs have been similarly refreshed.

One of the other updates is less obvious: 35 of the home’s original windows have been replaced with energy-efficient double-pane windows. And the home has a new roof with a lifetime warranty.

So what’s unchanged? That lovely stained glass window in the stairwell, for one. The wood window and door frames and the carved stair railings. And the radiators. Air contidioning comes in the form of window and wall uints.

But who cares when here’s so much history inside and surrounding this Victorian?

THE FINE PRINT

BEDS: 4

BATHS: 2 full, 1 half

SQUARE FEET: 3,299

SALE PRICE: $290,000

OTHER STUFF: This home’s sale price was reduced by $9,999 on June 30.



45 Western Ter., Oxford, Pa. 19363 [Susan Dobinson | Beiler-Campbell Realtors & Appraisers]


Sandy Smith Home and Real Estate Editor @MarketStEl
ssmith@phillymag.com