Farmhouse Friday: Clocktower Farm Is Back On the Market!

TREND photos via BHHS Fox & Roach-Wayne

TREND photos via BHHS Fox & Roach-Wayne

Similarly to the Spruce Street home we wrote about yesterday, we covered this farmhouse property when it was first listed in April for $1,995,000. After being delisted in January, the home has reappeared on the market, this time for $1,499,000. Will it get any takers this time around? We should note Clocktower Farm is highly esteemed, as one user made clear in a comment left on our previous post:

The Clock Tower property and home is absolutely amazing. I have been fortunate to visit many times to swim in the salted pool and attend a very fun Halloween Party. The restoration looks fabulous. The Clock Tower is very cool to climb to the top and see all of Apple Brook Country Club. This beautiful Historic home is a must see property.

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Main Line Monday: Your Future Family Compound Includes a Bocce Court

TREND photos via BHHS Fox & Roach - Malvern.

TREND photos via BHHS Fox & Roach – Malvern.

You wouldn’t know it by just looking, but Zillow informs us the main house on this Chester County family compound is actually a farmhouse built circa 1800! Its up to date look is of course thanks to a renovation that left it with an open floor plan and gourmet kitchen with center island, soapstone counters, stainless steel appliances, and custom cabinetry.

Other features of note in the main home include wide-plank hardwood floors, crown molding, several fireplaces, a terrace accessible dining room, and a breakfast room with skylights.

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This Chester County Home Could Host a Small Wedding Reception

TREND images via RE/MAXX Integrity.

TREND images via RE/MAXX Integrity.

Provided that you and your future spouse are into the idea of a simple, super low-key, family-only shindig for your big day, we think this home’s snug little concert hall would be a fitting venue. It’s got the added bonus of a sizable commercial kitchen, wet bars, and two offices with a sitting area (the bride’s temporary dressing room?). That, or maybe we should leave the wedding suggestions to Philadelphia Wedding, eh?

But back to Property-talk… Believe it or not, that section of the property is actually a totally rebuilt barn with wide-planked wood floors, walls of windows, and stone walls and pillars. The main house has also been renovated, but if you must know, the original portion of the home was built in 1731 according to the listing. Down in the walk-out basement, there’s a family room, game room, additional bedroom, and, a room with rounded stone walls that could be a potential wine cellar.

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What Is Going On at the Chester County SPCA?

Illustration by Danny Hellman; photograph by Christopher Leaman

Illustration by Danny Hellman; photograph by Christopher Leaman

The allegations were shocking: mass killings of dogs, sadists abusing innocent creatures, maimed and ill animals suffering in squalor. They surfaced repeatedly on Facebook, on websites with names like Justice for Chester County Animals, and in mainstream publications like the Inquirer and the Delaware County Daily Times.

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Farmhouse Friday: Grand Chester County Home Going for $1.95 Million

TREND photos via BHHS Fox & Roach - Wayne

TREND photos via BHHS Fox & Roach – Wayne

Property-heads who’ve been with us since the blog’s early days might be excited to here this: we’re bringing back Farmhouse Friday! And what better home to start with than this charming 19th century farmhouse that’s about an hour or so away from the city.

Situated on 10-plus acres, the entire property consists of the original farmhouse and an addition built in 1999, detached 3-car garage with workspace loft, renovated 5-stall barn with office and laundry room, and finally, a 2,000-square-foot guest house offering a full kitchen, dining room, living room, decks, and 2-3 bedrooms.

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U.S. Army Will Detonate the Delaware River This Year

Mark it down: 2015 is the year that the crack of explosions will be heard and the ground will tremble on the banks of the Delaware River near Chester and across the way in New Jersey. The river itself will rise and bubble.

The End of Days?

Nope. It is all part of the massive Army Corps of Engineers Delaware River dredging project. They are deepening the Delaware from 40 to 45 feet along a 102-mile stretch so that bigger cargo ships can make it to the ports of Philadelphia and Wilmington.

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Jaw Dropper of the Week: Indonesian-Style Jewel With Indoor Fish Pond

TREND photos via BHHS Fox & Roach - Malvern.

TREND photos via BHHS Fox & Roach – Malvern.

Builder John Diament seems to have a knack for making memorable houses. To give you an idea, last time we featured one of his creations it was referred to as the ‘technicolor dream’ and ‘kaleidoscopic gem.’ Now, its this recently listed Diament home that has us gaping.

First off is its mouthwatering location on ten secluded acres and at the crossroads of three streams. The Glenmoore property includes a Japanese-style teahouse, and has about 60,000 perennials, a myriad of specimen trees, and borrows many of its colors from the outdoors. It’s also interesting to note that the home’s layout is based on the principle of bilateral symmetry to represent balance: the main area is the axis, while one wing on each side acts as secondary elements.

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On the Market: Chester Springs Home By the Hobbit House Builders

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TREND photos via BHHS Fox & Roach – Malvern

Before Ringers and Tolkinsts get too excited, we should clarify that Archer and Buchanan, the builders of this 5,094-square-foot Chester Springs residence, are responsible for having built this Hobbit House, which is also in Chester County, not the hobbit homes in New Zealand.

In any case, this particular home bares no resemblance to either. It’s a custom-built masonry home with 10-foot ceilings on the first level, Brazilian Cherry flooring throughout, and lots of trim and expansive insulated windows. It’s also said that almost every room has a view of the nearby spring fed lake.

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Bluebird Distilling Coming to Phoenixville

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This May, Bluebird Distilling is coming to Phoenixville. Bluebird will produce small-batch whiskey, bourbon, vodka and gin from grain-to-glass in the 5,000 square-foot space at 100 Bridge Street. Beginning in April, owner Jared Adkins hopes to start making the spirits and by opening day will have his un-aged liquors ready to serve, including white rye whiskey, gin and vodka.

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