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


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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Super Opulent Chester Springs Home

2619 S. Chester Springs Road, Chester Springs, PA

2619 S. Chester Springs Road, Chester Springs, PA

Anglophile or not, this lavishly designed home inspired by English Manor estates could draw anyone’s attention. It’s been custom-built with luxe amenities and craftsmanship in mind, and is situated on over five acres of land comprised of landscaped gardens, multi-tiered patios, and private woods. There’s also a swimming pool and pool house.

Interior elements worth mentioning are its custom millwork, artisan wall treatments, eight fireplaces, and designer lighting. The kitchen was designed by Clive Christian, the notable British custom-kitchen designer and creator of one of the most expensive perfumes in the world. Also included are an office, two laundries, master suite with sitting area, and walk-in attic.

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Chester Springs’s Amazing Technicolor Dream House


You come to expect a certain level of amenities at the $1 million-plus price point. The gourmet kitchen is standard, of course. As is the lush landscaping and pool. The master suite will always be magnificent. But then there is this kaleidoscopic Chester Springs gem.

The home was built in 2001, when artisans from around the country were hired to craft the metal- and woodwork throughout the home. The living room features 30-foot ceilings, which have obviously made for excellent opportunities to show off an art collection. There are two – two – gourmet kitchens and radiant heated floors. The master suite (one of five bedrooms) includes a bath with hand-crafted tile work and a shower with steam and “rain forest spray” settings. The estate sits on a nearly nine-acre lot which includes a private crab apple grove and a passel of river birch trees. Out back, the house transforms into an entertainment dream with an infinity pool adjoined by a cabana-like outdoor living room. Read more »

Brightly Colored Chester Springs House With 3,500 Bottle Wine Cellar

Living room of 1851 Horseshoe Trl., Chester Springs, PA

Living room of 1851 Horseshoe Trl., Chester Springs, PA

Whoa. Color has a distinct place in this artsy abode, and the outside is no exception: forgetting the verdant surroundings, moderate shades of burgundy and gold also cover parts of the home’s exterior.

Inside, bursts of vibrant hues spring at random from certain rooms (see the red dining room in the gallery). But the attractive interior is also thanks in part to master artisans who designed the pervasive wood and metal work. Venetian plaster walls are also present.

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Arkadia, on 100 Acres in Chester Springs, Has Quarry Pond for Swimming

Exterior of Arkadia, 1337 Art School Road

Exterior of Arkadia, 1337 Art School Road

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).

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Chester Springs Home for Sale with Extra Space for Entertainment

SPOTLIGHT LISTING: Chester Springs Home for Sale

Here’s your chance to live in a custom-built home in Chester Springs—perfect for an entertainment junkie. The homes “entertainment wing,” has top-of-the-line sound and media systems and an extravagant glass bar. Making it easy to entertain is a 500-bottle wine room with tasting bar, which is located next to a spa, sauna, shower room and whirlpool. And when the weather warms up, there are 4 acres perfect for welcoming friends and family.

1839 Horseshoe Trl., Chester Springs
chester springs home for salePrice: $3,075,000
Bed: 5
Bath: 7.3
9938 sq/ ft/


Live Happily Ever After in this Chester Springs Home

SPOTLIGHT LISTING: Chester Springs Home for Sale

This charming European manor home is reminiscent of a storybook cottage—only much, much bigger. The 7,000-plus square foot house sits on 25 acres in Chester County’s picturesque countryside. The kitchen is perfect for the next Iron Chef, with double islands, commercial appliances and high-end touches such as pendant lighting and stone flooring. Each of the four bedrooms has a private bath, with a marble bath with footed soaking tub in the deluxe master suite. On the lower level, big and little kids can enjoy a spacious recreation area with full walkout and an indoor basketball court. There’s also a well-appointed two-bedroom guesthouse—the downside, of course, being that it’s so nice, you’re guests may never leave.

925 Drovers Lane, Chester Springs
Price: $3,199,000
Bed: 6
Bath: 6.2
MLS: 6194559

Chester Springs Timber-Frame Home Available

Spotlight Listing: Chester Springs Timber-Frame Home

There’s something about wood beams—love them or hate them, the eye-catching feature certainly makes a dramatic, lasting impression. If you’re in the former group, you’ll want to check out this home, a custom-built Chester Springs timber-frame home set on a picturesque hillside. The exposed-beam floor plan is complemented by Long Leaf Yellow Pine flooring, and the third floor great room boasts a dramatic floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace. Other fab features include the sunroom with heated floors, a private deck with hot tub, media room, party room with bar and in-law/au pair suite. If you’re in the latter group, you may want to check it out as well. This one-of-a-kind property could have you rethinking your position on wood beams.

Inside the Chester Springs Timber-frame home1712 Valley Lane Chester Springs
Price: $1,700,000
Bed: 4
Bath: 4 full, 1 half
MLS: 6185421