Property’s Morning Obsession: Historic Farmhouse in Middletown Township

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This historic farmhouse in Middletown Township, built in 1794, is the kind of home realtors often call a “handyman’s special” that just needs “a little TLC.” When said property is a dilapidated mess in a Philadelphia neighborhood that struggles to sell a home for $40,000, it seems like hype. But in this case, when the broker says the farmhouse is “a great opportunity to move in and modify as you go,” it really holds up.

It’s such a beautiful old home, with the kind of details people pay to have installed to give their new homes an old look. There’s the random-width hardwood floors, five fireplaces, built-ins galore, beamed ceilings and a library with a brick floor. Especially unique? That cooking hearth in the dining room. We can smell the chicken roasting now. DIYers could have an amazing time with this place, and in the end, it would be worth every sweat-equity penny. It’s going to be gorgeous.

More info: 411 OLD FORGE Rd MEDIA, PA 19063