Know Your Roots: Glendower Farm Boasts History That Runs Real Deep

Will you be the next owner of the Gwynedd home to go down in the annals of American history?

Image via Sotheby's International Realty

Image via Sotheby’s International Realty

Oh man, do we have one for you history buffs out there. With its classic stone exterior and impeccably kept gardens and landscaping, Glendower Farm in Gwynedd would be one of those homes we all love to “Ooooo!” and “Ahhhh!” at while wandering around the estate. Then you get to its history, which possibly stacks up against many-a-historic home in the region.

So here it goes. As per the listing, the 8-acre property upon which Glendower Farm has sat since 1699 was originally granted to William Penn by King George of England. That fact, in of itself, is what those in the biz officially call very cool. But it doesn’t stop there. Apparently, the land was then purchased by four brothers in the Evans Family, who may or may not have founded Gwynedd.

Now, let’s get to the home. 

The property includes the main house–originally a log cabin and expanded into its stone glory in 1750–and a three-story barn. The home has undergone a meticulous renovation using the original hand crafted materials and architectural designs from the 1700’s. Those 10 fireplaces with gorgeous surrounds from the 18th century you see. Yeah, historically renovated and updated. Same goes with the wide-plan wood floors, hardware, moldings, millwork and leaded glass. It’s clear that the previous owners have put some serious work into this place.

You’ll see that the barn is as stunning as the main house and is the perfect place to entertain or relax. We’d imagine this space could house some amazing parties, especially as it is connected to the pool area (with waterslide!) and dual tennis courts.

Maybe the most impressive aspect about the home is the outdoor space. Not only is there the aforementioned pool area with lovely landscaping and hardscaping, the formal gardens are downright magical, especially with the pond and fountain beyond the main garden. It’s a prototypical historic farmhouse with rustic sensibilities and modern comforts.

Beds: 6
Baths: 5 full, 1 half
Square feet: 6,950
Price: $4,999,000

All photos via Sotheby’s International Realty.

Listing: 1221 Meetinghouse Rd, Gwynedd, PA 19454 [Sotheby’s International Realty]