Homes with Names: Groth Hill Farm

Asking price? $1.35 million

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Photos by Juan Vidal via Caryn Black/Addison Wolfe Real Estate

Somehow, someway, they managed to do it: a homestead dating back to 1698 (it was part of William Penn’s land tract) has been restored and updated, and now boasts a wonderfully appealing home interior and equestrian ranch. The name? Groth Hill Farm.

According to the listing, the property sits on 26 acres and is a registered riding academy with 19 stalls, a full size outdoor arena with lighting, 11 fenced paddocks, additional pastures, and the potential for woodland trails. Stone ruins are strewn on the premises, which also comes with a two-story stone springhouse and a 19th century English bank barn that’s recently had its stone walls reappointed and new doors installed.

Inside the residential portion of the estate is a pristine chef-designed kitchen with counter tops made of granite and soapstone, tile floors with radiant heating, a SubZero fridge, bar seating, and cherry wood cabinets.  Of the two kitchen sinks, one is a French porcelain apron sink; the other, a double stainless steel Blanco. Cooking features include a “duel fuel Wolf Range with double ovens [and] 6 burners.” Views of the pastures and antique stone barn walls can be had from the connecting eat-in family area.

For the owner with a green thumb, a potting and gardening atrium is just off the kitchen, and has the added measure of a gravel terrace (from here you can also see the herb and perennial garden). Back inside, the formal dining room vaunts admission to a brick covered porch, which sounds like the ideal summer BBQ spot, don’t you think?

Alright, we won’t get ahead of ourselves so we’ll mention the wood-burning stove that probably warms up the living room in a way that makes it the go to spot in colder months. Plus, in addition to the stove, this space comes with a Mercer tile inlaid hearth and built-in bookcases.

Other notable home features:

  • Original pine wood flooring (including in master bathroom)
  • 27 windows
  • Upstairs enclosed laundry space
  • Master bathroom with marble & tile shower, two pedestal sinks, radiant heated floors (including shower), and a 19th century French wood & etched glass door on iron rollers
  • Third floor with exposed stone walls

Beds: 4
Baths: 2
Square feet: 2,854
Price: $1.35 million
Additional Info: 2-car garage with upper level space; spring and creek on premises

Listing: 2903 Durham Rd, Doylestown, PA, 18902 [Addison Wolfe Real Estate]