Farmhouse Friday: Stone Beauty in Buckingham Township
Wow. We’ve spotted yet another 18th-century property that’s been saved from ruin.
According to its listing, this one was historically restored by the current owner who happens to be an architect. Originally built in 1752 and with an 1850 addition, the process took, understandably, over five years to complete! Unfortunately, the original stone dairy barn is no longer there, but here are a few things the the 5-acre residence offers that has us going ga-ga over it:
- Refinished 18th-century chestnut and pine flooring
- Woodwork and original mantles throughout
- New recessed and track lighting
- Reappointed exposed stone on both the exterior and interior walls
- New wooden deck overlooking the parterre gardens
- Stone patio running the entire length of the house
- Regraded grounds, plus ornamental trees and perennial beds
It’s also worth mentioning the home has all new systems and mechanicals, something that might put some of us a little more at ease after hearing the crazy first-time home buyer horror story of the day. Additionally, its stone chimneys have been rebuilt and three of the original fireplaces are now fully functional! As for the kitchen…well, that might need some work. Per the listing:
The sunny kitchen space is currently used as a landscape architect’s office. The owner/Architect is providing a $25,000 kitchen allowance, not including appliances. Buyers can work with the assistance of owner/Architect or employ their own designer.
THE FINE PRINT
Baths: 1 full, 1 half
Square feet: 1,836
Additional Info: Renovation completed in 2014, furniture also for sale
4231 New Hope Rd, Furlong, PA, 18925
All photos via Kurfiss Sotheby’s International Realty.
Listing: 4321 New Hope Road, Buckingham, PA, 18925 [Kurfiss Sotheby’s International Realty]