Farmhouse Friday: Keep This Rustic “Village” in Bucks County For Yourself
One of the cool things about having to write about remarkable properties in the Greater Philadelphia region is that we’re always discovering neat places we might have never otherwise known existed. Pheasant Hill Farm, a verdant 47-acre estate in Bucks County, is one such property that’s got us a feeling a teensy tiny bit like Hiram Bingham.
Situated just above the historic Carversville village in Solebury Township, the bucolic residence wows from the get-go by way of its dramatic (and woods-enclosed) fence-lined drive. At its end, the lane reaches Pheasant Hill, which resembles, as the listing puts it, “a small English village” thanks to a series of gardens, lawns, and a cluster of rustic outbuildings. Actually, one of these frame and stone buildings dates as far back as 1704, as public records show this to be one of the earliest settlements in the community.
The main house, a stone country residence built in the 18th century and expanded over time in five sections, is home to open beams, pine flooring, and hand-forged hardware. Deep-set windows and hand stenciling decorate almost every room and the current owners, who restored the property’s fieldstone barn, have a museum-like collection of early Americana in the home, including colonial baskets, china, kitchen utensils, and toys.
Outside, the swimming pool is overlooked by a two-story guesthouse with sleeping alcove and gallery kitchen. The barn, as mentioned earlier, has been outfitted with new insulation, plumbing, heat and A/C, and repointed stone walls. From here there’s access to stalls opening to a fenced paddock, while another wing features a family party room, 25’x40′ space with cathedral ceilings, and powder room. Additional outbuildings include a garage barn (used as a workshop and protected parking), mini playhouse, and authentic Amish-built greenhouse with kitchen garden. Stone also remains from original property springhouse.
Two deeds cover the 47-acre parcel, with one going to 10 acres and the other to 37. Specs and photos below.
THE FINE PRINT
Baths: 3 full, 1 half
Square feet: undisclosed
Price: $3.5 million
4439 Mcneal Rd, Carversville, PA, 18913
Images via Zillow.
Listing: 4439 Mcneal Rd, Carversville, PA 18913 [Kurfiss Sotheby’s International Realty]