Farmhouse Friday: History is in Your Backyard at “Hawthorne Lodge” in Chester County
Alright, we understand that this home isn’t really a farmhouse, per se, but it is nestled on 3.6-acres of pristine Chester County land. What’s more, the bucolic location on “Battle Hill” in Birmingham Township puts the home, known as Hawthorne Lodge, squarely in the midst of a few pivotal points of the Battle of the Brandywine. So stick around for the gallery, especially if you’re a Revolutionary War buff.
It also doesn’t hurt that the home is gorgeous. Built in 1849 by Charles Sharpless, the man who also built nearby Edgewood, using locally sourced materials, the massive wraparound porch would be enough be enough to make us swoon, but the fact that it’s highlighted by beautiful wrought-iron fretwork really heightens the romanticism of this place. Imagine sipping a sun-brewed tea while relaxing on a custom made wooden rocker. Yeah, it’s that kind of porch.
Inside, the home is dripping with historical touches, including incredible wood floors and a wood burning fireplace (with original mantle) in the living room. The kitchen will make you stop in your tracks, as it blends a rustic look with modern amenities, such as commercial grade appliances. It also flows into a sunlit dining room, which boasts a dramatic fireplace. You won’t want to miss the updated master bath, especially the copper soaking tub.
The property also comes with a separate in-law suite about the detached garage, which was completed in 2008.
THE FINE PRINT
Square Feet: 4,711