Farmhouse Friday: The Genuine Article in Quakertown

With two barns and a 29-acre lot, you could actually take up farming if you wanted to here. But even if you have no plans to raise crops or animals, you will fall in love with this American Gothic beauty that retains a distinctive original feature.

Pleasant Valley Farm, 1765 State Rd., Quakertown, Pa. 18951 | Photos courtesy Carol C. Dorey Real Estate, Inc.

Pleasant Valley Farm, 1765 State Rd., Quakertown, Pa. 18951 | Photos courtesy Carol C. Dorey Real Estate, Inc.

If you’re looking to move to the country, it doesn’t get more country than this, for this week’s featured farmhouse still has its rural farm character intact.

And that includes a living link to its past.

Pleasant Valley Farm in Quakertown features all the requisite structures a farm needs: two barns, two silos, a garage that can hold two vehicles (if you’re a farmer, they won’t both be cars), and even fields and pasture land encompassing five and a half of the farm’s 27 acres.

So if you have a hankering to take up farming, this is the perfect place to do it. But the home itself has plenty of charms that make it stand out.

For starters, there’s its picture-perfect American Gothic exterior, the product of builder Joel S. Thomas sometime around 1879. Its three porches offer plenty of shade in the summer, and its wood trim and brick exterior have been impeccably maintained.

So has the home’s interior, which boasts features like 10-foot ceilings and wide-plank pine floors. One feature in particular stands out: its original summer kitchen, whose fireplace with its rendering holes and brick and beadboard remain intact and usable once you reopen the capped chimney. (Imagine: your own indoor barbecue!)

Of course, there’s also a modern kitchen for use every day, a living room, a dining room (currently being used as a second office), a master suite with a sleeping porch off the bedroom and a second porch off the bathroom, three more bedrooms, an up-to-date hall bath, plenty of closet space and laundry facilities.

And you’re in the middle of Upper Bucks farm country, so you don’t have to worry about no(i)sy neighbors either.

THE FINE PRINT

BEDS: 4

BATHS: 3

SQUARE FEET: 3,487

SALE PRICE: $635,000

OTHER STUFF: The property is subject to a Springfield Township conservation easement and is also enrolled in the state’s Forest Reserve Management program.



1765 State Road, Quakertown, Pa. 18951 [Carol C. Dorey Real Estate, Inc.]