For Sale/Rent

The Genuine Article (Improved) in Upper Black Eddy for $1.2M

This Bucks farmhouse serves as a reminder what a center-hall Colonial looked like in Colonial times. It also has a modern surprise in back.

1393 Chestnut Ridge Rd., Upper Black Eddy, Pa. 18972 | TREND images via BHHS Fox & Roach Realtors

As anyone familiar with this area knows, the center-hall Colonial house is as common as crabgrass.

But most of the local specimens go back no further than 1900 or thereabouts.

Every now and then, though, a house comes on the market that reminds us all what a center-hall Colonial looked like to a colonist.

This is one of those houses. Revised and extended for today, of course.

Living room

Kitchen

At its heart, Black Walnut Corner Farm remains the rustic charmer it was when built sometime in the 1790s. Original woodwork, wide-plank hardwood floors, working fireplaces, beamed ceilings and thick stone walls add character to every last room of this house.

Solarium

Hot tub

And that includes the rooms in the newer addition at the back of the home. The showstopper in the addition is the two-story greenhouse solarium, whose lower level features a hot tub. A spiral staircase connects the two floors.

Barn

This spacious home, old and new, has been very well maintained across the centuries. It’s the centerpiece of a 10-acre country estate that can still serve as a working farm if you’re into raising livestock; the 33- by 50-foot stone bank barn remains equipped to house animals.

A two-story detached garage on the farm can hold three cars and some of your stuff upstairs. And if you want a separate space for your work or quiet contemplation, the property also includes a 12- by 34-foot studio building.

THE FINE PRINT

BEDS: 5

BATHS: 4

SQUARE FEET: 3,968

SALE PRICE: $1,200,000

1393 Chestnut Ridge Rd., Upper Black Eddy, Pa. 18972 [Linda Emerson | BHHS Fox & Roach Realtors]