On the Market: The Most Expensive House for Sale in Chester County Right Now
It comes with a working horse farm attached. But if you just want to live in Radnor Hunt country, you can buy the house by itself and let someone else buy the farm.
Does the sound of French horns and baying hounds send shivers up and down your spine?
Did you watch movies like “National Velvet” when you were young?
Ever dreamed of competing in the Devon Horse Show?
This gorgeous property in Newtown Square can make your dreams come true.
Heartwood Farm spreads across 72 rolling acres in eastern Chester County, smack in the middle of Radnor Hunt country.
This site is actually split into two parcels of land. Let’s deal with the horse farm part first.
It occupies 42 of those 72 acres and contains both spaces for living and raising horses. Two barns contain a total of 24 horse stalls along with two tack rooms, two heated wash stalls, a feed room, an office, an apartment and garage parking for five cars.
Your horses can be put through their paces in the enclosed, lit riding ring with all-weather footing and the grass dressage and show jumping training areas.
The farm also contains a residence: the circa-1780 Isaac Massey House, with five bedrooms, two full bathrooms and a powder room. It retains all of its original historic charm, including its wide plank floors and the hearth fireplace in its living room.
The main house, however, is a landmark unto itself. Sitting on the remaining 30 acres, it was built in 1930 and designed by noted Colonial Revival architect Brognard Okie. Two additions, one in 1960 and a more dramatic Peter Zimmerman-designed one in 2005, maintain the spirit of the original house while adding several striking spaces.
Those spaces include a semicircular solarium with huge floor-to-ceiling windows, a curving lounge with stone walls, a stone floor and an elegant mahogany bar, and a master bedroom with a window that provides a 270-degree-view of the grounds.
It also has formal living and dining rooms and an eat-in kitchen that includes a wine cooler. There’s also a billiard room, a wine cellar and an underground shooting range.
Outside, a flagstone patio spanning the width of the house makes a great outdoor entertaining space. To the south you will also find a Har-Tru tennis court and a swimming pool with cabana.
If you’re the type that enjoys throwing large charity fundraising parties, this is also the place for you, as it has hosted many over its several decades of existence.
Given all the acreage at your disposal, you probably won’t care that the Kirkwood and Rushton Woods nature preserves are nearby.
If you want nothing to do with horses, however, you can still enjoy this magnificent estate, as the main house and its 30-acre parcel are also listed separately
THE FINE PRINT
BATHS: 6 full, 3 half
SQUARE FEET: 14,800
SALE PRICE: $10,995,000
OTHER STUFF: Again, the main house alone is listed separately, with a sale price of $7,995,000. The working farm portion of Heartwood Farm, at 7025 Goshen Rd., can be had for $4,495,000; if you buy it alone, you may build a new main house on it, but the overall property is protected by a conservation easement with the Willistown Conservation Trust. Details of the easement are available upon request.
Heartwood Farm, 912 Providence Rd., Newtown Square, Pa. 19073 [Robert Van Alen | BHHS Fox & Roach Realtors]
Heartwood Farm (main house), 912 Providence Rd., Newtown Square, Pa. 19073 [Robert Van Alen | BHHS Fox & Roach Realtors]
Heartwood Farm (horse farm), 7025 Goshen Rd., Newtown Square, Pa. 19073 [Robert Van Alen | BHHS Fox & Roach Realtors]