On the Market: Up-to-Date 19th-Century Farmstead in Collegeville
This 1840 farmhouse retains its original architecture and design. Yet it not only looks as good as new, it is as good as new.
The owners of this historic certified farmstead between Fairview Village and Collegeville know that keeping an old house up to date requires frequent injections of money.
And for the last decade, they have given this house many booster shots: A new wraparound porch, built in 2008-10, and new wood siding, replaced in 2014. An updated kitchen in 2012. New plumbing, windows and screens in 2015. New acacia wood and tile floors in 2016. An updated furnace and master suite in 2017, along with pumping out the septic system. And a Tesla charging station.
But save for the kitchen and the master bathroom, you’d be hard pressed to pick out the new stuff in this house for sale. Inside and outside, almost every square inch of this property cries out, “Early American.”
Which it is: It dates to 1840.
And all of its original style has been meticulously maintained, including the hearth fireplaces in the living and dining rooms, the built-in shelves, bookcases and cabinets in several rooms, and the beamed ceilings throughout the main floor and in the master bedroom.
What this means, as these pictures should make clear, is that with this house for sale, you get modern living and features in an attractive 19th-century package.
You also get an actual farm, which means you get some farm buildings along with the house.
There’s a three-story barn on the property, most of which is outfitted for storage. On its rear, however, you will find a full in-law or guest apartment, with a living room, two bedrooms, a full kitchen and a two-year-old stackable washer and dryer. (The barn got new garage doors and an upgraded electrical system in 2016.)
You’ll also find a carport outfitted with a Tesla charging station. Finally, the property also includes a chicken coop.
These elements, combined with its location within walking distance of Evansburg State Park, make this a perfect retreat for the rustic sophisticate.
THE FINE PRINT
BATHS: 2 full, 1 half
SQUARE FEET: 3,016
SALE PRICE: $550,000
1009 Anvil Dr., Collegeville, Pa. 19426 [The Dave Batty & Don Kolo Team | Keller Williams Realty]