Just Listed: Neotraditional Farmhouse in Glenmoore
Set amidst the rolling hills, farms and woodlands of upper Chester County, this thoroughly modern throwback to an earlier time plays real nice with its neighbors.
Love those classic 18th- and 19th-century Pennsylvania fieldstone farmhouses?
So do I. They’re distinctive to this region and combine simplicity and elegance in a handsome package.
I have one for you this week that’s a standout. If it were on a street with curbs, I’d say it has dynamite curb appeal.
But it’s on a 4.2-acre lot in rural upper Chester County, so that’s out.
And there’s one more minor detail I need to tell you: It’s not a 19th-century Pennsylvania fieldstone farmhouse. It just looks like one. As the photo above should indicate, it’s actually a lot larger and newer.
Built by John Arrow Custom Homes in 1996, this spacious, handsome neotraditional house for sale is all of 23 years old, but it channels the past beautifully while including some telltale modern features.
Like a two-story-high foyer or the large windows you find in many of its rooms.
Or the kitchen/breakfast room combination. (The kitchen has a novel layout that puts the two ovens in the island, under the smooth-top cooktop. This actually strikes me as quite sensible.)
And yet it reproduces those days gone by faithfully through elements like the four-tier chandelier in the foyer, the crown moldings and chair rails throughout the main-floor rooms, or the medallion from which the chandelier in the master bedroom hangs.
That master suite, by the way, is quite impressive. It has a tray ceiling in the bedroom, a den with fireplace, and a spacious, sumptuous master bath.
This house for sale also offers you some flexibility. The main-floor study, for instance, has an en-suite bath and could function as an au pair or guest bedroom, and one of the second-floor bedrooms currently houses a two-person sauna.
It also has room for more. The walkout basement, for instance, is all ready for you to turn into a rec room, media room or playroom, or some combination of all of these (plumbing for a fifth bathroom is also in place). And there’s room for a pool on its manicured grounds as well, or perhaps you might put in a barn and raise a few horses.
And even though it’s in rural Chester County, it’s convenient to many locations, being a fairly short distance from Route 100. From there you can head north to Pottstown and Route 422 to Valley Forge and King of Prussia or south to Exton and the Pennsylvania Turnpike.
THE FINE PRINT
SQUARE FEET: 5,595
SALE PRICE: $1,295,000
OTHER STUFF: This house also has 4-zone climate control, a central vacuum system and an attached three-car garage with storage space above. The space is large enough that you could insert a sixth bedroom in it.
538 Nantmeal Rd., Glenmoore, Pa. 19343 [Elizabeth M. Fantini | James A. Cochrane, Inc.]