On the Market: Future Showcase Farmhouse Near Pottstown
We see a diamond in the rough here. What do you see?
Attention bargain hunters!
Calling all buyers who love old houses!
Especially those who would love to get their hands on one and make it new again.
Your million-dollar opportunity to do just that sits on a country road in North Coventry Township, a few miles south of Pottstown.
This handsome stone Pennsylvania Colonial farmhouse has stood solid as the rock it’s made of since 1874.
How well built is it?
Look at the pictures. What you see here has largely gone untouched since sometime around 1955.
The only tipoff to that most recent remodeling is the kitchen, whose cabinetry and countertops reflect the tastes of that era.
Everything else about this house reflects its 19th-century provenance. Two of the four fireplaces on its main and second floors still work, and a fifth fireplace in the basement can be returned to service.
19th-century hardware and woodwork also abound, making historically accurate renovation easier.
Along with this house you get a 20.2-acre lot that stands ready to resume functioning as a working farm.
For outdoor enjoyment, there’s a flagstone terrace off the mudroom adjacent to the kitchen and a grill pit near the two-car detached garage.
For farming, there’s a 12-stall bank barn, built from the same stone used to build the house, a workshop and a shed.
As this place is almost as close to Chester County horse country as it is to Pottstown, it would make a great launch pad for a horse breeding operation, or you could use it to raise other farm animals and crops. Or you could lease it to someone willing to do the farming or horse breeding for you.
And the best thing about this million-dollar opportunity is that you can take advantage of it for less than half that amount. That should leave you with plenty of money to polish this historic gem so that it sparkles once again.
THE FINE PRINT
BATHS: 1 full, 2 half
SQUARE FEET: 2,276
SALE PRICE: $450,000
1219 Sheep Hill Rd., Pottstown, Pa. 19464 [Kristi Ledford | The Real Estate Professionals – Pottstown]