Just Listed: Expanded Farmhouse Outside Kennett Square
This Depression-era charmer has been renewed with an addition that nearly doubled its size and added a bunch of nice amenities.
If you haven’t visited lately, or if all you know about the Kennett Square area is Longwood Gardens, it’s about time you checked out the place again. The compact borough, roughly one mile square, is chock-full of cute boutiques, great restaurants, and activities for young and old alike.
These things, combined with the lovely scenery of southern Chester County, make Kennett Square a great place to live. (Need more convincing? Read our neighborhood guide.) If you work in the western suburbs or northern Delaware, it’s also a relatively easy commute.
And this cute little house just outside the borough in East Marlborough Township makes a great home base from which to enjoy all this.
That is, if you feel like getting out of the house, for this place has plenty of attractions of its own.
One of the nicest is the wraparound back porch, part of the large addition this vintage 1930 house got when it was renovated in 2016.
It has a covered seating area under the porch roof.
Next to the porch, a clear awning covers a brick open-pit grill and a brick fireplace.
You can make all of this a year-round space as well: The owner of this house will provide you with the walls, windows and doors you need to enclose this patio if you like.
You’ll still have a spacious backyard to enjoy after you close this off as well.
Inside, you’ll find more to enjoy. The renovation opened up the main floor, turning the living and dining rooms into a large common space…
…and opening the kitchen up to the dining room.
The addition also gave the house a first-floor master suite with a step-in shower and dual vanity. Upstairs, you’ll find a second en-suite bedroom, a home office, the laundry, a hall bath and two more bedrooms, one of which has stairs leading to an attic playroom.
HardiePlank exterior siding makes this makeover all but maintenance-free to boot.
From the road, this renovated Kennett Square farmhouse for sale looks small. But behind that modest facade sits a house that’s big on style and amenities. Kind of like the borough itself.
THE FINE PRINT
BATHS: 3 full, 1 half
SQUARE FEET: 1,497
SALE PRICE: $419,900
512 N. Mill Rd., Kennett Square, Pa. 19348 [Tiffany Varghese | Century 21 Pierce & Bair, Inc.]