Just Listed: 222-Acre Farm Estate in Berwyn for $38M
Rock Hill Farm’s expansive main house dates to 1900, but other houses on this huge farm go back much further. And you get a working nursery as part of the deal.
Feast your eyes on these photos, folks: You are now looking at the most expensive house for sale in the Greater Philadelphia region.
It’s far from overpriced, however, because this handsome 1900 Colonial comes with a 222-acre working farm around it.
Known as Rock Hill Farm, this property includes five other houses in addition to the main house. It has an impressive two-story stable and a large barn. And you get a working professional nursery with greenhouses, cold frames and raised planting beds as part of the deal too.
But the 14,031-square-foot main house is the centerpiece and hub of the farm. Built in 1900, it’s a fine center-hall Colonial that departs from the standard formula on several fronts.
The first of those fronts is its informal massing, as you see in the photo at top: the very modest front door reveals that this is really an off-center-hall Colonial.
Then there’s the floor plan. Of course, it wouldn’t be a center-hall Colonial if it didn’t have a center entrance hall. And it has a living room that spans the width of the house.
But one wing of the house branches off at a 45-degree angle, and you will find the dining room and kitchen in that angled wing.
Where the dining room usually sits in a traditional center-hall Colonial, you instead find a handsome library with a coffered ceiling.
It has a den, a home office, and an elegant primary suite with an even more elegant bathroom and dressing room.
It has two sunrooms, one overlooking the front terrace and another with a dining area overlooking the garden off the angled wing.
And with ten bedrooms, it has plenty of room for you, your family and your guests.
If you’re not into running the working farm yourself, you can always hire someone to manage it for you and even offer them lodging in one of the five houses on the property.
One of the houses has its own street address and driveway; you could also rent it out to a tenant.
And while this Berwyn estate farm house for sale sits along Philadelphia’s Main Line, its large size, rolling hills and location on three picturesque Chester County roads will make you forget you’re in the middle of suburbia.
Put bluntly, this property is like no other you’ve seen here lately, and you’re not likely to see its like on the market anytime soon. If you’ve entertained dreams of being the owner of your own country estate, those dreams will find their fullest fulfillment here.
(And if you’re just curious to get a glimpse of it, why not stop by the nursery and buy some “Knock Out” roses?)
THE FINE PRINT
BATHS: 7 full, 4 half
SQUARE FEET: 14,031
SALE PRICE: $38,000,000+
OTHER STUFF: This property is also being offered as two separate lots, each priced at $20 million.
2320 S. Valley Rd., Berwyn, Pa. 19312 [Lavinia Smerconish and Jack Aezen | Compass]