Welcome to "Trailside Farm" in bucolic Birchrunville. This idyllic farmstead first conveyed in 1790 from Thos. Willig, a Philadelphia gentleman to John Thomas, Yeoman of Vincent Township, was once part of a 184 acre tract. Originally built in 1793, Jacob Heffelfinger enlarged the home in the mid 1800s to its current size. Throughout its colorful history it has been a dairy, horse & tobacco farm as well as the swimming hole for generations of Chester Springs residents. Local lore suggests that the property was once part of a hippie commune where "au naturel" swimming was a common occurrence. Today this Gentleman's Farm is comprised of a 3 story stone manor home, 6000 sq.ft. stone & cedar bank barn w/silo, stone springhouse & stocked spring fed pond. Upon entering the home, you are instantly taken with the easy marriage of historic charm & contemporary amenities. Random width floors t/o the front parlor (currently the study/library), din.room w/ornamental fireplace, quaint powder room tucked under the stairs & spacious farmhouse kit which features: wht. cabinets, Beurre Blanc granite w/ 10" backsplash, stainless appl. including Jenn-Air dual convection & gas range, pot filler, Bosch d/w & warming drawer, GE energy star fridge, custom pantry drawers, barn wood open shelving & vintage glass front cabinet. Gather at the over-sized scallop shaped island, in front of the walk in fireplace (w/original crane) or charming built in window seat w/kitchen herb garden in view. The expansive great room w/paneled fp, slate flooring & picture window overlooks the scenic pond & springhouse. Ascending the front or back stairs, the 2nd flr. is comprised of the main br. w/walk in closet & en-suite bath, large 2nd br w/walk in closet, hall bth w/vintage claw foot tub, vanity & original chimney cupboard & the laundry/sewing rm. The 3rd flr. features 4 add. bedrooms.(2 w/ original Bible closets) as well as an add. hall bath. The lower level features mechanical & tool/wood shop, original summer kit. w/ 2nd walk-in fp, & lastly an all purpose room w/full back wall of windows, antique brick flrs & o/e to back yard. Recently renovated bank barn features newer siding, metal roof & gutters, foundation wall, large windows, sliding barn doors & custom center doors designed to house larger farm equipment or recreational vehicle. The lower level of the barn provides covered parking & possible animal care. This home features multi-zoned heating, and a fully installed 9K watt generator.
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