"Spring into Action" with a trip to "Trailside Farm" in bucolic Birchrunville. Once part of a 184 acre tract this Gentleman's Farm has at one time been a dairy, horse, crop & tobacco farm as well as the swimming hole for generations of Chester Springs residents. Today this lovely property is comprised of a 3 story stone manor home, 6000 sq. ft. stone & cedar bank barn w/silo, stone springhouse & stocked spring fed pond on 2.56 acres. Upon entering the home, you are instantly taken with the easy marriage of historic charm & contemporary amenities. Random width flrs t/o the front parlor (currently study/library), dining rm w/ornamental fplc, quaint powder rm tucked under the stairs and spacious farmhouse kit which features: wht. cabinets, Beurre Blanc granite w/ 10" backsplash, stainless steel appliances 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 overlooking herb garden. Expansive great room w/paneled fireplace, slate flooring & picture window overlook the scenic pond & stone springhouse. Ascending the front or back stairs, the 2nd floor is comprised of the main bedroom w/walk in closet & en-suite bath, large second br w/walk in closet, hall bth w/vintage claw foot tub, vanity & original chimney cupboard & the laundry/sewing rm. The third flr. features 4 additional bedrooms.(2 w/ original Bible closets) as well as an additional 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 vehicles. The lower level of the barn provides covered parking & possible animal care. This home features multi-zoned heating & a fully installed 9K watt generator. Homeowner had preliminary approvals from the township for barn development into 4 rental units but could also be used as office space or car enthusiast, etc. There is a separate yet rare historic stone lined well adjacent to the barn that could provide water for gardening or animal care.
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