The Kauffman Farm
293 KAUFFMAN RD Oley, Pennsylvania 19547 United States

$1,950,000
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The Kauffman Farm, Perhaps one of the most authentic Pennsylvania historic sites that exists in today's modern world, The Kauffman Farm is located in incredibly scenic Oley Township, Berks County. Abundant in open space, rolling farmland, and...
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3
Bedrooms
3,900 Sq Ft.
Interior
125 Acres
Exterior
Single Family Homes
Property type
1760
Year Built
KGFRN9
Web Id
PABK372970
MLS ID
71
days ago
Oley Valley
School District

About 293 KAUFFMAN RD

The Kauffman Farm, Perhaps one of the most authentic Pennsylvania historic sites that exists in today's modern world, The Kauffman Farm is located in incredibly scenic Oley Township, Berks County. Abundant in open space, rolling farmland, and history, the entire township is in the historic district. The Kauffman Farm, which settled in 1763, is noted by scholars as one of the most important, complete German farmsteads of architectural and cultural significance in Pennsylvania. Situated on 125 preserved acres surrounded by large working farms, there is no sign of the 21st century in sight. In fact, Kauffman Road is named after the Kauffman family that settled there and owned the two adjacent farms. A setting lost in time, it showcases two main domestic buildings which are supported by many historic, ancillary stone and frame structures, remains/ family plot and historic Locust groves used to supply wood for fence posts. The main dwelling is constructed from handsome, carefully cut limestone quarried from the farm. At 3900 sq ft, it takes on stellar significance from its remarkably intact state of preserved, original, interior detailed elements, playing an important role in the study and interpretation of the evolution of the vernacular architecture of the region. A nearby three-story stone cabin with cedar roof, (1700 sq ft) erected from an earlier log cabin, has been restored to perfection. With a few minor items in place, one could live here while restoring the main house, or it lends itself to a perfect caretaker cottage or rental. Notable features include partially open floor exposing the spring that flows beneath the dwelling into the structure and out to a trout pond, exposed stone walls, Chestnut beams, brick floors and original 35-foot-wide walk-in fireplace. An 18th-century stone barn displays distinctive Germanic elements. A larger 19th century stone bank barn, a restored wooden shed with lapped wood shingled roof, other notable buildings, a piggery, corn crib, wagon shed, bakehouse, partial wood and stone stable, enclosed family graveyard, and remains of a limekiln. It is protected by an agricultural conservation easement and proposed deed-restricted Covenant to be finalized with the next steward. This one-of-a-kind piece of history is for someone that shares a passionate interest in historic architecture, as well as an interest and willingness to preserve and protect this very important farmstead. A remarkable piece of history, and landscape, to be coveted by a true preservationist.

Amenities

  • 2 Fireplaces
  • Barn
  • Horse Facilities
  • Hardwood Flooring
  • Pond
  • Stables
  • Area Horse Riding/Stables
  • Beam -Ceilings

features

lot description
Level, Agricultural Easements, Conservation Easements, Storage Shed, Out Building, Open
Community
Station

Property Feature

Age
Over 50 Years Old
Property Description
Acreage
Sewer
Mound
Kurfiss Sotheby’s International Realty is your destination for luxury real estate listings. This property for Sale at The Kauffman Farm, Oley, Pennsylvania 19547 United States is a Single Family Homes with 3 bedrooms, full baths, and partial baths. It is located in , Oley, Pennsylvania, and is in the 19547 zip/post code area. This home of 3,900 Sq.Ft. was built in 1760 and is on a 125 Acres lot. Kurfiss Sotheby’s International Realty also has property listings in cities near Oley, including Yellow House, Earlville, Worman, Stonersville, Weavertown, Oley, Spangsville, Manatawny, Woodchoppertown, Shanesville, District, Basket, Limekiln, Five Points, Lobachsville, Oley Furnace and Pikeville. If you would like more information about this home for Sale at The Kauffman Farm, Oley, Pennsylvania 19547 United States or would like to schedule a showing, contact the agent listed above for more information. You may also sign in, create an account, and save this listing for later reference by using icons at the top of this page.
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6038 Lower York Road
New Hope, Pennsylvania 18938 United States