November 27, 2018: Pennsylvania House Sampler

Added to OHD on 11/27/18 - Last OHD Update: 11/27/18 - 13 Comments
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503 Market St, Bloomsburg, PA $365,000
This has been a great place to live for 150 years! Built in 1868, this brick three and a half story home features large rooms, a central suspended stairway, a library, fireplaces and more. The location is great; near schools and downtown. Wired smoke detectors and a three story fire escape would lend to a multi-family conversion. or Bed and Breakfast. Home warranty included Seller is a licensed Pennsylvania real estate agent.

3136 Burnt House Hill Rd, Doylestown, PA $1,125,000
One of the best barn conversions in Bucks County! Design concept and implementation by renowned Princeton architect, Rolf W Bauhan . Appropriate adaptive use of unique house parts gleaned from period residences being taken down when the Blue Route was begun. The result, complimented by recent updating, has resulted in an astounding residence. Set near Buckingham''s Burnt House Hill bridge, adjacent and across from beautiful historic restorations, this 200-year-old, 4-story residence offers 5,500 square feet of warmth, character and romance. Amenities on the 2 acres include a 1,000 square foot ranch cottage with fireplace, a 2-story, 2-bay carriage house, a large heated shop building and a drive-in corn crib. The well pump room, once a fortified bomb shelter, makes a great wine storage room. The house has three fireplaces, stone walls, exposed beams, marble-floored baths, wood floors and lots of French doors. It has a Buderus furnace with 8 zones and propane cooking in the recently renovated dine-in kitchen with marble counters, Thermador gas cooktop, Sub-Zero refrigerator, gas and electric ovens and hand painted floor. Library shelves have rolling ladder; mezzanine has custom Gothic railing. Exterior features include 900 gallon Koi pond, iron fencing, courtyard, covered terrace, and stone stairways.

355 Martins Rd, Sinking Spring, PA $384,900
Impossible To Replicate - this beautiful historic property dates back to the 1700s. Gorgeous stone home would be extremely difficult and expensive to replicate today. The quality craftsmanship will last for centuries to come. The main property boasts 6 bedrooms and 3.5 baths with 3,482 square feet of living space! On the left side of the center hall is the dining room revealing a brick, open hearth fireplace with clay tile and build-in side cabinets, plus 2 built-in china cabinets with direct access to kitchen. Morning sun greets you in the kitchen featuring original cabinets framed with glass pane doors and a Dutch door with transom window to deck running full length of home and is a perfect place to start your day. Another Dutch door at the back of the foyer. On the right side of the foyer is the expansive living room displaying a large open hearth fireplace as it's focal point, French door with transom window to sunroom and candlelight sconces. Find solace in the tranquil sunroom with natural views surrounding you. Enjoy this room year round offering large sliding glass doors to the patio, garden, and pond with quaint bridge to spa house! Amazing Outbuildings?a unique use of the outbuildings include the original springhouse/summer kitchen. It was used as an office, but it could be an in-law suite or apartment. The original open hearth fireplace remains with a wood stove and there are spiral steps up to the bedroom. The stone cottage is one floor with a tall wood framed ceiling and marble floor from a nearby post office. The back deck with stone walls is very private. This could also be a living space for family or a tenant. There's a large crib barn at the back of the property, a 3 bay barn garage with upper hay loft, and a garden shed. All set on 2.99 acres of tall woodlands and level grounds! Property being sold "As Is" & needs TLC with parcel ID 80-4386-14-43-1624 + 80-4386-14-33-7889. Pictures taken in 2014.

817 Rothsville Rd, Lititz, PA $480,000
The Compass Mill Complex: Mill, Log House, and cottage. This is your chance to OWN A PIECE OF HISTORY! The Compass Mill complex includes the 5,500+ square foot Mill, a 2 bedroom log cabin, and a two-room cottage, all on 1.2 acres along the Lititz Run Creek and Rothsville Road in Lititz. The original log Mill was built in 1756 by the Moravian Brethren, burned down in 1775, and was rebuilt by the Moravians in 1776 as you see it today. It is one of only 2 mills in Pennsylvania that had an interior wheel and is on the Pennsylvania registry of historic mills. The Mill, currently non-functional, is located in a Community Commercial zone and has many possible uses! Does your vision involve a bucolic location with 7 romantic fireplaces, stone, exposed beams, and a babbling creak? Call to discover more about this rare beauty and to schedule a unique showing. This is a must-see!

RD#1 Sharp Rd, Brookville, PA $349,999
A Secluded and Remote Area consisting of nearly 70 Acres. This Farm offers a 2 Story Home with 4 Bedrooms, Original Farmhouse, 46'x65' Bank Barn, 2 Stall Detached Garage and a Spring House. This is an Ideal Property with Excellent Hunting or just your Get Away Vacation spot. Close to Clear Creek State Park and Cook Forest. Also, FREE GAS per existing lease.

13 Comments on November 27, 2018: Pennsylvania House Sampler

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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 10321 comments

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Since not everyone reads every comment, I’ll repeat. I’ve been going through the states from 6-12 months worth of listings and had a pile of PA homes. Thought it best to throw a handful into a sampler. 🙂

  2. AvatarMW says: 725 comments

    Man, that place in Lititz is very appealing. Lititz is a great little town too, has a very charming downtown area. Looks like the property is located just outside of town. In kind of an odd area behind another house which is near the road. Guess it was sold off separately. Maybe would be nice to get that house too at some point and fix it up again.

  3. AvatarSmCreatures says: 7 comments
    Elizabethtown, PA

    Great selection of PA homes each has its own beauty

  4. AvatarDeniseLynn says: 239 comments

    Wow! Great sampler!
    From the style of the exterior, I thought the year on the Bloomsburg house would be older. The dining room is elegant. I’d want to get rid of the ivy. It looks creepy when it’s trying to swallow the house. I have a lot of it, and it’s forever trying to infiltrate my yard. Too much maintenance to control it.
    The stone work on the Lititz and Sinking Spring houses is just gorgeous. And both have outbuildings that offer a lot of possibilities.
    But the highlight is definitely the Doylestown barn conversion! I’m swooning over every dreamy detail!

  5. RosewaterRosewater says: 4542 comments
    OHD Supporter

    1875 Italianate cottage
    Noblesville, IN

    The first two have visually stunning cover shots. I love everything about the exterior of the barn conversion, and very little at all of the inside. The exterior architecture of the facade said Artist’s or Architect’s, English Arts& Crafts, townhouse, 1920’s re-do to me at first glance. Fascinating. Predictably expensive inside. So glad you included it Kelly.

  6. AvatarLyle says: 11 comments

    Thanks for all your efforts. I always look forward to seeing all of the beautiful houses each day. I’ve followed OHD for years. Please keep them coming.

  7. JimHJimH says: 4197 comments
    OHD Supporter

    An attractive collection here. The mill group in Lititz is very picturesque. The farm in Brookville has great potential and 70 acres, though Free Gas might be problematic.
    The Sinking Spring estate would have been a dream in rural surroundings 20 years ago though now it’s buried in a large subdivision. If you wanted to be there for work, schools, etc., it would be cool to pull down the driveway and lose 200 years. The house is hidden – that’s the driveway on the right:

  8. Julie C.Julie C. says: 198 comments

    What a pleasure to see – thank you. My husband and I like to watch the show about the guy who restores mostly 17th-18th century stone houses in PA. They really are fantastic even before he does the renovation. I loved the barn conversion and the decor was superb although I would go for a more rustic, eclectic look. My husband would go nuts for the old mill – lots of potential there and he could fix it up (except he would never get around to it – he has been “working” on a new coffee table for me – for 5 years!!!!

  9. Miss-Apple37Miss-Apple37 says: 851 comments
    1875 Limestone house
    Loire Valley, France,

    What a beautiful sampler! Loved them all!!

  10. AvatarMary Brown says: 54 comments

    Wonderful PA homes! The Doylestown place is stunning. Thank you, Kelly.

  11. AvatarKaren says: 625 comments

    I loved all the houses here-I don’t know if my favorite was the first one, or the “barn!” I wonder when they redid the barn into the showplace it is now? I really like too, how close to places you’d want to be they all are, whether large cities or NYC, or state parks. I think though, my sentimental favorite would have to be the last one, in Brooksville. It’s not that far from a small town founded by my 4x great grandfather, Hugh Callan. I’m told that if you blink, you’ll miss Callansburg, but hey, family and all!

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