This storybook stone Colonial Farmhouse built in 1835 nestled away on the backroads of Lancaster County is just what you and your family have been waiting for. With more character than one house can hold it~s hard to imagine wanting to leave it, but with numerous porches, a four-square garden and an abundance of wildlife you~ll find yourself spending more time outside than you will inside. This home showcases original wide plank pine hardwood floors meticulously cared for throughout the house with craftsman style original built-ins around every corner. Built-in upgraded appliances in the kitchen include a Thermador slide in front glass top self-cleaning convection oven with retractable venting, a double drawer Fisher and Paykel upgraded dishwasher, and built-in microwave hidden with farmhouse style custom cabinetry that~s been appropriately appointed with period specific hardware. This kitchen also boasts a breakfast nook and breakfast bar hosting the perfect family get togethers. Recess lighting throughout, crown molding, and a pantry with built-in storage under the stairway leading to the second floor are just some details you will enjoy exploring. Custom soapstone counters complete this kitchen with a huge farmhouse style sink. Enjoy your mornings sitting on the garden porch which is accessed directly from the kitchen. Next, we are off to the formal dining area that features chair rails, deep custom window sills, and a brand-new pine tongue and groove ceiling which has been freshly painted. Next, we are off to the oversized living room which is perfect for entertaining your family and guests with another corner built-in that fits like a glove with its very own original skeleton keys. This room also hosts the deep window sills and showcases plenty of natural light with views of both the front and back yards. Off to the side of the living room is a relaxing sitting room which accesses the front porch with views of the meadow and leads to another staircase that takes you to the second floor. As you reach the top of the steps the first of five bedrooms is on your left with a bay window overlooking the meadow as well as original built in storage cabinets. The pine hardwoods upstairs have even wider planks, and all bedrooms have wonderful views of this homes freshly landscaped surroundings. The master bedroom has deep windows, and a large bay window with plenty of natural light as well as a built-in closet. The third bedroom features a built-in window bed with additional storage underneath that overlooks the yard and has views of the garden and pond. Next you will step onto a landing and step down into bedroom five with its own full bathroom, large closet and a private landing which then leads you back down to the kitchen. Once you step outside you are engulfed in nature. The newly landscaped yard is lined with stone walls which lead to more exploring and hidden paths. Just off the driveway you will be able to entertain all your friends and family around the double level slate patio and firepit ready for those nightly bonfires we all need. There is also plenty of parking for at the very least six cars on the newly paved driveway and a utility shed that will be able to house all your landscaping equipment. Split rail wooden fencing around the perimeter frame this home perfectly. There is also a four-square garden with accompanying garden shed for your family to explore and grow your very own vegetables with more stone paths carved throughout. Three porches in total, with unlimited possibilities for gardening and landscaping will have you spending every free minute outside enjoying the countryside. Let~s not forget the animal pens should you choose to have a few ducks or chickens. Entertaining, family, and friends are what this home is all about and it has everything you need to create lasting memories for years to come.
Listing courtesy of Jeremy Crouse from Lusk & Associates Sotheby's International Realty