1175 Birmingham Road

    WEST CHESTER, PA 19382
    • $1,678,000
    • STATUS: Active
    • ON SITE: 393 days
    • ID#: 1002776366
    $1,678,000
    • 6
      BEDS
    • 28.5
      ACRES
    • 4
      BATHS
    • 2
      1/2 BATHS
    • 5,705
      SQFT
    • $294
      $/SQFT
    Neighborhood:
    Type:
    Single-Family Home
    Built:
    1740
    County:

    School Information

    Elementary School:
    Middle School:
    High School:
    School District:

    Description

    Rarely does a property with the great historical significance of Fair Meadow Farm come on the market! On September 11, 1777, the opening shots of the Battle of the Brandywine were fired from this farm at the Continental Army centered around the Birmingham Friends Meeting. Now set on 28.5 acres, the farm features a seven bedroom, four full and two half bath serpentine home, a large stone Bank Barn, four car garage, greenhouse, several outbuildings, pool, magnificent trees, and beautiful gardens. The oldest section of the home dates to 1740 with later 1802 and 1937 additions. Highlights of the home include: the spacious Living Room was with two fireplaces, one of which was a deep cooking fireplace with the original crane; the large Dining Room; the Library, Office, and elegant Foyer; the Waterbury Designs cabinets in the pantry and high-end Kitchen; and the large Master Suite with a Sitting Room with plenty of book shelving (could be an additional bedroom or nursery), a Master Bedroom, Dressing Area, and Full Bath - another Waterbury Design creation! Three additional bedrooms (one with an en-suite bath) plus a Hall Bath on the second level and a further three bedrooms, a play area, and a beautiful full Bath on the third level complete the home. Heating is provided by a high efficiency furnace (3 zones) and the home is fully air conditioned (4 zones). The magnificent serpentine bank barn (60'x40') houses numerous stalls, a heated bathroom, and a 20'x40' heated/air conditioned workshop. Other farm amenities include: a Greenhouse (1996) with automatic venting and cooling; a "Playhouse" all-purpose building with a seasonal bathroom and running water; a four car Garage that was the original Carriage House; a lovely heated swimming pool (2008) that is beautifully and privately set; and a picturesque 5/8 acre spring fed pond on the east side of the house. The property is blessed with a magnificent assortment of mature specimen trees including a 300 year old sycamore near the pond. Adding to all this are private, restful places to sit and relax with a book and soak in the beauty of this peaceful country oasis. Highly ranked Unionville Schools, convenient to Wilmington and the Route 202 corridor, and 30 minutes to the Philadelphia Airport - this property has it all! If you are looking for a stellar, historically significant property that has been well-loved, look no further than Fair Meadow Farm. Taxes can be lowered to approximately $12,500 by moving property from Act 515 to Act 319.

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    1175 Birmingham Road WEST CHESTER, PA 19382

    • Price: $1,678,000
    • Status: Active
    • ID#: 1002776366
    6
    Beds
    4
    Baths
    2
    ½ Baths
    28.5
    Acres
    5,705
    SQFT
    $294
    $/SQFT
    1740
    Built
    Neighborhood:
    None Available
    County:
    Chester
    Area:
    Birmingham Twp (10365)
    Elementary School:
    Pocopson
    Middle School:
    Charles F. Patton
    High School:
    Unionville
    School District:
    Unionville-Chadds Ford
    Property Description
    Rarely does a property with the great historical significance of Fair Meadow Farm come on the market! On September 11, 1777, the opening shots of the Battle of the Brandywine were fired from this farm at the Continental Army centered around the Birmingham Friends Meeting. Now set on 28.5 acres, the farm features a seven bedroom, four full and two half bath serpentine home, a large stone Bank Barn, four car garage, greenhouse, several outbuildings, pool, magnificent trees, and beautiful gardens. The oldest section of the home dates to 1740 with later 1802 and 1937 additions. Highlights of the home include: the spacious Living Room was with two fireplaces, one of which was a deep cooking fireplace with the original crane; the large Dining Room; the Library, Office, and elegant Foyer; the Waterbury Designs cabinets in the pantry and high-end Kitchen; and the large Master Suite with a Sitting Room with plenty of book shelving (could be an additional bedroom or nursery), a Master Bedroom, Dressing Area, and Full Bath - another Waterbury Design creation! Three additional bedrooms (one with an en-suite bath) plus a Hall Bath on the second level and a further three bedrooms, a play area, and a beautiful full Bath on the third level complete the home. Heating is provided by a high efficiency furnace (3 zones) and the home is fully air conditioned (4 zones). The magnificent serpentine bank barn (60'x40') houses numerous stalls, a heated bathroom, and a 20'x40' heated/air conditioned workshop. Other farm amenities include: a Greenhouse (1996) with automatic venting and cooling; a "Playhouse" all-purpose building with a seasonal bathroom and running water; a four car Garage that was the original Carriage House; a lovely heated swimming pool (2008) that is beautifully and privately set; and a picturesque 5/8 acre spring fed pond on the east side of the house. The property is blessed with a magnificent assortment of mature specimen trees including a 300 year old sycamore near the pond. Adding to all this are private, restful places to sit and relax with a book and soak in the beauty of this peaceful country oasis. Highly ranked Unionville Schools, convenient to Wilmington and the Route 202 corridor, and 30 minutes to the Philadelphia Airport - this property has it all! If you are looking for a stellar, historically significant property that has been well-loved, look no further than Fair Meadow Farm. Taxes can be lowered to approximately $12,500 by moving property from Act 515 to Act 319.
    Exterior Features

    Architectural Style Traditional Construction Materials Stone Direction Faces South Fencing Other Garage Type Additional Storage AreaGarage - Front EntryGarage Door OpenerOversized Garage YN Yes Horse Amenities Paddock Location Type Pond Lot Features CornerLevelOpen Other Structures Above Grade Parking Types DrivewayDetached Garage Patio And Porch Features Patio(S) Pool Yes - Personal Pool Features In Ground Property Condition Average+ Roof Shingle Sign On Property YN Y Water Access YN Yes Water Body Type Pond Water Oriented YN Yes Waterfront YN No

    Interior Features

    Above Grade Fin SQFT 5705 Basement PartialUnfinished Basement YN Yes Cooling Central A/C Exclusions See Agent. Fireplace YN No Flooring Wood Heating Hot Water Heating YN Yes Inclusions See Agent. Interior Features Master Bath(S)Kitchen - IslandButlers PantryDining Area Laundry Type Main Floor Levels 2.5 Net Square Feet 5705.00 Room List Living RoomDining RoomMaster BedroomBedroom 2Bedroom 3KitchenBedroom 1LaundryOtherAttic Upper Level1 Bedrooms 4

    Property Features

    Acceptable Financing Conventional Accessibility Features None Association YN No Central Air YN Yes Condo YN No Cooling Fuel Electric Cross Street 19382 Electric 200+ Amp Service Entry Location Foyer Foundation Details Stone Heating Fuel OilPropane - Leased Hot Water OilElectric Incorporated City Name Birmingham Twp New Construction YN No Original MLSNumber 300538948560:TREND Ownership Interest Fee Simple Possession Negotiable Sale Type Standard Senior Community YN No Sewer On Site Septic Structure Design Type Detached Tax Annual Amount 23849.0 Tax Assessment Amount 691690.0 Tax Lot 0004.0300 Vacation Rental YN No Water Source Public Zoning R1

    Listing courtesy of Bhhs Fox & Roach-West Chester.
    ©2019 Bright MLS, All Rights Reserved. IDX information is provided exclusively for consumers' personal, non-commercial use and may not be used for any purpose other than to identify prospective properties consumers may be interested in purchasing. Some properties which appear for sale may no longer be available because they are for instance, under contract, sold, or are no longer being offered for sale. Information is deemed reliable but is not guaranteed. Some real estate firms do not participate in IDX and their listings do not appear on this website. Some properties listed with participating firms do not appear on this website at the request of the seller. Data last updated: 2019-10-17T23:54:34.38.
     
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