67 Acre Berks County Farm

1691 Old Route 22
$ 695,000
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Contact namePerry Long
Contact phone610-298-3025
Year built1813
TypeMulti-use
Architectural Styles Farm House
Home area3,250 sqft
Lot Area67 acres
Beds3

Description

Circa 1813 Stone Farmhouse – Early Bank Barn

48 Tillable Acres – Beautiful Mix of Fertile Fields & Woodland

Small Mountain Stream – Exceptional Picturesque Views

Located in Greenwich Township, this farm features a charming early stone farmhouse with 3,250 square feet of living space. The farmhouse has been refurbished from top to bottom. The first floor features living room with original period fireplace, dining room, center hall, a new country kitchen with granite countertops and center island, and off the main level, a large family room with wood stove and half bath. The second floor has two bedrooms – one with an original period fireplace, open beam ceiling and full bath. The third floor has one bedroom and full bath. The house has many wonderful architectural details, including wide plank floors, early doors, wide 12 over 8 windows, original banister and spindles with corresponding wall trim, and numerous interior pointed stone walls. There is a magnificent Federal front door with original trim and paneled jambs, and a period transom, which leads into the center hall. A second front door, also with original trim, leads into the living room. There is a full basement under the original house. Behind the kitchen, there is a patio with a pergola overlooking the scenic farm fields and views of Hawk Mountain and the Pinnacle in the distance.

There is large circa 1870 bank barn in very good condition along with a newer two car garage that was built in 2012. This farm had been previously owned by the distinguished author/historian Robert F. Ensminger, who wrote the scholarly, well known classic book, The Pennsylvania Barn. The barn on this property is featured in his book on page 91, along with two photos and text.

The farm has 48 acres of fertile tillable fields with the balance being mostly woodland. There is a small tranquil stream that runs through the farm. The farm is in Act 319 Clean and Green, and is also subject to a private agricultural conservation easement. This is a well maintained property and a fine example of a classic, historic, Pennsylvania farm in a great location near Lenhartsville and just a few miles from the I-78 interchange. Price: $695,000.

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