I sold this farmhouse to the current owners in 2004, and it’s always topped my list of favorite farmhouses. It has a combination of factors that makes it close to perfect for shoppers looking for the classic farmhouse getaway. One of the things that makes this house very special is that it’s set well off the road, down a long drive, compared to most farmhouses that are set close to the road. The house also faces south, with very nice views of the Beechwoods, one of the prettiest areas of rolling farmland in the county. There are also views off the west side of the house for sunsets.
The house itself is classic traditional farmhouse with a wrap porch, but also has a newer ‘great room’ addition at the rear, for more contemporary open plan living. There’s also a great barn and a pond. The house sits on 18 acres, and there are no other houses to either side or the rear. Here’s a link to a Bing Maps aerial to get a feel for the setting (using an address that centers the pin on the property.) There are some more expensive farmhouses on the market that are larger or with more upmarket finishes (but do you really need a Poggenpohl kitchen or $5,000 Italian stone bathtub in a farmhouse?) But there isn’t anything on the market that comes close to this for setting. This one could make Norman Rockwell weep.
The price? $595,000. Here’s a link to the full listing with lots of photos. Get in touch if you want to see this one. It’s a keeper.